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Australian Shepherd puppy blowing bubble gum.A Dog Chewing Gum Can Be Lethal Due To Xylitol Toxicity

A dog chewing gum is never good. It can be deadly for dogs due to toxicity in shockingly small amounts of xylitol.
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Australian Shepherd jumping for flying disc.Enjoying The Wide World of Dog Sports

Dog sports are one of the best ways to have fun with your dog, promote good health, and build a stronger bond.
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Australian Shepherd puppy leaning out of car window.Using A Dog Car Harness Can Help You Avoid Tragedy

Using a dog car harness is a subject of much debate among dog owners but could help you avoid a tragedy.
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Blue merle Australian Shepherd with tongue out.Using A Dog Cooling Collar To Help Keep Your Dog Safe

A dog cooling collar is not just a summer toy; it can be a lifesaving device, particularly on the hottest of days.
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Person holding Australian Shepherd's paw.Getting Your Dog Used To Dog Nail Clippers

Using dog nail clippers can be difficult. What are the steps you can take to get your dog used to the process?
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Red merle Australian Shepherd with tongue hanging out.House Training Your Adult Dog

House training adult dogs can be a particular challenge but it can be done provided you go about it the right way.
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Red merle Australian Shepherd laying on sand.A Dog Cooling Pad Can Help Your Pup Chill

A dog cooling pad may be just the thing your pup needs in hot weather or if he's been exercising or quite active.
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Two black tri Australian Shepherds.Understanding Littermate Syndrome

Littermate syndrome may not be a concern for most pet owners, but the professionals agree that it is a real issue.
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Blue merle Australian Shepherd wearing dog collar.Choosing Dog Collars and Harnesses

Dog collars and harnesses come in many shapes, sizes and designs and making a purchase can feel overwhelming.
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Close-up of tapeworm.Treating Worms In Dogs

Worms in dogs are parasites that can be very dangerous and it is important to understand the effect they can have.
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Australian Shepherd appearing to smile showing front teeth.Dog Toothpaste And What You Need To Know

Dog toothpaste is not just a quirky idea. It's a necessity to keep your four legged friend happy and healthy.
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Australian Shepherd drinking water.Signs and Symptoms of Dog Kidney Infection

A dog kidney infection can be a very serious issue. Be aware of the signs and symptoms you need to look out for.
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German Shepherd walking on dog treadmill from dogPACER.Using A Dog Treadmill Is An Option Worth Considering

A dog treadmill is a good way for your dog work off energy or shed pounds and can be an asset if used correctly.
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Merle and red merle Australian Shepherds.Do You Have A Problem With Your Dog Chewing Their Tail?

A dog chewing their tail or the area around the base of the tail is common but it can indicate a serious problem.
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Australian Shepherd and man outdoors.A Dog Shock Collar Can Be A Useful Training Tool If Used Correctly

A dog shock collar can be a useful training tool to break dogs of bad habits or keep them within a safe boundary.
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Australian Shepherd sporting a red collar.Cool Dog Collars To Make Your Dog Stand Out From The Pack

Looking for cool dog collars? Fortunately, there are tons of options out there for every size, breed and taste.
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Red merle Australian Shepherd wearing dog backpack.How To Choose A Dog Backpack

Wearing a dog backpack be fun for you and your dog provided you go about it the right way and get the right pack.
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Canine Lymphoma Article: Photo of blue merle Australian Shepherd with black background.Understanding Canine Lymphoma

Canine lymphoma is one of the more serious medical conditions that can plague dogs and affects the immune system.
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Red merle Australian Shepherd taking a bow.Facts About Dog Hip Dysplasia

Dog hip dysplasia is one of the most common conditions that veterinarians see. It is a skeletal disease can occur in any breed.
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Homeless Australian Shepherd with suitcase by train tracksDog Fostering? How to Get a Foster Dog Adopted

Are you dog fostering or interested in fostering a dog? You can adopt out a rescue dog with this simple process.
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Red merle Australian Shepherd in yard with wood fence.Electronic Dog Fence vs. Traditional Fencing

An electronic dog fence is a great option and has benefits that can make them preferable to traditional fencing.
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Australian Shepherd with grass and trees in background.What Does Service Dog Training Entail?

