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Dog Care Center - Care

5 Signs of a Bad Pet Sitter

Filed Under Care, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

Naturally we all want the best care possible for our pets. Here are some clues to pay particular attention to should you leave your pet with a sitter.


Five Life-Lengthening Health Tips for Your Pet

Filed Under Care, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

How to Add Years to Your Pet's Life By Lorie Huston, DVM Anyone who has ever had a dog or cat wishes just one thing — that he or she has a healthy and long life. Here are five tips that can help your pet do just...


Does Your Dog Smell Like…Dog?

Filed Under Care, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

Anyone who has lived with a dog knows that dogs smell. They smell like dogs. This is not a problem for them, of course, but for a human who is only accustomed to the scent of freshly bathed humans, the smell can be overwhelming....


Whelping: New Puppies On The Way!!

Filed Under Health, Puppy

By T.J. Dunn, Jr., DVM Well, you've really gone and done it now, haven't you! That moment you've been waiting impatiently for is here and you have to face the facts that you are going to be a puppy parent ... sort...


How to Create a Puppy Feeding Schedule

Filed Under Nutrition, Puppy

[video] A puppy’s meal schedule must include three measured meals a day, preferably at the same time every day. The best time for your puppy’s first meal is around 7 a.m., noontime for lunch, and 5 p.m. for dinner. The last meal...


Managing Pain In Dogs

Filed Under Care, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

[video] Pain is personal. Anyone who has ever experienced a throbbing, wracking headache while the rest of the world went about its business can attest to just how personal pain can be. In addition, it is only when we verbalize or otherwise...


Dog Care Questions
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Q. From whom should I get my puppy? The local shelter, my neighbor, a breeder, or a pet supply store?

A. Many people believe that it is better to get a puppy from a reliable breeder. While...

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Q. How do I select a quality dog breeder?

A. To choose a quality breeder, take the time to conduct a thorough research on the...

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Q. Should I get a mixed breed or purebred puppy?

A. A purebred puppy is a better option for some people because there is a better idea...

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Spinone Italiano

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Intelligent, sociable, and docile, the Spinone is an excellent retriever and an experienced hunter in any terrain. Their versatility lies in their keen sense of smell and their ability...