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Picking Safe Holiday Dog Toys and Treats

Here are some criteria to consider when purchasing anything that your pet may ingest, carry, gnaw, or retrieve as well as some recommendations to keep your pet mentally and physically stimulated, especially important during the holiday season.

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Diseases that Mimic Obesity in Pets

You have upped your pup’s workout routine to include 30-minute walks, twice a day. You’ve added a few hills and varied pace, counted calories and changed up treats to include apple slices and baby carrots. A download from WSAVA provided you with intel on body condition scoring and the importance of monitoring body weight to … Continued

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How to Determine if Your Pet is Obese

Did you know that obesity isn’t unique to humans? Studies show that 1/2 – 2/3 of dogs are overweight. While we are very well versed on our own signs and symptoms of obesity, it can be much more of a challenge to understand our pets’ health in regard to their weight. So, how can you … Continued

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How to Avoid Obesity in Dogs

Did you know that 55.8% of dogs were classified as clinically overweight in 2018? That means an estimated 50 million dogs are unhealthily heavy, based on 2018-2019 pet population projections from the American Pet Products Association (APPA). And these numbers are likely an underestimation considering the surge in pet ownership during the COVID-19 pandemic; many … Continued

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Parasites: What You Need to Know for Your Pet’s Health

By definition, a parasite is an organism that lives in or on another host and gets its nutrients or at the expense of the host. There are three types of parasites that affect dogs, cats, and humans: ectoparasites, helminths, and protozoa. What does this mean to you, a compassionate and responsible pet owner? There are … Continued

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Back to School: 5 Ways to Relieve Your Dog’s Boredom

The worst day of the year for kids is often the very best day for parents—the first day back to school. Adults veritably kick up their heels with glee at the prospect of having a quiet, clean house and time to themselves. Until they discover Fido has chewed a hole in the rug while they … Continued

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Hot Pavements and Hot Cars During the Hot Seasons

    June 2021 was the hottest June recorded in 127 years. While many of us can stay indoors in our air-conditioned homes, zoom-ing in to work from afar, we still need physical activity, to run errands, and deal with the heat on occasion. Being a pup owner means that we like to take our dogs with us when we are doing running around but you need to be careful.  … Continued

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