Service dog training can train dogs to help individuals cope with a wide range of physical or mental disabilities.
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Man training Australian Shepherd.Understanding The Ins And Outs Of Professional Dog Training

Professional dog training is a great way to get a solid foundation in obedience or to deal with dog behavior problems.
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Doggy Dan, Professional Dog TrainerReady To Get Serious About Training Your Dog?

There's no need to be dealing with the same behavior problems like aggression, leash pulling, barking, jumping up, and biting, year, after year...
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Australian Shepherd in field of daisies.Identifying and Treating Dog Skin Allergy

Dog skin allergy is more common than you might think. Dogs can suffer from allergies just as humans do.
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Australian Shepherd with dog food.Diabetic Dog Food: Dealing With Canine Diabetes

Diabetic dog food is one of the tools for helping control diabetes in dogs, but which is best to manage symptoms?
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Australian Shepherd standing in streamHair Loss In Dogs: A Guide

Hair loss in dogs, or alopecia, is a relatively common complaint and, unfortunately, is difficult to prevent.
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Dog bad breathUnderstanding Dog Bad Breath

Dog bad breath is something almost every dog owner has experienced but can be a symptom of other health issues.
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Homemade dog treats on a cookie sheet.Why Choose A Homemade Dog Treat?

A homemade dog treat may not seem necessary, but it is just better to make treats for your dog, for many reasons.
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Dog wheel chairDog Wheel Chair Options Available

A dog wheel chair may not have been something you considered purchasing, but unfortunately, it can become necessary.
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Wet Australian Shepherd running.Physical Therapy for Dogs To Improve Recovery And Reduce Pain

Physical therapy for dogs is a relatively new approach that has gained a great deal of popularity in recent years..
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Red tri Australian Shepherd with snowy background.Cancer in Dogs: Know The Symptoms And Treatment Options

Cancer in dogs is very real and all too common. Nearly half of deaths in dogs over age 10 are caused by cancer.
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Dog skin disease scabies.Dog Skin Disease Is Very Common And Must Be Diagnosed Quickly

Dog skin disease is an extremely common occurrence given that there are over 160 skin disorders that affect dogs.
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Australian Shepherd under blanket.All About The ThunderShirt For Dogs

The ThunderShirt has become a very popular option in the treatment of anxiety in dogs since it came on the market.
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Homemade dog treats spilling from a glass jar.Dog Treat Recipe Ingredients To Avoid

Is your dog treat recipe safe? Remember to use caution when including certain ingredients to avoid any problems.
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Portrait of Australian Shepherd puppy.Do Puppy Vitamins Cause More Harm Than Good?

Puppy vitamins are a subject of much controversy, but are vitamins for puppies likely to do more harm than good?
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Australian Shepherd running with dog toy.Exercise Induced Collapse in Australian Shepherds

Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) is a serious condition that affects many breeds including the Australian Shepherd.
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Homeopathy remedy dripping onto spoon from dark bottleCould Homeopathic Remedies For Dogs Be Dangerous?

Homeopathic remedies for dogs are becoming more popular but could homeopathy for dogs actually be dangerous?
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Man training Australian ShepherdMake Your Dog Training Commands Clearly Understood

When dog training, commands should be clear, consistent, and concise. You and your dog need to be on the same page.
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DIY Dog Agility EquipmentStarting Dog Agility: DIY Dog Agility Equipment

Getting started in agility doesn't have to be expensive. Make your own dog agility equipment out of things you can find in and around your house.
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Using Body Language When Dog TrainingControlling Space and Using Body Language When Dog Training

What does your body language tell your dog? How to use body language and controlling space when dog training.
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Spooky Evil ClownIs Your Dog Afraid or Aggressive When Meeting Strangers?

