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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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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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Intelligence of Dog Breeds

Intelligence of Dog Breeds

The intelligence of dog breeds, simply stated as “dog intelligence,” is simple. It depends on the person who owns the breed of dog.  Experts say that dogs are not considered to be smart unless they perform functions that are useful to dog owners. Therefore, the intelligence of dog breeds has little to do with the dog. It is […]

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Feeding Cats and Dogs in the Same Home

Feeding Cats and Dogs in the Same Home

Feeding cats and dogs in the same home is more important than you think. And … keeping their food separate is just as important. Especially when the dog would prefer to eat as much cat food as possible: dry or canned, and at all hours of the night unless you remember to put them up or away.

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Dog Training Using Intelligent Methods

Dog Training Using Intelligent Methods

Dog training using intelligent methods is new … slowly changing … yet with excellent results. Died-in-the-wool dog training methods do not work as well.  “New science reveals the multiple intelligences of mankind’s best friend,” says Scientific American.  Research has discovered that dogs have an exceptional ability to read communicative gestures in their owners or trainers. These new methods […]

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Dog Flu Epidemics – Chicago and Georgia

Dog Flu Epidemics – Chicago and Georgia

We have seen two dog flu epidemics since the dog flu has spread throughout the United States – Chicago and Georgia. Since 2005, the canine flu has been rapidly spreading into the domestic population of U.S. dogs … a deadly flu virus. Over $100,000 of show dogs have died due to the disease. The dogs were found […]

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Dog Flu – H3N8 and H3N2

Dog Flu – H3N8 and H3N2

There are two identified Type A viruses associated with the canine virus, or dog flu. They are H3N8 and H3N2, considered to be endemic in the United States. Endemic refers to a disease or condition found among particular people  [dogs] or in a certain area [the U.S.]. According to CDC, “Canine influenza H3N8 virus originated in horses, […]

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What Types of Worms in Dogs Do You Have?

What Types of Worms in Dogs Do You Have?

What type of dog worms can your dog get? Can you recognize what type of worms your dog has inside its body? Do you know what damage each type of dog worm can do to your dog? Even worse … do you know how serious the damage is inside your dog, especially if your dog has never been routinely wormed? Controlling dog worms requires hands-on and head-on knowledge with lots of dog experience. Unfortunately, not everyone has it.

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