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The Japanese Chin is a wonderful pet and companion to anyone lucky enough to own one. They have so many good qualities as far as pets go. There is one problem that is often very difficult to deal with and that is the separation anxiety the dog goes through each time you leave him.
The Japanese Chin has a dependent type of personality and feel they need to be with their owners at all times. They love sitting on their lap or just being next to them. When they are left alone, they will whine, cry, and often resort to destructive behavior such as chewing, digging, or barking. [...]
Other than the red Alaskan Malamute, the pigmentation of the nose, lip, and eye rim of all other color coats of the breed is usually black. Brown is generally acceptable for the red Alaskan Malamute. However, one of the mysteries of the Alaskan Malamute is the phenomenon known as the "snow nose". [...]
Many times when people look up information on the Australian shepherd, it is then that they realize that they are prone to having multiple different eye diseases or problems. [...]
Dogs need exercise as much as humans do to control their weight and to maintain their health. Basset hounds have special needs when it comes to exercise and staying in shape. Furthermore, these needs are dependent upon the age of the dog because puppies have needs that differ from those of adults. This article will look at the needs of these two life stages so that you can provide the best and most appropriate exercise for your basset hound. [...]
All dogs have their desirable aspects and their less desirable aspects. Basset hounds can make wonderful pets but can present many challenges too. Some of their less appealing characteristics have to do with stubbornness, noise, shedding, gassiness, and chronic health problems. Let's take a look at some of these challenges a little more closely. [...]
Different breeds of dog have different body types, and these differences can leave them more prone to different health and hygiene problems. Basset hounds, for example, are known for their long droopy ears, but this adorable characteristic brings with it its own group of problems and concerns. This article will take a look at why their ears can be an issue, what problems can arise, and even a little about what can be done to prevent these problems before they start. [...]
Dalmatians are not nearly as high maintenance as some other breeds but there are some things that owners must be aware of when they adopt one of these adorable dogs. Special concerns about diet and common health problems make it important that you be armed with information about the best ways to care for your pet.
The food you choose to offer your Dalmatian is probably the single most important aspect of his care. The urinary tracts of these dogs are much like those of a human in that they have difficulty processing certain types of protein. [...]
If you are considering adopting a Dalmatian there are some health issues that you should know about before you make your decision. Overall the Dalmatian is a healthy and hardy dog, but irresponsible breeding practices as well as natural genetic tendencies have resulted in some conditions that must be considered.
It has been estimated that about 8% of Dalmatians are born deaf and about 22% are only able to hear out of one ear. Research has suggested that the deafness is linked to the gene responsible for the Dalmatian's white coat. [...]
The Clumber Spaniel is a dog that has been breed for its hunting and agility. These dogs accompany hunters on foot for long excursions into the wooded areas to hunt or just to keep the hunter company. They are work dogs and sport dogs. In other words, the Clumbers are physical dogs and because of this they need to be exercised properly if they are to remain at a healthy weight. If these dogs do not receive enough exercise, chances are good that they will become overweight. This leads to serious health problems! Many of these problems can be overcome with proper exercise. [...]
Taking good care of your Cesky terrier's feet and teeth will help in the overall health and well being of your dog. While foot and dental care can be completed by a professional groomer they are also simple activities that can easily be done at home. In the case of dental care it is much more effective when done or a regular twice or three times weekly program than only done when the dog visits the groomers once every six to eight weeks. [...]
The world's smallest dog, the Chihuahua, may be very popular especially in the United States since the media fell in love with The Taco Bell Chihuahua in the 1990s, but they do have many medical, genetic and behavioral problems.
Chihuahuas can suffer from a number of genetic and medical conditions. Before purchasing a Chihuahua trace the bloodline and buy your Chihuahua pup from a reputable breeder.
You must also be prepared to invest substantial amounts of money for your dog's veterinarian care. [...]
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is prone to obesity. They need to have plenty of exercise and proper diet to maintain an ideal weight. If your Corgi becomes overweight, they will be susceptible to health problems. The puppy needs to have a place to be active such as outside in a medium sized yard. Even though they do need exercise, they should not be overworked. They have small legs and the distance they travel is double that of a larger dog in the same distance. They do need to walk, run and play, but when they are done that should be it for a while. [...]
There are many steps that need to be taken to ensure pets are healthy, and this list changes from one pet to another. Pug dogs, for instance, have special needs during the warmer months of the year. During these periods with higher temperatures you need air conditioning, you need to get your air conditioner serviced so it does not stop working, and you need to know what to do in the event that your pug does become overheated. This article will take a look at all three. [...]
Pug dogs, like humans, can have allergies. Learning to avoid allergens and deal with these allergies is an essential part of keeping your pug happy. Some of the basics things to watch out for include chocolate, allergies to food and chemicals, and seasonal allergies. Being vigilant of allergies in your pug goes way beyond just allergy season.
[h]The Chocolate Free Diet[/h]
Pug dogs are allergic to chocolate. Aside from causing some discomfort, chocolate is actually toxic to these little guys. This is not just a matter of health problems due to weight gain or sugar. Consumption of chocolate can lead to the absolute worst. It is so toxic to pugs that chocolate can actually kill them. [...]
Among the many problems that can develop in a dog's hip joints is a condition known as Legg-Perthe's Disease, a disabling ailment that causes deterioration and flattening of the hip joint.
In most dogs, the disease develops when the animal is between four and eight months old. Lameness can come on suddenly or else develop gradually over six to eight weeks. During this period of time the muscles begin to atrophy, giving the impression that the dog has one limb shorter than the others. There also will be noticeable restricted movement in the animal's joints. When the leg muscles become weakened through atrophy, it slows down the animal's recovery. [...]