Author: Golden Meadows

Canine Companions

How Dogs Can Help Individuals Overcome PTSD

Dog owners understand that a couple of benefits of having a dog are that it helps decrease your stress level and it can help you get over a bad day or time in your life. People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can especially benefit from having a dog as a

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Health + Wellness

Safety Tips for Dogs During the Holidays

The holiday season is such an incredibly fun time of year. It’s easy to get wrapped up in all of the ribbons and bows, chocolates and cookies, and extra fun activities (see this video as a cute example). But there’s a catch in all this fun-having; you need to make

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Health + Wellness

Toxic & Dangerous Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat

Dogs are often food lovers, and what their owners eat can be particularly appealing. Occasionally indulging your pet is fine, but certain things can make them very sick and even be lethal. Canines are also adept at getting into food on their own. As a result, it is important to

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Health + Wellness

Helping a Dog That Is Having a Seizure

Your dog experiences a lot of the same health problems as people, and unfortunately, they are not able to communicate the exact symptoms to you. Therefore, you need to be fully aware of a change of behavior in your pup, especially if he or she is having a seizure. Typical

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Training + Obedience

Ethics in Puppy Training

Most of the time, when you think about ethics, it is under the guise of medical or legal professionals. It is hard to imagine that there is a code of ethics in puppy training, but according to the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), it is important to the human-animal

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Health + Wellness

Managing Your Dog’s Allergies

  Although many dog owners worry about allergies, most of them are concerned with the humans’ reactions to the dogs. But have you ever wondered if your dog can have allergies too? There are many things that can provoke an allergic reaction in your pet. Here are a few things

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Health + Wellness

How to Keep Your Dog Safe from Fleas

Fleas are not solely an itchy irritant to your dog, they are also a major health threat to your pet and its human family members. As carriers of a variety of internal parasites, they pose risks that can lead to very serious issues. Therefore, working at prevention is necessary in

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Health + Wellness

5 Symptoms of Lyme Disease in Dogs

Lyme disease is transmitted from ticks to both humans and dogs. While some dogs do not experience symptoms, others suffer from loss of appetite, recurrent lameness and depression. In a few cases, kidney failure, heart disease or nervous system disease results. Golden Retrievers are one of the breeds most susceptible

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Health + Wellness

Does Your Dog Have an Ear Infection?

Like humans, dogs can contract an ear infection. Because canine ears are larger and the canals are more vertical than human ears, they are more likely to develop issues due to moisture or particles trapped inside, especially in dogs with floppy ears such as retrievers. However, since an animal cannot

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Health + Wellness

Dealing with Diabetes in Dogs

Diabetes is a disease that can have serious effects — both for humans, and for the dogs that they love. Canine diabetes, however, doesn’t have to hurt your pet. With the right diet and lifestyle, your pooch can live a long, happy, and healthy life. Canine Diabetes Overview Most diabetes

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