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Dog Food: What to Buy and Ingredients to Look For

Over the weekend, I peered into our dog food bin and saw just a lone kibble sitting at the bottom. No doubt, my teenagers forgot to mention we were low on food. As I stood in the pet food aisle at the grocery store, I quickly understood the paralysis my clients feel when it comes … 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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Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips to Keep In Mind this Independence Day

With all the excitement and preparation that occurs as we celebrate our nation’s independence on the fourth of July, often our dogs get left out. While we are busy enjoying food, drinks, summertime sun, and fireworks, our unattended pets may well be hiding under the bed or in the bathtub, more fearful than festive. What … Continued

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How Lyme Disease Affects Dogs: Symptoms and Causes

We’ve previously talked about the presence of fleas and ticks in the environment, and both local and national news have drawn attention to the fact that this year we are seeing an even greater abundance of these pesky parasites. Fleas and ticks cause topical irritation at the site of the bite, there is the huge … Continued

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What You Should Include In Your Pet’s First Aid Kit

It’s 7 pm on a Sunday evening and you walked into the kitchen just as your retriever polished off a bag of chocolate chips snatched from the counter. You think, “Isn’t chocolate supposed to be poisonous for four-legged critters?”. What do you do? Who do you call? In your haste to help your dog, you … Continued

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Dog Breeds Original Jobs & What They Were Meant To Do!

In my lifetime, I have owned 5 dogs. Who am I kidding? They have really owned me! But one of our current pets, Luna, is the first dog who has officially had a dog job. While I wish it was one that generated income, her “position” as an Edward Hospital Therapy Dog is one that … Continued

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