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When you get a new dog, one of the most fun activities is coming up with a name for your new pooch. Each year, there are some names that stand out to numerous dog owners, and they quickly become the top names of the year. What are the dog names that have stood out so far for 2018? Let’s take a look! Top 5 Male Dog Names Max—A strong name like Max, which can be short for Maximilian or Maxwell, is one that has become popular for dogs over the last few years. Depending on the long-hand name you choose for Max, your dog’s name could either mean “greatest” (Maximilian) or “great spring” (Maxwell). Charlie—Generally a popular dog name, Charlie ...

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Coping with the Loss of a Pet standard

Over the course of their lifetimes, pets become a part of the family. When a pet dies, it can be extremely difficult to cope with the loss. Drypet knows just how hard it is to lose a pet and is here to give you a little advice for coping with the loss. Grieving the Death of a Pet When a dog or cat dies, just like when a friend or other family member dies, you and your family will experience grief. The grieving process is different for everyone, and while some members of your family may only grieve for a few days, others may spend years in the grieving process. During the grieving process, expect to experience denial, bargaining, anger, ...

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Benefits of Pet Insurance standard

If not, you should consider purchasing it. Here’s a few reasons why Drypet believes that pet insurance is a great option for all pet owners: Having pet insurance gives you the ability to choose the best treatment for your sick or injured pet without being restricted by your financial means, because most insurance plans will reimburse up to 80 percent of your pet’s medical expenses after you meet your deductible. Pet insurance allows you to pick your veterinarian, but still receive reimbursement for qualified expenses. You just get your pet the care it needs and send the vet bill to your insurance company. You can get pet insurance for pets of any age or breed. While it is always a ...

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What If Your Dog Could Talk to You? standard

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could understand what your dog is trying to say when it barks? What if instead of barking, your dog could communicate in words that you can understand? While it will never be possible for your dog to speak words, there is new technology that may bring you closer to your dog than you have ever been before. Scientists are using artificial intelligence to learn how to translate facial expressions and vocalizations of different animals into speech that humans can understand. For pet owners, this can give you an insight into what your pet thinks. Current research includes AI systems learning to understand and differentiate between the dozen calls that marmoset monkeys use to communicate ...

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The Importance of Keeping Your Dog Dry standard

If you have a dog that loves to play in the water or mud, you know just how adorable a dripping wet pooch is, but after a bath or a romp around your local park, you need to get your dog dry. Not only will drying your dog off thoroughly leave your home cleaner, it can also help keep your dog healthier. Drypet is here to help you understand why you need to keep your dog dry. Reasons to Dry Your Dog While there are many reasons to keep your dog dry, the biggest reason is to keep them warm. Wet fur doesn’t properly insulate your dog, and it will quickly lose body heat. It isn’t likely that your dog ...

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How Can You Keep Your Dog’s Weight in Check? standard

Chubby dogs may be extremely adorable, but excess weight is unhealthy and can reduce your dog’s lifespan. Not only will your dog be at risk for joint pain, he or she could also suffer from some other medical issues such as diabetes. Surprisingly, some dog breeds are prone to obesity and others are naturally slimmer. Commonly obese dog breeds include Cairn Terriers, Dachshunds, Scottish Terriers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Beagles, Cocker Spaniels, Basset Hounds, Labs, Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers, Saint Bernards, Newfoundlands, and Bernese Mountain Dogs. The first step to helping your dog stay in a healthy weight range is to provide the opportunity for exercise. If your dog spends hours cooped up in your home, he or she probably doesn’t ...

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The Smartest Dog Breeds standard

It may seem nearly impossible to determine dog intelligence, but while it is difficult, there have been studies done to determine working intelligence in popular dog breeds. Drypet is here to show you where the dog breeds stack up in an intelligence test. Canine psychologist Stanley Coren found that the most intelligent working dogs include the Border collie, German shepherd, and Shetland sheepdog. He calls this group the top-tier group of dogs, which tend to be the brightest working dogs capable of learning a new command in less than five exposures. These breeds also tend to be obedient and follow commands at least 95 percent of the time. Top-tier breeds include: 1.      Border collie 2.      Poodle 3.      German shepherd 4.      ...

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6 Reasons Why You Should Adopt a Dog in 2018 standard

You may have already finished your list of New Year’s resolutions, but Drypet thinks you should consider adding one more thing to that list: adopting a dog. While there are always reasons why you should adopt a dog, 2018 is a special year as it is the Year of the Dog in the Chinese lunar calendar. Here are some reasons Drypet thinks you should consider adopting a dog in 2018. You’ll save the life of a dog If you don’t follow through with any of your other New Year’s resolutions this year, you can still be proud of the fact that you saved a dog’s life in 2018. In fact, you may have saved the lives of two dogs: yours ...

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At Christmastime, dog-lovers have tons of movie options starring their favorite four-legged species. Here are the top 6 holiday dog movies according to Drypet. 1.     The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009) A yellow Labrador and former police K9 named Zeus protects his family’s home while they are away for Christmas and two burglars break into the home. The Dog Who Saved Christmas is much like the Home Alone series. The cuteness factor and warm-hearted feeling this movie will leave you with earns it 4.5 stars out of 5. This movie is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. 2.     A Dog Named Christmas (2009) In A Dog Named Christmas, a developmentally challenged man has a fondness for animals, and ...

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