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Making Friends: Socializing Your Dog With Humans and Other Dogs

According to the ASPCA’s National Pet Rehoming survey conducted in 2015, 47% of the 3.3 million dogs surrendered to shelters are relinquished due to “pet problems”  including aggression, undesirable behaviors, and eventual adult size of the pet. So much is known about dog and puppy behavior, training, and optimizing adoption success of a new pet, … Continued

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Disaster Preparedness: Preparing Your Pet For an Emergency

September is Disaster Preparedness Month. In the wake of Hurricane Florence and with recovery and rebuilding efforts ongoing in places like Puerto Rico and Houston, it bears thinking about disaster preparation, especially for those who cannot help themselves. Natural disasters such as tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods are certainly one category of catastrophe, but what if … Continued

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Recommended Types of Dog Toys to Buy for your Furry Friend

The warm weather and summer vacations make it easier to work on dog training and dedicate time to establishing a strong bond with your pet. One of the most common questions new pet owners ask are what are the best dog toys to buy or recommended chew toys that are safe and indestructible for dogs? … 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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Spring Is Here: Prevention and Treatment for Fleas and Ticks!

Fleas and ticks unfortunately find their forever homes on dogs. Preventing fleas and ticks has come a long way with topical products that can be applied as often as monthly or oral pills that are both tasty and effective at eliminating many life stages of the flea and tick. Here are some important facts regarding … Continued

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Pet Safety: Safe Foods Dogs Can Eat On Thanksgiving

Next time you are the pet store picking up a bag of kibble, check out the ingredients in some popular brands of dog food.  The lists read like a veritable Thanksgiving Day menu: sweet potatoes, turkey, peas, white potatoes, carrots, pumpkin and cranberries.  As the lines blur between pet food diets and what we feed … Continued

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Keeping Your Pets Safe in the Summer Heat

Summer time can be dangerous and uncomfortable for your pets. With humidity,  high temperatures and summer storms, your pets can be stressed and become sick. Or even die! Here are some helpful tools and tips to help your fur babies safe and cool during the hot summer months. Practice basic summer safety: NEVER leave your … Continued

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