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Your vet is an important partner in your dog’s health, which is why you do not want your Goldendoodle to associate visits to the vet with negative feelings or experiences. Even so, getting your dog accustomed to vet visits can be challenging. In addition

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As discussed in the above post, one of the ways you can ensure that your dog remains calm during vet visits is to choose the right vet. The following post is a great example of just why it is so important to have the right vet caring for your dog.

WHAT IS YOUR GOLDENDOODLE TELLING YOU? LEARNING YOUR DOG’S LANGUAGE

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8 INSECTS AND BUGS GOLDENDOODLE OWNERS SHOULD WATCH OUT FOR THIS SUMMER

The warm summer sun may mean more time spent outside, but it also brings with it some hazards
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GOLDENDOODLES – MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

It’s no secret that goldendoodles do a lot of good for a lot of people, essentially making the world a better place in their own way.
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The warm summer sun may mean more time spent outside, but it also brings with it some hazards to your pet that you need to be aware

Making The World A Better Place

It’s no secret that goldendoodles do a lot of good for a lot of people, essentially making the world a better place in their own way.

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Your vet is an important partner in your dog’s health, which is why you do not want your Goldendoodle to associate visits to the vet with negative feelings or experiences.

Learning Your Dog’s Language

Have you ever looked at your Goldendoodle and wondered what he was thinking? Of course you have, and it’s totally understandable. Just as in any human relationship,

What Is Your Goldendoodle Telling You?
Learning Your Dog’s Language

Have you ever looked at your Goldendoodle and wondered what he was thinking? Of course you have, and it’s totally understandable. Just as in any human relationship, communication is a basic foundation for your relationship with your pet.

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Goldendoodles – Making The World A Better Place

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What Is Your Dog Telling You? Learning Your Dog’s Language

Have you ever looked at your Goldendoodle and wondered what he was thinking? Of course you have, and it’s totally understandable. Just as in any human relationship, communication is a basic foundation for your relationship with your pet.

However, just because your Goldendoodle doesn’t speak in human language doesn’t mean they aren’t telling you stuff all the time. Dogs have their own language, and if you pay close attention you may begin to realize just how much you’ve been missing.  The following post shows just one example of how your dog may be attempting to communicate with you:

Why Does My Dog… Walk Between My Legs?

You may have met a dog with this endearing tendency: He tries to walk between your legs — even if you’re not ready or he can’t quite fit.

So, what is it he’s trying to do?

We asked Dr. Wailini Sung, a veterinary behaviorist, for the answer to the question.

 

 

Body language is one of the primary ways that your Goldendoodle will communicate with you. It’s worth noting that every dog will develop its own set of cues to communicate certain messages to its owner. As such, it may take some getting used to before you can completely crack your dog’s body language. The following post discusses some of the more common cues observed in dogs:

7 Ways Your Dog Talks To You Through Body Language

We all wish our dogs could talk to us – it would make life so much easier! But, did you know your dog does try to speak to you? While it might not be in your language, your dog most definitely communicates with you. The following are a few of the main ways your dog talks to you about things that are important. Teaching your kids your dog’s language can also help to prevent bites from happening.

 

An aggressive dog is a dangerous dog for people, fellow canines and other animals. It’s definitely one of the behaviors dog owners try to avoid at all costs. Usually this is quite easy — Goldendoodles are naturally good-natured and aggression is an uncommon trait in the breed. In fact, aggression is the last resort for most properly socialized dogs. If you’re paying attention you’re going to notice the warning signs that precede the unwanted behavior. This way, you can deal with the situation before it escalates. The following post discusses these warning signs:

How To Predict Dog Aggression And Prevent Dog Bites

Dog Bites And Attacks Are Completely Predictable!

If someone says that a dog bit or attacked with no warning signs, well that simply isn’t true.

Dog bites and attacks are actually very very predictable, and very very avoidable when you know what to look for.

When something is happening to our dog or around our dog that is making them uncomfortable, they will give off warning signs. Read full post at Bright Dog…

Interestingly, dogs have a much better sense of human body language than humans have of dog language. So while it can seem difficult to know what your Goldendoodle is thinking, she may not have the same problem reading your body and emotions. It may be that a little more attention on your part is all that’s needed to get you and your pet on the same wavelength. You can be sure your doodlebug will thank you for it. Article from Fur Babies Pet Resort

How To Turn Visits To The Vet Into An Enjoyable Experience For Your Goldendoodle

Your vet is an important partner in your dog’s health, which is why you do not want your dog to associate visits to the vet with negative feelings or experiences. Even so, getting your dog accustomed to vet visits can be challenging. In addition to your pet being unfamiliar with the doggie daycare, he or she is also likely to be exposed to sick or injured dogs who are in distress, which raises the anxiety level of your dog.  At

That doesn’t mean your Goldendoodle can never enjoy his or her visits to the vet. Preparing ahead of time instead of waiting for a visit when your dog requires prompt medical care will go a long way toward reducing the negative associations your pet may develop. The following post shares some important tips on how to keep your dog calm when visiting the vet:

8 Simple Tips For Calming Your Anxious Dog At The Vet Office

Ah, the dreaded vet office. Potentially worse than taking a kid to the doctor or dentist, the veterinarian can bring about A LOT of anxiety for your pet that can start from the moment you get in the car. Here are some tips to make both you and your dog’s life much easier.

