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Is Your Dog Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

How smart is your dog? Have you ever wondered? Today I'd like to talk about canine intelligence. Sure, dogs are smart…but how smart are they? As you may know, not all dogs are created equal. According to a recent report in Miller-McCune magazine, evidence shows that some dogs are smarter than others.
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Testicular Torsion in Dogs

Overview of Canine Testicular Torsion Testicular torsion is a condition in which the spermatic cord undergoes rotation, leading to infarction or death of the tissue caused by a lack of blood supply to the testicle. It is most commonly associated with an enlarged, cancerous abdominal or undescended testicle.
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Pet insurance

Veterinarian's Answer: Should I Get Pet Insurance for My Dog?

Should I Get Pet Insurance for My Dog? As a veterinarian I hear this question nearly every other day: “Should I get pet insurance for my dog?” Dog lovers often have many questions on the subject including “Does pet insurance pay for itself?” and “How late is too late to get pet insurance for my dog?” These are excellent questions with no easy answers.
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Pet care

Puppy Diarrhea

How to Deal With Puppy Diarrhea People who have puppies will sooner or later have to deal with puppy diarrhea. Diarrhea is the abnormal and often frequent passage of loose stools. It might be a scary experience, depending on how loose your puppy's stool is and how frequently your puppy is moving its bowels.
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How to Fight Those Darn Diatoms (Algae)

Have you noticed a golden-brown film spreading through your tank? Have the walls of your tank becoming dingy with what looks like a green-brown film growing on the inside? You may be a few steps away from having a diatom problem, which, if left unchecked, can destroy the water quality in your aquarium and kill your pets in a very short time.
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Can Dogs Sense Our Emotions?

Can Dogs Sense Our Emotions? All dog owners like to think that their pet can sense their mood and emotions. Although researchers now accept that dogs, and other non-human animals, can experience primary emotions such as anxiety, fear, and anger, they still do not accept that “animals” have a sense of self and are capable of sophisticated secondary emotions.
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