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what can I give dog for pain

What Can I Give My Dog for Pain?

Few things are worse than seeing your four-footed friend in pain. Pain not only hurts (source: Captain Obvious M.D.), it causes significant stress too. And as most doctors and vets will tell you, stress

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cost of dog x-rays

How Much Do Dog X-Rays Cost?

Most owners are already prepared to plop down a stack of cash when visiting the vet, but anytime your vet mentions the word “x-ray,” you’ll need to be prepared to dig a little deeper than usual.

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Dogs get hairballs

Do Dogs Get Hairballs?   

Although they’re more common with cats, dogs can suffer from the occasional hairball. They usually aren’t a big deal, but they can occasionally cause serious medical problems. So don’t ignore them! We’ll

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how long do chihuahuas live for

How Long Do Chihuahuas Live For?

Like most other small breeds, Chihuahuas typically live pretty long lives. Different authorities cite different average lifespans, but the general consensus seems to be that Chihuahuas live between 15

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Help – My Puppy Keeps Play Biting Me! Is This Normal?

Puppies have very sharp teeth – which makes play biting one of the worst parts of puppy ownership… but wrestling with your new pup is just so fun! It’s hard to strike that balance between teaching

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When Do Dogs Stop Growing? Understanding Your Pup’s Final Size!

One of the most rewarding things about puppies is watching them grow. But just like most other mammals, dogs eventually reach their mature size and stop growing. While many individuals continue to “fill

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Can Dogs Sleepwalk?

Dogs do a lot of funny things in their sleep. My Rottie usually sleeps on her back in a way that always reminds me of Hobbes.She jerks around a bunch, wiggles her legs from time to time and vocalizes

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What Do Different Dog Barks Mean?

Dogs bark. Whether you find that fact irritating, scary, or amusing, you probably wonder what your pooch is saying when she barks at the wind.While humans haven’t created a dog-to-English translator

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how often do dogs get periods

How Often Do Dogs Get Periods?

If you have an unaltered female dog for long enough, you’ll eventually notice that she gets a period from time to time. Like humans, dogs get periods if they fail to become pregnant during the fertile

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dog having puppies

How Many Puppies Can a Dog Have?

If you have a pregnant pooch, you have probably started wondering how many puppies will be popping out in a few months. After all, you have to start getting ready for all those adorable pups and buying

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