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Best Food for Dogs 101: FREE Dog Food Buying Guide

Best Food for Dogs 101: FREE Dog Food Buying Guide | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
Introduction   There are tons of options out there for best food for dogs available today, and it can be very intimidating for new pet parents and those new to the dog world knowing how to choose the best dog food brand. The plethora of choices makes for a confusing trip down the supermarket aisle, and a …
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There are tons of options out there for best food for dogs available today, and it can be very intimidating for new pet parents and those new to the dog world knowing how to choose the best dog food brand. The plethora of choices makes for a confusing trip down the supermarket aisle, and a lot of us have been in that position before.
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Top 5: Best Natural Dog Food That's USDA Certified & Healthy

Top 5: Best Natural Dog Food That's USDA Certified & Healthy | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
Selecting pet food you feed your dogs is not a decision to take lightly. Here are five best natural dog food options that are USDA certified and healthy.
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Proper canine nutrition is the number one factor in your dog’s overall health and well-being. The most important product that you will ever select for your dog is the food that you feed him. This is a decision that should not be taken lightly, and that’s why we’ve decided to do the research to find the best natural dog food options that are USDA certified.
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How Commercial Dog Food Is Made? - Top Dog Tips

How Commercial Dog Food Is Made? - Top Dog Tips | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
Understanding how commercial dog food is made will teach you about the ingredients that are used and how they are processed.
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Learning how commercial dog food is made will help you understand the ingredients that are used and how they are processed. This can tell you a lot about the health of the food that you’re currently feeding your pet and how to choose a better quality product next time you’re at the pet store. Purchasing a quality dog food isn’t as simple as it seems.
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How to Know Which is the Healthiest Dog Food? - Top Dog Tips

How to Know Which is the Healthiest Dog Food? - Top Dog Tips | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
There are so many options to choose from, how do you know which is the healthiest dog food? There are many features you should be looking for.
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Trying to decide which is the healthiest dog food for your pooch is a bit of a minefield.The first thing to bear in mind is that the best choice for your dog ultimately depends on his individual needs. Puppies require a different balance of nutrients to ageing dogs, and those with special conditions like diabetes or arthritis may benefit from a change in diet or additional supplements.
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Backpacks to Carry Dogs: How to Bring Your Small Dog Everywhere - Top Dog Tips

Backpacks to Carry Dogs: How to Bring Your Small Dog Everywhere - Top Dog Tips | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
If you're looking for a backpacks to carry dogs, there are some things you should keep in mind. Don't make your decision based solely on price.
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It’s fun to go out and about with your dog. After all, one of the delights of dog ownership is that you can take your canine companion easily in cars and walk her around the neighborhood. While some people enjoy taking their dogs backpacking, others enjoy having a backpacks to carry dogs in.
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How to Bring Your Small Dog Everywhere

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Eye Infections in Dogs: Diagnosing and Treating Dog Eye Problems - Top Dog Tips

Eye Infections in Dogs: Diagnosing and Treating Dog Eye Problems - Top Dog Tips | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
Eye infections in dogs are extremely uncomfortable for the canine and can lead to permanent blindness. Proper diagnosis and treatment are the only remedies.
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Dogs with large or bulging eyes like pugs, bulldogs and cocker spaniels are especially prone to eye infections but they can and do happen to dogs of all types. It may only happen once in a while or it could be a chronic condition. Eye infections in dogs are extremely uncomfortable for the canine and can lead to permanent blindness.
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Sunday's Recap: 8 Tips for Keeping Your Senior Dog Active - Top Dog Tips

Sunday's Recap: 8 Tips for Keeping Your Senior Dog Active - Top Dog Tips | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
Keeping your senior dog active is vitally important to his overall health and well-being. Follow these tips to keep him healthy and happy.
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Dogs bodies deteriorate as they grow older – just like ours. Keeping your senior dog active is the best way to keep his body healthy and strong. Of course, strenuous exercise like hiking, biking and running may not be suitable for your older dog. Many pet owners feel that their dog doesn’t need as much exercise as he ages because his body will require more rest. It’s true that he’ll need more rest, but it’s more important than ever to keep him active as well. Finding the balance between the two is the tricky part.
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Interview: Should Children Help Train the Family Dog? - Top Dog Tips

