Grass Awns: A Problem for Dogs

Grass awns are a serious problem for dogs each spring and summer.  These weeds have a point and hairs that point backward, giving them the ability to work their way into a dog’s coat.  Eventually, if not removed, they can work their way into the skin and from there into major organs.  Surgery may be required to remove the grass…

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Mouth Problems In Dogs

Dogs can have some of the same problems with their mouths that humans can.  Ideally, you brush your dog’s teeth every day with special doggy toothpaste (don’t use human toothpaste, it is bad for dogs).  However, even with routine care, some dogs just have more mouth problems than others.  Smaller dogs have more trouble than big dogs.  It is important…

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How To Tell If Your Dog Is Happy

Good dog owners want to make sure their dog is happy.  Since dogs cannot speak, dog owners are left to rely on behaviors and vocalizations to tell if their dog is happy.  Here are some signs your dog likes his life and loves you.

Eyes are said to be the window to the soul.  Happy dogs have relaxed eyes and eyelids. …

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Golden Retriever asleep on the floor