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Puppy Dewclaw Removal – Should You Have Your Havanese Dog’s Dewclaws Removed?

This is a question that is being asked with more frequency. The dewclaw is the “fifth” little claw that grows higher on the leg than the others. Unlike the other four claws that have constant contact with the ground this claw sometimes seems to remain off the ground when the dog is standing. It does, …

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Guide to Common Dog Vaccines – DHPPV, DA2PPV, DHLPPV, -C

Sometimes this particular vaccine is titled DHPPV, DA2PPV or DHPPV-C or some other similar variation. This particular vaccine is commonly referred to as the “Distemper-Parvo” vaccine or the “5-in-one” or “seven-in-one”. Although there are some differences between them, you can tell what’s in the vaccine based on the letters. The D in DHPPV stands for …

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Beware! Before You Adopt From A Dog Rescue, You Must Know The Correct Answers For The Application?

If you are considering adopting a dog from an animal shelter or a dog rescue group, that is wonderful! Every dog adopted from a shelter or rescue group helps to eliminate despicable puppy mills and, more importantly, saves a dog’s life. Unfortunately, some dog rescue groups make adopting a dog almost as difficult as adopting …

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Hand Shy, Head Shy – 7 Steps to Help Your Dog Overcome This Behavior

Many dogs, more often than not puppies that have not been handled by the breeder, or animals that have been abused, or are rescued from shelters shy away from hands. This is especially true of a hand going toward their face or going over their head. Unfortunately, they cannot tell you what negative experience they …

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