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5 spring-time hazards for dogs

5 spring-time hazards for dogs

Spring has already come! Be aware of its dangers for dogs: 1. Parasites and insects proliferate With the increase in temperature ticks, mosquitoes and other insects return strongly endangering your pet’s health through their bites. To avoid this, it is advisable to choose the external antiparasitic which suits best your dog’s needs. However, it is not enough to take precautions in spring, as some insects such as fleas are present throughout the year. 2. The hair shedding In spring dogs and cats begin shedding. You can keep shedding to a minimium by brushing your dog regularly. How can this...

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Cold weather tips for dogs and serious health risks

Cold weather tips for dogs and serious health risks

It is commonly believed that dogs do not feel cold, a not entirely correct statement since we have to take into account factors such as fur, age and the health status of the animal.   Which dogs adapt best to low temperatures? The dogs most prepared to withstand the cold are those that have a double layer of hair or a dense coat, so that it is more difficult for water or snow to reach the skin. Among the breeds that best face the cold we can highlight the following: Alaskan Malamute Anatolian Shepherd Bernese Mountain Dog Chow Chow Saint Bernard Samoyed Newfoundland ...

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6 Christmas dangers for dogs

6 Christmas dangers for dogs

Christmas is a special and endearing time for all of us, but it hides certain dangerous things for our four-legged friends.   Let's avoid unwelcome visits to the vet!   Christmas tree. In the previous article we explained why it is one of the most dangerous Christmas elements for dogs and cats. The answer is very simple: because appart fom being a danger in itself ... it also has dangers on it! The poinsettia. This plant very common in our homes at this time is a serious danger because it is very toxic for dogs and cats (it is estimated that it accounts for between 5% and 10% of consultations...

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Your dog does not miss any detail … Watch out for the tempting Christmas tree and ornaments!

Your dog does not miss any detail … Watch out for the tempting Christmas tree and ornaments!

Your dog is an adorable pet, isn’t it? But let's be honest ... It can also become an excellent destroyer of Christmas ornaments. If you have already started taking out the Christmas decorations, surely your dog does not miss any detail. That is why it is essential to know how  decoration may be dangerous for it.   Today we will focus on tree-dog rivalry A rivalry that can cause serious problems if we do not take the necessary precautions: electric shocks, cuts from playing with glass balls or hard plastic, choking, obstructions and other accidents that we must avoid. We help you: ...

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7 dog walking tips you should know

7 dog walking tips you should know

For dogs walk time is one of the most expected moments of the day. Do not mess it up! Follow this 7 basic tips to turn it into your favorite moment. Walk = pee + poop Error! ❌ Most owners, for convenience or lack of time, associate the walks with the time when their dogs do their needs and... back home again! Walk time is much more than that, do not fall into this error and give him the time he deserves. Number of walks The first big question for pet owners. Our recommendation is that it should never be less than three. Here there are no excuses: neither the lack of time...

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Why does my dog sleep so close to me?

Why does my dog sleep so close to me?

It's bedtime and your dog goes up to your bed without thinking twice. Do you know why he does it? One of the most frequent debates among pet owners is whether it is advisable to sleep with us or not, a topic of discussion that will be discussed in the following posts. Whether you are a supporter of sharing your sleep hours with your dog or not, surely that on occasion your pet has sought to get in your bed. We tell you why.   6 reasons why your dog sleeps with you It is a natural behavior: the dog is a social animal by nature that in the wild would sleep with the other members...

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Ten things your dog hates about you

Ten things your dog hates about you

While each dog is a world, there are certain behaviors we do every day capable of ending the patience of the "man's best friend."   1. Strong hugs We know in many occasions it is unavoidable to show our love through hugs but, even if your pet has become used to it, hugging is not such a tender act for him. Avoid placing your arms around them  and squeezing them tightly (it may perceived it as a threat).   2. The lack of rules As with humans, pets also need some limits and rules to follow. Nothing satisfies him more than pleasing you and being happy by your side,...

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Does your dog get dizzy on trips? Symptoms and advice

Does your dog get dizzy on trips? Symptoms and advice

As with humans, it is common for dogs to experience dizziness when traveling by car, especially when it comes to puppies. Next we will help you identify when your dog is suffering from dizziness, how to act and some tricks to avoid it.   ♦ SYMPTOMS OF A DIZZY DOG If your dog is suffering from dizziness, you will be able to warn him if he shows any of the following signs: Vomiting Inactivity Anxiety or stress Excessive yawns Excessive panting accompanied by drooling.   ♦ TIPS TO AVOID DIZZING IN DOGS Empty stomach: It is more frequent that...

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Heat stroke in dogs: symptoms and solutions

Heat stroke in dogs: symptoms and solutions

The heat and the getaways arrive, being easy for our dog to suffer a heat stroke (in the same way that it is easy to avoid it). Heat stroke in dogs is a dangerous problem for them because the sudden increase in body temperature causes the collapse of their body can lead to death (as occurs between the 36% and 50% * of dogs that suffer).   Why are they so vulnerable to heat stroke? In just a few minutes the heat strokes can be very harmful, since dogs regulate their body temperature more slowly than us through panting (having only a few sweat glands in the pads). For this reason you must...

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Why your dog should not eat cereal

Why your dog should not eat cereal

Each year more and more grain free dog food gain a place in global markets against conventional pet foods.     Why your dog need a grain free diet? Grain free products have many benefits for dog. After scientifically confirming that dogs share 99% of its genetic code with the gray wolf, at Wild Side we are committed to developing food similar to what our pets would find in nature, to give them the same nutritional requirements their wild relatives have. Among the benefits of the implementation of a grain free diet we should mention: Decrease of food allergies and intolerances:...

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