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Big Dogs

29 Ways to Spoil Your Pet

by DFS-Pet-Blog on January 2, 2016

Pet owners will relate with many of these “tips” for spoiling your pet. No matter how we spoil our pets, it’ll all add up to happy, healthy pets!


Puppies are naturally curious, so puppy proofing your house is important. These puppy proofing tips will help keep your puppy out of danger.


Learn about Cerenia, a nausea-controlling drug that helps dogs with motion sickness.

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With a few healthy life style changes and possibly a pet med such as Rimadyl, the improvement in an arthritic dog’s quality of life can be amazing.


Would it surprise you to learn that blood pressure can be checked in cats and dogs, too? Actually, a blood pressure reading can be an important part of monitoring your pet’s overall health.


Dog anxiety is difficult for both the dog and the dog owner. Veterinarian offers options you might consider if your dog has anxiety issues.


Lots of FUN suggestions for how to exercise dogs. Exercise is extremely important for your dog’s health and to help him behave properly.


The most mindful of dog owners still occasionally miss a potentially dangerous household situation. Amazing story of a dog chewing cans and a jar!


Must-Haves For Your Big Dog

by DFS-Pet-Blog on November 23, 2009

Big dogs, although they need some of the same items all dogs need, also have special needs because of their size. I have these for each of my Newfs, and it makes their lives more comfortable, and, I believe, better.


We love our animals a lot and will do anything for them. Even though these big boys often put a dent in my wallet, they are worth their weight in laughs, licks and that famous “Newfie lean.”


Big Dogs and Hips

by DFS-Pet-Blog on September 18, 2009

Dulse, my 12-year-old Newf, had a PennHip score done when he was 4 months old. I had been taking care of him, and his littermate, Baci, for the breeder, who usually kept her pups until they had their PennHips done. A PennHip is a special type of X-ray that determines the laxity (or the looseness) […]


Loss and Gain

by DFS-Pet-Blog on September 8, 2009

When I brought Rudder into my life last November, it was just 3 months after I lost one of my Newfs, Baci, who had just turned 11. Baci was diagnosed with bone cancer in June of 2008. Bone cancer is a common canine cancer, especially of big breeds. I did everything I could for Baci, […]


My newest big dog, Rudder, a boisterous 2-year-old Newfoundland, was watching the cat, Max, through the screen door the other day, when I heard a huge “BANG!” I looked over and the door was pushed halfway in, and Max was on the other side of the room, ears back. Rudder was still on his side […]

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