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What does a tick look like on a dog?

Ticks are spider-like creepy crawlies that suck on the blood of other animals. Many of us find them repulsive, but it’s a good idea to know what they look like in case you or your dog is bitten. Especially during these summer months when we’re often out exploring tick-rich woodland.

Ticks aren’t always easy to spot and are sometimes mistaken for lumps or skin tags. But it’s important to remove them quickly as they can pass on diseases and make your dog unwell.

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Why do dogs pant? And when is it cause for concern?

Temperatures are on the rise, which only means one thing for our furry friends – more panting. Panting is perfectly normal dog behaviour, but why do dogs pant and when is it abnormal?

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Why is my dog shaking? Possible causes and when you should see a vet

There are many possible reasons why a dog might shake. Sometimes the cause is relatively harmless, while other circumstances may need further investigation from the vet.

It’s not uncommon for smaller breeds to shake for seemingly no reason at all. Chihuahua owners often witness their beloved pooches trembling with no obvious cause. It can be a fact of life for these smaller bundles of joy.

Which is why it’s always important to recognise what’s normal for your dog. If you notice anything out of character, always have your pooch checked over by a vet.

Here are a few reasons why your dog might shake and when it can become a cause for concern.

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When can puppies go outside after vaccinations?

It is important to know the rules about when puppies can go outside.

Getting a new puppy is a joyful experience for all the family. New puppy owners are always eager to share their new bundle of fur with the world. But don’t whisk your loveable pup away to the dog park just yet. You need to ensure they’re fully protected first.

The rules surrounding vaccinations is often confusing for newbie owners. Especially when there’s so much conflicting advice from experts.

But because puppies are more prone to developing illnesses during the first few months of life, vaccinations are essential to ensure the health and well being of your new puppy.

So when can puppies go outside after vaccinations? Read on to find out…

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Hydrotherapy for dogs

This article explores hydrotherapy for dogs. We explain what hydrotherapy is and how it could help your dog recover from injury or illness.

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How to train a dog not to jump up on people

How to train a dog not to jump up at people is a valuable lesson for you and your dog to learn.

Jumping is a common behaviour in dogs, but can be one of the most difficult to correct. Dogs will often jump to greet their human friends. But all that over-excited, in-your-face leaping is poor doggy etiquette.

Even the most devoted and patient dog lovers can get frustrated by a pooch with bad manners. So it’s important to address the behaviour quickly before it becomes an ingrained habit.

But in most cases, we humans are to blame. We often accidentally encourage the behaviour. Which means you need to change YOUR behaviour and the behaviour of others first.

Here are a few simple tips to help you keep those four paws on the ground and teach you how to train your dog not to jump up

 

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Why do dogs chase their tails?

Ever wondered why do dogs chase their tails ?

Dogs are a constant source of amusement. There are few things goofier and more adorable than when our dogs spin around in pursuit of their own tail.

But why do they do it? Although tail chasing is often in good fun, there are many possible reasons why your dog might chase their tail, and it’s not always a laughing matter.

Here are a few reasons why dogs chase their tails.

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Border Collie puppy dog chasing its own tail

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How to teach your dog to say hello

Learn how to teach your dog to say hello.

What could be more impressive than your dog sitting and offering a paw to shake hands to say hello. When someone comes to the door it will prove really helpful. This advanced version of giving a paw, involves your dog learning a new way of greeting people. Behaviour that is  both polite and extremely cute is a bonus.

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Why do dogs roll in fox poo?

Ever wondered why dogs roll in fox poo?

Our cheeky pooches often like to eat and cover themselves in things we humans find repulsive. The joys of being a dog owner, right?

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Guide to owning a new puppy – What you need to know

Bringing up a new puppy can be hard.

MyPawsOn.com would like to introduce you to this great guide to owning a new puppy written by Helen Edwards. It is available to read or buy through Amazon. We think it is a really helpful and well written guide for new dog owners.

Helen has given us a short article about what inspired her to write the book and included some great insights into parenting a puppy.

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