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Stocking Your Rottweiler First Aid Kit

No matter how careful you are about keeping your Rottweiler safe, accidents can happen. It’s best to be prepared if you have an emergency,so keep the following items stocked in your dog’s first aid kit [more…]

When to Call your Rottweiler’s Vet

If you’re Rottweiler is sick or has been in an accident and you’re not sure how to handle it, don’t hesitate to call your veterinarian. You should call your vet immediately though if your dog has any of [more…]

Checking Your Rottweiler’s Health Regularly

Prevention is critical to the health of your Rottweiler and your wallet. To avoid unnecessary medical bills and to keep your dog happy and fit, make it a habit to check these things as you groom or snuggle [more…]

Discouraging Your Puppy from Bad-Neighbor Behaviors

There's a lot to keep in mind when trying to be a good dog neighbor. While training your puppy, discourage him from bad behaviors that might upset your neighbors. This includes keeping him calm and quiet [more…]

Dealing with Your Puppy's Separation Anxiety

Puppies hate separation. If they had their way, they’d follow you to the ends of the Earth. Puppies suffering from separation anxiety may chew destructively, claw at the door, soil the house, bark excessively [more…]

Essential Ingredients for Your Puppy's Food

Puppy foods must contain six essential ingredients: protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and water. These elements make up the minimum daily requirement, which is determined by the Association [more…]

Food Allergies and Special Dietary Needs for Puppies

All puppies are different. One formula for food just can’t suit everyone — some puppies have special dietary needs and some may have food allergies. Find out as much as you can about the nutritional needs [more…]

Dog Food Options for Your Puppy

Settling on what kind of food to feed your puppy is an important decision. When deciding on your puppy's diet plan, do you choose food from a can, a bag, or your own kitchen? These choices can make a huge [more…]

Moving to a New Home with Your Puppy

If you are facing a move to a new home, you should consider how to ease your puppy’s stress during this important transition. Even though many changes such as this are for the best, all changes are stressful [more…]

Managing a Two-Puppy Household

When you add two puppies to your household, managing them both is quite the balancing act. Resolving housebreaking, chewing, nipping, or jumping habits in two pups can be double the workload. You have [more…]

Traveling with Your Puppy by Plane or Car

Everybody likes a vacation. The most depressing part, however, is parting from your beloved puppy. Why not take your puppy along when you travel? Having your pet with you can be great fun, but you’ll also [more…]

Choosing a Vet, Dog Walker, and Groomer for Your Puppy

You should surround yourself with a happy clan of outside helpers for your puppy, such as your veterinarian, a dog walker, and a dog groomer. Be sure to keep their numbers close at hand because you’ll [more…]

Doggie Day Care and Puppy Kindergarten

If you work all day away from your home, you may want to consider a doggie day care program for your puppy rather than leaving him home alone. There are good day care centers and there are poorly managed [more…]

Basic Puppy First Aid

If your puppy has an accident at home, remain calm so that he doesn't get nervous. Restrain your puppy and administer basic first aid as described here. If necessary, get him to the veterinarian as quickly [more…]

Performing Artificial Respiration and CPR on Your Puppy

At some point, you may need to perform artificial respiration or CPR on your puppy. As horrible as it is to see your puppy lying there after a fire or a car accident, or after choking, ingesting poison [more…]

Treating Your Puppy's Bites, Stings, and Burns

Special care must be taken to treat your puppy's reactions to bites and stings, as well as burns and heatstroke. Most bug bites or stings are merely an annoyance for puppies. However, if a dog is allergic [more…]

Safe Options for Treating Your Puppy's Fleas

Fleas are an age-old problem for puppies, and they generally hang out in the lower portion of your puppy’s body, behind the shoulder blades. Fleas don’t live on dogs — they only feed on them. Fleas live [more…]

Enclosures and Bedding for Your Puppy

When shopping for your puppy's initial supplies, you should consider what type of enclosures and bedding your puppy will need. To make your puppy’s transition into your home as smooth as possible, you [more…]

Socializing a Puppy

Regardless of your puppy’s age, his ability to stay calm and remember his manners around people will be determined by three variables: breed influences, socialization experience, and your example. Even [more…]

The Importance of Proper Exercise for Your Puppy

In order to keep your puppy healthy and injury free, prevention really is worth a pound of cure. Proper exercise is important for your puppy’s health and well-being, and you're in charge. Taking a proactive [more…]

Dog Breeds and Their Exercise Requirements

Dog size and breed are important factors in determining how much and what kind of exercise your puppy needs. Many breeds have high energy levels, requiring more daily exercise. For example, a German Shorthaired [more…]

Playing Frisbee with Your Puppy

Playing Frisbee is a great way to incorporate exercise into your puppy’s life because they’re fun for both you and your puppy and they’re easy. If you have a high-energy dog, games keep your dog interested [more…]

Performing Routine Daily Checkups on Your Puppy

In addition to routinely bathing and grooming your puppy, you should do regular spot checks to ensure that his eyes, ears, nose, and mouth are healthy. Close inspection can identify potential issues before [more…]

Watching for Allergic Reactions in Your Puppy

Dogs and puppies that have allergies suffer from swollen and itchy paws, itchy skin or gums, sneezing, and eczema. Some dogs even suffer severe internal upset, like respiratory problems and digestive issues [more…]

Get Your Puppy Spayed or Neutered

If you’re not planning to breed your puppy, have your puppy spayed or neutered. Hormonal drives can override all else, and a puppy will try to escape the safe perimeters of home to go out and look for [more…]

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