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Mushroom Dog Poisoning: Toxic Mushrooms to Avoid

As we know, summer and fall bring a unique set of seasonal scares for pet owning families. In addition to an increase in parasite exposure such as fleas and ticks, wild animal encounters, and dog park injuries, exposure to certain environmental toxins also peaks. Toxic mushrooms are one such hazard and they proliferate in the … Continued

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Dog Days of Summer: Keeping Your Dog Cool in the Summer Heat

Hot town, summer in the city. We’ve rolled right into high-degree days, bypassing the comfortable temperatures of spring. If the outdoor temperature is miserable for us, it’s even more unbearable for our pets. Dogs “sweat” very inefficiently through the few sweat glands in their footpads and 80% of body temperature is reduced by panting. When … Continued

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Poisonous Plants to Dogs – Avoid Toxic Flowers in the Garden

With spring weather finally cooperating and hitting warmer temperatures throughout the United States, it’s time to get annual plants in the ground. Like most of you, part of the season I enjoy most is throwing the ball to my dogs in the yard and watching them get taunted by the squirrels. We are fortunate to … Continued

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Allergy Season: Symptoms and Treatment for Allergies in Dogs!

Just as airborne allergies are common in people, manifesting as itchy eyes, sneezing, and congestion, allergies are also common in dogs (and cats!). As the weather warms up and our furry friends spend more time in the spring sunshine, their exposure to outdoor allergens increases. Some inhalant allergies are prevalent year-round, such as those activated … Continued

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Dog vs Yard: Digging Holes, Plant Eating, and Lawn Burn!

Many pet owners are frustrated when, despite countless hours of fertilizing, weeding, and seeding, their lawn is riddled with brown spots, holes, and severely “pruned” plants. Unfortunately, many dogs cause destruction just by doing what comes naturally. Dogs Digging Holes On Lawn The word terrier comes from Latin and means “earth dog”.  A common behavior … Continued

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How to Keep Dogs Active in the Winter Season!

For many of us, cabin fever sets in at the thrill of the holidays. With our mushy, sometimes muddy, cloudy and generally unpredictable weather, even activities like skiing and sledding can be limited. We are bound to spend more time indoors and that means our pets do too. In the house, boredom = TROUBLE with … Continued

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