• Dog Sun Signs – Pet Horoscope

    Dog Sun Signs - Horoscope for your dog
    Dog Sun Signs - Horoscope for your dog
    Dog Sun Signs – Horoscope for your dog


    They are like a baby very demanding – want what they want right now – food or attention. Will bring you their bowl or bark at the door or jump in your lap to get your attention. Lots of energy.

    Completely absorbed in their own desires. Believes in you with all their heart no matter what you do, are completely trusting. They seem to look you straight in the eye and ask, “Do you love me? Are you my friend?”. They seem vulnerable and helpless, looking at you with their sweet eyes.

    Will yelp and bark if a toy is taken away – raising a real fuss until it is returned. They walk proud and with an air of self-confidence. If they hang their heads and tails it is because they have been mistreated, but a little tender loving care and they bounce back.

    Very protective of their family and home. They can be brave and face a bigger dog – but the vets needle will make them cower. Not a fussy eater – when hungry will let you know. Strong constitution, but watch for skin rashes. Sometimes a little difficult to train because they have a short attention span. Sometimes your patience will wear thin, but their seeming innocence will always win your heart.

    Dislike being put on a leash. Naturally hasty and impulsive, guide them gently – force will not work. Lots of praise and cajoling. They have a fierce and unquestioning loyalty.


    Stubborn is their trademark. Difficult to get them to do what they don’t want to do. Throw water or light a fire they won’t budge. They will look at you with their steady, tranquil, questioning eyes, as if saying “you want me to do what?”

    They are very passive, must be tempted to play. Very much the home body, hates to travel. Change upsets them, they are extremely set in their ways and will resist change at every turn. Usually contented and placid – but does have a temper – their eyes will flash and tails lash – but this will pass quickly. They want comfortable and familiar surroundings.

    Extremely healthy – if you watch their diet. They love food and will eat anything. Make sure they get exercise as they are happy just relaxing on their favorite pillow, seem to need a lot of rest. Needs own bed to feel secure.

    Loyalty and devotion to family surpass all understanding, even when they are mistreated. They move with a slow deliberate pace. They love to be bathed, makes them feel pampered. If a family member is sick they will stay by their side. Normally calm – not easily disturbed. Can be easily trained if given many gentle and praising words.

    Can resist discipline and orders forever if yelled at – but a gentle voice and affection will work every time. If scolded they will become defiant until you apologize. They are not overly demonstrative – but will give undying loyalty. Will sulk if they do not get enough attention.


    Lots of energy – they seem to snap, crackle and pop around the house. Eyes twinkle and dart here and there, always alert.

    Very inquisitive, must see and know everything. Bring a package into the house and they must inspect it thoroughly. Their entire body seems to be saying “Let me see! Let me see!” Everything that moves or looks different catches their eyes and off they go to investigate. They bounce from one thing to the other seeking adventure.

    Easily sidetracked when trying to train. They are very persuasive and can charm you into doing things their way. It will take a lot of patience during training, but it is worthwhile as they are so much fun with their lively ways. They are unpredictable at times. Be prepared to chase a lot when they are puppies and go off to explore.

    They love people – the more in the household the happier they are. Having lots of company will delight them, they will greet everyone and be your assistant host or hostess. Not big eaters – will eat a little food and then off to explore, eating seems to be a waste of their valuable time. Will sleep in different places – likes change.

    Try to make sure they get plenty of rest – they have a tendency to keep moving and playing. They cannot stand long periods of close confinement. Average health, biggest problem is accidents because of their active natures. They love all kinds of toys, will play with anything. This is a very active pet.


    They are warm and sensitive to their owners, almost like a parent in their caring natures. Can charm you into doing what they want with coaxing looks.

    They love attention and praise, but are very shy and timid. A harsh tone or rough glance and they are easily wounded. When their feelings are hurt they will disappear and hide. It will take a lot of coaxing and petting to get them to join the family again. They love to play “catch me”. Watch how they move in quick and clever ways, never impulsively. They will move sideways and backwards, then pounce. Some times they will be the catchee and sometimes the catcher.

    They are average eaters – not fussy – but will occasionally hide a morsel of food for a late night snack. Love the water, but the waves will scare them. Will play with a toy by themselves for hours. Do not try to take a favorite toy away as they will hang on to it for dear life. Prefer being inside. Are docile and quiet. Storms frighten them – they’ll hide under the bed till its over. During training they will sometimes think over things and be a little stubborn, a sharp tap on the rump will get their attention. When they get their lessons right, lots of praise and pats will make their tails wag in glee.

