How To Prevent/Deter Bad Breath

Bad breath is a problem and a cause of worry to anyone around the sufferer.  This condition, also called Halitosis, affects dogs, as well. This condition can be temporary and could go away without any help, from the dog owner.  There are [...]
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Pets’ Allergies Are Worse Than Ever

  Just like humans, animals also show allergic symptoms, when their immune systems notice or recognize certain types of substances called allergens. Even though these allergens are common in most environments and mostly not very harmful [...]

Overweight, Underweight or Just Right? How to Know and What to Do?

Is Your Dog; Too Thin, Too Fat or Just Right?     People who have pets sometimes forget that the pets are not human. They indulge the pets and in many cases over feed them.  If you ask them, in all honesty, they really cannot tell [...]
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Destructive Digging: Why it Happens and How to Stop It

Digging is a natural instinct, rooted deep within canine ancestry. In fact, because of selective breeding and domestication, some dog breeds tend to dig more than others. For example, “Earth dogs” like Dachshunds and Terriers, were bred [...]

How Much Is A Friend Worth?

Follow us @picksdog PLEASE HELP HARLEY How Much Is A Friend Worth?  Submitted by GDTimothy Harley, my best friend and constant companion of many years has lost the use of his back legs altogether now. He still has great spirit and is otherwise [...]
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What can help a dog fearful of thunder storms?

In our last two installments, we have been discussing thunder and lightening during storms. This phenomenon clearly upset a large percentage of dogs, but the question is why. I have been sharing some of the information I’ve come across. I [...]

Natural Flea and Tick Control

Follow us on twitter @picksdog Did you know that many items and plants you might find around your house and yard, are good natural agents for flea and tick control? Without further ado, let’s begin. Diatom Dust/Diamataceous Earth (food [...]

Pets and Chocolate: A Toxic Combination

Follow us on Twitter @picksdog   Chocolate is more than a tasty treat for humans. We reach for it to boost our moods and brighten our days. Chocolate is one love affair we won’t be giving up anytime soon. But as good as it makes us feel, [...]

Dogs and Grass a Call for Concern?

Follow us on Twitter @picksdog   A recurring question, which dog owners ask, is “why does my dog keep eating grass and will it harm him”?  The answer is simple; since dogs were originally wild, they feed on whatever was available including [...]

Interview With A Cat Person: Living With a Cat With a Liver Shunt

Follow us on twitter @picksdog   Good day, anipals and anipal Moms.  As you all know, I have a special place in my heart for cats with special needs and handicaps; whenever I can, I like to educate people about living with these very [...]