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Why Do Puppies Bite Part 3 - Teething

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Why Do Puppies Bite Part 3 - Teething

Puppies explore the world through their mouths, just like human babies. When they are teething, everything is fair game, whether it's on the floor or not. When Do Puppies Adult Teeth Start To Erupt? By the time your puppy comes home with you, he has a full set of baby teeth. But, no sooner are they settled in than they start losing their baby teeth as the adult teeth start to erupt.Typically this process starts at approximately 12 weeks, and is usually completed by around 6 months of age. Three months - that sounds manageable, right? Yes....if you're prepared. Otherwise, it will be...

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Is Obesity In Dogs Due To Diet or Lifestyle?

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Is Obesity In Dogs Due To Diet or Lifestyle?

Do Dogs Become Obese Due to Fat In Their Diet? This is an interesting question - it seems logical that eating too much fat makes a body fat. But fat is an essential part of a healthy diet.   Why do dogs need fat in their diet? Dogs need fats in their diet as a source of energy. Fats help to keep the skin and coat in good condition. Fat tastes good and encourage dogs to eat. Fat stores can also give dogs emergency energy in times of food shortages. Fatty acids are the major part of fats. As dogs are not able...

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Why Is Dental Health Important For Dogs?

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Why Is Dental Health Important For Dogs?

Why Dog Dental Care Is Essential Looking after your dogs teeth doesn't just stop them from having stinky breath. It contributes to their overall health too. Poor dental health can contribute to diabetes, heart, liver and kidney disease. Whilst dogs rarely develop cavities, they do lose teeth due to gingivitis and can develop painful abcesses. In smaller dogs it can even lead to a broken jaw. This excellent article published on PetMD - which is both written and reviewed by vets - provides greater insight into why poor oral hygiene can contribute to other health issues.    What Are The...

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Why Is Protein So Important For Dogs?

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Why Is Protein So Important For Dogs?

  What are sources of complete protein? Complete proteins are meat, fish, eggs and whole milk. They contain all 10 essential amino acids. Protein is one of the eight building blocks required for a complete diet. Why is protein important? Protein consists of amino acids which are essential for health. Amino acids also provide carbon chains which produce glucose, providing the dog with energy. Protein is an essential part of a healthy balanced diet. A good quality dog food will include at least two quality sources of animal protein within the first few listed ingredients eg chicken, beef, duck or salmon. Protein...

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Why Do Puppies Bite Part 1 - Tired

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Why Do Puppies Bite Part 1 - Tired

Your adorable little puppy has landed, and you've just found out they have teeth like needles. There are several reasons why puppies bite, so let's break this down into "bite sized" pieces.  Your Puppy Bites Because He Is Tired Puppies bite when they are tired. Puppies actually need a lot more rest than you probably realise, and once they are overtired, just like two-legged kids, they can get cranky.  How Much Sleep Do Puppies Need? When your puppy comes to you at 8 - 10 weeks of age, he will need around 20 hours rest each day. Most people understimate this...

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