    Their health must be watched as they seem to have delicate systems. Very shy and timid with strangers, so if you’re having a party or lots of company let them stay in a quiet room away from the crowd, as they can get crabby. They will snap when irritated – so do not tease.


    They are proud with a sunny playfulness. They seem to rule the family. They are energetic and love everyone. They walk with an air of royalty and seem to be telling us how important they are. They must be center stage.

    They will have many brief outbursts of barking, as he loves the attention it draws. But never fear, they are extremely gentle. This bark is definitely worse than their bite, especially since they have no”bite”.

    They will prance and seem to smile when they are happy. They will let you know in no uncertain terms when things don’t suit them. You will sometimes get the feeling they are looking down on you – as if they are the master. When they lounge around being lazy, they look regal even then. Need strict and loving discipline – restrain gently but firmly when training. Tell them they are the smartest and they will respond. Do not ignore – in fact they will make it difficult to ignore them.

    They prefer food served in a fancy dish or on people plates – dog dishes are beneath them. Prefer your food to dog food. Excellent health – watch for infections and fevers.

    Very seldom will you see them run, that is not in tune with their stately and proud natures. Likes bright airy places -will enjoy sitting on a porch, like a king, watching the world go by. Will love it if someone passing by remarks how beautiful they are.


    Their eyes sparkle with intelligence. Very easy to train – need little or no discipline. Are well balanced and dependable – very quiet and serene.

    They have a restlessness in their natures. Can’t seem to stay In one place for very long. They’ll be in a chair – then at the front door – then at the window – actually they seem to pace. Very picky about food – it will take a lot of time to find what they will eat. It is surprising but you might find they like vegetables.

    They prefer their food and walks in a set routine. They will set the time clock and you will be expected to abide by their schedule. Once you place their food dishes and bed in a certain place – do not move.

    They are extremely healthy. They will enjoy being groomed as they seem almost vain about their looks.

    They do not like getting dirty – you never need to worry about them playing in the mud. They are very finicky – all bedding and dishes must be kept clean and spotless or they will turn up their nose in disdain. Be sure you give them lots of love and petting each day – since they are so quiet it is easy to forget they are around and they will not demand attention – but they need it to be happy.

    If they don’t get enough attention they will give you a wistful look that says – “Did you forget me?”. Loves to play with the family. Very uncomfortable in crowds, will sink into the background when strangers are around.


    They are very inconsistent – one minute restless and active – the next calm and lazy. Will obey like an angel – then become stubborn as a mule. Sometimes you will feel at a complete loss on how to cope with them.

    Must watch diet as they tend to overeat – love sweets and ice cream. They will run and play with frenzied activity for days – then suddenly plop down and do nothing for days but lay around. Occasionally they seem to find a happy balance, but it usually doesn’t last long. One time they will run and greet people, next time they will run and hide. Afraid of sudden noises – a thunder storm will make them tremble – be sure they have a hideaway. Loud noises actually seem to hurt their eardrums – watch them slink away if you play loud music.

    Generally good health if you control their diet.

    They seem to have trouble deciding which toy to play with or which food to eat. It can be amusing to watch as they seem to study the problem. Although they are very indecisive once they make up their minds about something, there is no stopping them. When training, do it when they are in an active mood, as they will enjoy the challenge. Don’t try training when they are lazy, it will be more of a struggle than it is worth. When training, give them time to make up their mind about certain commands. Pressure to perform will only cause them confusion.

    They will like their bedding of soft, silky material and they will not object to perfumes in their bath water or on them. Of all the signs this one seems to need his owner to maintain balance – like an anchor to keep them stable.


    Piercing eyes that are almost hypnotic. Their steady gaze can make you feel nervous and ill at ease – they’ll out-stare you every time. Even when they are quiet you feel an electric vitality about them. They have an inner strength and always seem in control.

    You will never see them jumping or bouncing around. Intensely loyal, will lay down their lives for a loved one. Dedicated to family and fiercely protective of children, they will leap instinctively to protect a loved one – will endanger own life to rescue a child. Very possessive, will resent a new member in the family for a while. However, once accepted they will receive the same undying loyalty.

    Very seldom sick- excesses can cause problems. Must be very firm when training – they respect strength – a firm no and strong eye contact will do the trick. Do not falter. Very warm and caring natures. They are daring and will wander away – so take them for long walks to work off some of their energy and desire to wander.

