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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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Nutritional Requirements of Large and Giant Breed Puppies

Not all puppy foods are alike. Not all pups are alike. Feeding the right diet to the right puppy is very important, especially when it comes to large or giant breed pups. Fact: There is no universal dog food. Proper … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Why Your Dog Needs a Yearly Heartworm Test

You dutifully give your dog heartworm preventives every month, so you don’t need to do yearly tests, right? Unfortunately, it isn’t that simple to keep your dog free of the foot-long parasites. Here’s how annual testing can help protect your … Continue reading

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Healthy Mouth For A Healthy Pet – February is Pet Dental Month!

Why Dental Care? Dental care of dogs and cats is one of the most commonly overlooked areas of pet health care. In fact, a recent AAHA study showed that approximately two-thirds of pet owners do not provide the dental care … Continue reading

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‘Tis The Season: Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Holiday Pet Safety Tips: As the holiday season arrives, it means that it is time to get all of our adornment out and begin decorating.  As our lights and trees go up, so do the very beautiful trinkets and glitz.  … 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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Identifying pain: The enigmatic ways pets show—and hide—pain

Unfortunately, our pets can’t just tell us when they hurt. Of course, there’s no doubt when it’s dinner time, right? But the truth is, dogs won’t always express pain by whining, and cats—they’re masters at hiding pain. If you don’t … Continue reading

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Microchips Save Lives

Despite your best efforts, your dog or cat has slipped out an open door and disappeared. If he’s wearing a collar and identification tag, chances are good that you’ll get him back. But what if the collar comes off or he … 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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