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How Do I Tell if my Dog is Depressed?

How Do I Tell if my Dog is Depressed?

By Pet Behavior

Is your Dog Depressed? How can you tell? There are some sure signs and symptoms of depression, which is quite common with household changes, adjustments, transitions, or losses, such as the passing of a primary human or a move. Many of the symptoms are parallel with what you would see in a person with depression. How do you tell if…

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8 Dangers of Having an Obese Dog

8 Dangers of Having an Obese Dog

By Pet Care, Pet Health

  We like to give our dogs treats when they wag their tails and look at us with those pleading doggy eyes. However, too many snacks together with overfeeding and lack of exercise can add unwanted pounds to your dog’s body. Many dog owners tend to be too casual about their dog’s weight. (If you’re not sure whether your dog…

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Tips for Exercising Your Senior Dog

Tips for Exercising Your Senior Dog

By Pet Care, Pet Health

  As your dog becomes a senior, his energy level will inevitably slow down even if he’s in the best of health for his age. Your aging dog may not be able to run as fast or as long or jump as high as in his younger days, but this doesn’t mean he doesn’t require any exercise. On the contrary,…

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Why Do Dogs and Cats get Arthritis?

Why Do Dogs and Cats get Arthritis?

By Pet Care, Pet Health

  The most common type of arthritis that affects dogs and cats is osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative joint disease. Arthritis in your canine or feline friend can also be caused by an infection (septic or bacterial arthritis) or by a malfunction of the immune system (rheumatoid arthritis). This article discusses osteoarthritis because it’s much more likely to affect…

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