Pawtitas Pet Blog

Helping Your Dog Recover From An Injury

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Helping Your Dog Recover From An Injury

Whether your dog is recovering from an injury, illness or surgery, it is important to look after his needs, ensure he has the time to recuperate fully, and follow the veterinarian's instructions. Sometimes this is harder on dog owners because you feel sorry for your dog, but consistent rules and guidance are what our dogs need from us for a safe and speedy recovery. Keeping your dog calm and stress free Just like with humans, your dog will need rest to heal from his dog injury. During the recovery process, your dog may seem more sluggish than usual and may...

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Dogs and Car Travel

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Dogs and Car Travel

With careful planning and the right safety equipment hitting the road with your canine companion can be fun and hassle free. More often than not, dogs make for willing and eager travel companions. Some dogs have even achieved literary fame as canine car companions, like John Steinbeck’s French poodle Charley. But whether your dog is eager or reluctant, having the right equipment and attitude can help to assure that the trip is safe and satisfying for all. BEFORE YOU LEAVE Before you hit the road, make sure that you have everything you’ll need to keep your dog happy and healthy....

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Taking your Dog on Holidays with you

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Taking your Dog on Holidays with you

Can’t imagine leaving your pooch behind while you go on holiday?  With just a little planning, you can bring all members of your family along on your next getaway, including your beloved dog.   Do you feel that your dog is a genuine part of the family?  Chances are your pet feels the same way.  They are pack animals after all.  Which is why it is unsettling for animals to be left behind when you go away on holiday. Not so long ago, you had little choice but to place your beloved animal in a kennel or arrange for a...

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Feeding Your Dog Raw Meaty Bones: Is it safe?

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Feeding Your Dog Raw Meaty Bones: Is it safe?

The trend toward holistic, more natural pet diets seems intuitively better for our pets. But is it safe and what are the pros and cons of these raw diets?   There is no easy answer to this question. The simple answer is that it depends on the dog. Many dogs thrive on a diet of raw meaty bones, but there are also numerous stories of dogs with fractured teeth from chewing hard bones. Another risk is oesophageal  or intestinal obstruction from eating bones and perhaps even more commonly, a nasty bout of constipation. Bones are also often high in fat...

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10 Foods That Are Bad For Your Dog

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10 Foods That Are Bad For Your Dog

Dogs love to eat. The problem is that some of your favourite foods are simply no good for your canine companion. Your dog likes snacks, and you like snacks, and you like to share your snacks with your dog. Who can resist those puppy-dog eyes? Unfortunately, just as your dog can eat certain things that aren’t good for you, many of the things you eat are not good for your dog. To avoid a sick tummy, an emergency visit to the veterinary clinic or worse, take a look at this list of foods that are bad for your pooch. CHOCOLATE...

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