by Lizzie Novotny Because of the fact that dangerous foods for your dog abound in your kitchen, one should be very cautious with what sort of treats they offer to their canine companion. Familiarizing yourself with the following list of taboo foods will help your pet lead a long and healthy life. 1. Alcohol: can cause vomiting, difficulty breathing, as well as other problems including coma and even death. 2. Avocado: can cause diarrhea, vomiting, and heart congestion. 3. Bones: can cause cho..
by Laura Ramirez You may already be aware that bladder stones & dog UTI are fairly common. Bladder stones and urinary complications are seen more often in females than in males and more commonly in small dogs than larger breeds. Unfortunately, these conditions can be excruciatingly painful. In this article, you'll learn how dog urinary tract infections and struvite bladder stones can be treated with common sense measures and natural supplements. Bladder Stones & Dog UTI - The Causes Bladder s..
by Darlene Norris Has this ever happened to you? You just let your dog out, and here he is, asking to go out again. Frequent urination in dogs can be a real nuisance, especially when the first thing he does when he comes back in is to head for the water bowl. No wonder the dog urinating frequently is a problem. He seems to be drinking an awful lot of water... How Much Water Should My Dog Be Drinking? A dog normally will drink about about three or four cups of water per day for every 20 pounds..
The American Hairless Terrier is similar in build to a medium-sized Rat Terrier (about 5-16 lbs), from whom this breed is a direct descendant.* For allergy-sufferers seeking a dog companion, this can be a great choice.** Common personality traits you will find in an American Hairless Terrier: Intelligent Alert Playful - in a typical feisty, lively, fearless Terrier sort of way Enjoys challenging games Loving Can live in an apartment, but yards are best though they love to dig Can be good..
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The Xoloitzcuintli, or Xolo (pronounced Show-low-its-queen-tli, or Show-low for short) comes in three sizes: toy (5-15 lbs), miniature (15-30 lbs) and standard (25-40 lbs). There is also a fur-coated variety. For the sake of providing a quick description to allergy-sufferers seeking a dog companion,* this is just about the hairless variety. Common personality traits you will find in a Xolo: Very intelligent Loyal Alert Athletic Loving to its family It's also considered hardy with no spe..
Originally used a farm dog, herder and hunter of small game and vermin in Ireland, which is his country of origin, the Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier only made its first public presentation in the early 1930s. A medium-sized dog, they weigh in around 35-45 lbs (females 30-40 lbs). For allergy-sufferers seeking a dog companion, they can be a good choice.* Common personality traits you will find in a Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier: A playful and friendly Terrier breed - lifelong puppy-like attitude A..
There are three basic sizes of Schnauzers: Miniature (10-15 lbs), Standard (30-45 lbs; females up to 40 lbs) and Giant (60-80 lbs; females 55-75 lbs). For allergy-sufferers seeking a dog companion, they can be a good choice.* Common personality traits you will find in a Miniature Schnauzer: Intelligent Loving Demanding of time from caregiver Tendency to bark a lot (but it's not a yappy bark) Good companions and family pets Can be feisty and fairly dog-aggressive Can do okay in an apartme..
The Portuguese Water Dog is a hardy, muscular, water-loving, lively but sensible and loyal dog. For allergy-sufferers seeking a dog companion, they can be a good choice.* They are medium-sized dogs - generally 42-55 lbs (males); 35-49 lbs (females). Common personality traits you will find in a Portuguese Water Dog: Water-loving Great stamina Stable and consistent - make sure you are consistent with training Lively and spirited, but pleasant Sensible Loyal Affectionate Keen to work Brav..
There are three basic sizes of Poodles: Toy (6-9 lbs), Miniature (15-17 lbs) and Standard (45-70 lbs, with females being up to 60 lbs). For allergy-sufferers seeking a dog companion, they can be a good choice.* Common personality traits you will find in a Toy Poodle: Remarkably intelligent Sensitive Highly responsive - one of the most trainable breeds Social - they like to be with people Pleasant Happy Perky Lively Good watchdog for its size Some can be high-strung or timid Can do oka..
The Kerry Blue Terrier, weighing in between 33-40 lbs, is a well-built, muscular, medium-sized dog with true terrier style and character. For allergy-sufferers seeking a dog companion, they can be a good choice.* Common personality traits you will find in a Kerry Blue Terrier: Vivacious and playful Alert Determined Boisterous Unrepressed Rarely barks unnecessarily Enjoys roughhousing - tends to be dog aggressive Good watchdog, but will not attack without provocation Can do fine in an ap..
The Coton de Tulear is a bichon-type related to the French Bichons and the Italian Bolognese. It is even possible in some cases that native dogs of other types were crossbred. It is named for its coat, which is cottony or fluffy rather than silky. It has a long topcoat. They are generally between 12-15 lbs. For allergy-sufferers seeking a dog companion, they can be a good choice.* Common personality traits you will find in a Coton de Tulear: Very friendly Gentle Affectionate Alert Socialabl..
There are two varieties of the Chinese Crested (size: under 10 lbs): One is hairless except for its feet, head and tail, and called, the Hairless; the other is called the Powder Puff. It has a coat of long soft hair. For allergy-sufferers seeking a dog companion, the hairless variety can be a great choice.* Common personality traits you will find in a Chinese Crested: Intelligent Alert - but not barkers Clean and no doggy odor Not prone to fleas or ticks Sweet Lively Playful Cuddly - lik..
The Bichon Frise, weighing in between 7-12 lbs, is a puffball of a dog with a loosely curled double coat consisting of a textured outer coat lined with a soft, fine, silky undercoat that is 3-4" long and is virtually hypo-allergenic. For allergy-sufferers seeking a dog companion, they can be a good choice.* Common personality traits you will find in a Bichon Frise: Loves human company Independent spirit Affectionate Bold and lively, yet not a yapper Easy to train - competitive and obedient ..
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