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Some Canny thoughts, ideas, tips and other musings from the folks at the dog end of things.

Top Tips For Keeping Old Dogs Mentally Fit

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Just like humans, as dogs age, they benefit from being mentally stimulated.

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More Reasons To Pick Up Your Dog's Waste

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Pretty much every dog owner will be aware that dog waste is a bit of a 'hot topic' these days and a high percentage of both owners and non-owners share a resentment towards those that refuse to 'scoop the poop'.

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The Number One Reason That Dogs Pull On The Lead/Leash

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One of the most common queries I have received when talking to dog owners is "How do I stop my dog from pulling me on a walk?"

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This Could Improve Your Dog's Memory After A Training Session

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For those of us that enjoy training our dogs a small tip can mean a lot and help our canine friends get the most out of a session.

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These Nuts Are VERY Toxic To Dogs.Please Be Aware And Share

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Many pet owners are occasionally tempted to share their food with their dogs and may not be aware of the fact below.

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A Dog's Urine Tells Other Dogs This....

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When your dog pauses to sniff another dog's 'pee-mail' it is picking up a fair amount of information.

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Why Do Some Dogs Howl Along To Music?

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Does your dog ever howl along whilst you're listening to a piece of music? 

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Is The Canine Mouth Cleaner Than The Human Mouth?

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You’ve probably heard it said that a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s because it contains stuff that kills germs. 

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How Our Five Senses Compare To Those Of A Dog

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Our dogs may be deprived of common sense, but when it comes to the 5 senses, we should be in awe and understandably envious, with a couple of exceptions.

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Can Dogs Be Left Or Right Pawed?

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Humans, unless we're ambidextrous, will have a dominant hand but do the same rules apply when it comes to our canine friends?

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Canine health - poisons

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Seasonal Hazards (Autumn/Winter)

Now that the days of summer have slipped by we all begin to turn our thoughts to events like Halloween, Bonfire night and preparations for Christmas.

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Smile! Six Easy Steps To Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

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Did you know 80% of dogs over the age of three experience gum disease? Gum disease begins when bacteria sticks to the surface of teeth.

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Yes, Dogs Can Be Allergic to Fleas!

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Fleas are the tiny vampires of the dog world. Like mosquitoes and other blood-seeking parasites, fleas bite their victims to obtain their blood and then live off the rich nutrients found there.

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Lesser-Known Benefits Of Having Dogs In The Workplace

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I recently read an article about dog-friendly workplaces and the impact on employees.

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Improve Your Canine Communication Skills With These Top Tips

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5 Top Tips to Help You Read Your Dog's Body Language

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Five Great Tips To Keep Your Dog Mentally Positive

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Below are five simple tips that owners can use to promote positive engagement and help keep their dog mentally stimulated.

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Why The Condition Of Your Dog's Skin And Coat Is Important

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Everyone likes to see a soft shiny coat on their dog because, well, because it just looks healthy.  But, it goes much deeper than just looks.

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Some Interesting Dog Owning Statistics - Check These Out!

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Dog owners are in for a bit of a treat with this post (excuse the pun!). I recently came across a set of statistics that threw up some interesting findings.

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Bloat – The Number 1 Canine Emergency

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Bloat - Gastric Dilation-Volvulus (GDV)

This is an extremely serious first aid situation. It occurs when the stomach becomes enlarged through a build-up of gas and then twists along its long axis.

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Dogs Get Diabetes Too!

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It’s fairly well-known that Diabetes is a disease that affects people but did you know that dogs get diabetes too? In fact Diabetes Mellitus (to give it its full name) is one of the most common endocrine conditions seen in dogs.

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