Category Archives: Puppy Health

Tips To Avoid Puppy Mill Dogs

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We have all read the very sad stories about the proliferation of puppy mills. For those who are unaware of what this term means, puppy mills are operated by individuals who breed as many litters as possible for sale to pet stores and the unwary puppy buyer. The conditions the parent dogs and puppies are…

How to Take Your Dog’s Temperature

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When your dog is feeling ill or acting out of sorts, it sometimes necessary to find out whether or not he’s got a fever. While it’s not exactly a pleasant experience for either one of you, knowing your dog’s body temperature is one of the quickest ways to know if your pooch requires immediate vet…

Soothing Your Teething Puppy

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Around the age of 12 weeks, puppies start to lose their baby teeth. During this point in time, their gums may likely become red, swollen, and irritated. You will notice these little pooches will find ways to relieve their teething discomfort by chewing on absolutely everything in sight. If you do not look for a…

Infographic: How to Perform Puppy CPR

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Knowing how to perform CPR in an emergency can mean the difference between life and death. But, CPR on puppies is quite different than how it is performed on people and even on adult dogs. Because of a puppy’s tiny size and delicate bone structure, Carrington College’s Veterinary Tech Program created the infographic below. Only…

All about Canine Kennel Cough

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Tracheobronchitis or Bordetella, more commonly known as kennel cough, is a highly transmissible respiratory ailment in dogs that is known throughout the world to infect a large percentage of pooches at least one time during their life. As its name suggests, the disease is characterized by an inflammation of the dog’s bronchi and trachea. While…

Cleft Palate in Dogs Used to Be a Death Sentence

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Does your dog have a cleft palate? This palate is the upper part of your dog’s mouth between the teeth. The front part is known as the hard part and the section closest to the throat is the soft palate. Many dog owners are not aware of what a cleft palate in dogs is and…

How to give newborn pups a head start

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There are many ways to give newborn pups a head start in life so they are able to grow into well-developed dogs. In this article we will look at the research data concerning the plus side of removing newborn pups from their mother and litter mates as soon as possible. This data will be eye…

Beginner’s Guide To Vaccinating Puppies

Beginner’s Guide to Vaccinating Puppies

Owning a dog is a big responsibility, and this responsibility starts with them being puppies – and getting them vaccinated to protect them from some serious problems. Taking care of your puppy should not only be limited to feeding and drinking healthy stuff, daily exercise, and obedience training. Vaccination is the most important thing of…

Puppy Teething Timeline

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Like humans, dogs also gradually lose their baby teeth. Puppies, like new-born babies, are born without teeth. Canines will not grow their first baby teeth till they reach about six to eight weeks of age. Dogs normally grow as many as 28 teeth, which are commonly referred to as the baby teeth or the deciduous…

Should I Have My Puppy Neutered?

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For some, it’s a no-brainer, but for other dog owners the decision of whether or not to spay or neuter a puppy is a difficult one. Because a lot of veterinarians and other animal experts seem to have conflicting views about the process, owners are compelled to weigh up the pros and cons of neutering…

Puppy Teething: What to Expect, How to Make Puppy More Comfortable

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You probably thought that you were over and done with teething after your last child had gone through it, right? Wrong. Little did you know that the adorable fluff you brought home would actually take you to the teething zone all over again!Puppy teething is indeed very distressing, and your pet’s primary aim during this…

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