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Stages of Puppy Teeth

by Jennifer Uhl | Jul 15, 2009

Puppies are initially born without teeth. They do not receive their first puppy teeth until they reach the age of between six and eight weeks old. They grow a total of 28 teeth, which are known as baby teeth or deciduous teeth. The first teeth that fall out are the incisor teeth, followed by the premolars and the canines. Puppies do not have molar teeth, only premolars. Their upper and lower canine teeth are at the back of their mouths and are larger. Their upper and lower incisor teeth are located in the middle. read more

How to Apply Borax to Kill Fleas in Yards

by Annie Wang | Jul 15, 2009

Fleas in a yard or field may bother cats and dogs and especially larger animals, such as horses. Borax is an inexpensive, easy way to kill outdoor fleas. Mixed with diatomaceous earth and salt, borax kills fleas by dehydrating them. read more

Puppy Training Hints

by LReynolds | Jul 15, 2009

Puppy training strategies are often absolute: use treats; never use treats; reward good behavior only; punish bad behavior. Proponents of each theory are often absolute about its effectiveness. Whatever system you use, be consistent. read more

Iams Dog Food Review

by Kristie Macris | Jul 15, 2009

Iams produces several types of canned and dried dog food for all life stages of a pet’s life–from puppies to senior dogs–including premium and veterinary formulas. Which type of Iams dog food you choose will depend on your pet’s breed, size and health. Each dry food formula comes in different kibble sizes, including MiniChunk for smaller dogs. Ingredients vary drastically in the various Iams formulas, so a little research will pinpoint the best formula for your dog. read more

What Are the Treatments for Hair Loss in Puppies?

by Melissa Voelker | Jul 15, 2009

There are many reasons that a puppy may experience hair loss. In some cases it can be caused by an allergic reaction to food or its environment, while in other cases it could be because of a behavioral problem such as obsessive licking. If your puppy experiences hair loss, it is important to have it checked by a veterinarian so that the appropriate method of treatment can be prescribed as soon as possible. read more

How to Potty Train a Puppy Using Vinegar Water

by Adrienne Warber | Jul 15, 2009

Potty training a puppy with vinegar water can make training more effective. After your puppy has an accident in the house, he may return to the same spot to potty. Even if you clean the spot with regular soap, the dog may still smell his scent unless you also neutralize the odor. White vinegar is a chemical-free way to disinfect and neutralize the odor of urine and feces. Use a mixture of vinegar and water to house train your puppy. read more

How to Make Organic Flea Dog Shampoo

by Yvette Pryce | Jul 15, 2009

Bathing your dog with a chemical-laden flea shampoo may get rid of fleas but may not be the healthiest option for your dog or your household. Pet shops now sell high-end organic flea shampoos infused with essential oils, but that might not be the best option for your pocketbook. However, you can combine affordability with health by mixing up your own organic flea shampoo, which will repel fleas while leaving your dog smelling fresh. read more

Potty Training Praise for Puppies

by Elizabeth Holli Wood | Jul 15, 2009

Puppies are truly adorable—until they make that first mess on your rug. It is important to start potty training your pup from the moment you bring her home to avoid letting your puppy develop bad habits that will be harder to break when she gets older. In order to potty train or “house break” your pup, you have to offer your puppy a little incentive to do good. This means praising your dog when she does well, and denying praise when she has an accident. read more

Beagle Puppy Training

by Glyn Sheridan | Jul 15, 2009

Your beagle puppy descends from a long line of English hunting hounds, selected and bred for his outstanding sense of smell and congenial personality. As an adult, your beagle will reach a height of between 13 and 15 inches and will weigh approximately 20 lbs. Your beagle puppy will form a loyal bond with you and your family and he will be a fine companion animal, but his intrinsic sense of the hunt makes training challenging. Early socialization and obedience training will help you control your beagle’s natural urge to chase anything that moves. read more

Fastest Way to Potty Train a Puppy

by Tricia Goss | Jul 15, 2009

You decided your family was ready for a dog and have adopted the world’s most adorable puppy. That is, until he piddled in the middle of your living room carpet. You suddenly realize that owning a dog is a big responsibility and so you prepare yourself to clean up some messes, but now all you want to do is potty train your new furry friend—fast. read more

Dangers of Flea Medication

by Andie Francese | Jul 15, 2009

Flea and tick medications are common treatments for pets. They are often sold over the counter and applied to millions of pets ever year; however, flea medication carries a myriad of risks to both pets and owners. The medications are filled with toxic chemicals (they kills fleas and ticks, after all). If they are not applied to extreme caution, serious complications and possibly death may occur. read more

What Bones are Safe to Give to a Dog?

by Sandra Petersen | Jul 15, 2009

Owners have fed their dogs bones for years and delighted in seeing how their pets seemed to enjoy their treats. However, questions have recently arisen over whether raw bones are safe or if dogs need bones at all. read more

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