Healthy Dogs


WOOF, can dogs feel human emotions? The short answer is YES, dogs CAN feel human emotions! But keep sniffing to find out more… This post hopes to change the views of those who perceive dogs as “just” dogs, which often paves the way for poor treatment, neglect, abuse, and/or cruelty. Dogs may not be humans, but they indisputably possess the ability to suffer just like humans.  Introducing a new baby or child to your dog As descendants...

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ARF, ARF! So you want to stop your dog from barking in the crate? First, you must understand that barking is a form of communication for dogs. Humans speak, dogs bark. It’s that simple. Barking dogs are merely trying to get attention. The question is WHY? Why are they seeking your attention? *For simplicity, the gender of the word “dog” will be in the masculine form (“he” or “him”) throughout this post.*For simplicity, the gender of...

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Do you call your dog “baby”? Have people told you to STOP calling your dog “baby”? WOOF, let’s settle this controversial topic once and for all! ARF, my human has always called me “baby”! It’s not because she has some undiagnosed psychological issues of pretending that I’m human to fulfill some maternal instinct. She knows very well that I’m a dog, not a human baby (although many dog lovers may argue that dogs are even...

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Do you believe that your dogs really love their crates? Do you think that crate training is in the best interest of dogs? If so, SNIFF ME OUT! ARF! Shortly after I shared my post on 10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Crate Your Dog, I received comments from dog parents proclaiming that their dogs really “love” their crates.” Don’t get me wrong – as I barked out in my previous post, I think crates CAN serve as private bedrooms for...

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Wanna find out why dogs bite children? The good news is that dog bites are preventable. READ ON! GRRR, dog bites are real concerns for people who are raising both dogs and children (although only a small percentage requires medical attention). Young children are the most at risk of getting bitten, and the reason is simple – children unknowingly or knowingly do obnoxious things that dogs hate. First things first, dogs don’t just...

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Find out how to calm your dog during fireworks! Although fireworks are part of fun celebrations for humans on special holidays, they can be terrifying and painful for dogs (and cats) due to their highly sensitive ears. Sniff out 10 tips on how to calm your dog during fireworks and keep them safe! *Although this post is written for dogs, most of these essential tips can also apply to cats.   #1 Keep them safe and sound INDOORS...

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