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Taurine is not considered an essential amino acid for dogs. This is because some dogs can naturally process it in the body from the dietary amino acids cysteine and methionine. And, since taurine isn't considered an essential amino acid, AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles establish no minimum requirement for taurine. With that said, some breeds […]
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iPupster by Alison Mcevoy - 3w ago

Is your dog coughing an alarming harsh or dry cough? Does he experience watery discharge from his eyes or has a slightly reduced appetite? In more severe cases a dog may experience fever, loss of appetite and a moist cough. These are some of the signs of kennel cough in dogs. Usually mild but if […]
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Is your dog losing her hair? Suddenly gaining weight? Acting lazier than usual? While it’s true that some dogs have a genetic predisposition to become hypothyroid, it can still be difficult to accurately diagnose canine hypothyroidism. Learn what causes it and recognize its symptoms to prevent misdiagnosis. Once diagnosed the common treatment for hypothyroidism is […]
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Dogs like us humans can be plagued with various eye ailments such as retinal diseases, glaucoma, dry eyes, infections, cataracts and swelling. In the case of dry eye, also known as Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, or KCS, finding the cause isn't always obvious and you may do better to try and prevent any damage the condition can […]
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A small dog's nutritional needs are rather different to those of their larger counterparts. For example, small dogs are predisposed to teeth problems, given their smaller size, they require frequent feeding, and of course high quality dog food to sustain their incredible high energy requirements. From the outset, it's important to understand that not all […]
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As we all love our fur kids we want to do everything we can to make sure that they stay as happy and healthy for as long as possible. Some diseases and conditions that commonly affect dogs are not easily preventable though, and there are some you can really do nothing about at all, except […]
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Boston Terriers are amazing little pups. From their lively, often boisterous temperaments to their very distinctive 'pointy' ears and beautiful big eyes these dogs - often called the 'American Gentleman' - both because of their tuxedo like markings and their usually great manners - are hard to mistake for any other dog breed.Because Boston Terriers […]
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The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was, quite literally, one of the first popular breeds to be termed a lapdog. Under their original guise, as Toy Spaniels, they were long the favorites of European royalty and aristocracy, but it was the devotion to these dogs of the English Kings Charles the First and Charles the Second […]
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Every pet parent wants to ensure that their pup is as healthy and happy as possible, and any signs of illness or distress are as upsetting for them as they are for their pet. Becoming a little more informed about common conditions that affect dogs - and perhaps your breed specifically, can be very helpful, […]
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The thought that their dog might be suffering from a serious medical condition is one that no parent enjoys. The unfortunate fact is that there are some canine medical problems that are very hard to prevent, but being educated and prepared to deal with them can be a great help.In this guide we'll take a […]
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