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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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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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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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What Is My Dog Trying To Tell Me? Understanding Dog Body Language

It’s not all that challenging to determine what your dog is trying to tell you when he sits longing next to the table, a rope of saliva trailing the floor, staring at the juicy burger you are bringing to your lips. But how about when he yawns while you are vacuuming? Does housekeeping bore him? … Continued

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