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Dog Care Tips : Cures for Dog Shedding Dog Care 

Dog Care Tips : Cures for Dog Shedding

Let’s talk about some cures for dogs shedding. Well the first part of that is there are really no cures for shedding, dogs are going to shed no matter what, what we are really talking about here is decreasing it if we possibly can or dogs that are non seasonally shedding. Dogs typically shed during the Winter season and the approaching Winter months because they are trying to get thicker or thinner coats in but some dogs will shed all year long and it can be quite troublesome. The first…

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Small Dog Breed Care : How to Care for a Teacup Chihuahua Dog Care 

Small Dog Breed Care : How to Care for a Teacup Chihuahua

Hi, I’m Nancy Frensley, I’m the training manager at the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society. And I’m going to talk a little bit about caring for your teacup chihuahua. We don’t see so many of these anymore. But the teacup chihuahua, unlike the regular chihuahua is a chihuahua that is just small enough to almost fit in maybe the palms of your two hands put together. They’re very, very, very tiny. And they do have a tendency to have some genetic defects, particularly water on the brain can happen to…

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Dog Training, Feeding & Care : How to Get a Picky Dog to Eat Dog Care 

Dog Training, Feeding & Care : How to Get a Picky Dog to Eat

Okay, let’s say you’ve got a picky dog, and you’re having trouble getting them to eat. There’s a few different strategies we can use. Number one is, a lot of times it can be very boring for the dog to get back home and see that their food is sitting there in their food bowl all by itself. So what you can do is, instead of just kind of having the food there, and the dog can eat it, is turn the food into a treat, the same way you…

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Dog Care Tips : About Heated Dog House Pads Dog Care 

Dog Care Tips : About Heated Dog House Pads

Let’s talk about using heated dog house pads. Several companies make heated dog house pads for dogs but you want to be careful with anything you use that is heated with dogs obviously. Check with your veterinarian first. Heat is great for back problems, joint problems, that sort of thing but at the same time it can make certain things worse as in skin diseases, wounds, not necessarily wounds all the time but say allergic skin disease or flea allergy may get worse when that thing is heated so always…

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Dog Care & Training : How to Adopt a Maltese Dog Dog Care 

Dog Care & Training : How to Adopt a Maltese Dog

Hi, I’m Nancy Frensley. I’m with the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society. I’m the training manager in Berkeley, California. I’ve been asked how to adopt a Maltese dog. Well, one of the best ways to adopt a Maltese dog is to find one through a Maltese rescue organization. Rescue organizations for breeds, or what what are called breed rescue are often put together by breed clubs. They want to take specimens of their breed out of shelters and humane societies, and put them in foster homes and adopt them out…

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Dog Care Tips : How to Treat Dog Mange Dog Care 

Dog Care Tips : How to Treat Dog Mange

Let’s talk about how to treat mange in dogs. The first thing to know about mange, is what it is, and there are two types. Mange is actually a mite. It’s a small little mite, that lives in the skin. There are two types that we generally see, demodectic mange, or demodex mange, versus sarcoptic mange, or scabies. Demodectic mange, most dogs have it normally anyway. They get it from their mothers, right after birth. It’s a little mange that usually, or a mite that doesn’t cause many problems. It…

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Dog Care Tips : How to Determine if Your Dog Is Overweight Dog Care 

Dog Care Tips : How to Determine if Your Dog Is Overweight

Let’s discuss how to tell if your dog has an obesity problem. Obesity is a very common problem in dogs, especially as they get older, and that can lead to more problems such as back and joint issues. The easiest way to tell is to feel over the ribs. On both sides, you should be able to feel each rib ridge and if there’s fat over top of those ribs, you’re not going to be able to feel them. On fluffier dogs like this one, it’s harder to tell If…

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5 Ways Your Pet Could Be Making You Sick | Pet Care Dog Care 

5 Ways Your Pet Could Be Making You Sick | Pet Care

Hi. This is Ann. We love our pets, don’t we? They’re like family. But there are five big mistakes pet owners should avoid to keep all members of the family happy and healthy. Mistake number one– not washing your hands after playing with your pet. No matter how clean your pet looks, there are just going to be some germs in their fur. You need to wash your hands and your children’s hands every single time you play with them. To wash your hands the right way, use high quality…

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Dog Care Tips : How to Choose Dog Treats Dog Care 

Dog Care Tips : How to Choose Dog Treats

Let’s talk about choosing dog treats. There are lots of dog treats on the market and not all are made alike. There are lots of them that have filler, and lots of preservatives, lots of salt, and so these can cause weight gain. Lots of problems associated with that, especially if they’re getting many treats per day. And so choose treats wisely. You want to use a good quality treat. There are some treats that actually are vitamin fortified which can work very well also. Essentially for lots of patients…

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Medium & Large Dog Breed Care : How to Care for a Rottweiler Dog Care 

Medium & Large Dog Breed Care : How to Care for a Rottweiler

My name is Nancy Frensley, and I’m with the Berkeley Humane Society here in Berkeley, California. I’m the training manager. And because of that training behavior background I’m always interested in how to care for a dog in terms of their behavior and their training. Now of course you always have to pay attention to having a good diet for your dog. Not a cheap diet, not one that’s too expensive but a good solid diet that really maintains muscle and health and fitness and you need to have a…

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