Dogs

Spring Tick Season is Right Around the Corner

Spring Tick Season is Right Around the Corner

Ticks are an unfortunate consequence of the warm spring weather. Those creepy little bugs will get active soon, and unfortunately your pet is a choice target. Ticks have barbed legs that grasp clothing and pet fur easily; they hang out in shrubs and trees, tall grass, and wait with open arms for something to pass […]

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  May 5, 2021   No comments
Bite Inhibition Training

Bite Inhibition Training

Young puppies, fresh from the litterbox, are prone to bite, constantly. They have spent a few months exploring the world with their mouth, playing and exercising with siblings, and they arrive in our homes and believe in earnest that we want them to continue to bite and play with us. And those little puppy needle […]

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  May 5, 2021   No comments
Methods to Crate Train a Puppy

Methods to Crate Train a Puppy

One of the simplest ways to potty-train a puppy is to crate train. And, in addition to potty-training, crate training extremely helpful for a number of reasons. First, the puppy cannot damage anything within the home with they are crated; second, a crate-trained puppy will likely sleep better at night once they become adjusted to […]

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  February 19, 2021   No comments
Give Your Dog a Job

Give Your Dog a Job

All dogs and cats enjoy exercise. Some breeds require much more exercise than others, and to limit exercise is to increase the likelihood of behavioral problems. Consider a working breed such as a Siberian Husky; a husky kept inside without daily long walks or runs, without playtime, will likely become destructive or estranged. It’s become […]

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  February 19, 2021   No comments
Arthritis in Dogs and Cats

Arthritis in Dogs and Cats

Our animal’s bodies take a beating over the years. They run and jump and play for years, and all of that activity wears their little bodies down. As pet’s age, it’s common for many to feel the pains associated with arthritis; it’s even possible that they feel lingering pains in their limbs, making it difficult […]

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  February 19, 2021   No comments
Dogs

Dogs

We’ve all heard the adage that a dog is humankind’s best friend. And it’s an adage for good reason—that doesn’t mean, however, that a cat, bird, ferret, etc., isn’t. Recently, scientists studied how a dog can boost his or her human’s emotional well-being. Here’s a few of the reasons why.  The total number of owned […]

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  April 11, 2020   No comments
Food

Food

Did you know that many of the foods you love and likely eat regularly are dangerous to the health of your pets? It’s true. Some are even considered toxic. Here’s an overview of the types of foods that are dangerous to your pet; remember, however, that this is not an exhaustive list, and as a […]

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  February 7, 2020   1 comment
Pad Injuries

Pad Injuries

A dog’s pads are more delicate and easier to injure than you may think. Pads are thick, spongy and rubbery, and dogs rely on them to do everything, absorbing the shock of walking and running, and even used for traction. Pads can also protect a dog’s feet from extreme temperatures. And when a dog’s pad […]

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  January 17, 2020   No comments
Socialization

Socialization

In most cases, a dog who is well-socialized, and understands how to behave around both people and other animals, is a happier dog, and a dog who is much easier to spend time around. And socialization occurs very early in a dog’s life. When the dog is a puppy, he or she is learning how […]

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  November 13, 2019   No comments
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