Greenfield Puppies Blog

Five Minutes to Heatstroke: Is It Safe to Leave Your Dog in the Car?

With summer here, the weather is rapidly heating up, and that means we’re going to have to begin changing how we do things. That can include cranking up the A/C, keeping the blinds and curtains closed to save on energy bills, doing your utmost to stay hydrated, among other things. However, it isn’t just you that is going to be heavily impacted by the shift in weather; your dog is also having to contend with the increasing temperatures, and canines […]

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How Dogs Handle the Hottest of Seasons

Summer is here, and it promises to be a hot one. With such a harsh, cold winter behind us, that can be rather comforting, but for some, summer can be a rough time – for dog owners especially. Your dog, after all, doesn’t have the benefit of sweating or the ability to turn up the air conditioning when they’re feeling especially hot; they just have to deal with it. As such, the summer can be a dangerous time for dogs, […]

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Doggie Problems in the Summer

Dogs tend to absolutely love summer, because it is the season where they get to spend the most time outside, romping and playing and generally enjoying outdoors life. Dogs, after all, need play and fun to truly be fit, happy, and healthy, and that tires them out enough that you aren’t kept trying to keep up with him/her all the time. However, there are consequences to having your dog spend so much time outside – and it’s not just dirt! […]

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Helping Your Dog Be Happy Again

Your dog can get excited, curious, upset, or scared… so what other emotions can you expect of your dog? Can they, for example, experience mental illness such as in the case of depression? It’s true – your dog is just as susceptible to depression as any other dog, just as you are susceptible to depression as much as any other human. Depression can impact your dog in the same way as it can impact you, and being on the watch […]

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Hybrid or Purebred, That is the Question

When you talk about getting a new dog, you’re largely faced with three choices: first, there are the mixed-breed “mutts” whose heritage is largely unknown, though you might be able to tell from their appearance or behavior what breeds were involved in their making; second, there is the purebred dog, whose heritage is entirely known but who may suffer from congenital defects owing to the breed, while on the other hand you at least know what you’re getting into as […]

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A Dog-Lover’s Allergies: A Thing of the Past

There’s quite a hoopla over the health and well-being of your dog, and justifiably so; you want your dog to be happy, and regular visits to the veterinarian – as well as simply ensuring the future health of your dog before you even bring him or her into your home – is a big part of that. But sometimes we can neglect the health needs of the owners themselves, even though the happiness and well-being of a dog actually depends […]

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Why a Doberman Pinscher May Be Right For You

The Doberman Pinscher is one of the most popular breeds in the world, but it also carries with it a particular stigma that the breed has often struggled with in terms of adoptions. Indeed, many families choose not to adopt a Doberman because of the fear that the dog will be violent or aggressive, which is obviously not desirable behavior from a dog. This reputation, however, is erroneous, and before you rule a Doberman out it is important that you […]

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Golden Retrievers: The Ideal Family Dog

Perhaps the most popular breed of dog in the United States is the Golden Retriever. The lab’s friendliness, loyalty, intelligence, trainability, and energy make it the ideal family dog, which might explain why seemingly every family in every film has one! The breed itself is actually considerably more complex than being a mere family dog, however; in fact, Labrador retrievers have a lot to offer you and your family. Why So Popular? When we talk about Labrador retrievers, we’re actually […]

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Hypoallergenic Dogs – When Is a Dog Not Just a Dog?

People are affected by a variety of different allergies, all of which can do serious harm to you should you come in contact with the allergen that effects you.  Everything from peanuts to milk to wheat can have an adverse effect on you, but perhaps no allergy is quite so tragic as a pet dander allergy. When you’re allergic to pet dander, you essentially can’t stand to be around pets for very long, and you may not even be able […]

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German Shepherds: A Dog With Heart

German Shepherds, sometimes called Alsatians though that is largely a term of the past now, are a breed with a spotty reputation and history, though that is largely unwarranted. The breed has its roots in the European sheepdogs used across the continent by local communities to protect the herd, but has since become an incredibly useful service dog in personal protection, watchdog, and police capacities. With such an intimidating resume, there are some who feel that the German Shepherd isn’t […]

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