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Protect Your Pets From The Cold

Cold Weather Is Here:  Fewer and fewer pets live outside as the human animal bond gets stronger.  Many of our family pets have migrated from our backyards to our bedrooms.  But, for those pets that live outside or stay out for … Continue reading

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Keep Holiday Foods Away From Your Pets

It’s the time of year when we gather together with our family and friends to give thanks, gifts, and most of all, food. Our pets are part of the family too, and you may be thinking about allowing them to … Continue reading

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Giving Your Dog a Thorough Home Check-up

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Dogs, like people, need routine medical exams to stay healthy. Since dogs age more rapidly than people, they need well-health check-ups not once, but twice a year. So, they really … 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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Understanding food allergy in dogs

To understand food allergy, you first need to know how dogs’ allergies work. In a nutshell, an allergy is when an animal’s immune system identifies something that is harmless as a threat. The dog’s body then mounts a response to … Continue reading

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With dogs, it’s not just what you say but how you say it

Courtesy of NEWStat When it comes to canine patients, matching the pitch of your voice with words of praise isn’t just natural. It is also the most effective, according to a new study. Researchers from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, … Continue reading

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Obese dogs are four times more likely to rupture a cruciate than non-obese dogs

Extra weight puts undue stress on the body. In fact, obese canines are four times more likely to rupture a cruciate than non-obese ones, say the authors of Canine Medical Massage: Techniques and Clinical Applications, citing a 2011 study published … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Safety Tips for Pets

For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to reward them with scraps from the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Earth Day With Your Pet

In the spirit of Earth Day, we wanted to share 6 tips with you to keep your pet “earth-friendly” on Earth Day. 1. Use Biodegradable Dog Waste Bags Plastic grocery bags are a terrible bag to use, as they are … Continue reading

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Labrador Retriever Is Once Again America’s Most Popular Dog

On Feb. 22, the American Kennel Club (AKC) announced that, according to its 2015 registration statistics, Labrador retrievers are once again the most popular dogs in America. This is the 25th consecutive year they have had the top spot, claiming it in 56 … Continue reading

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