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5 Dog Sleeping Positions and What They Mean

 

 

As much as dogs like to run, play and sniff out the world around them, they also like to snooze. Healthy adult dogs spend an average of 12 to 14 hours per day sleeping, and puppies, senior dogs or those with health problems may require even more rest.

Pet parents witness all sorts of dog sleeping positions, especially if they share a bed or couch with their pups. You have the back loungers, the spread-out space hogs, and the curled-up cuties. But what do these dog sleeping positions mean? Why do dogs sleep the way they do?

This helpful guide breaks down five common dog sleeping positions and explains some of the science behind why dogs sleep in certain ways.

4 top nutrients every animal needs

 
 
 
top four nutrients

No matter what type of food you feed your dog or cat, these few specific supplements will give him important nutrients and improve his diet.

Many people, including veterinarians, believe that processed commercial pet foods have all the nutrients dogs and cats need for good health. As they begin to realize that excessive processing destroys nutrients, they may switch to better quality or fresher foods. But even when these diets contain a full complement of vitamins, minerals and other required nutrients, there’s still room for improvement. In fact, no matter what type of food you feed your companion, a few specific supplements will complement and improve his diet.

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Will you be my Valentine? Meet Abe!

 

What’s up guys? My name is Abe. Some call me Awesome Abe ?

I was found and rescued on the 710 freeway, a few years ago. As you can imagine, that was quite a scary experience and it’s left me a little unsure of things. It’s ok though, because I live with my forever foster family, who make me feel very safe and loved.

I would really love to have my own Live Love Leader! If you’re a Live Love Leader that means that you choose to donate regularly to help with my needs. It would honestly mean the world to a dog like me ??

 

If you are interested in donating to Abe’s care or adopting him. please contact Live Love rescue:

http://www.livelovepetcare.com/rescue

Are you looking for a Valentine? Meet Fiona!

Hello everyone! My name is Fiona. As you can tell from my ears, there’s a good chance that I might be a long lost relative of Gizmo. They are very helpful for detecting the rustling of treat packets?

I was rescued from a local funeral home in my hometown of Long Beach a couple of years ago, thanks to my friends at @fixlbpets. I am currently living my best life by the beach, enjoying the fresh ocean breeze and feeling the sand between my paw pads ?

I truly do live life to the fullest, but sadly I do have an awfully long list of old lady health issues. If you would like to help contribute to my medical costs, that would be a truly wonderful Valentine gift! ?

 

 

If you are interested in donating to Fiona’s care or adopting her. please contact Live Love rescue:

http://www.livelovepetcare.com/rescue

 

 

What are my dog and cat food options? What is BEST?

We compared the pros and cons of different types of dog food – kibble, homemade, canned, raw, freeze-dried and dehydrated – to make your decision of what to feed your dog a little easier!

 

What is the best kind of dog food? Is canned food healthier than kibble? Does a homemade dog food diet require as much work as it appears to? Whole Dog Journal developed a comprehensive pros and cons chart for various dog food options you may be considering. Remember: no one dog food is best for all dogs! Consider your dog’s lifestyle and needs and use this chart to help you decide what kind of food your dog should eat regularly. You might also consider feeding your dog a mix of different food types for greater variety in the diet.

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Reduce Your Dog’s Cancer Risks

 

 

You can’t prevent cancer – at least not yet – but you can stack the odds in your dog’s favor. WDJ suggests four ways you can lessen the odds of cancer in your dog.

Veterinary oncologists say that cancers in humans and in dogs are incredibly similar, in terms of growth and prognosis. That’s good news for both species, as research of human or canine cancer may yield insight about and new treatments for this deadly disease. In addition, many of the tactics that reduce the incidence of cancer in humans, veterinary oncologists say, can be used by pet owners to reduce the chances that their dogs will develop the disease. Here are four things you can do to help prevent cancer in your dog:

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Chronic Ear Infections in Dogs: What You Need to Hea

Your dog’s repeated ear infections should not be ignored, as they can easily lead to permanent hearing loss.

Given that “itchiness” is the most common reason for veterinary visits, I suppose it shouldn’t be surprising that ear infections run a close second. Ear disease is a symptom that something else is going on in your dog’s body, such as allergies, so it makes perfect sense that ear infections are a leading cause of veterinary visits.

Otitis – inflammation of the ear – can be a painful condition that always has a root cause. The challenge is to figure out what that is.

 

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Need help with your dogs Christmas wish list?

Must-Have Chew Toys

Kong dog toys

 

The secret to happy chewing is variety. Be creative… think rubber, plastic, rope, wood, fuzzy things, carrots, oranges, and more. There are advantages and disadvantages to each – they can all break, splinter, shred, be ingested – so it pays to have a chat with your vet about what to watch for when you choose your chews.

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The California Fires

On Thanksgiving Day last week, we were most grateful for RAIN. The first day of precipitation helped the firefighters to completely “contain” (form a containment line around) the still-burning fire.

Life won’t be the same for a long, long time in this county. The death toll (88 as of this writing, and counting) is staggering, the number of missing people is still high, the number of homes burned (nearly 14,000) is unprecedented, and many of the businesses in the towns that burned won’t be able to recover.

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dog runny nose

If your dog is having excessive nasal discharge, there are a number of possible causes. Find out what your dog’s runny nose could mean here.

It’s that time of year again. Runny noses and sneezes abound for us humans, as new plants bloom in the fall. But did you know that your dog can suffer a runny nose too?Dog runny noses are more correctly called nasal discharge. It can run the gamut from clear and watery to thick and purulent. The appearance and frequency of nasal discharge in dogs can tell you much about the underlying cause.

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