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It's A Dog's Life - YOUR Dog's! Newsletter
September 15, 2010

Save your dog's life with dog first aid!

Whether you're new to dog ownership, or a long-time friend; have a puppy, or care for a senior dog; own a purebred, or a cross from the rescue center; regardless of your situation, your dog is precious to you.

You want only the best for your dog, just like you want the best for every member of your family. This newsletter has the information and resources you need to give your dog the best -- the best of health, the best of safety, the best of lifelong well being.

With some prevention and some planning, you can keep your dog healthy and safe, for years to come.

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If it smells like an old shoe it could be a Dog Ear Infection.

Ears can be a problem area for many dogs.

The warm, damp environment of the inner ear is a perfect breeding ground for mites, bacteria and fungus. If left untreated it can become a real problem and can eventually become life-threatening. If your dog smells like an old running shoe its an ear infection.

Some breeds of dogs such as Bloodhounds and Spaniels, are particularly susceptible to ear problems because their long floppy ears restrict the flow of fresh air, further exacerbating the situation. The first sign of trouble is a smell. Ear infections often produce a distinctive foul order (like a kids running shoe).

Dogs will start scratching their ears or rubbing them against the floor more and more frequently, and if the infection spreads to the inner ear, well you can imagine what starts to happen; your dog becomes disorientated, clumsy and appears depressed and lacks motivation.

Health Tip

You should inspect your dogs ears at least weekly using your eyes and (mostly) nose and if you see any redness or discharge or notice the smell we talked about its time to take your dog to your holistic veterinarian.

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Some dogs are sort of aloof, and others are lap dogs or real "cuddlers". What is it in their personality that makes them different? This is somewhat of a mystery.

What makes one dog standoffish and another dog extremely affectionate? It probably has a lot to do with their genetic make-up as well as their socialization skills. From an early age, your dog's breed and socialization skills (both pet-to-pet and pet-to-human) have an impact on his behavior.

Speaking of cuddling, I found a plush cuddle toy that is adorable and durable as well. It is the Go Dog Dragon.

The great thing about the Go Dog Dragon is that it is more than just a cute cuddly toy - it is also extremely durable. It is made with a soft fabric that is held together with double stitching and "Chew Guard". Great deal on 'Baby Dragon in Coral' by Sherpa Pet Group, LLC

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1. Trimming your dog's nails and grooming his or her fur at home saves money spent on professional groomers.

2. Practice good dental hygiene. Daily brushing of your dog's teeth has significant returns.

3. Don't skip vaccinations or flea and tick prevention . Vaccines protect pets from painful and tragic diseases such as rabies, and fleas and ticks carry harmful diseases such as the plague that may also be spread to people in contact with pets.

4. Buy fewer toys , and trick pets into thinking those toys are new, time and time again.

5. Be creative with ways to make toys more interactive. Consider buying Buster Cubes or Kong toys for dogs to give them more stimulation while they eat or enjoy treats.

I hope these tips help your budget and most importantly the health and happiness of your dog. One additional tip on the list is to consider pet insurance. It is one that I firmly believe in as well. For those on a budget, it can really allow you to do the best for your dog when you need it most. Pet insurance dramatically reduces the costs of large veterinary bills, ranging from emergency care after an accident and cancer treatment to preventative check-ups and care including vaccinations. Take a minute now and get a free quote.

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