Could Your Puppy Have Giardia?

What is it and do I need to be concerned? What is Giardia? Giardiasis is an intestinal infection in people and animals. It is caused by a protozoan parasite Giardia intestinalis (also known as Giardia lamblia). Most dogs become infected by drinking water contaminated with feces. Giardia then infects the small intestine, and infected dogs pass microscopic cysts in their stool. These cysts can then infect another animal or person if ingested. Symptoms of Giardia in Dogs Include: Diarrhea, which
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Children and Dogs: How Children Should and Should Not Interact with Dogs, by Dr. Sophia Yin.

Every year in the United States there are between 350,000 and 400,000 dog bites.  Of those bitten each year roughly 60% are reported to be children under the age of 15, two thirds of whom are boys. A recent study published in the Journal of Nursing, Social Studies and Public Health showed that children between the ages of 8 and 12 accurately recognized a dog’s emotions only 17% of the time. Of the 372 primary school children studied  only one
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Finding the Right Daycare for Your Dog or Puppy

By Hillary Alexander and Kasey Nash Dog daycares are becoming increasingly popular as more people realize the benefits of exercise and companionship rather than home alone. As dog owners we all want our dogs to enjoy the day, get exercise – even learn some new skills. Surely this is better than a day of solitude. The biggest challenge is finding the right daycare for your puppy or dog. There are certainly a number of strategies out there; shopping around, asking
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