1. Start with the car

Some dogs only go in the car to go to the vet’s office, so Spot will suspect something is up as soon as you tell him to “jump in.” To remedy or prevent this, start taking your dog to fun places in the car – a park, a new place to walk, a lake, or the beach. You want your dog to associate the car with good stuff, not just the scary stuff. Read full post at Bark Post…

 

As discussed in the above post, one of the ways you can ensure that your dog remains calm during vet visits is to choose the right vet. The following post is a great example of just why it is so important to have the right vet caring for your dog.

Vet Kisses A Frightened Puppy As She Wakes Up After A Scary Procedure

Even though this adorable little puppy named Meesha was in the care of some of the most talented veterinarians in the world, there was no way she could know that calming fact. Even though she was healthy and full of life, when she realized she was surrounded by strangers, she was understandably nervous and a little bit scared. Read full post at Little Things…

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Just like people, dogs also have a sense of people that genuinely care about them, so it’s best to choose a doctor with a good bedside manner that interacts well with your dog. If your dog is at ease with the vet you choose, as well as the support staff at the clinic, you can also expect him or her to be more calm during visits. Here are some tips to consider when choosing a vet for your Goldendoodle:

Choosing a Vet – 7 Vital Vet Tips to Use

Choosing a vet with 7 vital vet tips to use is essential to every dog owner, whether their dog is a cute little Chihuahua or a hard-working Alsatian.

Looking for one of the best veterinary clinics in your area that can offer your canine companion

[s] the very best care is just as important as choosing your own physician for you and your family’s care.

…The good news is there are many wonderful veterinary clinics out there that will take good care of your furry friend[s]. Additionally, we need to know the the seven things every dog owner should look for when choosing a vet. Read full post at Way Cool Dogs…

Remember how fearful and uncomfortable you were as a child when it came to visiting the doctor? Your Goldendoodle is no different, so remember to be extra patient and understanding when visiting the vet. This will reassure your dog that he or she is not in a bad place. Despite the expected anxiety, with the right approach, visits to the vet might actually become enjoyable rather than overly stressful.

Goldendoodles – Making The World A Better Place

It’s no secret that goldendoodles do a lot of good for a lot of people, essentially making the world a better place in their own way. Every once in a while, goldendoodles will make it into the headlines for the best possible reasons – the loveable traits and the happiness they bring to their owners.

Goldendoodles are so sociable that they can connect to complete strangers in ways that we humans can’t seem to — not often anyway. Having that instant connection with someone is something rare and beautiful among humans, but it’s not so rare among goldendoodles, but it’s just as beautiful.

This is evident in a New York funeral home. Lulu, a therapy dog, is a staff member of the Ballard-Durand Funeral Home, and she’s bringing a lot of comfort to grieving families. This despite the fact that the only reason they meet her is because they’ve lost a loved one.

Trained Therapy Dog Comforts Grieving Families During Funerals

For those going through times of grief, this pup offers her paw to hold.

Lulu, a goldendoodle, is a “staff member” at Fur Babies Pet Resort Greenville SC. The pooch, who is a certified therapy dog, regularly attends funerals and serves as a “comfort companion” for people in mourning.

“She’s such an affectionate dog and such a social dog. Just petting her is a subtle distraction from the pain these people are going through,” Matthew Fiorillo, Lulu’s owner and president of the funeral and cremation services, told The Huffington Post. “Such a subtle distraction is a comforting thing for families.”

Although Lulu only attends funerals when families specifically request for her, about 90 percent of families ask for her to attend services. Some even return weeks or months afterward to say hello to Lulu.

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Goldendoodles have the kind of sweet temperament that makes them great as therapy dogs. It’s no wonder their owners are happy to brag about them. Here’s another Lulu-the-goldendoodle post:

My Fuzzy Friend: Therapy dog Lulu knows a lot of tricks

Name: Jackie and Sean Lawrence

•Hometown: Bath

•Type of pet: Dog

•Name: Lulu

•Age: 1 1/2 years old

•Breed: Mini goldendoodle

•Gender: Female

•Why she is my friend: She is a wonderful therapy dog and an exceptional friend.

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And speaking of proud owners, you should definitely have a look at the hilarious photos in the following post:

One man and his Goldendoodle go on a giant adventure together

Christopher Cline, a photographer from Virginia, was left feeling pretty homesick when he moved over to Minnesota.

Noticing how sad he seemed, his girlfriend decided to treat him to a present – a dog, called Juji.