Interview: Should Children Help Train the Family Dog? - Top Dog Tips | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
Should children help train the family dog? Some pet owners are nervous about letting their kids help, but it's actually a great idea to get them involved!
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Should children help train the family dog? This is a question that many pet owners ask themselves. Some are nervous that the dog will not listen to the child, while others are concerned that the dog will be too much for the child to handle. Honestly, letting your child help train the family dog will be better for both of them, and it will make things easier for you too!
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Interview: What Is Holistic Veterinary Medicine for Dogs? - Top Dog Tips

Interview: What Is Holistic Veterinary Medicine for Dogs? - Top Dog Tips | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
What is holistic veterinary medicine for dogs? Should you be considering it for your pet? These are the questions that I sought out to answer this week.
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As more research becomes available, pet owners are realizing how the choices that they make for their dogs are effecting their pet’s overall health and well-being. The quality of dog food, treats and toys need to be a priority for dog parents, and the animal’s veterinary care should also be a top concern. What is holistic veterinary medicine for dogs? Should you be considering it for your pet?
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Top 5 Best Organic Dog Treats (USDA Organic Certified) | Top Dog Tips

Top 5 Best Organic Dog Treats (USDA Organic Certified) | Top Dog Tips | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
Treats are a significant part of your dog's diet, and that's why we've found the five best organic dog treats that have been certified organic by the USDA.
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As a pet owner it is your job to make sure that your dog is always safe. This doesn’t just involve keeping him in the yard and walking him on a leash. Proper nutrition is the best way to keep our pup safe and healthy. Treats are a significant part of your dog’s diet, and that’s why we’ve found the five best organic dog treats that have been certified organic by the USDA.
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Top 5 Best Cheap Dog Beds Under $20 | Top Dog Tips

Top 5 Best Cheap Dog Beds Under $20 | Top Dog Tips | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
Pet parents looking for best cheap dog beds need to look no further. We've made a list of most affordable pet beds under $20 to find the best cheap dog bed.
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We all know that dogs love having their own space, and providing them with a bed is one of the easiest way to improve a quality of life for a canine. However, a lot of the best dog beds today are too expensive, going up in price as high as $300-400. Below, we’ve collected five best cheap dog beds that cost less than $20 each.
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Top 5 Best Cheap Dog Grooming Supplies: Most Essential Tools

Top 5 Best Cheap Dog Grooming Supplies: Most Essential Tools | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
Looking for the best cheap dog grooming supplies? After days of research, we picked most essential pet grooming tools: clippers, trimmer, brush, wipes, etc.
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It’s becoming very popular for pet owners to groom their dogs at home, instead of using professional services. Many dog owners who are living on a budget often seek out best cheap dog grooming supplies that will not break the bank, and rightfully so.
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Top 5 Best Dog Bike Leash for Biking with Dogs (2016 List)

Top 5 Best Dog Bike Leash for Biking with Dogs (2016 List) | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
Looking for the best dog bike leash? We researched many bike tow leashes to find high quality best bike dog leash for dog riding a bike alongside owners.
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Running and cycling with dogs is becoming very popular. Now as the weather improves, more dog parents are leaving houses on their bicycles and love taking their dogs with them. Opting for the best dog bike leash for biking with your pet can be life-changing.
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Top 5 Most Healthy Dog Food Brands (USDA Organic Certified) - Top Dog Tips

Top 5 Most Healthy Dog Food Brands (USDA Organic Certified) - Top Dog Tips | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
Many pet owners are looking for the most healthy dog food brands, and some even want their dog to eat a food that has been Certified Organic by the USDA.
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Dog owners are finally starting to realize that the diet they feed their pet is ultimately the best thing they can do for his overall health. For many years, cheap commercial diets have been growing in popularity, but now that pendulum is beginning to swing the other way. More and more pet owners are looking for the most healthy dog food brands, and many want their dog to eat a food that has been Certified Organic by the USDA.
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Let's Talk: How to Become a Foster Parent for Dogs - Top Dog Tips

