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Does Your Dog Have a Fear of Thunder? By: Debbie Ray
Fear of thunder and other loud noises is a common problem in dogs No one really knows why some pets become afraid of noises and some ...
Dog Emergencies - Make Your Own Dog First Aid Kit By: Debbie Ray
Knowing dog first aid skills are very important, just as with humans and knowing what to do in the event of an emergency may mean the difference between life and death for your dog Dog emergencies or any other extreme medical situations require ...
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in the German Shepherd By: Debbie Ray
Of all dogs diagnosed to have Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI), the German Shepherd is a common patient as well as the Rough-coated Collie One estimate shows that about 70% of all dogs diagnosed with Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) ...
Puppy Housebreaking Does Not Have to Be All That Hard By: Debbie Ray
Puppy housebreaking should start just as soon as you bring your new puppy home - and it is the best way to teach your purebred puppy to go outside when it has to relieve itself How long does it take to do ...
How to Deworm Your Pet Dog By: Debbie Ray
Deworming your dog or puppy is highly recommended to get rid of those nasty little parasites even though many resources we have talked to vary in their overall schedule time It is very important to note that ALL puppies will have intestinal worms ...
So You Want a German Shepherd Puppy, Huh? By: Debbie Ray
So, you have finally decided to get a German Shepherd puppy Could be a great choice if you did your homework ahead of ...
Personal Pet CheckUps By: Debbie Ray
For all pet owners, regular monitoring and ?examinations? of your pet will give you a better idea of the animal's overall health and prove as good ?quality? time for both you and your pet. Also, this may help you catch a problem in the early phases and certainly before it ...
Zoonoses Diseases Defined And Explained By: Debbie Ray
Zoonoses is the term applied to a grouping of diseases that are transferable from canine/feline to human. Basically, these diseases fall into three groupings based on their means of transmission. This also groups these, ideally, in the means of treatment and control. The three groupings of diseases ...
Veterinarians Set Record Straight By: Debbie Ray
Most pet owners have become very educated about their pet and the health of their pet. Still, there are many others who tend to believe in the old wives tales and myths that have been passed around for some time now. I'm sure most of you have heard at least ...
Herbs For Your Dog By: Debbie Ray
Herbology, basically, is the use of herbs in the treatment of many types of illness. Herein the emphasis of treatment is based strongly on the specific use of herbal roots, flowers and leaves to stimulate the healing process. Keep in mind that these herbs are not a form of drug(as ...
German Shepherd Coat Colors And Patterns Vary Greatly By: Debbie Ray
Genetics of German Shepherd Coat ColorsConcerning the GSD and German Shepherd coat colors, the breed standard from the SV specifically states: "The color of the GSD is in itself not important and has no effect on the character of the dog or on its fitness for work and ...
The GSD History Is Of A Very Well Respected And Admired Dog Throughout The World By: Debbie Ray
GSD history, relatively speaking when compared to many of the other breeds of dog, is still that of a very young breed. Captain Max von Stephanitz, a German cavalry officer, developed the German Shepherd Dog breed in 1899, based entirely on his vision of the perfect working ...
Did You Know By: Debbie Ray
German Shepherds were among the first dogs trained for police work- beginning around 1900 in Ghent, Belgium.Dog's body cells contain the most pairs of chromosomes (heredity- carrying structures) of any mammal- 39 pairs.There is an old Chinese belief that if a person owns a good and faithful dog that ...
The Importance Of Early GSD Socialization And Training By: Debbie Ray
I can't stress enough how important it is to perform GSD socialization and training activities early, and often, in your German Shepherd's life. Go to the park, to as many dog-friendly stores as possible, on errands, etc. Take your GSD puppy with you wherever and whenever you ...
Winterizing Your Dog By: Debbie Ray
It's beginning to get cooler and as such it is also time to plan for all your outside animals? safety. As with all mammals, the winter months pose a particular disadvantage -most especially to those outside pets many of us have.Below, you'll find a few tips to help you get ...
How Old is Your Pet Really By: Debbie Ray
Just how old is your dog really? More than likely you know the dogs age in years, or at least have an approximation of its age, but do you really have any idea how old it may be- chronologically speaking?I'm sure you've heard of the old 'seven year theory?. You ...
Tips for Overcoming Boredom and Routine Stress By: Debbie Ray
There are many ways in which you can prepare for, and participate in, you dogs overall health. Providing the necessary shots, diet and exercise are but a few of the ways in which we may meet their daily health demands. Still, there is one area which even many of the ...
Herding and the German Shepherd Dog By: Debbie Ray
Once other animals such as cattle, sheep and goats became domesticated, man became aware of the dogs herding ability. Tactics used by hunting wolves, witnessed by humans, such as driving and separating one animal from the flock, were further exploited and bred into these dogs. As in other ...
GSD Training Is An Important Part Of The German Shepherd Dogs Growth And Development By: Debbie Ray
Remember, GSD training is an important part of owning your dog. As a German Shepherd owner, you own one of the greatest potential athletes in the dog world. Well rounded, these dogs were created on the premise that the dog be versatile, athletic, courageous and mentally sound ...
GSD Jobs Draw On The Breeds Working Dog Roots By: Debbie Ray
GSD jobs are what the breed desperately craves. The GSD is the most versatile breed of working dog in the world. Highly adaptable, task-oriented, naturally protective, the German Shepherd is a dog suited to working with people. Overall, this breed can do it all, German Shepherd jobs ...
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