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Don’t let boredom ruin your puppy’s brain

Your new puppy likely won’t need to fight for food in the wild. That means you’ll need some fun, err, enrichment at home to keep your canine cutie happy, healthy and out of trouble (from boredom). You’ve taken the first … Continue reading

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Tips for Having a Well-Adjusted New Kitten

Socializing your sleek new bundle of joy is something you can do with your veterinarian’s help. Start here. Did you know that kittens learn and develop a big part of their adult personality by 16 weeks of age? It’s true, … Continue reading

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Help! My dog is leaking!

Let’s discuss what can cause a dog to lose control of its bladder and what you and your veterinarian can do to help. The rundown Normal bladder function relies on a specific set of muscles and nerves and a normal … Continue reading

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“Is my dog playing … or fighting?”

How to tell the difference between normal play and inappropriate aggression in dogs. Safe, healthy play doesn’t just provide dogs with a good  source of exercise. It can also aid in social development  while building behavioral flexibility and helping the … Continue reading

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Help! Does my dog have OCD?

Just like people, dogs can have compulsions that cause them stress and anxiety. Here’s what you need to know about compulsive behaviors in your dog. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in humans is characterized by repeating thoughts (obsessions) and activities (compulsions) … Continue reading

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January is National Train Your Dog Month

Have you heard? January is National Train Your Dog Month! It’s the perfect time of year for you to learn how simple, fun and rewarding it can be to have a dog, if they are trained well. Whether your dog … Continue reading

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Helping Your Pet Overcome Separation Anxiety

Helping your pet overcome separation anxiety, means that you work towards reducing your dog’s dependence on you. This greater sense of independence can be accomplished with a variety of behavior modification activities often in conjunction with anti-anxiety medications. How to … Continue reading

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Puppy Training Tampa: Teaching Your Puppy to Mind Her Manners

Puppy training should begin from the moment you bring your new pet home – it will go much faster and smoother when your pet is young. Early training can help in such important areas as communicating with your pet, training … Continue reading

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Noisy Canines – Solving Barking and Growling Problems

Most dogs get noisy when exposed to anything new or unusual.  The stimuli that trigger noise can very from dog to dog and from household to household.  This vocalization can come in the form of barking, whining, growling, or howling. … Continue reading

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Piranha Puppies – Keeping Biting & Mouthing Under Control

It’s normal for a puppy to use her mouth during play and social interaction, but it’s certainly no fun having those sharp teeth embedded in your ankle or arm. It’s important to teach your puppy how to use her mouth … Continue reading

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