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Yes, Your Dog Wants to Rescue You

Category: Inspire
What to do. You're a dog. Your owner is trapped in a box and is crying out for help. Are you aware of his despair? If so, can you set him free? And what’s more, do you really want to? That’s what Joshua Van Bourg and Clive Wynne wanted to know when they gave dogs the chance to rescue their owners. more
Free Days With George

How One Man Entered The Unfamiliar World Of Dog Adoption—And How It Saved His Life

Category: Inspire
Entering middle age, I was fortunate and happy that my life, by most people’s account, seemed “normal.” I was healthy, worked hard to build a good career, had a nice circle of friends and, most of all, was in love with my “best friend” who was also my wife. I really couldn’t ask for more. So when I came home from a business trip to find out my wife had left, I was shocked and devastated. I felt hopeless and abandoned and had no idea that my way back to happiness was going to be shared and accelerated by another living soul in the same predicament. more
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Itching-Biting-Licking

Category: Health
Is your dog suddenly scratching like crazy, perhaps even keeping you up at night? If his scratching is bothering you, imagine how terrible your dog must feel! If your dog is incessantly scratching, biting, and licking, perhaps even wounding himself in the process, you have a problem on your hands—and you’re not alone. The second most common reason for vet visits is skin problems (#1 is gastric/diarrhea issues). more
A Dog Trainer's Must-Do's!

10 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Dog’s Life!

Category: Dog Training
We asked Mikkel Becker, a certified trainer and behaviour consultant and head trainer for Fear Free Pets (fearfreepets.com and fearfreehappyhomes.com) for her top 10 things you can do in your home to improve your dog’s life and general happiness. more
The Creepy Crawlies: Fleas & Ticks

The Creepy Crawlies: Fleas & Ticks

Category: Health
Fleas prefer certain hosts, but they’re not picky. The dog flea (that would be ctenocephalicles canis) is just as happy to chow down on your ankles if that’s what is available. Fleas can cause an allergic reaction called allergy dermatitis in some dogs and humans. Flea allergy dermatitis in dogs is characterized by severe itching—signs include constant scratching, chewing, licking, and whining. As few as one or two flea bites a week can cause a reaction, and symptoms will often persist for a while even after some form of flea control has been used. more

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