    Has an uncanny ability to find things like a detective. Will find that lost sock or shoe and come dragging it to you. When they want something they will fix those hypnotic eyes on you until they get you to obey. Has a great need for a hiding place all their own – a little private place.

    When you feel bad or depressed you will receive a soft nudge and look that says “It’s OK, I’m here”. Food is not important – eat to live – not fussy.


    Naturally friendly – will greet strangers like long lost friends. Their whole body seems to wag in anticipation of your greeting. They even seem to smile at you.

    They are somewhat clumsy and tend to knock things over in their pursuit of fun. Eyes are bright and alert – normally restless. They love to go riding – the faster the better. This is the dog you’ll see happily riding on the back of a motorcycle.

    Watch their temper if teased. Health good – accidents occur through their reckless behavior. Loves most foods – will tend to overeat. Clumsy but loves to learn. Acts like a clown – will love to learn tricks and show off. Will not obey unless they want to – applause will spur them on.

    Cannot stand being shut away by themselves. Need people around – no toys – just people. If ignored when they greet you, they will hang their heads and tails in sorrow. Desperately need to be loved. You are their sun, moon and stars. Their happy-go-lucky nature will endear them to everyone. On your saddest day they will cheer you up and make you smile. Sometimes you will feel they are not too bright – they are – its just their hasty movements that get them in trouble.

    They will chase their tails well into adulthood. Very trusting. Good playmates for children. Watch them with babies as they might get too rambunctious. If the family must move they are very adaptable.


    Quiet and calm – very dignified and methodical in their movements. Seem rooted to one spot, until they want to move. They seem to be serious and melancholy.

    Must force them to exercise and play. Make sure diet is well balanced and that they eat it. Likes everything in a very routine way – walk at 9 – food at 8. Change their schedule and they will be irritable and look even sadder. They do everything a very deliberate manner. When it is time for a certain activity and you are not prompt – they will sulk. Not interested in flighty play.

    Do not mix well with children prefer adults. Very obedient – if makes a mistake will be miserable, so be sure to soothe their feelings and let them know all is well. A real stay at home and will sit by your side or in your lap for hours. Worships master – very devoted.

    Their serene and sedate manner of observing you will sometimes make you feel as if they are in charge. Will be very easy to train – as they want to please you with their whole being. However, if they decide they prefer something – will ignore your “no” and will patiently wait to wear you down to have their way. They are very timid – seem to need protection and security from you.

    Will select a favorite chair – you and your friends should respect this and avoid sitting in it as they will glare at you till you move and apologize.


    They are very interested in you and the things around them. Will concentrate when you talk to them – they will cock their heads to one side and listen intently.

    Children intrigue them – will play with them but become bored easily. It takes time to gain their trust – they seem to look deep into your soul. Once they trust you it will be for life. Don’t like the cold. Major health problems are circulation.

    Difficult to teach – are so busy thinking of other things they don’t seem to remember what they are supposed to be doing and will challenge your patience. They don’t sleep much, try to control the amount they get. Also need a strong push to get regular exercise. Strong intuition – seems to know what you want before you say it.

    Will eat things most dogs normally would not touch. Sometimes you’ll give a command and they’ll do just the opposite. Though they seem sweet and pliable – they can be determined and stubborn. Very unpredictable, one minute calm and sweetly docile – the next topsy turvy, but usually lovable and amusing. Love to shock you with wild antics – other times timid and moves with caution. Expect the unexpected.

    Will want to play in the rain – doesn’t mind getting muddy. They love to explore and will lope down the street in a fog and run into a telephone pole. The term pixilated suits this pet.


    Warm, friendly and very adaptable. They are so gentle and docile, they seem almost too good to be true. They have an air of mystery that you see when you look deep into their entrancing eyes.

    They do not like confinement needs room to roam. Trying to get them into a routine is next to impossible. Will want to eat when hungry and sleep when sleepy. Sometimes they will sleep all day then want to romp all night.

    Only learns what they want, when they want. Can completely ignore you like they are deaf, but they are really just day dreaming. If you have a lot of patience they will learn – because they are really eager to please you. Give them bushels of attention and praise when they do good – because they are very unsure of their abilities. A scolding will hurt their sensitive natures – you will actually see tears in their eyes.

