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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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A Stinky Situation: Dog Anal Gland Problems

There’s no polite way to introduce this topic: pet anal glands. These are mysterious, marble-sized, sacs that contain malodorous material and can be found at approximately 4 o’clock and 8 o’clock between your pet’s internal and external anal sphincter. All dogs, cats, and carnivorous species (including humans) have them; you may know what anatomical parts … Continued

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dog food

Portion Control: How Much Should I Feed My Dog?

Portion control and regulation: it’s something we Americans sorely lack and not only do our children pay the price, but our pets do as well. While it may be difficult for humans to ignore the barrage of commercials and Happy Meal temptations, we have a clear and simple obligation to fulfill when it comes to … Continued

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Are Candles, Essential Oils, and Air Fresheners Safe For Pets?

Evoking memories of pumpkin patch visits, jumping in falling leaves, and eating apple cider donuts, the smells of fall are powerful triggers of times long past. It is about this time of year when we pull the blankets a little tighter and light the maple sugar or cinnamon apple scented candle. Estimates are that our … Continued

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Pet Transport: Local One Way or Round Trip Pet Shuttle Service

Your workday ends at four on Friday and your middle schooler has soccer practice until six. You still have to make dinner, but wait! The family pooch has a grooming session scheduled late that afternoon, and you might need to reschedule because you just don’t have the time. Looking for affordable pet transportation to take … Continued

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dog vision

Dog Eyes: Canine Vision and How They See The World

As we head into Fall, it’s a great time to go outside with your dog and enjoy the comfortable temperatures and beautiful colors this season brings. Vibrant reds, yellows and oranges decorate the trees; colorful mums and pumpkins are on display. We know our furry friends appreciate the cooler weather and we like the changing … 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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