Let's Talk: How to Become a Foster Parent for Dogs - Top Dog Tips | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
Nothing is quite as rewarding as learning how to become a foster parent for dogs. You'll be helping canine rescue efforts and bonding with a furry friend!
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If you’re a dog lover, there is one thing more rewarding than owning a canine companion – fostering one. Learning how to become a foster parent for dogs may just be one of the best things that you ever do. You’ll work with a local shelter or rescue organization to help dogs in need. These organizations do not have unlimited space. Once they run out, they need to find foster families to house pets until a forever home can be found.
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המאמר מדבר ובוחן שיטות ותנאי אימוץ לכלבים עם בעיות התנהגות בעקרו מספר על תהליך המעבר בין המכלאה למשפחה אומנת לבסוף הגעה לבית מאמץ  תנאי הקבלה והעבודה המתמשכת בית המכלאה לבין בית האומנה  לפי דעתי האישית אני לא מסכימה אם זה כי אני חושבת שהמעבר בין המכלאה שהיא טראומתית דיו לכלבים ובין המעבר וההיקשרות לבית האומנה הניתוק והבילבול שהכלב חובה , חוסר הוודאות ומקום טריטוריאלי משלו משאיר אותו מפוחד חסר אונים ומבולבל עד הגעתו לבית מאמץ . וכל התהליך  אשר מוצג במאמר פוגע בתהליך הטבעי של הסתגלות כלב עם בעיות התנהגות לבית המאמץ שלו. 

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Sunday's Recap: Resource Guarding in Dogs - Top Dog Tips

Sunday's Recap: Resource Guarding in Dogs - Top Dog Tips | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
Resource guarding in dogs is the term used when a dog shows behaviors to convince humans or other animals to stay away from a resource the dog has.
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Resource guarding in dogs is the term used when a dog shows behaviors such as growling or snapping to convince humans or other animals to stay away from a resource the dog has. This may be dog food, toys, bones or treats – anything special that the dog has and does not want anyone else to take. Some pet owners chalk this behavior up to a dog’s natural instincts, but the truth is that resource guarding is a very dangerous behavior that needs to be corrected.
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Interview: The Risks of Canine Obesity and How To Keep Your Dog Fit - Top Dog Tips

Interview: The Risks of Canine Obesity and How To Keep Your Dog Fit - Top Dog Tips | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
Dr. Chessie Green spoke with us this week about the risks of canine obesity. She shared some great tips on how to keep your dog fit and healthy as well.
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Canine obesity is a growing epidemic and it is just as dangerous as obesity in humans. If a human is overweight, they can make changes to their lifestyle to quickly shed a few pounds. Unfortunately, it is up to us to manage the weight of our pets. That means if your dog is overweight or obese, you’re the only one that can help him. The longer you wait, the more severe the health effects will be. Obesity could ultimately take years off your dog’s life.
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Let's Talk: Brachycephalic Breeds - What's the Difference? - Top Dog Tips

Let's Talk: Brachycephalic Breeds - What's the Difference? - Top Dog Tips | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
Brachycephalic breeds are dogs with pushed in noses. Many people think the trait makes them look adorable, but it can also cause some unique health issues.
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Brachycephalic breeds are dogs with pushed in noses. Many people think the trait makes them look adorable, but it can also cause some unique health issues. Some of the most common brachycephalic breeds are Boston terriers, English bulldogs, French bulldogs, pugs and boxers. These breeds have a unique head, muzzle and throat shape that is different from other canines, which can cause breathing issues and trouble with the brain, eyes and ears.
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Flying With A Dog: Short Dog Travel Guide for Pet Parents - Top Dog Tips