    Tell them your troubles and they seem to sympathize with a warm and caring look. Their health is sometimes delicate as puppies – but as adults they are very strong. Have to be tempted to eat – not fussy – just can take it or leave it. Love all adults, will shy away from children at first, until they are sure they are not rough. They will adopt a kitten or puppy and take care of it like a mother.

    When they want their way they seem to smile and flirt with you. They will require certain amounts of privacy when they will withdraw to day dream.

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    5 Dog Breeds with the Highest Cancer Rate

    Labrador Retriever - Dog breeds prone to cancer

    Whereas most cancers can sadly strike any breed of canine at any age, there are particular breeds which are more prone to cancer than others.

    We’ve requested the specialists to share breeds with larger risk of most cancers, what sorts of most cancers appear to be essentially the most prevalent amongst these breeds, and the best way to detect any way to prevent that.


    Rottweiler - Dog breeds prone to cancer
    Rottweiler – Dog breeds prone to cancer

    A big, highly effective canine identified for its energy and expertise as a guardian, Rottweilers are descendants from Roman army canines and had been developed in Germany. They’re among the many breeds of canine with excessive most cancers charges, in keeping with Jennifer Coates, DVM in Fort Collins, Colorado and veterinary advisor to petMD.com. The breed requires a lot of bodily and psychological train each day, akin to a protracted stroll or an lively recreation in an enclosed space. With a lifespan between eight and 11 years, Rottweilers are susceptible to health issues, like hip dysplasia, osteosarcoma (or bone most cancers), elbow dysplasia and gastric torsion.

    In line with Coates, widespread types of canine most cancers embrace lymphoma, mast cell tumors, gentle tissue sarcomas, osteosarcoma, transitional cell carcinomas (or bladder most cancers) and hemangiosarcomas (or most cancers of the blood vessels).

    Bernese Mountain Dog

    Bernese Mountain Dog - Dog breeds prone to cancer
    Bernese Mountain Dog – Dog breeds prone to cancer

    With a protracted, silky coat and calm, assured nature, Bernese Mountain Canines even have excessive most cancers charges, in keeping with Coates. An easygoing household companion, the breed requires reasonable each day train. With a lifespan between 6 and 9 years, the Bernese Mountain Canine can be affected by hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, gastric torsion and mast cell tumors. Care should even be taken to stop warmth stroke within the breed.

    Whereas we don’t know why sure cancers are widespread amongst breeds, Coates mentioned some environmental elements could also be essential. “For instance, publicity to chemical compounds utilized to lawns is related to a rise danger of bladder most cancers in Scottish Terriers,” she defined. “A component of dangerous luck can also be concerned.”

    Labrador Retriever

    Labrador Retriever - Dog breeds prone to cancer
    Labrador Retriever – Dog breeds prone to cancer

    A loyal and pleasant companion, Labrador Retrievers make glorious household pets, looking canines and repair animals.

    The breed additionally tends to gain weight if it is too sedentary, so it’s essential to maintain them match and energetic all through their lives. With a lifespan of 10 to 12 years, the labrador can make a form of cancer in these areas: elbow, shoulder and hip dysplasia and osteochondritis dissecans.

    Bouvier des Flandres

    Bouvier des Flandres - Dog breeds prone to cancer
    Bouvier des Flandres – Dog breeds prone to cancer

    An agile, daring breed identified for being a fearless and environment friendly farm dog, Coates lists Bouvier des Flandres amongst breeds with larger chances to suffer of most cancers. Properly-behaved and assured, Bouvier des Flandres are usually obedient and get alongside nicely with youngsters. With an average lifespan of 10 to 12 years, they’re susceptible to elbow dysplasia, canine hip dysplasia, sub-aortic stenosis (a coronary heart illness) and glaucoma.

    German Shepherd

    German Shepherd - Dog breeds prone to cancer
    German Shepherd – Dog breeds prone to cancer

    Clever and versatile, German Shepherds had been initially developed in Germany to protect and herd flocks of sheep however are used at the moment in quite a lot of capacities, from police canine to companion animal. In line with Denise Petryk, DVM and director of veterinary companies at Trupanion pet insurance coverage, this breed is amongst these with excessive charges of most cancers. German Shepherds require frequent coaching classes to maintain their minds and our bodies energetic and have a mean lifespan between 10 and 12 years. Petryk defined that many issues could trigger canine most cancers, together with genetics.


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    Can dogs, especially labrador retrievers, eat strawberries?

