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Giardia in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Understanding Giardia in Dogs Highlights Giardia in Dogs: Causes symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea. Spread through contaminated sources. Diagnosis via stool test; treatment involves medication and a clean environment. Prevention and Risks: Spread by fecal-oral route, affects mainly puppies and immunocompromised dogs. Avoid contaminated areas and maintain hygiene. Human Transmission: Dog-specific Giardia isn’t zoonotic, but

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How To Crate Train Your Pup: A Step-by-Step Guide

Understanding Crate Training What is Crate Training? Crate training is a valuable tool for both you and your puppy. It involves using a crate, typically made of wire or plastic, as a safe and comfortable space for your pup to rest and relax. This method can help with housebreaking, providing security, and ensuring your dog

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Dog Days of Summer – How to Keep Your Pups Safe

Summer is a great time to spend with your pup, but it’s important to keep in mind that while we’re out enjoying the summer festivities, the hot weather can pose some serious risks to their health and safety. We have outlined some of the top dog safety summer tips to keep your pup safe and

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Adopting a Trained vs. Untrained Puppy: What’s Best for You?

Trained Vs. Untrained: What’s Right For You? When it comes to puppies, everyone loves their innocent little faces, their not quite so coordinated movements, and puppy breath! However, the cute and fluffy puppy phase quickly gives way to undesirable behaviors. The dreaded “puppy phase” can often include destroyed carpets, shoes, furniture legs, and many sleepless

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Can My Dog Swim? Understanding Your Dog’s Swimming Abilities

Can My Dog Swim? The common misconception is that all dogs are naturally capable of swimming. While their primitive ancestors required natural swimming abilities for self-preservation, this trait has been selectively bred into certain breeds and out of others. Some dogs are natural swimmers, while others may require training or may not be able to

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