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Category: Canine Health and Breeding

  1. Single Puppy Syndrome - Raising An 'Only Puppy'

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    Labrador, Cira, and puppy, Cosmo, on the lawn

    Back in 2012, my Labrador, Cira, had her first litter. Unfortunately, she suffered trauma in the womb, causing six of her seven puppies to be stillborn. She became a mother to a single puppy, Cosmo, and we both had a lot of learning to do. A single puppy doesn’t have the support, nor the competition, of his littermates, meaning there are actions you must take to ensure you raise a well-rounded, healthy puppy.

  2. Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? Another Old Wives' Tale, Say The Scientists.

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    Dog in long grass

    There are a couple of commonly-held beliefs in relation to the question of why dogs eat grass. Some people believe that they do it because they have an upset stomach and that the grass will help encourage them to be sick, whilst others are sure that they eat grass to make up for a nutritional deficiency in their diet. But are either of these suggestions correct?