Calcium In Your Dog’s Diet

All dog owners want the best for their pet. They want their dog, no matter what age he or she is, to be both happy and healthy. To achieve this aim, your dog should be eating good quality dog food which is rich in vitamins and nutrients.

One of the key ingredients to greatly enhance the health of any dog is calcium. This nutrient is often associated with healthy teeth and strong bones, as well as other skeletal issues.

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Dog Flu Symptoms

There may come a time in your dog’s life when he will suffer from dog flu (medically known as the “canine influenza” virus). There are a few symptoms to watch out for:

Firstly there is the coughing. Most if not all dogs will suffer this, if not painful it will be very uncomfortable for your dog. Young puppies and older dogs will suffer from coughing a lot more than your average aged dog.

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Fleas, Ticks and Other Dog Hitchhikers

The common flea can leap up to a hundred times its own height and land on Spock as he trots past, there to dine with impunity on the proteins and lipids so abundant in his doggy blood. They are hard to catch, nearly impossible to squash, and cause much more discomfort than you’d think possible of something no bigger than the head of a pin. Then there are ticks: unlike fleas, ticks can’t jump at all but must wait for Spock to stroll close enough to the blade of grass they cling to that they can latch on.

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Dogs Drinking Out of Toilet Bowls

The delicious toilet bowl! Easily accessible, sparkly, provides cool and refreshing water at all times, and is virtually hassle-free. To top that off, it is self-serve. Although the toilet bowl seems like a convenient way to constantly supply your dog with fresh water, it is far better to stay away and opt for other methods. Let’s find out why.

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Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth

If you’re a parent, you know how hard it can be to get children to brush their teeth regularly. So when your veterinarian told you that you should be brushing Bandit’s teeth, you probably had visions of chasing him around the house, wrestling him to the floor and placing your tender fingers not just near but on his very sharp teeth. Good news! If Bandit is like most dogs, he will actually enjoy having his teeth brushed – maybe not the first time, but it won’t take long before he sees it as a treat.

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