Dogs

Dog Diet: When to Feed, What Not to Feed, and How Often.

Dog Diet: When to Feed, What Not to Feed, and How Often.

Your dog’s digestive system and caloric needs are different from yours. Dogs, for instance, cannot process certain foods such as grapes (Could cause renal failure), chocolate (Allergy symptoms and possible increase in heart rate, restlessness, and vomiting—death in large doses), onions (Anemia), fruit (Often too acidic for a dog’s digestive system and high in sugar). […]

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  August 5, 2018   No comments
Doggie Health Tips:  Keeping A Dog’s Teeth Healthy

Doggie Health Tips: Keeping A Dog’s Teeth Healthy

Dog teeth do require some regular maintenance. In fact, it’s important, for a dog’s long-term dental health, to have his or her teeth cleaned routinely. No, you don’t need to keep to the same human-type rigorous routine of twice-daily brushings and once-daily flossing, but you do need to keep to some type of regular schedule; […]

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  April 7, 2018   No comments
Dog Behavioral Problems: Jumping

Dog Behavioral Problems: Jumping

All dogs have a natural tendency to jump up on people. It’s their way of saying hello. We’re taller than the dog and they want to jump up to greet us, to get our attention. It’s a habit that begins at a very early age in a dog’s life. But it’s also a habit that […]

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  February 5, 2018   No comments
Kids and Pets

Kids and Pets

Pets and kids are well matched. Pets are fun for kids and kids are fun for—most—pets. Time spent with a pet can provide a child with the type of inimitable experience that he or she will hopefully carry all through his or her adulthood. But there are reasons to be cautious: pets don’t always understand […]

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  December 4, 2017   No comments
Brush Your Dog!

Brush Your Dog!

Your dog’s coat, regardless of its breed, will need some maintenance with a brush. Even designer breeds, those breeds which have a very low incidence of shedding, still need maintenance. Regardless of shedding, a dog can still get tangles in its coat, dirt and grass can accumulate, etc. A brush will both clean the dog’s […]

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  October 6, 2017   No comments
Dog Illnesses

Dog Illnesses

This summer parts of Montana had an explosion of doggy illness, or more specifically, what vets around Montana believe to be a form of canine influenza. Gallatin county, especially, had dogs getting sick with symptoms that vets at first called a form of kennel cough, symptoms that progressed to the more severe condition of pneumonia, […]

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  September 10, 2017   No comments
Leash Training

Leash Training

Leash training your dog can be very important for both the health and safety of you, your dog, and everyone else. Sometimes people treat their dogs like contemporaries, and they walk the sidewalks, streets, and trails without much consideration for a leash. And in certain circumstances that’s fine: dog parks, some recreational trails, places outside […]

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  August 10, 2017   No comments
Dogs and Ticks

Dogs and Ticks

It’s that time of year again! The time of year of warmth and long, sunny days; the time of year when people hike on trails through forests and up mountains, camp in grassy meadows, etc. Sounds nice, right? Well, if you are doing these activities with your pet, be aware that these are all possible […]

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  June 23, 2017   No comments
Spring Cleaning A Dog’s Coat

Spring Cleaning A Dog’s Coat

It’s spring cleaning season! And, while you’re cleaning out the areas of your home that have been neglected these last few months, remember that for any of you with dogs, he or she may be preparing to lose their winter coat, and they need your help! Dogs are naturally clean animals, and shedding is a […]

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  April 15, 2017   No comments
A Tired Dog is A Happy Dog

A Tired Dog is A Happy Dog

There’s an adage that says that a tired dog is a happy dog. It’s an adage because it’s true. Dogs need to be stimulated, both mentally and physically. Dogs that are left to their own devices within a kennel or within the home may overtime develop destructive behaviors—but even if they don’t, we want our […]

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  February 9, 2017   No comments