Pet Owner’s Manual: Caring for Your Fur Baby’s Eyes, Ears and Teeth

dog ear care

There are many reasons why owners ‘baby’ their pets. In your case, it can be anything from knowing that he’ll be by your side to the cute way she looks at you whenever you come home. Regardless of why your fur baby is precious to you, you need to remember that you have a set of obligations towards him. In addition to enrolling him in dog behavior training to ensure his good behavior, you should take care of his overall health. Aside from taking him to the vet and checking his coat for pests, you should give much attention to his eyes, ears and teeth.

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Pearls of Wisdom on Bathing Your Dog (Rather than Yourself)

Jack Russell dog taking a bath in a bathtub

Soap, check; large towel, check; vet-approved doggie shampoo, check; a towel and shower cap for you, check and check. If your dog hasn’t been through dog obedience training, chances are that every dog bath means an extra shower for you. Even if you try getting out of this task by entrusting your pooch to a groomer, you’re bound to be spending a fraction of your monthly income if your dog is the rowdy, messy type. To help you save your money, bathe your dog AND stay dry, read on.

Lucy, It’s Bath Time

One of the first things you should know is whether you need to go through the hassle of bathing your pooch. The following are three valid reasons for you to draw ol’ Fido a bath:

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“Fido Doesn’t Love Me” – How to Tell if Your Dog Hates You

Annoyed Pug Puppy 2

If your cat is plotting your death, there’s a good chance that your dog may join forces with his feline frenemy. While the reasons he may have started hating you are many, there’s still hope for this relationship and you can easily win him over with the help of a dog whisperer. However, before you go ahead and make assumptions, you need to find out whether the dirty looks your “best friend” is giving you are screaming murder. So here are seven signs that you’ll need to sleep with one eye open from now on.

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Dog Psychology 101: Obsessive Dog Behaviors and How to Deal with Them 

Cute black and white border collie thinking about balls in a thought bubbles above her head
Cute black and white border collie thinking about balls in a thought bubbles above her head

Now you may be surprised to find out that your dog may suffer from psychological issues such as obsessions. But rest assured that he won’t cut your legs off to keep you around a-la Misery’s Annie Wilkes or surprise you in the shower like Psycho’s Norman Bates. Regardless, dog psychological issues are very similar to human addiction, which is why you’ll need a dog behaviorist handling his case ASAP.

“I Haven’t Noticed Anything Wrong with Fido”

Most dog owners don’t even realize that their dogs have developed obsessive behaviors. However, look closely; Lassie may be growing fanatically crazy over one of her toys, a bone or the neighbor’s cat. Meanwhile, Fido may be acting too assertive, pushing the stick in your face and growling if you don’t wake. Sure, this behavior may seem fine now, but some day, your pooch will hurt himself or you. So don’t sentence your dog to a frustrated, unhappy existence and take action right away.

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Attention! Important Tips for Combatting Dog Breath

Boxer dog teeth cleaning
Boxer dog teeth cleaning

At ease, dog owner! Now there have been reports of your dog’s breath terrorizing the citizens of your home and everyone dropping by. While you may have developed a protective shield against it, others are in danger, especially if your pooch hadn’t undergone puppy obedience training and tends to jump on others. Just to give you a heads-up, the obnoxious smells coming your way are caused by conditions such as diabetes, inflammation of nose, nasal passages and sinuses, and gastrointestinal problems. You shouldn’t rule out trauma, bacterial or fungal infections, or dietary issues. 

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10 Human Things You Do Which Your Dog Hates

annoyed boxerYour significant other or child may not be the only people who have YOU on their blacklist. The furry being taking advantage of your absence or snoring at your feet may no longer think that you’re a “good boy”. Yes, even man’s best friend can start hating their owners. And no, not because you like dressing them up in stupid costumes or *shudder* bathe them with anything aside from doggy saliva. Certain actions you take are bound to anger your dog and later cause behavioral issues such as barking and biting. While dog obedience training can do wonders in this regard, you should be aware of what may tick your dog off.

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Are You the Victim of Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety?

ShuttersLetDownFor many people, getting out of the door while leaving their dogs behind is the most difficult part of their day. You may have had to sneak out multiple times because the jingle of your keys is bound to start an incessantly loud barking fit. And God have mercy when that becomes a howling session that forces your politest neighbor to scream and shout just as loud. When combined with scratching walls, escaping from the room and destroying possessions, this can easily become a job for dog training specialists.

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How to Walk Your Dog (AKA How Not to Be Dragged by Him)

Man walking dogAs excited as dogs may be about their daily walks, their owners may not share their enthusiasm. And this is understandable considering the fact that they’re dragged behind their dogs in an undignified, cartoon-like manner. If you’re tired of being walked by Fido, you’ll need to enroll him in dog obedience training. That way, he’ll learn how to walk properly and you’ll be spared from the unnecessary exercise (or should you?).

Until your dog starts behavior training for dogs, though, here are some tips to help you walk him the right way.

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Sam Ivy K9’s Housebreaking Schedule

Whether you are trying to potty train a puppy or retrain and older dog with soiling issues, this comprehensive house breaking schedule is the answer! If you stick to this schedule and follow the rules, your puppy will be house broken in less than 2 weeks (retraining and older dog might take a bit longer).Housebreaking schedule

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Potty Mouth – How to Stop Your Dog from Eating Poop

dog toiletSome dogs have the power to make you go from “awww” to “ewww” in seconds; all it takes is for them to find their own poop or another animal’s before it disappears down the hatch on its way to their belly. You probably cringed reading this, but that’s why you’re here, right? However, there’s a good chance that your dog hadn’t been through puppy training. As a result, you’re forced to bear the humiliation ol’ potty mouth causes whenever he nibbles on excrement in public.

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