What to do if your dog has become afraid or aggressive with strangers or suddenly behaves oddly when greeting you.
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Communicating With Your DogMisunderstandings When Communicating With Your Dog

When communicating with your dog there are plenty of opportunities for misunderstandings. Are you confusing your dog?
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Starting Agility TrainingStarting Agility Training With Your Aussie

When starting agility training with your Australian Shepherd it's hard to know where to begin. Here are some of the first steps to help get you going.
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Australian Shepherd HerdingWhat To Do About Dog Biting And Nipping Due To Herding Instinct

Is your dog biting and nipping due to herding instinct? How to successfully stop this unwanted behavior in your dog.
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Lady cuddling an Australian ShepherdDog Vitamin and Dog Supplement Guide

Does your dog need a dog vitamin or a dog supplement to stay healthy or slow the progress of degenerative disease?
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Homemade dog treats in bone shape on cooling rackTake Control With Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

It's easy to make healthy homemade dog treats, but not all ingredients are safe. Learn more and create your own healthy dog treat recipes.
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Lyme Disease In DogsLyme Disease In Dogs And Why You Need To Stay Vigilant

Why Lyme Disease in dogs is something you need to stay vigilant about. What should you do if you find a tick on your dog or tick bite site?
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Medium Size Dog BreedsWhy Medium Size Dog Breeds Rule

Looking for medium size dog breeds? There are many things to consider when deciding on what size dog to get. There is no "best dog breed." There is only the dog breed that best suits you.
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Dog Arthritis Medication For Treatment and PreventionDog Arthritis Medication For Treatment and Prevention

There is a range of dog arthritis medication and treatment available that can improve the quality of life for your dog.
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Dog Dental HealthWhy Dog Dental Health Is Key

Dog dental health is essential to overall health and the sooner you make it part of your dog's overall health plan the better.
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Ivermectin for Dogs, Trifexis and MDR1 Gene MutationIvermectin for Dogs, Trifexis and MDR1 Gene Mutation in Australian Shepherds

URGENT WARNING FOR AUSSIE OWNERS—Ivermectin for dogs, Trifexis and a host of other drugs can be deadly for dogs with the MDR1 gene mutation.
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Pain Meds For DogsPain Meds For Dogs

Pain meds for dogs can provide relief but should never be taken lightly. So what types of pain medications for dogs are there and what do you need to watch out for?
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Dog VaccinationIs Dog Vaccination Beneficial or Harmful?

Your Aussie is counting on you to keep them healthy. What are the risks associated with giving your puppy or dog vaccinations?
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Titer Test For DogsIs A Titer Test For Your Dog Something You Should Consider?

What is a titer test for dogs and should you skip dog vaccinations based on the results?
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Puppy Feeding ScheduleHow To Create A Puppy Feeding Schedule

A puppy feeding schedule Is an essential element in raising a healthy dog. Find out more about when, what and how long to feed your puppy before switching to an adult dog feeding schedule.
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Von Willebrand's DiseaseHow Von Willebrand's Disease Can Affect Your Australian Shepherd

Let's take a look at Von Willebrand's Disease; what it is, what the signs and symptoms are, and what to do if you think your dog has Von Willebrand Disease.
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Stop Counter SurfingHow To Stop Your Dog From Counter Surfing

Counter Surfing and Food Stealing can be very frustrating. Find out the best way to stop your dog from taking food off the counter or table.
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Dog ChewingHow To Stop Dog Chewing

The first step to stop dog chewing is to find out why. There can be very serious reasons that you need to know about. Explore practical ways to stop dog chewing. Chewing inappropriate things is expensive for you and potentially dangerous for your dog.
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Dog FartsWhat Causes Dog Farts And What Can You Do About Them?

Dog farts can be more than just a smelly annoyance. They can indicate serious medical conditions. What can you do to help reduce your dog's flatulence?
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Child Dog Bite PreventionFirst Aid Dog Kits:
Are You Prepared To Act Quickly?

Do you have a first aid dog kit ready? And what should you keep in one? Would you know what to do when every second counts?
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Child Dog Bite PreventionChild Dog Bite Prevention

Your children may feel safe and comfortable around your dogs, but do they know the precautions they need to take with strange dogs?
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