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How to Get Rid of a Flea Infestation

You've noticed the telltale signs of fleas on your dog. You've examined your pet to confirm that — drat! — you have a flea infestation on your hands.

Follow these steps to completely free your dog and your [more…]

How to Check Your Dog for Fleas

Fleas are parasitic pests that can make your dog’s life miserable with the constant need to scratch itchy flea bites, which can then lead to inflammation and infection. Preventing an infestation or getting [more…]

How to Get Rid of Ticks on Your Dog

Ticks are bad news: They transmit several diseases that can cause severe illness and even death in both dogs and humans, so keeping your dog tick-free is a top priority. [more…]

How to Get Rid of Worms in Your Dog

Several kinds of worms — including roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms and whipworms —can live in your dog’s intestines and cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, or anemia. [more…]

How to Prevent Heartworm in Your Dog

Heartworms are parasites that live in dogs’ hearts and cause heart failure. Preventing this disease is critical because treatment of adult worms in the heart requires intensive care and can be life threatening [more…]

How the Dog Neutering Process Works

Neutering a male dog involves surgically removing the testicles with a relatively simple operation. Spaying a female is more involved than castrating a male, because it involves opening the abdomen and [more…]

How to Prevent a Flea Infestation in Your Home

Fleas are amazingly successful at reproducing. If your dog brings a male and a female flea home, these two fleas can populate your home with 250,000 descendants within a single month, and every single [more…]

Determining Your Portuguese Water Dog Puppy’s Health

Before you bring a Portuguese Water Dog puppy into your household, you need to take a close look at the dog's vaccination records, test results for genetic disorders, and visual signs of the pup's good [more…]

What Does a Portuguese Water Dog Look Like?

Portuguese Water Dogs have certain breed characteristics, also called breed type, which makes them easy to identify. Once you know what a Portuguese Water Dog looks like, you'll always recognize them when [more…]

Portuguese Water Dogs and Allergies

Portuguese Water Dogs are popular with people who have allergies. But no dog — not even the Portuguese Water Dog — is 100 percent hypo-allergenic.

Most people who are [more…]

How to Exercise Your Portuguese Water Dog

Your Portuguese Water Dog needs to play and needs daily exercise. But too much exercise — or the wrong kind of play — can injure a growing puppy.

Generally, the smaller the dog, the faster it reaches adulthood [more…]

History of the Portuguese Water Dog

The Portuguese Water Dog was bred to work in and around the water, and has a long history of doing around the coast of its native land. According to the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America, the first [more…]

When to Spay or Neuter Your Portuguese Water Dog

The best age to spay or neuter your Portuguese Water Dog is a bit different from the age recommended for many other breeds. Accepted wisdom is that you spay or neuter your dog at about six months of age [more…]

Having a Portuguese Water Dog with Children or Other Pets

Portuguese Water Dogs are good natured and tend to get along with kids as well as other pets. But because of the Portuguese Water Dog's strength, you'll want to be careful if you're thinking of bringing [more…]

How Long Will a Portuguese Water Dog Live?

No one can predict how long your beloved Portuguese Water Dog will live, but the average life expectancy of the breed is 10-12 years.

According to a 2005 health survey by the Portuguese Water Dog Club of [more…]

How to Groom Your Portuguese Water Dog

Bathing and brushing your Portuguese Water Dog are both important habits to form. You can brush your Portuguese Water Dog without bathing him, but you should never bathe him without brushing. [more…]

How to Pick a Pug Puppy for a Pet

Before you select a Pug to share your household, do some research into the breed and know what to look for in a healthy puppy. Pugs can live 12-15 years, so you'll want to choose carefully before making [more…]

Supplies You'll Need to Welcome Your New Pet Pug

Prepare your Pug’s homecoming by having the right supplies on hand. Your new pet's transition to your family and your household will be happier and healthier if you've stocked up on these items: [more…]

When to Get Urgent Care for Your Pug

If you are unsure whether your Pug’s health problem requires emergency veterinary care, it's always a good idea to call your veterinarian. Here are some health issues that require immediate medical attention [more…]

How to Housetrain Your Pug

Housetraining a Pug takes time and patience. You need to let your Pug know where his personal potty space is outside so you are not cleaning up messes throughout the interior of your home. Here are some [more…]

Pugs For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Finding the perfect Pug means looking for the right place to buy or adopt your dog and checking the general condition of the Pug. Once you decide to bring the dog home, you'll want to stock up on certain [more…]

What to Look For in a Reputable Beagle Breeder

As you research options for finding a healthy Beagle to bring into your home as a new pet, consider well-respected, dependable breeders. These guidelines can help you determine whether a breeder has a [more…]

Characteristics of a Healthy Beagle Puppy

When choosing a Beagle puppy, use these tips to help you select a happy, healthy new pet to welcome into your family and your household. [more…]

How to Prepare Your Home for a Beagle

Your Beagle needs a house and yard that’s safe and comfortable. Take the following steps to Beagle-proof your home before your new dog joins your family: [more…]

Buying Basic Beagle Supplies

Equip your home for your Beagle’s arrival by picking up the right puppy gear. These pet supplies will help the homecoming go more smoothly for both you and your dog. [more…]

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