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PARASITE CONTROL IN THE DOG, NORTH AMERICA

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Most worms (nematodes) settle and grow in the small intestine, though some species are found in the cecum, heart, lung, and other tissues in various stages of development. The intestinal nematodes produce eggs, which are carried with the digestive products to exit in the feces. But since the egg-laying does not always coincide with the dog's bowel movements, stool samples may not show the presence of worms. A 5 day sampling will probably reveal some eggs if hookworms or roundworms are present...

Adoption: What to Expect From Your New Dog When Adopting

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When considering the birth rates among animals, it?s not hard to understand why animal shelters are always filled with animals waiting to be adopted. Shockingly, it has been calculated that over a seven year period, one female cat and her offspring will produce approximately...

Animal Assisted Therapy: Can it help you?

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The term 'animal assisted therapy' is to be distinguished from the more familiar practice of 'animal assisted activities', which refers generally to pet visitation at hospitals and residential care facilities. Animal Assisted Therapy is part of a formal and carefully designed treatment program...

Chill Out: Keeping Your Dog Cool in the Hot Summer Sun

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Summer is typically a time of great family fun and activity. The days are long and warm, the kids are on vacation, and the sun worshipers are out in full force. Unfortunately, the season also brings with it some very specific hazards...

Choosing the Right Dog for You

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Getting a new dog is one of the greatest joys in the world. Make this great time even better by knowing exactly what kind of dog will complement your family's lifestyle...

Dog Breeders Gone Wild: 5 Things to Look Out For

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New dog owners should always make sure that their purebred pup comes from a reputable and responsible breeder. This is really is the only way to ensure that the animal will be free of any medical or behavioral problems. If a breeder you speak with displays any of the following 5 behaviors...

Raising Your Dog - Important Steps to Take From 1 to 3 Years of Age

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Physically, he is in his prime, and will continue to develop heavier bone, a deeper chest, a fuller coat, as well as greater strength and endurance...

Choosing a Dog - Things Everyone Should Look For

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When the moment arrives for selecting a dog of your own, you should have a good idea of what you are looking for. If you are primarily concerned with finding an average dog, we highly recommend...

How to Understand & Prevent Dog Fights


Dogs are very active creatures that enjoy being able to run and jump and play. This need for physical activity is usually satisfied by being able to be outside for a specific time every day. Some dogs have no problem...

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