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Cleaning Your Dog's Ears

One of the most common sources for dog health problems is their ears. Let's face it... they are moist, warm, dark places, especially in floppy-eared breeds, so they are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, yeast, and little parasites called ear mites. Paying attention to your dogs ears and keeping them healthy can save you and your dog trouble and suffering down the road.

Before talking about cleaning, let's start with inspecting the ear. Take a good look at the inside of the outer ear (basically, the visible part). A healthy dog ear should be light pink, clean, and have no dominant foul odor. Granted, dogs may still smell doggy, even at the peak of health, but an ear infection typically will have a very foul smell. Best bet... sniff your dog's ears regularly! He may give you a funny look at first, but he'll get used to it. After a visit to the vet where his ears have been given the OK, smell his ears and get an idea of what "normal" smells like. Then, you will be more prepared to recognize any abnormal smells should they arise.
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Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd At a Glance
Recognized By AKC, CanKC, UKC, CKC, KCUK, FCI
Country of Origin United States
Life Expectancy 13 - 15 yrs
Height Range 20 - 23 in (M); 18 - 21 in (F)
Weight Range 50 - 65 lbs (M); 40 - 55 lbs (F)
Colors Red, Red Merle, Blue Merle, Black; with or without white markings, with or without tan/copper points
Trainability Excellent. Natural for obedience.
With Children Very good
With Animals Good
Climate Tolerates cold well
Indoor/Outdoor Enjoys indoor compaionship but needs lots of outdoor room
Exercise Reqd High. Needs plenty of outdoor exercise and interaction
Grooming Reqd Moderate, due to dense coat
Australian Shepherd Information
The founding registry for the breed is the Australian Shepherd Club of America. This organization is responsible for the development of the breed and breed standard, and they maintain their own registry and shows. The ASCA maintains a stringent code of ethics among members, so many respected, reputable breeders will dual-register with both ASCA and AKC.
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Dog Question of the Week

Some answers to last week's question:
What special way do you spoil/pamper your dog?
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Do you have clothes for your dog? Does he/she like them?
i give extra treats and treat him like he's the king but most of the time i give him more treats.
kate from leehigh, florida, USA
They sleep with me and I cook for them.
Bette from Aston, Pennsylvania, USA
By giving them treats even if they don't do any of the tricks you tell them to do whatsoever.
Indiya from Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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