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Can All Dogs Swim?

It’s pretty common to think that all dogs are natural swimmers. ‘’Doggie paddle’’ must have gotten its name for a reason, right? So, let’s break the myth once and for all – are all dogs born swimmers?

Can All Dogs Swim

Dogs have many natural instincts, such as barking, digging and sniffing around.

Is swimming a part of these natural instincts?

Let’s explore this interesting question a bit deeper!

Scroll down and find out if you can take your dog for a swim.

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Can Dogs Eat Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale and Cauliflower?

These four vegetables are some of the healthiest and most praised vegetables for us humans. Rich on various vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients they make a healthy choice in our nutrition. Is is the same for dogs? Do they get the same benefits from them? Let's take a closer look!

can dogs eat broccoli cabbage kale and cauliflower

Broccoli, cabbage, kale and cauliflower – these four green, leafy vegetables are called “cruciferous vegetables”.

They are all considered to be very healthy for us humans so it’s normal that we wonder if we should share some with our dogs. Considering the fact that dogs break down food differently some benefits may not be the same.

In this text we’re exploring which benefits could come from dogs eating these vegetables, but also what some possible downsides could be.

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Can Dogs Cry Tears When Sad?

A dog is usually very honest about its feelings and it’s pretty easy to guess if your dog is happy, playful or tired. But what about sadness? How do dogs show that they’re sad?

Can Dogs Cry Tears

Dogs are known to be sympathetic creatures and can be a true emotional support to their owner. They are good at picking up our emotions and reacting accordingly to the situation. When you’re happy your dog senses it and happily wag its tail.

On the other hand, when we are sad and cry dogs can sense it and they adapt their behavior accordingly.

Tears, for us humans, are usually indicators of strong emotions, such as sadness and grief.

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Baby Shampoo for Dogs: Safe or Not?

Wondering if it is OK to wash your dog with baby shampoo? Then check out this definite answer to the very common dog owners' dilemma.

baby shampoo for dogs

A few weeks ago we get this email from Emily…

The email said:

“Can I use baby shampoo on my dog? I heard Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo is safe for dogs… ”

So let’s get busy.

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Shampoos For Dogs: How To Choose The Right One?

We all know that every dog needs bathing, but be sure to use shampoo that will not hurt your dog's skin. This guide will help you choose the right one.

shampoos for dogs

Most dog owners have had experience with their dogs rolling around, playing in dirt and, of course, bringing it all back home.

While dogs don’t mind the smell, you as a dog owner may not be as thrilled with your smelly dog. This is why baths and regular cleanings are necessary, especially if you live in a flat. It is not uncommon that dogs want to avoid this process; nonetheless, it should not be avoided for numerous reasons.

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Dog Boarding – Everything You Need To Know

In this in-depth post you will learn how to choose the right boarding facility, and keep your dog happy and healthy while you are apart.

Dog Boarding

Every dog owner has to, sooner or later, deal with separation from its dog at some occasions, such as travel, illness or emergencies. No matter how much you love your dog, it is inevitable that you will have to be apart at some point.

Thus, you ask yourself:

What do I do with my dog when I’m away?

Your first instinct may be to take your pet with you. However, dog travel is everything but cheap.

Furthermore, your dog may become ill during travel causing you to change your plans or you may realize that your hotel and many other places are not pet friendly.

Your next option will probably be to leave your dog with friends or relatives, but often this doesn’t end up as you want it to, most often due to lack of knowledge or responsibility.

Fortunately, these are not the only options.

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French Bulldog Health Issues (The Definitive Guide)

Even though the French bulldog is considered to be the healthiest bulldog, this breed may also have some health issues you, as its dog owner, should be aware of.

french bulldog health issues

Every breed has genetic weaknesses that expose them to different diseases. That’s why every future dog owner should be informed about the breed they want to buy or adopt before doing it.

Even though the French bulldog is considered to be the healthiest bulldog (they have a lifespan of 10-12 years) , this breed may also have some health issues you, as its dog owner, should be aware of.

So… what could some possible health problems be?

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Can Dogs Drink Milk and Yogurt?

Milk and yogurt are considered to be very healthy for humans. Is it the same for dogs? In this text we are comparing milk and yogurt and we are discovering which nutritive values from these products are important to dogs.

can dogs drink milk

Milk and yogurt are considered to be very healthy for humans. Is it the same for dogs? In this text we are comparing milk and yogurt and we are discovering which nutritive values from these products are important to dogs.

Dogs drink their mother’s milk when they’re born. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s good for them to drink milk later in life.

As with other dairy products, dogs can have a hard time digesting them, as they lack the necessary enzyme lactase to break down the lactose.

When they’re puppies, they have this enzyme and can break down their mother’s milk easily. Later in life, however, they may have problems with goat and cow milk that people drink.

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Can Dogs Eat Cheese?

In this text we will explore what kinds of cheese could be acceptable, in what situations it should be given, but also what some consequences of too much intake could be.

can dogs eat cheese

When it comes to pet care, the most important thing is knowing what you can and can’t feed your dog.

Most dogs love cheese, and will gladly have some if they have an opportunity.

But get this:

But just because they love it, doesn’t make it good for them.

Therefore, it is your responsibility as a dog owner to state if your dog can eat cheese and if so, how often you should give it to him. In this text we will explore what kinds of cheese could be acceptable, in what situations it should be given, but also what some consequences of too much intake could be.

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Can Dogs Eat Peanuts, Almonds and Pistachios?

It is a fact that people find nuts very health. Therefore, it is not surprising that many dog owners wonder if they can give nuts to their pet.

can dogs eat peanuts

It is a fact that people find nuts very healthy and that they consume them a lot.

Therefore, it is not surprising that many dog owners wonder if they can give nuts to their pet.

One of the most frequent questions typed on Google, regarding dogs, is:

“Can my dog eat peanuts?”

Some owners, thinking that they are equally nutritive for dogs as for humans, use nuts as a treat. Even though dogs usually like the taste, their stomach doesn’t like them as much.

In fact:

Many nuts are toxic for dogs and should be avoided, one of the most toxic nuts being the macadamia nut. We are here taking look at three of the most frequent nuts, from a dog’s perspective.

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