Boarding your dog

Though it’s never easy to leave your dog behind, sometimes it’s the best decision for them. If you take the time to do a little research, you can find a high quality boarding facility that you can feel confident about. Start by asking your AAHA-accredited veterinarian if they have a boarding facility they recommend, or…

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How to Choose a Dog Trainer

It is advised that dog owners call, interview, and ideally observe a trainer prior to hiring them.  If the trainer you are considering using falls into any of these categories, you should pick another trainer. 1.The equipment recommended for basic obedience includes or is focused on choke collars, prong collars, or shock collars. 2. Trainers…

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Keep Pets Safe in the Heat

The summer months can be uncomfortable—even dangerous—for pets and people. It’s difficult enough simply to cope with rising temperatures, let alone thick humidity, but things really get tough in areas that are hit with the double blow of intense heat and storm-caused power outages, sometimes with tragic results. We can help you keep your pets…

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week

Dog Bite Facts: Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs. Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention. Every year, more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites; at least half of them are children. Children are, by far, the most common victims…

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Unconventional Diets by Marjorie L. Chandler, DVM, MS, MANZCVSc, DACVN, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA, MRCVS, University of Edinburgh

Clients may choose to feed unconventional diets (eg, home-prepared, raw, vegetarian) for multiple reasons, including having negative feelings about commercial pet foods and positive ideas about alternative diets. Negative beliefs include concerns or misconceptions about ingredients (eg, fillers, by-products, roadkill, carbohydrates) and toxicities. Other clients may prefer to feed so-called “natural” (eg, what a wild…

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How Not to Greet Dogs!

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The 10 Worst Reasons to Not Spay or Neuter Your Dog

For some reason or another, the topic of fixing a dog has become a rather touchy subject. While we all think of our pets as our kids, there are some differences that needed to be considered. For example, you are not going to give your fur-kid a chocolate cake for their birthday or teach them…

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Coprophagia: The Scoop on Poop Eating in Dogs

By Dr. Sophia Yin It seems like every few months a study comes out touting the benefits of pet ownership. According to the claims, stroking pets lowers our blood pressure, dog companions increase our exercise, and going to the dog park improves our sociability. But what most studies fail to reveal is the dark, dirty…

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How Old Is My Dog? Calculating Your Dog’s Age in “Human Years”

By Mary Kearl How do dog years correspond to people years? The rule of taking your dog’s age and multiplying by seven doesn’t always work! As pet parents, we want the best for our dogs, especially when it comes to helping them age in good health—so that their golden years may truly be golden. Part…

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The Facts About Heartworm”Season”

http://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm-facts-season.html

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