    Little yellow labrador puppy sniffing and eating strawberries

    Can dogs eat strawberries? The quick reply is sure, dogs and, of course, labrador retrievers, can eat strawberries, however there are some issues you must know earlier than you feed strawberries to your canine. Strawberries are stuffed with wholesome vitamins which are good for dogs, however like several good factor, they’re finest consumed moderately. Strawberries aren’t poisonous or toxic to dogs, however they do include sugar, and too many strawberries could cause an upset abdomen. All the time ask your veterinarian earlier than sharing human meals along with your dogs, together with strawberries, as dogs with sure medical circumstances might not be capable to deal with them. Here’s what you must learn about feeding strawberries to dogs.

    How Can Strawberries Be Good For Dogs?

    Strawberries are candy and scrumptious, and most dogs will love them as a sometimes-treat, particularly throughout heat months when they’re in season. Strawberries include fiber, which is nice for digestion, and Omega-Three, which is nice for pores and skin and coat well being. They’re additionally a great supply of nutritional vitamins C, B1, B6, and Ok, in addition to potassium, iodine, magnesium, and folic acid. That is one fruit that’s not solely yummy, however will even give your canine a well being enhance.

    When Can Strawberries Be Bad For Dogs?

    An excessive amount of a great factor isn’t a great factor. Strawberries include sugar, which some dogs have hassle dealing with. Any canine that eats too many strawberries can get an upset abdomen and endure from some gastrointestinal upset. It’s finest to stay to moderation, and you must all the time ask your veterinarian or nutritionist about applicable serving sizes to your particular person canine. In case you have a strawberry backyard, monitor your canine’s entry to it and ensure they aren’t consuming too many strawberries. For those who use pesticides or herbicides, don’t let your canine eat these strawberries in any respect.

    Canned or processed strawberries, sweets that include strawberries, or merchandise that include synthetic strawberry flavors aren’t good for dogs,. They often include extra sugar, syrup, sweeteners, preservatives, and chemical compounds, and typically even chocolate or xylitol, that are poisonous for dogs. In case your canine eats these meals, they might want a visit to the emergency vet.

    As with virtually all meals, there’s a threat that your canine might have an allergic response to strawberries. Hardly ever, this may result in anaphylaxis, a probably life-threatening situation. For those who see the indicators of an allergic response in your canine, together with swelling, coughing, sneezing, hives, issue respiratory, or different signs, cease giving your canine strawberries and seek the advice of your veterinarian instantly.

    Should You Feed Strawberries To Your Dog?

    All the time ask your veterinarian earlier than sharing human meals along with your canine. Some dogs have medical circumstances that may be worsened by strawberries, and you must all the time ask your vet or nutritionist about applicable serving sizes to your canine.

    For those who get the okay to feed your canine strawberries, be sure you are giving them contemporary, natural strawberries that haven’t been handled with preservatives, pesticides, or herbicides, and rinse them completely. Strawberries are pretty comfortable and small, so the chance of choking is minimal, however it’s possible you’ll want to lower them up or mash them, particularly for smaller dogs. You’ll be able to combine them in along with your dogs meals for a particular deal with, use them as a reward throughout coaching, or freeze them for a refreshing summer time snack.

    They will also be blended or combined with different wholesome fruits for a pleasant smoothie or fruit salad, however once more, it’s best to ask your veterinarian earlier than sharing extra human meals along with your pup.



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    How to organize a labrador retriever birthday party

    Labrador Retriever Birthday Party

    Birthday parties are fun. It’s the day your coming into the world is celebrated. The birthday celebration includes special foods, songs, a cake and attractively wrapped gifts. When we think of friends and family, we think of people. What if your loved one is a dog? A dog is a member of the family too, and as such deserves a dog birthday party, don’t you think?

    Man’s best friend is a loyal and loving creature, diligent in guarding the family home, giving love and affection when you’re feeling down and out. Some even bring slippers and newspapers. Some dogs are silly but so endearing in their never-ending enthusiasm for chasing sticks or yes, even rocks, for the sheer pleasure of spending time with you. Others participate in Frisbee games right along with the rest of the family. The indoor dog wakes you at the crack of dawn with “dog kisses” just to show how much they love you.

    Your dog asks so little in return for all they do for you. Pencil in a dog birthday party for this special friend and family member!

    Maybe you’ve never planned a dog birthday party. Perhaps you think your dog doesn’t know the difference between one day and the next and doesn’t even know what a birthday is. Well, so what? Throwing a dog birthday party gives your dog pleasure outside of the ordinary dog day.

