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Caring For Your Dog the Holistic Way

November 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Dog Health and Nutrition

For many people, Western (or conventional) medicine seems to overuse drugs and technology.  Many people prefer the Eastern (Asian) approach offering nature’s own remedies.  If you’re someone who appreciates the natural approach for yourself, you may want to check into holistic care for your dog, as well. According to Dr. Gerald M. Buchoff from Holistic […]

Straight Poop’s Annual Holiday Gift-Giving Guide

November 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the official shopping season for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa is open.  Herewith, our annual guide to gifts for the dogs and dog lovers on your list. Toys  The most recent push in plush dog toys is to make them stuffing-free.  I’m not sure whether people just got tired of cleaning […]

Autumn Safety for Your Dog

November 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Dog Health and Nutrition

The leaves and temperatures are falling, but there’s still time for lots of outdoor fun with your dog.  Here’s the Straight Poop guide to safety during as the days get shorter and the nights get cooler. Fires  Bonfires, whether you use them for burning leaves or cooking out, can be a fun autumn tradition.  But […]

Breed Specific Legislation

November 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training

If you’ve been watching the doggies.com blog lately, you know that activists are working hard to stop officials in Detroit from euthanizing a stray dog simply because he is a Pit Bull.  Stories abound in the media about dogs being banned or put down because of breed specific legislation.  What about it?  Should municipalities have […]

Hero Dogs

On November 11th at 8 pm Eastern, Hallmark Channel will be televising the first ever American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.  With over 750 entries in eight categories, competition was fierce.  Although the winner was chosen in October, we’ll never tell.  What we will share, however, are short descriptions of the finalists, chosen by 400,000 […]

Domestic Abuse and Animal Cruelty

October 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Dog Health and Nutrition, Featured Articles

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and since animal abuse is so closely related to domestic violence, we wanted to bring you a short article about both. Statistics on the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty According to the ASPCA, “a New Jersey study found that in 88 percent of families where there had […]

Cleaning Up After Your Dog

If you have a dog in your house, you know there are many messes that will have to be cleaned up sooner or later.  Here’s a roundup of some of the products you may find useful. Shedding The best defense against shedding is a good offense.  Bathing and grooming your dog often will cut down […]

Your Dog’s Anal Glands

October 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Dog Health and Nutrition, Featured Articles

Editor’s Note:  if you are reading this over your breakfast table, STOP NOW.  You’ll appreciate this article much more if you read it after you’re done. Have you ever noticed a foul odor coming from your dog’s back end?  He or she may have clogged anal glands that need to be emptied. What are anal […]

The Dreaded Dog Warden: Working with Animal Control

September 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training, Featured Articles

Do you have a dog who wanders off of your property?  Having a good relationship with the local dog warden might just help you avoid having to pay hefty fines or having to go through the hassle of picking up your dog at the animal control office rather than having them bring the dog back […]

Free to a Good Home

September 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Dog Health and Nutrition

Sad but true:  at some point, but by the grace of God, you may have to relinquish your beloved dog to another home.  Whether you lose your job, move to a no-pets-allowed home, or become so ill you can no longer take care of him or her, one of the things you will have to […]

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