Holistic Medicine and Your Pet

If you are a practitioner of holistic medicine, you may want to extend your holistic and natural medicine beliefs to your pet. One form of holistic medication that a growing number of pet owners are choosing to utilize is acupuncture. Of course, not everyone is a supporter of holistic medication. But, for those that are, […]

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Nutrition For Dogs – Dog Food Ingredients

First we need to recognize that nutrients are not the same thing as ingredients. It’s not the combination of ingredients that determines the quality of your dog’s diet and whether or not the dog’s nutritional needs are being met, it’s the blend of nutrients. The ingredients in dog food only have to do with digestibility […]

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The Noble German Shepherd Dog

When Al Gore testified before Congress after his movie An Inconvenient Truth was released, the Congress jokingly accused him of being a movie star. “Rin Tin Tin was a movie star!” Al Gore retorted. “I just have a little slide show.” Rin Tin Tin was a fictional German Shepherd dog that embodied all the best in a celebrity. Was Rin Tin Tin a myth, or based on the real personalities of German Shepherd dogs?

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Mean German Shepherd Dogs? Don’t Believe The Hype!

The personality of the German Shepherd (or Alsatian) is one of the biggest reasons why they are so popular – for the right reasons and the wrong reasons. Since they make great police and military dogs, some people rush to get a German Shepherd thinking it will make a vicious guard dog. The German Shepherd is so eager to please, that it can be easily taught to attack. But the German Shepherd is not a vicious dog by nature – they are just doing what they’ve been taught to do.

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Dog Breeding Information and Questions

Allowing your female dog to have puppies can be a great experience, but you need to understand the responsibility requirements. Overpopulation is a major problem. There many of both purebred and mixed dogs in shelters and pounds all over the world that must be euthanized every year. Unless your sure you can find every puppy […]

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German Shepherd Dog Health Issues

The German Shepherd breed is an excellent choice for a canine companion. However, just like many other popular breeds, there are certain health problems that you need to be aware of. Here are a few of the most prevalent German Shepherd dog health issues to look out for:

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English Mastiff Explained

The English mastiff is the most ‘original’ mastiff of the other variety of breeds. They can get up to about 30 inches off the ground to the shoulder. They take on the Pit Bull look with their legs apart at stance. They weigh at about 160-230 pounds. For the males and for the females about 140-190 pounds while they stand about 27 1/2 inches off the floor.

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Boxer Dog Health

Boxers are inclined to develop cancers, cardiopathies like “Aortic Stenosis” and “Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy” (the alleged “Boxer Cardiomyopathy”), hypothyroidism, hip joint dysplasia, and chronic myelopathy (spinal cord injury). Additional conditions that might occur are stomach bloat, intestinal issues, and allergic reactions (though this is perhaps more relevant to diet than breed). Entropion is sometimes […]

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