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We are Celebrating 1,000 Articles on WayCoolDogs.com!

We are Celebrating 1,000 Articles on WayCoolDogs.com!

Celebrating 1000 dog articles on WayCoolDogs that were started seven years ago on March of 2016 was the beginning of a miracle. It was then we started our humble blog with a tremendous amount of love for all dogs,..

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Apple Cider Vinegar for Flea Control

Apple Cider Vinegar for Flea Control

Without the use of apple cider vinegar, fleas in hot summers can quickly become an epidemic. Flea infestation spreads on family pets and family members, and, your home looks like it is plumb full of long-tailed dogs in a room filled with rocking chairs. Dogs are on the run, wining, moaning, itching continuously, scratching, howling, digging, and running around in circles.

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Can my Dog Eat This? Answers to Questions About What Foods Dogs Can Eat

Can my Dog Eat This? Answers to Questions About What Foods Dogs Can Eat

Dogs eat and chew on just about everything – there is no getting around that. Whether it’s a couch, pillow or that new comforter you just bought, nothing is sacred to your dog. While some foods are great for your dog, some should be avoided at all costs. To help clear some confusion, I went […]

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Dog Fleas, Summer’s Obnoxious Freeloaders

Dog Fleas, Summer’s Obnoxious Freeloaders

Dog fleas, best known as summer’s little freeloaders, are the scourge of the dog world … in addition to spreading serious diseases. Their bite contains a certain type of saliva that dissolves the skin around the area, providing a tasty meal for the hungry parasite. To put it plainly, dog fleas are external parasites that live […]

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The Double Whammy of Death and Guilt When A Dog Dies

The Double Whammy of Death and Guilt When A Dog Dies

Have you heard of the five stages of grief that you go through when you lose a loved one? Supposedly, they are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. That said, though, I don’t believe that everyone grieves in the same way, and I don’t give a whole lot of credence to the five stages. I […]

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Unique Pet Shelter Developed in Doral, Florida

Unique Pet Shelter Developed in Doral, Florida

A unique pet shelter at $15 million dollars has been developed in Doral, Florida. Designed by the Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center, the unique pet shelter has set a new standard for animal rescue and pet care. The project was assisted by a grant from the ASPCA. According Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, “The […]

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6 Ways to “Care for Aging Dogs”

6 Ways to “Care for Aging Dogs”

Ways to care for aging dogs is a growing field. Veterinarians are observing improved responses to age-related health problems among several dog species. Due to these new processes, dogs are living longer than ever before. We can thank science and improved medical facilities available for this. Care for aging dogs Simplistically, smaller dog breeds are likely to live […]

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Dog Training Rules Can Make Good Dog Owners

Dog Training Rules Can Make Good Dog Owners

Dog training rules can make good dog owners, or at least makes them look pretty good on the outside. A lot of sweat and hard work goes into training a dog, or any animal for that matter. But if that same dog was untrained, it would have a higher chance of ending up in a shelter […]

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Heat Stroke in Older Dogs

Heat Stroke in Older Dogs

Heat stroke in older dogs usually runs around 104 degrees or higher in body temperature. A summer killer that leaves many of us with the sudden summer death of our buddies of many years. And neglect was not always the culprit. In our case, our black-and-tan long-haired dachshund, Holly Higgins, died from it. She was […]

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Reasons Why Dogs Eat Poop

Reasons Why Dogs Eat Poop

dogs eat poop fits right in with dogs drinking out of the toilet or licking their butts right before giving you a huge kiss.

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Dog Diarrhea – Small and Large Intestines

Dog Diarrhea – Small and Large Intestines

Dog diarrhea in the small and large canine intestines is the most common of the dog problems. These problems are associated with three major symptoms: (1) dog diarrhea, (2) constipation, and (3) the passing of blood. Two of the most common causes of diarrhea are intestinal parasites and dietary indiscretion, along with canine infectious diseases […]

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Thick-Haired Dog – Regulating the Summer Body

Thick-Haired Dog – Regulating the Summer Body

A thick-haired dog is really good at regulating its own body temperature during the warm summer months. You would think a dog with a thick coat would have an unbearable summer.  But actually, a dog’s fur acts as an insulation, cooling the dog’s body down and protecting it from the sun. While a thick-coated dog […]

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Dog Poop – the New Deal Breaker

Dog Poop – the New Deal Breaker

Shades of dog poop can be found from one end of the United States to another, fast becoming one of America’s non-favorite past times. It is also a major money maker, as fines for failing to pick up dog feces are hundreds of dollars higher than fines for getting caught in public leaving human poop lying around.

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6 of the Best Animal Movies to Watch

6 of the Best Animal Movies to Watch

When watching the best animal movies with your cute fuzzy buddy, bring out your hankies. You’re going to need them when watching classical animal movies or some of the newer animal ones. Few films tug at your heart as much as movies with animals as the primary stars. Lassie Come Home Lassie Come Home, set […]

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Julie, the Loving American Eskimo

Julie, the Loving American Eskimo

We are writing in celebration of our 13th year with our amazing Julie, a miniature American Eskimo, who we adopted from Nancy Houser when we were looking for an addition to our family after losing our previous American Eskimo of 17 years. We love the breed and we couldn’t have found a more loving and […]

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Cat Fleas, Biter of Cats, Dogs and People

Cat Fleas, Biter of Cats, Dogs and People

Cat fleas (“Ctenocephalides felis”) are among 200 flea species in the United States. Considered a major troublemaker, it is commonly referred to as the wingless “cat flea.” Unfortunately, it is known to affect cats, dogs and people. The only known natural predator of the cat flea is the tiny ant, able to kill all stages of the cat […]

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Pets are Forever… or They Should Be! The Story of Buddy, the Black Lab

Pets are Forever… or They Should Be! The Story of Buddy, the Black Lab

Buddy is a 12 year old black lab that was adopted at 8 weeks old from the Humane Society where I am the volunteer photographer. In January 2016, his owner came in and signed him back over to us, for unknown reasons. He was very thin and obviously needed medical attention immediately.     He […]

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House-Training Indoor Puppies

House-Training Indoor Puppies

House-training indoor puppies may have had you at hello, but once you get your new roommate home, it’s toilet-training time! This is a process that will require diligence and close attention to your new puppy. House training indoor puppies in a proper manner can offer you a sense of accomplishment. It also helps you keep your sanity as you and your new puppy learn to adjust to each other.

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