Flying With A Dog: Short Dog Travel Guide for Pet Parents - Top Dog Tips | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
Flying with a dog sounds simple, but there are a lot of things you'll need to keep in mind. Follow this short travel guide to ensure a safe trip.
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Proper preparation is an absolute must when you are flying with a dog. It may sound like an easy way to get to your destination, but flying with a dog requires particular supplies, advanced planning and organization. The first thing you’ll need to do is find an airline that will allow your pet aboard a plane and ask what specific regulations they have.
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DIY Pet Gates Project: How to Make a Dog Gate at Home - Top Dog Tips

DIY Pet Gates Project: How to Make a Dog Gate at Home - Top Dog Tips | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
Pet barriers can be really expensive, so why not take an afternoon and learn how to make a dog gate? You may be surprised how much fun you'll have!
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Doggy gates can be really expensive, so why not take an afternoon and learn how to make a dog gate? It can be a fun way to spend a day and make your own custom design. Plus, you’ll be able to make a gate cheaply that will keep muddy paws away from certain rooms in your home.
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Let's Talk: The Benefits of Coconut Oil for Dogs - Top Dog Tips

Let's Talk: The Benefits of Coconut Oil for Dogs - Top Dog Tips | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
If you're a health conscious person, you've heard about the benefits of coconut oil. Did you know the benefits of coconut oil for dogs are also great?
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Fish oil isn’t the only beneficial oil for your pets. If you’re a health conscious person, you’ve heard about the benefits of coconut oil. Did you know the benefits of coconut oil for dogs are also great? There are so many supplements available to help dog owners keep their pet healthy, but how do you know which ones to use and which ones aren’t worth the trouble? You don’t have to worry about anything when it comes to coconut oil – it’s beneficial for EVERY dog!
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Top 5 Best Dog Anxiety Medication for Calming Dogs | 2016

Top 5 Best Dog Anxiety Medication for Calming Dogs | 2016 | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
Looking for the best dog anxiety medication? Take a look at this researched list of five best anxiety medications for dogs as calming medicine for pets.
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The reason for anxiety problems in dogs are varied. Some may just be simply hyperactive, while others may suffer from excessive fear. Triggers could be anything from other dogs to gun blasts or any number of other stimuli. In here we list five options of best dog anxiety medication we have gathered for overly distressed dogs.
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Top 5 Best Dog Coats for Winter & Rain: 2016 Review

Top 5 Best Dog Coats for Winter & Rain: 2016 Review | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
Owners looking for the best dog coats for winter & rain need to understand what makes a good dog winter coat. Here, we picked #1 top winter dog coats.
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Some pet owners think that dressing their canines into winter dog coats is only for style, because dogs have their own coats for warmth. That is not true, however, and vets warn how important it is to keep our pets warm. As such, we’ve looked around to find the five best dog coats for winter and rain.
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Top 10 Best Dog Training Collars Safe for Dogs & Accurate

Top 10 Best Dog Training Collars Safe for Dogs & Accurate | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
The ONLY best dog training collars safe for dogs are the 100% accurate dog shock collars. This is 2016's best dog collars review based on PRECISION.
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Any new pet owner’s first goal is to learn how to train a dog and do it effectively. Positive reinforcement is used as the primary tool for training since all shock collars for dogs have been unfairly demonized. However, evidence shows that not all dogs can be easily trained without help, and safely utilizing one of the best dog training collars can improve effectiveness and reduce stress of training for the dog.
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Top 5 Best Dog Booties for Dogs That Stay On: 2016 Review

Top 5 Best Dog Booties for Dogs That Stay On: 2016 Review | Dogs and Owners | Scoop.it
Looking for the best dog booties? After tons of research on shoes for dogs, we found the best dog boots that stay on no matter what in rain, winter, summer!
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A trend that’s on the rise right now is finding some of the best dog booties to protect canine’s paws from snow, ice, heat, cold and salt. Many pet owners have chosen to go full-time with using dog walking boots daily, and surprisingly their pets don’t seem to mind.
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