6 Reasons To Adopt A Senior Dog

Adopting a dog can be a life-changing experience. Bringing a new, loving animal into your household can better the lives of you, your family members, and the dog. When you go to a shelter to choose a dog to adopt, don't overlook senior dogs. A senior dog is generally put into this category when he or she reaches 7 years of age. Aging depends on the size and breed of your dog, for example small dogs mature slower and become seniors later in life than larger dogs. Animal shelters are filled with healthy, active senior dogs who need loving homes. They are in need of attention and care just as much as puppies, if not more. When you are thinking of adopting, keep these 6 reasons to adopt a senior dog in mind.

 

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Topics: Dogs, pet adoption, senior pets

7 Common Pet Injuries

There's nothing scarier than watching your dog jump down from catching a frisbee and hurting his leg, or getting home from work to find your cat with a bloody paw. Like your kids, you often find your pets getting into trouble and hurting themselves in one way or another. Sometimes accidents happen or play gets too rough, but by knowing more about which injuries are most common amongst your pets you should feel comfortable recognizing when something is serious. This way, next time your dog has a hurt paw, you'll be better able to identify what type of injury it is and what kind of treatment is appropriate. Stay informed and get to know these 7 most common pet injuries.

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5 Common Causes of Hip Pain

Having a nagging, deep, and aching pain in your hip is more than just inconvenient, it can keep you from doing your favorite activities or make it harder to just get out of bed in the morning. Hip pain is a common complaint because it is in an area which can affect everything you do. Hip pain can manifest itself on the outside of your hip, your groin, upper thigh, or outer buttock. To begin to understand why you're experiencing this pain and how it can be stopped, you first need to understand what causes it.

 

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7 Different Ways To Exercise Your Dog

Just like humans, dogs need exercise to stay healthy, maintain an appropriate weight, avoid joint issues, and to tire them out when they are wound up. Exercise is beneficial for their minds and bodies, as well as for yours too. Taking your dog for walks may get repetitive for you and him, so having a variety of activities to do will keep things exciting and new for both of you. If your dog seem lethargic, is overweight, or uninterested in playtime, chances are he may need more exercise. To make sure your pup is staying active and getting appropriate exercise in all areas of his or her life, here's 7 different ways you can exercise your dog. 

 

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Topics: dog exercise, dog exercise routine, dog exercise tips

5 Tips For Making Homemade Dog Food

Your dog can get into trouble by eating grass and bugs outdoors, candy left on the couch, and we know it's hard to resist feeding him table scraps every now and then. As a dog parent, you know that diet is an important element for keeping your dog healthy, active, and at an appropriate weight. Checking ingredients for your own food can be a daunting task, not to mention checking those of your pet's food. It's hard to know what exactly goes into pet store foods, what's healthy, and what's not. Making homemade dog food is an option that many dog owners have turned to, but is it a safe and simple task to execute? There are certain tips you'll need to know to keep your homemade dog food healthy and safe.

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Topics: natural dog food, dog food

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