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The Need For Speed: Zoomies Explained

Nothing is more entertaining than when your dog suddenly goes from 0 to 100. This huge burst of energy is known as “FRAP” or Frenetic Random Activity Period, more commonly known as the “zoomies.” Zoomies are frantic, repetitive activities such as running laps around the yard, racing in figure 8 patterns around the sofa, or … Continued

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Animal Cruelty: What You Need to Know

Animal cruelty is a tough topic to discuss, however; education and awareness are key to addressing the problem. Most cases of animal cruelty go unreported and not prosecuted; thus, the full scope of the problem can be difficult to determine. All 50 states support tougher laws that make severe cases of neglect, inhumane treatment, and … Continued

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Understanding Intestinal Parasites in Dogs

Roundworms What are roundworms? Roundworms describe a many different worm parasites. The most common dog roundworm is Toxocara canis. Humans have a different roundworm, as do cats, horses, pigs, and other animals. How does my dog get roundworms? Dogs get roundworms either from eating worm eggs off the ground or because the mother dog was … Continued

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Dog DNA Testing

From Ancestry to Health Insights Utilizing only a tiny fraction of your dog’s DNA, emerging technology can potentially aid pet owners, veterinarians, and breeders in multiple ways. These advancements enable the determination of ancestry, uncover genetic predispositions for various diseases and reveal traits like muzzle length and ball-retrieving ability. Additionally, this innovative approach can shed … Continued

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The Importance of Spaying and Neutering Your Pet 

Over the past few decades, veterinary medicine has witnessed remarkable advancements: injectable long-acting antibiotics, DNA testing for genetic diseases, digital X-rays, and telehealth platforms. However, amidst these changes, one message has remained constant: the importance of spaying or neutering your pet. The evidence supporting this practice is compelling, as it helps prevent pet overpopulation, shelter … Continued

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The Lifesaving Mission of Animal Shelters and Dog Adoption 

The Role of Animal Shelters and Rescues Animal shelters and rescues play a crucial role in our society, providing a safe haven for various animals, including dogs, cats, horses, pigs, chickens, and more. Funded by state or local tax dollars, shelters serve as the initial refuge for stray dogs and pets surrendered by their owners. … Continued

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Nutritional Enrichment for a Happy Pup

Nutritional Enrichment and Your Dog’s Instincts Nutritional enrichment enhances your dog’s quality of life by incorporating food into their natural instincts to seek, forage, find, sniff, hunt, taste, lick, and chase. Similar to the way a piece of cake in the refrigerator excites and satisfies us, the same hit of neurotransmitters is experienced by your … Continued

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