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Shopping list for a puppy

Shopping list for a puppy

Pet stores are like heaven for dog lovers. On the flip side they can be overwhelming for new dog owners. There are so many temptations on every shelf; from toys and treats to equipment and clothes. Arriving at the pet store prepared with a puppy shopping list in hand will ensure you get exactly what you need and saving money where you can.  

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Puppy proof your home

Puppy proof your home

There are a lot of potential hazards in a home that can cause harm to your eager puppy. Puppies are very curious and explore their surroundings by biting, eating and licking things. The checklist below will cover some of the most common puppy proofing you need to do before your dog arrives. 

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How to choose a breeder

How to choose a breeder

Dogs are such special beings, bringing a lot of joy and comfort. It is however very important to understand your responsibility as a puppy buyer to choose an ethical breeder. Though, why is choosing an ethical breeder important you may ask? When you choose an ethical breeder you support responsible breeding that prioritizes the dog’s health and wellbeing long-term. You support a person who puts the dog’s and your puppy’s needs above financial gain. This ensures healthy lineages of dogs that are physically and mentally sound. In addition to this, choosing an ethical breeder will benefit you long term, as you will have a healthy dog where the risk of inherited disease and ailments is considerably reduced. 

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Caring for my ageing dog

Caring for my ageing dog

There are several things we can do to ensure our ageing dog is happy and healthy. As our dog ages, they often get joint pains, loss of appetite and in some cases lifestyle diseases such as cancer. Conditions that can add to these issues are if your ageing dog is under or overweight. Ensuring our ageing dogs get their required care, exercise, mental stimulation and comforts require a little bit of effort from us but it is worth it to make sure they are living to their full potential. 

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Homemade Bone Broth for Dogs [Easy & Nutritious]

Homemade Bone Broth for Dogs [Easy & Nutritious]

Bone broth is a tasty, easy, nutritious, and cheap addition to your dog’s diet. In addition to containing many healthy nutrients, bone broth is an appetising topping for dogs who do not have a great appetite. Dogs may lose their appetite if they are sick, recovering from a disease, pregnant, lactating, or picky eaters. This bone broth recipe requires only a few ingredients and can be made in large portions to be frozen for later use. You will spend 10 minutes prepping this dish, and then you can leave it to simmer for a minimum of 4 hours.

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When to switch to adult dog food

When to switch to adult dog food

Since puppies grow and develop rapidly, they have different nutritional requirements than adult dogs. A puppy needs more protein, higher calorie content as well as vitamins and minerals that support a growing skeleton. A proper and balanced diet early in your dog's life is important to building a strong and healthy foundation on which your dog can grow. However, when your dog becomes an adult their nutritional needs change and it is, therefore, necessary to change their food to an appropriate adult dog food. When you should to switch to adult dog food depends on the dog’s breed, size and development. 

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Toxic food for dogs

Toxic food for dogs

There are many healthy human foods you can give your dog such as carrots, spinach and broccoli. However, there are a few surprising and highly poisonous foods your dog should never eat. Familiarise yourself with this list of toxic food and keep them far away from your dog. Additionally, if you have a habit of letting your dog eat leftovers make sure they do not contain any of the foods on this list. 

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How to care for your dog’s teeth

How to care for your dog’s teeth

Oral health impacts your dog’s overall health. If your dog’s teeth are not cared for regularly it can lead to a build-up of plaque, toothache and gum disease. In the worst case, an improperly cleaned oral cavity can lead to inflammation that spreads to the rest of your dog’s body causing serious health issues. Ensure you care for your dog’s teeth consistently from an early age to avoid pain, discomfort and an expensive veterinary bill. 

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