At first, it wasn’t the best present Christopher could’ve received, as he wasn’t especially fond of dogs. But, the adorable Goldendoodle completely won him over Juji soon ended up his best four-legged friend, before becoming his biggest inspiration.

Chris began creating hilarious Photoshop manipulations, featuring a giant version of Juji, accompanying Chris on a variety of adventures.

Making his photo series incredibly fun and lighthearted, he aims for his project to have a ‘kids book’ sort of vibe. And we totally think it does.

8 Insects And Bugs Goldendoodle Owners Should Watch Out For This Summer

The warm summer sun may mean more time spent outside, but it also brings with it some hazards to your pet that you need to be aware of. For instance, insects, arachnids and all sorts of bugs also come out to play in the warm weather, and not all of them are as friendly as your goldendoodle.

Dogs often view insects as playthings and sometimes as snacks. Your goldendoodle may be scared of buzzing insects and run away, but he could also try to chase them away or even worse, swallow them up. The latter two options could easily lead to bites or stings, so it’s best to avoid these results by training your dog to stay away from insects.

Teach your canine not to engage with insects by correcting him using a click or tug of the leash. Unfortunately, insect activity and nests can sometimes be found close to the ground, increasing the chances of your dog getting into contact with them. Here are some of the common insects and bugs to watch out for this summer:

1. Bees and Wasps

 

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In most cases, these stings result in mild swelling, reddening and itching… but can cause life-threatening allergic reactions, especially in the case of multiple stings. Via Dogs Best Life

2. Caterpillars

 

 

Caterpillars are colorful and move slowly, which can draw a lot of interest from your goldendoodle.

But, certain species can fight back… Buck moth and hag moth caterpillars as well as puss and stinging rose caterpillars have spines or hairs that can break the skin and inject poison.

Best case: mild itching. Worst case: more severe pain, dermatitis and intestinal issues.

3. Widow Spiders

 

 

Widow spiders like dark undisturbed places and are typically not aggressive, but they will bite if they feel threatened.

A single bite can cause life-threatening signs, but fortunately “dry bites,” in which no venom is released, are possible. Any suspected widow bite should be evaluated by a veterinarian. Treatment generally involves pain medications and muscle relaxants. Most animals recover in 48 to 72 hours and fatalities are uncommon.

4. Mosquitoes

 

Just like humans, your dog will find mosquito bites very itchy, and the bitten area could swell and develop an infection if not properly treated.

Protecting your pets from mosquito bites

We may think that our beloved pets – cats and dogs are protected against mosquito bites, but the reality is different. Although animals have thick fur and hair, mosquitoes still can bite them in areas that are not protected by hair, which include nose, ears, stomach and other areas… Read full post at Insect Cop

5. Fire Ants

 

 

Fire ants are highly aggressive and will bite anything they feel is a threat to them or their mound. The bites are extremely painful and in some cases, the reddened bumps they cause can turn into white pustules 24 hours later that are susceptible to infection.

If fire ants have attacked your pet, remove him from the area the insects are located. Carefully brush the fire ants you see off of your pet’s body; slapping them can aggravate them more… Use a cool compress to help reduce pain and swelling and talk to your veterinarian to see if an antihistamine might help your pet. Do not allow your pet to scratch the bites. See your veterinarian immediately if your pet is having difficulty breathing or if the bites seem painful.

6. Walking Stick Insects

 

Although mostly harmless, some species of walking stick insects spray venom when they are threatened.

They can aim the spray into your pet’s eyes and mouth to stop the animal from hurting them. The venom can burn your pet’s eyes and even cause temporary blindness. You’ll need to take a trip to the vet if your pet is squinting or rubbing his eyes or if they look irritated. Your vet may tell you to rinse your pet’s eyes with saline solution or tap water before your appointment.

7. Hobo and Brown Recluse Spiders

 

The bite of a brown recluse or hobo spider can cause cellular damage over a large area. Although the brown recluse is nocturnal and therefore not aggressive, the hobo spider, which is large, is quite aggressive. The venom from these spiders destroys cell membranes and can cause bleeding.

The bites are only slightly painful initially, but over an eight-hour period they will become red, swollen and tender. Tissue around the bite begins to die and a wound as large as 10 inches in diameter can occur. Animals are treated with pain medications and antibiotics, but healing is slow and may take months.

8. Tarantula

 

Some tarantula species produce venom that can cause problems for your goldendoodle, while ingestion of their stiff hair covering their legs can cause oral irritation, drooling, vomiting and pain.

Tarantulas can throw these hairs in defense when they feel threatened, so you should never let your pet put his face that close to one — and you shouldn’t either. However, no serious problem should occur from a tarantula bite. Still, if you suspect your pet has been bitten by a tarantula, be sure to talk to your veterinarian.

You may not always be able to protect your goldendoodle from all the bugs flying around this summer. This is why it is even more important to be very observant and know just how to deal with any issues should they arise.

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