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The Happy Dog Spot - Free Articles from an Award-Winning Canine Health Writer!

Free articles from an award-winning dog health writer to help you raise a healthy, happy canine companion

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Dog Paw Injuries: Common Paw Hazards and How to Treat Them

Learn how to identify and treat common dog paw injuries. Dog's paw pads contain many blood vessels. Because of this, even minor dog paw injuries can result in a lot of bleeding.

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Dog Paw Care: How to Keep Your Pooch's Paws in Tip-Top Shape

Whether it's battling the winter or summer elements, your dog's paws take a lot of abuse. Routine dog paw care is essential to keeping his feet healthy and comfortable.

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Dog Names: Tips to Choose the Perfect Name for Your Pooch

Choosing the right name for your dog is important, as you'll both have to live with it for many years to come. For help choosing dog names, check out the tips in this article....

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Common Dog Illnesses: How to Identify and Treat them

Identifying dog illnesses is crucial, but not always easy. It is important to know how to monitor your dog's behavior for clues to his health so you can get immediate treatment if something is wrong.

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Dog Food Safety: You Won't Believe What's in Your Dog's Food

Dog food safety is a very serious subject. Unfortunately, you cannot trust your dog's nutrition to the commercial pet food industry. Read the shocking truth about what's in your dog's food.

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Dog First Aid Basics: Being Prepared Could Save Your Dog's Life.

Would you know what to do if your dog faced a medical emergency? If you're not prepared with the proper dog first aid, your dog could lose his life.

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Dog First Aid Kit: Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

A well-stocked dog first aid kit is an essential for every prepared dog owner. Here is a checklist of items you should have ready in your dog's emergency kit....

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Dog Diarrhea Causes and Treatment

Dog diarrhea can result from a simple case of stomach upset, or it can be a sign of something more serious. It can also quickly lead to dehydration. Find out what to do if your dog has diarrhea....

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Dog CPR: Would You Know How to Save Your Dog's Life?

Dog CPR is very different from human CPR and has a much lower success rate. Here, a board-certified emergency critical care veterinary specialist tells you how to improve your dog's chances....

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Dog Communication: Do You Know How to Speak Dog?

Learning the basics of dog communication is very important. By understanding what our dogs are "saying" to us, we can deepen our bond with them - and avoid misunderstanding.

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Dog Body Language: Do You Know How to Speak Dog?

Understanding dog body language is essential to building a stronger bond with your furry friend. Follow these tips to understand what your dog is "saying" with his body....

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Could Dog Aromatherapy Benefit Your Pet?

Could dog aromatherapy benefit your dog? Learn the whys, whens, and hows here.

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Dog Air Travel Tips. Don't Fly with Your Dog without Reading this First!

Dog air travel is sometimes necessary, however it should not be done lightly. If you must fly with your dog, make sure you take the proper steps to ensure a safe, stress-free flight.

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Successful Dog Adoption Tips

Millions of homeless animals are looking for a second chance. By adopting a shelter dog, you can save a life and get a best friend. Follow these tips for successful shelter dog adoption....

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Dehydration in Dogs: Learn the Signs and What to Do

Dehydration in dogs is a serious condition that, if not treated immediately, can be fatal. Learn how to tell if your dog is dehydrated, and what you should do to save his life....

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Choking Dog First Aid. Learn How to Save Your Canine Companion from Choking.

Would you know what to do to help a choking dog? Learning these simple techniques could mean the difference between life and death for your canine companion....

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Chocolate Lab Dog Names: Perfect Names for Your New Pooch!

Looking for the perfect chocolate Lab dog names? Look no further! We have a great list of names for your new chocolate Lab.

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Careers with Dogs: Love Dogs? Find out About Rewarding Careers with Canines.

Now more than ever, a whole host of interesting and rewarding careers with dogs are available. Many of these even offer flexible and even distance education training. Read on for more information.

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Canine Homeopathy v. Conventional Medicine: Get the Facts

Canine homeopathy is system of treatment that falls under the umbrella of holistic healthcare. Homeopathy treats the underlying disease, not just the symptoms. Read more about this natural treatment.

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Canine Bloat Information to Help Save Your Dog's Life

Canine bloat is a life-threatening emergency experienced by large, deep-chested dogs. Learn the signs and risk factors of this conditon to help you save your dog's life....

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The Best Black Dog Names

Black dogs are some of the most lovable dogs, but they are also the hardest for shelters to place. If your'e considering adopting a black dog, check out this list of the best black dog names...

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Big Dog Adoption Tips

It's unfair that big dogs are harder for shelters to adopt than small dogs. If you'd like to rescue a big dog, check out these big dog adoption tips....

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The Best Dog Toys: Tips to Choose the Best Toys for Your Dog

Dogs love their toys! The best dog toys meet your dogs mental, emotional and physical needs. Here are the keys to choosing the safest, most entertaining toys for your furry friend....

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Animal Reiki: A Gentle Yet Powerful Healing Method for Animals

Animal Reiki is a gentle, non-invasive form of holistic healing that comes from an ancient Japanese system of eneryg healing. Read more on Reiki for our animal companions....

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Animal Blood Banks - Saving Pets Lives Every Day

Animal blood banks are critical in supplying the necessary blood that saves the lives of our canine companions. Find out how animal blood banks perform their life-saving work....

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Acupuncture for Dogs: Is it Right for Your Canine Companion?

Acupuncture for dogs is a holistic healing modality originating from Traditional Chinese Medicine. It can be used to treat a wide variety of canine health disorders. Learn more....

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About Me and the Dog who Rescued Me

This About Me page will tell you how I became so passionate about dogs, and am dedicating my life to making sure that as many as possible are happy and healthy.

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LYNNE

We have a small rescued Lurcher (Sasha) who was in a very poor state when we got her--starved, flees and had a very bad leg injury. After a year of getting

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Notes from the Dog: Inspirational Dog Quotes & Notes from The Happy Dog Spot.com

Notes from the Dog provides inspirational and motivational quotes and notes straight from the mouths of our canine companions. Find it only at The Happy Dog Spot.

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