    Just as you enjoy special foods on your birthday, so will your dog! Granted, your dog would enjoy treats any day of the year, but if you have no dog birthday celebration, your dog just continues to give and give. Give a little back.

    For those of you who have never considered such an idea, here are a few tips on how to make the day a success.

    Center your dog birthday party around a family barbecue. Today, throw a burger and a hot dog on the grill for your favorite dog. We’ve all seen the big round pleading eyes as we serve the rest of the family. Instead of having Rover sit next to Junior’s place at the table waiting hopefully for a scrap, just give Rover some of the bounty outright.

    If he likes chasing a Frisbee, go for it. It’s his party, after all! Everyone can join in the fun.

    Essential to the successful dog birthday celebration is a large beef bone from the butcher. This is dog heaven, it doesn’t get any better and lasts for days!

    Perhaps your dog’s passion is a visit to the park to meet and greet other canines. Make a point to include this activity.

    Indulge the dog-biscuit lover. Maybe, for just this one day, allow your pooch unfettered access to that favored sleeping spot on your bed. Make it a day of pure enjoyment for your loyal and loving dog. You’ll have the pleasure of knowing this was not a “dog day” in the usual sense.

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    Labrador Retriever Health Insurance: why is it useful?

    Labrador Retriever Health Insurance 2018

    The word insurance is one of those words that just makes you cringe. Next to putting gas in your car it seems like the biggest expense you have and there is just so much that you need. You need to keep insurance on your car, if you own a home you pay homeowners insurance, if you rent an apartment you have renters insurance, you struggle with the ever soaring cost of health care insurance, and if you are a really responsible family member you have life insurance. And now you find you are hearing that you should consider purchasing a health insurance plan for your pet dog.

    You love your dog. He’s more then a pet, he’s a valued member of your family and probably your best friend. But doggy health insurance? You can barely afford to put food on your table – how are you supposed to be able to afford to insure your pet? Besides he’s just a mutt, dog health care insurance is for fancy purebred show dogs, not your rescue pet.

    The shoestring you’re probably living on is the very reason you might want to consider putting pet health insurance on your pet. The average dog owner takes their pet dog to the veterinarian approximately 2.3 times a year and it will cost you approximately two hundred and eleven dollars per year. My guess is that each time you pay the vet bill your budget is screaming for mercy.

    What happens if your dog contracts a disease, or gets hurt? It doesn’t take much to rack up some pretty serious vet bills. What if you have to leave town and can’t take your dog with you? Can you really afford to leave your dog at a boarding kennel? You already know how much you have to pay for your prescriptions, do you really think that a dog prescription is going to be any cheaper.

    Your dog is your best friend and a treasured member of your family could you really live with yourself if you had to put him to sleep just because you couldn’t afford his vet bill.

    It is possible to get health care insurance for your dog for approximately ten dollars a month. While it might not cover all of your dogs vet care needs it could help. If you shop around and read each plan carefully you should even be able to find a pet healthcare plan that will help pay for your routine vet visits. Some pet insurance plans will even cover some boarding expenses.

    Some questions you should ask the pet health insurance company you are considering buying a pet health care policy from is whether or not your vet accepts that particular type of insurance, if there is a cap on treatments, how much is your deductible, and how will they handle any pre-existing conditions your dog might have.

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    Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies

    “The next best thing to having an experienced Greyhound owner living with you.”
    —Joan Belle Isle, President, Greyhound Project

    “Anyone who reads this book and follows its guidance will have a happier, healthier dog and be a happier, more relaxed dog owner.”
    —Hal and Karen Hawley, Greyhound Friends Northwest

    The Greyhound has been celebrated in song and legend for thousands of years. Nowadays, Greyhounds are bred almost exclusively for racing. In the bad old days, prior to the 1980s, dogs that didn’t make the grade at the track, and those past their primes, were destroyed. According to official estimates, 60,000 of these noble, mild-mannered dogs were destroyed each year! Fortunately, a number of organizations now exist devoted to rescuing these unwanted dogs and placing them in good homes.

