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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
Keep your Cat’s Coat Looking Vibrant

Keep your Cat’s Coat Looking Vibrant

Anyone who owns a cat knows that cats spend considerable time every day to grooming habits. And you would think that all those hours a cat spends grooming would amount to a clean and healthy coat, right? Not really. And the difficulty in grooming a cat comes not in the task itself—brushing, nail trimming, etc.—but […]

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  October 17, 2019   No comments
Teach Your Dog to Play Fetch

Teach Your Dog to Play Fetch

Fetch is a terrific game for most any dog to learn—some breeds, however, tend not to enjoy the game, although interest is different with each dog. Fetch is a game that can strengthen the bond between you and your dog. It is also a terrific way for your dog to get some play/exercise time. And […]

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  September 17, 2019   No comments
Cats and Hydration

Cats and Hydration

Yes, we all know the old adage that cats like to drink milk. But did you know that cats need water to survive as much as their humans? It’s true, and most cats, for one reason or another, don’t drink nearly as much water as they should. In general, cats do not like drinking water, […]

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  August 14, 2019   No comments
Spring Season is Tick Season

Spring Season is Tick Season

Ticks are an unfortunate and inconvenient little insect. And an uncomfortable topic of discussion—somewhat disgusting little insects—but awareness of this little pest, and a little know-how in the methods by which you can check your animals for any sign of them is important. Important because ticks carry disease—although it’s important not to panic, because not […]

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  May 9, 2019   No comments
Pet Safety During the Holiday Season

Pet Safety During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time for fun and cheer, but there are few things that can spoil that fun faster than a sick or injured dog or cat. (Except maybe an argument between relatives). One thing to remember is that if something unfortunate does occur, know the hours of your veterinarian’s office. Keep the […]

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  December 9, 2018   No comments