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12 Tips for Caring for Newborn Puppies

12 Tips for Caring for Newborn Puppies

You never know when you may need the knowledge for care for newborn puppies. In one recent story, a dog whose puppies died before rescuers found her became the surrogate mother of a litter of puppies 1. Newborn pups should be kept in a whelping box for the first two weeks of their life A whelping box will keep the puppies warm and protected. Most pet stores sell whelping boxes but you can make one using a cardboard box. Pick out a used box that has enough room for the mom dog to lie down comfortably, while she’s feeding the...

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Canine Influenza in Dogs

Canine Influenza in Dogs

My 6mo. old Sheepadoodle is recovering from a more severe case of this flu. Thought you all would like to know what to look for. Canine Influenza in Dogs There are two strains of the virus that causes dog flu (Influenza Type A): H3N8 and H3N2. Both primarily infect the respiratory system and are extremely contagious. While some dogs become very ill with dog flu, others can be exposed to the virus and fight off infection without ever getting sick.  Symptoms and Types of Canine Influenza   Dogs that are infected with the canine influenza virus may develop two different syndromes:   ...

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How to Find Gratitude When Everything Goes Wrong

How to Find Gratitude When Everything Goes Wrong

Angel and I recently interviewed a minimum wage motel housekeeper in Miami for a project we’re working on to support our New York Times bestselling book, Getting Back to Happy: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Reality, and Turn Your Trials into Triumphs.  “Do you like your job?” we asked her.  To our surprise, she smiled from ear to ear and was breathless for a couple moments.  She finally collected herself and said, “I can’t believe how much I love my job!  I get to make dozens of our guests happy every day and feed my two beautiful children at the same time…” Then,...

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GETTING BACK TO WHAT YOU LOVE

GETTING BACK TO WHAT YOU LOVE

Nothing can fill the emptiness that remains in a space vacated by a passion that we have tossed aside. There are times in life when we are committed to pursuing our passions. Every molecule in our body is focused on doing what we love. At other times, necessity and responsibility dictate that we put our dreams aside and do what needs to be done. It is during these moments that we may choose to forget what it is that we love to do. There are many other reasons for why we may leave our passions behind. A hobby may lose...

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DOG PSYCHOLOGY-10 FACTS ON HOW YOUR DOG'S MIND WORKS

DOG PSYCHOLOGY-10 FACTS ON HOW YOUR DOG'S MIND WORKS

What really goes on in the mind of a dog has been a great topic of discussion for many years. What do they think? Why do they think this way? How did they develop this manner of thought and behavior? While we may never be able to have a conversation with our furry companions, we have made several amazing advances in the study of dog psychology that help us understand them a little better. Here are ten of the most interesting facts about dog psychology. #1 – Dogs Can Dream Many dog owners have probably noticed their dogs twitching, moving...

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