English Bulldogs Exercising

English Bulldogs Exercising

The English Bulldog is a breed that has numerous health problems and requires very moderate exercising. Keep your pet as happy and active as possible by scheduling a half hour a day for their physical activity, including at least one short walk a day. Play games like fetch and tug of war, and bring them to the park to allow them to be social. Make sure that your dog is ready for the elements and keep a close eye on their health and well-being while you exercise them.

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English Bulldogs Skin Irritations

English Bulldogs Skin Irritations
English Bulldogs Skin Irritations have a variety of causes, including:
  • acquired disease
  • genetic conditions
  • environment
Because of their wrinkles and loose skin, English bulldogs are more likely to suffer friction-related skin irritation than other breeds of dog. Fortunately, by examining your dog you can spot skin irritation symptoms and causes before they become too serious. Continue reading “English Bulldogs Skin Irritations”

Traveling Safely with Dog

Traveling Safely with Dog

By Dr. Jerry Klein, CVO

Planning to travel with your dog on an airplane? Here’s what you need to know.

Question:
My family and I are relocating, and instead of driving to our new home we would like to travel by plane. Our dilemma is how to transport the dog. There are so many frightening stories in the news. I’ve heard you have to place a dog in the cargo area. How do I find the definitive answer on dog air travel safety, requirements and regulations?

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5 Basic Commands

Teach Your Puppy These 5 Basic Commands

To start off on the right foot (and paw!) with your pup, he’ll need to know what you expect from him. This will make him feel secure in his ability to meet the goals laid out for him going forward.

The foundation of training should be based on positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcement is the process of giving a dog (or person!) a reward to encourage the behavior you want, like getting a pay check for going to work. Continue reading “5 Basic Commands”

Raw Food vs. Dog Kibble

Raw Food vs. Dog Kibble

By Dr. Jerry Klein, CVO

“I’ve been hearing a lot about feeding dogs raw food. It seems controversial. Can you tell me what’s best for my dog?”

Dog owners want the absolute best for their canine companions to ensure they live healthy, happy, and active lives. The first step in achieving that goal is feeding your dog a balanced, nutritious diet. Historically, dry dog kibble and canned dog food were the only choices on the market. But over the years, raw food has become increasingly available.

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When Should I Call the Vet?

When Should I Call the Vet?

Question:
Recently my dog wasn’t eating as much as he usually does and he just seemed off. It was a weekend, so I didn’t want to make an emergency call unnecessarily. There were no other obvious symptoms, and he bounced back by Monday morning. This incident had me wondering, when should I call the vet and how can I determine if it’s really an emergency?

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Prevent Puppy From Biting

Prevent Puppy From Biting

Dog-training expert and AKC Family Dog Training & Behavior columnist Kathy Santo offers the following tips on overcoming a common puppy problem: biting. Puppies’ mouths are filled with about 28 teeny-tiny razors that seem to be attracted to your fingers or toes. Although an annoying behavior, this is something that’s completely normal for teething, playful puppies and something you can train away with these few steps.

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Feeding Bulldog Puppies

Feeding Bulldog puppies

Feeding Bulldog puppies to achieve optimum health requires a bit more effort than many may anticipate. A somewhat sedentary breed, Bulldogs are susceptible to weight gain, sensitive tummy, food allergies and flatulence. Being blunt, feeding Bulldogs can be challenging! Receive smart Bulldog diet choices here and additional info about feeding Bulldog puppies.

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Bulldog Puppy Grooming

Bulldog Puppy Grooming

Bulldogs enjoy being groomed (except for the nail trimming), and most love taking a bath. The Bulldog has a smooth, short coat and is naturally a reasonably clean. Because of his short fine coat, many people think that grooming is not important, or seldom needed. This is not true! To keep a Bulldogs coat shiny and beautiful it must be groomed about 4 times a week.

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French Bulldogs History

french bulldogs history

In the mid-1800s, a toy-size Bulldog found favor in some English cities, including Nottingham, then a center for lace making. The toy Bulldog became something of a mascot for Nottingham’s lace makers. This was the height of the Industrial Revolution in England, and such “cottage industries” as lace making were increasingly threatened. Many in the lace trade relocated to northern France, and of course, they brought their toy French Bulldogs with them.

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English Bulldog History

English Bulldog history

Historical evidence suggests that English Bulldogs were created in 13th-century England, during the reign of King John, for the “sport” of bullbaiting, in which a staked bull fought a pack of dogs while spectators bet on the outcome. The dogs used in this grisly pastime, the ancestors of today’s Bulldog, were ferocious brutes with huge jaws, unbelievably brave and seemingly impervious to pain.

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How to Potty Training a Puppy?

How to Potty Training a Puppy?

Teaching your new puppy to potty at the right time and place is one of the most important first steps you can take for a long, happy life together. House soiling is among the top reasons why dogs lose their homes or end up in shelters.Few people are willing to put up with a dog who destroys rugs and flooring, or who leaves a stinky mess that you have to clean after a hard day at work.

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Naming Your Female Puppy

Naming Your Female Puppy

Choosing a name for your female puppy requires a little luck and inspiration and a lot of thought. After all, this is a word you’ll be saying frequently for years to come. Like girl baby names, dog names trend in popularity. You don’t meet many toddlers’ names Ethel, nor dogs named Fido these days. Popular culture is always a rising theme; after the movie, “Frozen” came out, there was a 900 percent rise in dogs named for the movie’s characters.

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