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Minimizing Tear Stains on Yorkshire Terriers

Although it is natural for most Yorkshire terriers to have a bit of tearing from their eyes, if it is extreme, the result is not only unattractive but also uncomfortable for the dog. There are ways to minimize tear stains making the Yorkie look and feel better. When your Yorkshire terrier's eyes tear too much, the resulting damp hair under its eyes becomes a prime breeding ground for yeast and bacterial growth. This dampness results in reddish-brown stains. [...]

Airedale Terriers and Skin Problems

Airedale Terriers are a relatively healthy breed with just a few health issues which they are susceptible to, with one of them being skin problems. Skin problems are not uncommon in many breeds of dogs and may be caused by a variety of reasons. [...]

Say goodbye to dog hair allergies with Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers

There is nothing worse than purchasing a new family pet, just to learn that someone in your home is allergic to the animal and you must take it back to the breeder. This is much less likely to happen with a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier because they have hair, rather than the fur coats of most dogs. [...]

Akita's Diet

One of the primary concerns with taking care of purebreds is their specific dietary needs. This is especially true with the Akita. Generic and branded dog food will not provide your dog's essential nutrition. It may even raise health concerns like gastric torsion or bloating. [...]

Research study focuses on Wheatens and PLN

Veterinarian researchers at several American universities have been conducting research into the cause and cure of protein-losing nephropathy (PLN), which appears to be higher in Soft-Coated Wheaton Terriers than any other breed. PLN appears to be an inherent genetic problem with the breed that affects the dog's kidneys. Wheatens suffering with this condition experience ascites, diarrhea and vomiting, as well as the subsequent weight loss. Because protein is lost through elimination, a dog sick with PLN will become quite listless and must be treated as soon as possible. In some cases, PLN, which directly affects the kidneys, can be fatal. [...]

Taking Care of an Akita

An Akita Inu is a perfect household pet, especially if you have young children in the house. Since ancient times, this breed of dog has shown alertness, devotion, fearlessness, loyalty and intelligence. A properly trained Akita also seems to fall back on its tranquil nature; it is often said that the dog is undeniably tolerant and patient with its human companions. [...]

The Scottish Terrier and Cancer

Scottish Terriers, among their many other unique attributes, have unfortunately been historically shown to be much more prone to certain types of cancers than other breeds. In particular, they are at a very high risk for bladder cancer, speaking comparatively to other terriers. [...]

Caring For Your American Bulldog

Taking care of an American bulldog is no easy feat, but then again, taking care of any living thing is no easy feat. An American bulldog is a very hardy breed of dog that can be a very gracious and loyal pet if taken care of properly and carefully. Included in your duties as an American bulldog owner is the necessary vaccinations your dog should have, feeding it, grooming it, and training it. These responsibilities are yours from the moment you get yourself the dog, and how you go about taking care of your bulldog translates to how happy and healthy your pet will be. [...]

The Pekingese and Heart Problems

The Pekingese is a very active and relatively healthy dog, but like any other dog it does have some health issues. One of the main health problems in the Pekingese is congestive heart failure. In fact, congestive heart failure is also the leading cause of death in the Pekingese. When it is diagnosed in a puppy at a young age, it can often be successfully treated with medication. This is, however, provided it is diagnosed at an early age. When it is properly diagnosed and treated, the Pekingese is often able to live a long and healthy life. [...]

The Pekingese and Their Experiences With the Heat

Dogs have coats of hair on their body that act as insulation for the summer months as well as the winter months. This is the purpose of them shedding and growing new hair. Sometimes, however, even with their heavy coats they have difficulty dealing with certain temperatures. This is definitely the case with the Pekingese. The Pekingese is very heat sensitive and may have many difficulties dealing with the hot months of summer. [...]

Newfoundlands and Obesity

Newfoundlands may not adjust well to a small yard or small apartment because of their sheer size. Because Newfoundlands are naturally large animals, owners may make the mistake of overfeeding them and cause obesity to develop in their pet. Newfoundlands are a husky breed, sometimes referred to as "Gentle Giants", at an average weight of 130 to 150 pounds and a height of 26 inches for a female and 28 inches for a male. Thus, they require a huge amount of food but the key is in the type given to the Newfoundland to avoid ill-effects on his health. [...]

Weight Management for American Foxhounds and How to Exercise

American foxhounds are a breed of dog that has a very high energy or activity level. They can run, go for long walks, play ball, hike through fields, run all day, and still have energy left over. Obedience training is not only a great way to socialize your American foxhound, but is important for an active dog. It gives you control over your pet as many active foxhounds are also very excitable and need to understand commands such as sit, quiet, stay, and down. It is easier to obedience train your American foxhound when he is young so you have the knowledge to properly correct any behavioral problems if they occur. [...]

Taurine and Newfoundlands

Newfoundlands seem to be prone to a deficiency in taurine. Different breeds are susceptible to various illnesses for a multitude of reasons, thus researchers obtain grants annually to investigate these illnesses just as they decided to do years ago in the case of the Newfoundland. Newfoundlands tend to be prone to more heart and eye problems than anything else and it seems that taurine may be a factor. Taurine's main purpose is to facilitate potassium, sodium, and calcium to cells. When there is not sufficient taurine in a dog's diet then a condition known as dilated cardiomyopathy occurs. [...]

Appropriate Feeding and Treats for the American Eskimo

Compared to a number of breeds, the American Eskimo is highly active, meaning there needs to be a certain number of calories in their diet in order for them to stay healthy. While many dog owners feed their pets a simple dog food formula, it should be noted that feeding requirements also hinge on body size, coat, and age. There can be no dog food that is a one size fits all solution for so many breeds. [...]

Grooming the Australian Kelpie

Grooming your Australian Kelpie is fairly simple as their coats are relatively short and need little maintenance. However, there are a few things you can do to keep your Kelpie in tip top condition! [...]

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