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Ask The Dog Guide: More Webbed Feet Questions!

January 29th, 2008

Question: Do german sheperds and/or pit bulls have webbed feet? Answer: Neither of those breeds have webbed toes. In breeds who do have webbed feet, the skin between the toes is just a bit more closely attached than in breeds who don’t. It might be hard to notice unless you are doing a full foot […]

Health Alert: Pyometra

January 21st, 2008

Pyometra is an interesting word to say, very unimposing I think, but it has proven to be a very deadly condition if not caught in time. Simply put, Pyometra is an infection in the Uterus. The word can be broken down into “pyo” and “metrum”, which in Latin simply means pus and refers to the […]

Ask the Dog Guide: Canine Massage

November 9th, 2007

Question: I want to give my dog a massage. I’ve heard that dog’s like massages. Do you have any suggestions about how to best give a dog a massage? Answer: We at the guide think this is a great idea! Massage can be a wonderful way to increase the bond with your dog as well […]

Ask The Dog Guide: Oil Supplements and Hip Dysplasia

August 27th, 2007

We’ve gotten a little backed up on questions over here (but keep ‘em coming!), so here’s a double. Question: My dog – a 13 yr old Yellow Lab/Sheperd Mix has always had a beautiful coat that she loved having brushed. This year, however, she doens’t want anything to do with being brushed so she still […]

The Business of Doggie Breath!

August 18th, 2007

Dog teeth are the equivalent of our hands; they are used for eating, play and communication. In recent years it’s come to light just how important it is to keep on top of our pup’s dental health. Consider starting daily brushing of your dog’s teeth using a toothpaste specifically made for dogs (they come in […]

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