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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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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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Keep pets’ safety in mind this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving—it’s a time for falling leaves, family gatherings and plenty of turkey and stuffing—but the holiday is not always a festive time for pets. Pet Sitters International (PSI), the world’s leading educational organization for professional pet sitters, advises pet owners to keep in mind their four-legged family members’ safety when planning Thanksgiving activities this year.

“Simple holiday traditions, such as hosting a Thanksgiving feast for friends and family, can pose potential problems to pets if not monitored carefully,” advised PSI President Patti J. Moran. “Fortunately, there are simple precautions pet owners can take to help promote a safe and happy holiday for pets and humans alike.”

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10 Halloween Safety Tips for Pet

 

Halloween can be a festive and fun time for children and families. But for pets? Let’s face it, it can be a nightmare. Skip the stress and keep your pets safe this year by following these 10 easy tips.

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Have You Seen Me?

Fall brings urban Coyotes closer to neighborhoods as populations of wild babies decreases and young solitary animals forage out to hunt .

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What To Do With Your Dog When Kids Go Back To School.

 

Can you believe that in less than one week it’s back to school time for the kids?

Back-to-school inevitably signals changes in our routines and everyone is most likely away from home for much longer periods of time. These changes can be especially hard on our family pet which can ultimately lead to depression or behavior problems.

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