    Thinking about adopting a retired racing Greyhound? Or maybe you’re already sharing your life with one of these charming animals. Either way, this friendly guide tells you everything you need to know to:

    • Understand the Greyhound personality
    • Find a retired racing Greyhound to adopt
    • Choose the right ex-racer for you and your family
    • Educate yourself and your retired racer
    • Give your new pal the diet and exercise it needs
    • Keep your dog healthy and happy for years to come

    With plenty of good humor and straight-talk, Lee Livingood drawing on her forty-years of experience training adult rescue dogs to cover all the pros and cons of being a retired racing Greyhound owner, and she fills you in on:

    • The amazing 8000-year history of the Greyhound
    • Deciding whether an ex-racer is the right do for you and your family
    • Physical and behavioral characteristics
    • How to get a retired racer used to living in a home and be a companion
    • Dealing with common behavioral and health problems
    • Feeding, grooming, and exercising a Greyhound
    • Fun things to do with your hound

    Bursting with expert advice on all aspects of living with an ex-racer, Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies is must reading for anyone considering adoption or who’s already taken the leap.

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    The Complete Book of Greyhounds

    This definitive work on the Greyhound is the work of a host of contributors — specialist veterinarians, breeders, and trainers. The chapters focus on breed origins, physiology, coursing, track racing, training, diseases and common problems, injuries and treatment, feeding and nutrition, breeding and rearing, the show ring, and adopting a retired racing Greyhound.

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    The Greyhound: Breeding, Coursing, Racing, etc. (a Vintage Dog Books Breed Classic)

    THE GREYHOUND: BREEDING, COURSING, RACING, etc. By James Matheson. A VINTAGE DOG BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT. Originally published in 1929, this extremely scarce early work on the Greyhound is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS have republished it, using the original text and photographs, as part of their CLASSIC BREED BOOKS series. The author was a well known greyhound man. He was as successful with his dogs on the track as he was in the field. His many years of expert knowledge are encapsulated within this book’s two hundred and sixty eight pages. Twenty seven comprehensive chapters contain Valuable Information on: Origins and History of Greyhound Racing. Future of the Greyhound? What is a Good Greyhound? Breeding. Walks v. Rearing at Home. The Whelping Hut. Management of the Brood Bitch. Rearing. Management of the Saplings. Training. Proper Racing Weight. Transport and its Effect on Coursing. Blood. Selection of the Racing Brood Bitch. Kennel Ailments and Their Treatment. Weights of Growing Greyhounds. Measurements of Points. Rearing and Training Expenses. The Show Greyhound. Breeding and Rearing Champions. Greyhounds as Companions. Kennel Construction. Etc. The contents are well illustrated with vintage photographs of famous greyhounds and Waterloo Cup winners of the time. This is a fascinating read for any Greyhound enthusiast or historian of the breed, but also contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest dog breed books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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    Find Your Perfect Dog Breed! How to Choose the Right Dog

    ***The only e-book that helps you to find the dog particularly suited to you*** You are looking for the perfect companion for yourself and your family? This e-book in detail describes the 170 most common dog breeds in Europe! UNIQUE about this book: sorted according to the dogs’ keeping requirements – from very easy to very difficult – so that you can quickly find the right dog for you. All the breeds included here are internationally acknowledged by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). Also, there are high quality photos to each breed. The special thing about this e-book though is the sophisticated identification system that allows you to identify the dog suited to you. For a better overview the dogs have thus first been categorised according to their demand of keeping and, in a next step, according to their size. This considerably facilitates the search for a suitable dog. Of essential help for a quick and easy search are the pictograms developed by experts and designers. These serve as guideposts to each dog and are illustrated on the left hand side of the book. This e-book was developed by a team of passionate dog and animal lovers as well as biologists, vets, and experts for professional dog keeping. Thanks to the deployment of renowned and professional designers the handling of this book is easy and intuitive for everyone. *** You thus here acquire the ultimate dog guide! *** Find your perfect companion. We wish you a lot of fun and success with this e-book! CONTENT: • Comprises the most frequently kept dog breeds in Europe • Interesting facts with data regarding size and weight, origin, life expectancy, fur length and colour, temperament, barking frequency, compatibility with other dogs, suitability as a guard dog, FCI-number, -group, and -section, and of course, keeping requirements • Despite the abundance of breeds covered in this book: In order to precisely identify a dog no previous or expert knowledge is required! • The book contains clearly arranged facts as well as written texts to each breed. Importantly, this information have especially been tailored to the dog breeds most popular and most frequently kept in Europe. • In nearly all cases there are 2 photos to each breed. SPECIAL FEATURES: • Simple and quick location of the dogs suited for you due to the clearly arrange categorisation according to keeping requirements (from “very easy” to “very difficult” in the right hand top corner and the further subdivision according to size. • Of essential help for identification are the high quality large-scale photos which show the dogs in their natural environment. Amongst others, these images stem from renowned photographers of the nature photo agency SUNBIRD IMAGES. The images have been chosen amongst thousands in order to enable the most certain identification and choice of dogs. Especially the careful selection of photos is essential here as it is of no use to the buyer if the dog is only badly identifiable on a photo as is the case with many other e-books. • What we also have that the others don’t: pictograms that quickly and clearly arranged show you the main characteristics and traits of a dog: • size • degree of exercise required • hunting instincts • fond of children or rather not • suited for dog sports • if cuddly or not *** Graphically well designed layout + simple to use + with clear writing *** We wish you lots of fun with this e-book!

