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Fighting Ear Mites in Your Dog

Tips on Fighting Ear Mites in Your Dog Have you ever seen a dog with ear mites? Chances are you have. The dog shakes his head and scratches his ears excessively, and there is usually an unpleasant odor from the ears. Ear mites are common and they are very contagious, usually spreading to most pets in the household.
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Does shaking mean my dog is in pain?

Our question this week was: Doctor - My dog is a 17-year-old Shih Tzu and for the past week we have noticed that her appetite has decreased and today is Friday and she has not eaten any food, she has an appointment with the vet tomorrow and she is now shaking more than she has in the past. Our other dog like her died last year started with these same symptoms but this one seems to have lost weight quickly.
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Pet care

Selecting the Right Shampoo or Conditioner for Dogs

Your dog Spot lived up to his name, and now it's time to give him a bath. Bathing is essential to his good health, besides the fact that he will smell clean, look clean and not shed as much. Regular bathing will also help you spot parasites such as fleas and ticks. But you need to find the right shampoo and conditioner.
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Pet care

The Puppy Diaries, Entry #4: Memorable Firsts With Our New Pup

Dear Diary, Being a first-time pup mom, there are few things that happen that AREN'T somehow surprising. I can't count the number of times my family has heard me ask, “She's doing WHAT now?” To a pup, everything is NEW! And EXCITING! When she first arrived home, Sommer would perk up if a leaf blew across the yard.
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Collapse in Dogs

Our question this week was: Doctor, I have a 2 year old rottie, he weighs around 115 lb. My problem is when we take a walk and he sees a cat he will pull on the leash so hard that he sometimes collapse because of choke but its only for about a second and then gets up. My question is that the collapse he suffered is that because of choke?
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Green Pets: Earth-Friendly Fidos and Fluffies

If everyone does their part, the Earth could be a much healthier place to live. If you want to go beyond the standard “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”, try involving your pet in the quest to save our planet. Listed below are suggested environmentally friendly products and actions to reduce your pet's carbon pawprint.
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