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The Best Way to De-Skunk Your Dog

Your dog has been sprayed by a skunk. The most effective way to get rid of the stench is to a. bathe your pet in tomato juice. b. your pet in a combination of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and dishwashing detergent. c. bathe your pet in cider vinegar diluted with water. There is no shortage […]
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The Win-Win-Win of Fostering a Dog

“Foster care for dogs in a shelter is a win-win-win,” says Emily McCobb, DVM, Director of Shelter and Community Medicine at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. It helps the shelter because it frees up space for another animal without having to resort to euthanasia. It also helps a shelter elicit more information about […]
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Your One-Year-Old Dog is Older Than You Think

We all are familiar with the old saw that every year a dog lives is the equivalent of seven years of a person’s life. But new research indicates it’s not that simple, and that a dog’s rate of aging changes over his lifespan. The biggest surprise is that a one-year-old dog is equivalent in age […]
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The Number One Dog Breed in America

About half of Americans with dogs have mixed breeds, aka mutts. But for the half of dog lovers who adopt purebred pets, the number one breed — for the 29th year in a row — remains the Labrador retriever. So reports the American Kennel Club. It’s no surprise. Labs tend to be friendly, outgoing, high-spirited, […]
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The Right Breed for Your Climate

Just as some people are not “built for the heat” or not “built for the cold,” so it goes with different dog breeds. While any dog can pretty much live wherever people do, certain breeds are naturally going to feel more comfortable in climates that get quite warm, while others are going to do better […]
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Can You Own a Dog?

Eighty-five percent of people with dogs consider their pets to be part of the family, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook. Only 1 percent of people with dogs in their home, by contrast, consider pets to be their property. Why, then, do people often talk about dog “ownership?” […]
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Don’t Give Up On Your ‘Teenage’ Dog

Dogs reach adolescence at about 8 months and remain “juveniles” until they are 2 years old. And more dogs in that age group are relinquished to shelters than puppies or than almost all age groups combined from 2 through 15, according to a study in the Journal of Applied Welfare Science. Why? New research conducted […]
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Woman’s Best Friend

Marie Antoinette and Charlotte Bronte were cat people — you can’t win ‘em all. But Helen Keller once wrote that if she had the use of her eyes for just three days, she would want to “look into the loyal, trusting eyes of my dogs.” And opera singer Maria Callas commented that “only my dogs […]
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At One Hotel, Canine “Souvenirs

It’s no wonder Teresa Johnston came up with a plan for the hotel where she works to foster dogs in the hope that guests would adopt them. “I’m a dog person,” says Ms. Johnston, director of sales at the Home2Suites in D’Iberville, Mississippi, just across a narrow bay from Biloxi. “Animals are near and dear, […]
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Dear Doctor: Dogs Uses Human as Furnace

Q. Our 5-year-old Chihuahua/miniature pinscher mix, Ginger, sleeps with us in a king-size bed that has plenty of room, but every night she crawls under the covers and lies against my husband. Could she possibly suffocate? She does love the heat and also enjoys resting beside our wood stove. Thank you for your help. Terry […]
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Pick Up Your Toy Dog — But Not Too Much

Some owners of very small dogs have a tendency to frequently pick up their pets outside because of concern for their safety. Perhaps a large dog comes over to sniff, for instance, and the size difference feels ominous. But most of the time, dogs approach and sniff each other simply out of curiosity, and you […]
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The American Kennel Club: More Than Just Breed Info

The American Kennel Club’s Canine Health Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Since its inception in 1995, it has grown into the world’s largest funder of health research focused solely on dogs. Among its achievements: it has spearheaded critical research for mapping the canine genome, providing much of the initial key to diseases and […]
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