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    The Everything Dog Book

    Are you a first-time dog owner?
    Do you have a new puppy at home?
    Are you a lifelong dog lover with two or three canine companions?

    Whatever your situation as a pet parent, you need a resource to help you give your furry friend the best care possible! The Everything Dog Book, 2nd Edition is packed with tips, tricks, and comprehensive information on how to:

    • Choose the right dog for your lifestyle
    • Socialize, housetrain, and groom your dog
    • Provide the proper nutrition, exercise, and health care
    • Travel safely with your canine companion
    • Play games and enjoy quality time with your dog

    From breed-specific details to information on pet health insurance, you’ll learn everything you need to know about dog care. You’ll be equipped to handle any situation-and your pup will thank you!

    Carlo De Vito is a lifelong dog owner (Chelsea, a white German Shepherd, and Chief and Cinderella, a pair of Dalmatians) and publishing professional. He is the author of The Everything Puppy Book and coauthor of The Everything Dog Book. He lives in New Jersey and New York.

    Amy Ammen is a professional dog trainer and the coauthor of The Everything Dog Book. She conducts training seminars across the United States and has earned obedience titles with breeds from all seven of the American Kennel Club’s dog groups. She lives in Milwaukee, WI.

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    Dog Breeders Professional Secrets

    Becoming a dog breeder is a significant undertaking. And there is so much more you need to know to be a successful breeder beyond just knowing how to whelp and raise puppies. Dog Breeders Professional Secrets tells you what it takes to be a successful and ethical dog breeder. Sylvia Smart shares her real-life experiences (both good and bad) and explores dozens of issues that a prospective breeder must consider to build a high quality dog breeding business. This is a practical, educational book with a focus on doing things professionally, with lots of planning and forethought. And youll learn how to be financially successful in your chosen profession all the while knowing that you have done it the right way.

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    Farm Dogs

    Gain a deeper understanding of your canine friends through these in-depth breed profiles that showcase how working dogs think. From familiar breeds like the Border Collie, Corgi, and Dachshund to the lesser-known Akbash, Puli, and Hovawart, Janet Vorwald Dohner describes 93 breeds of livestock guardian dogs, herding dogs, terriers, and traditional multipurpose farm dogs, highlighting the tasks each dog is best suited for and describing its physical characteristics and temperament. She also offers an accessible history of how humans bred dogs to become our partners in work and beyond, providing a thorough introduction to these highly intelligent, independent, and energetic breeds.

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    Basenji Activities Basenji Tricks, Games & Agility. Includes

    “Unique in its approach and really helpful with its information – this book is a must have for any owner” Written for the admirers, fans and owners of this wonderful breed, we are confident that you will greatly benefit from the techniques and information in this book. A must have addition to your collection. Written for the admirers, fans and owners of this wonderful breed, we are confident that you will greatly benefit from the techniques and information in this book. A must have addition to your collection.

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    The Mythology of Dogs

    Tracing the literary and historical legacy of over 65 different breeds, The Mythology of Dogs is a magnificent, breed-by-breed collection of the legend and lore surrounding man’s best friend. From the Afghan to the Yorkie, fascinating stories abount, including:

    The Maltese who hid under the skirt of Mary Queen of Scots at her beheading
    The medieval Wolfound who bravely saved his master’s child from a marauding wolf
    The Afghan whose nose got wet plugging up the holes in Noah’s Ark
    The Newfoundland who valiently tried to save his owner as the Titanic went down
    John Steinbeck’s Airedale, Omar, who learned to hustle blackjack players for their winnings
    The Greyhounds of Ovid’s Metamorphasis, who chased and killed their master after he was turned into a stag by Diana as punishment for psying on her in a state of undress

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