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Dog Skeleton Anatomy
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Although most dog owners do not need to know about the basic bone structures of their dog, it can’t hurt.

Published by Caninest on Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

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Dog Anatomy
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The Basics Of Dog Anatomy

Learn a little about your animal.

The area just above the eyes and before the stop.

The indentation in a dog’s forehead just above eye level & varies in depth by breed.

Published by Caninest on Thursday, August 27th, 2009

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Anyone remember white dog poop? We do too, it brings back nostalgic memories of childhood and playing in the park.

Seen Any Lately?

When was the last time you saw (or almost stepped in) a white pile? It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? Although this is a strange mystery to pursue, the answer is perfectly logical.

As it turns out, diet is the defining factor.

Back In The Day

Meat and bones used to comprise a large part of the domestic dogs diet, as a result their poop was rich in calcium. After a few days, water and organic components evaporated from their poop and what remained became dry, hard and turned white with calcium.

Published by Caninest on Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

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Poodle with purple sunglasses on

Image from The Pack

A few weeks ago we did a post about the ghastly practice of dyed dogs.

More often than not, the subject of this is the poodle, perhaps because they don’t shed their hair.

A Breed Apart

People often joke about poodles and their haircuts, but really they are intelligent and kind animals who make great pets for those with allergies. Not to mention they come in a rainbow of colors, naturally.

Let’s face it, if Mother Nature wanted poodles to be pink, she would have made them that way. What we should do is celebrate what she gave us, not try to modify it.

Published by Caninest on Monday, March 30th, 2009

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Homeless man and dog

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We’ve all seen (and passed judgement on) the homeless guy on the street with his dog. Many think it is terrible that a man or woman without a home should allow an animal to suffer with them.

Who Are We To Talk?

Considering the amount of animals at overfilled animal shelters and the number of cases of animal neglect and starvation we see every day, these dogs have it pretty good.

We’ve never seen a homeless person with an animal that was in particularly bad shape. In fact we imagine dogs represent the best friends some of these folks have ever had.

It’s not hard to imagine that the people and the animals that society doesn’t want anymore should find solace in each other. We are doubting that any of these people want to be on the streets, before passing judgement be sure to consider what it’s like to walk a mile in their shoes.

Published by Caninest on Wednesday, February 11th, 2009