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RECOGNIZING THE SIGNS OF DOGGIE DEMENTIA

We recognize when we have a “senior moment,” but do we overlook the signs in our dog? Maybe he forgets the route on your daily walk or doesn’t get excited about some of his favorite things. These cues may be signs of a dog’s version of Alzheimer’s disease called canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD).An Overview of CCDMost dogs develop some [...]

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TIPS TO REDUCE FIDO'S TRAVEL ANXIETY

From the moment you pull out the suitcase to pack for a trip, your dog is noticing a change in routine. He knows something is up and may exhibit more clingy behavior like laying close to the suitcase so you don’t forget him when you leave. He wants to be included in the fun, but the excitement may take [...]

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DOG LOSS PREVENTION ON JULY 4TH

It’s that time of the year again. We’re zeroing in on the 4th of July and F I R E W O R K S !! If your dog considers this holiday to be the absolute worst, he’s not alone. Fireworks are the #1 cause of dogs running away from home. According to the ASPCA, July 5th is [...]

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JUNE 23 - TAKE YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY!

How often do you catch yourself watching your dog wishing you could join the pack and leave the worries and stress of work behind? Who isn’t a bit jealous of the endless naps and spontaneous ball playing! Well, for one day every year, the Friday after Father’s Day, it’s Take Your Dog to Work Day® and the normal 9 to [...]

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WATCH OUT FOR DOGGIE DEHYDRATION

Warmer weather beckons us to spend more time outside with our dogs. Everybody benefits from the additional activity and bonding time together. But the higher outdoor temperatures increase the chance of dehydration in your dog, which is a serious health issue. Be sure to provide enough water during outdoor activity, and know the signs of dehydration so you can act [...]

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NATURAL DISASTER PREPARATION FOR PETS

June kicks off the start of summer, but is also the time for many natural disasters such as tornados, hurricanes, flooding and wildfires. Let’s kick off National Pet Preparedness Month by making sure we’re ready to protect our beloved pets against the dangers in case of an emergency. PLANNING AHEAD FOR EMERGENCIESIn most cases we get some forewarning about [...]

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COCONUT OIL FOR YOUR DOG?

We hear about the benefits of coconut oil for humans just about everywhere you turn, but is it also good for your dog? Absolutely! Coconut oil is an extremely nutritious oil rich in Medium Chain Triglycerides which have a host of health benefits for your dog.Benefits of Coconut OilSkin & Coat – Coconut oil can improve the overall health [...]

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PREVENTING DOG BITES

With over 4.5 million people being bitten by dogs each year, one every 75 seconds, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) established the third week in May as National Dog Bite Prevention Week. It’s a good time to learn how to prevent being a victim of a dog bite or keeping your dog from inflicting a bite on someone [...]

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INTRODUCING FIDO TO YOUR NEWBORN

As expecting parents, you may be anxious about introducing your new baby to the family dog. But preparing well ahead of your due date and taking your dog’s needs into account will help the transition go as smoothly as possible.Preparing Your Pup Ahead of TimeYour dog’s lifestyle will be greatly impacted when the new baby arrives. He will experience a [...]

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7 DAYS OF CELEBRATING NATIONAL PET WEEK

Dog ownership is a serious step. Along with all the unconditional love they give us comes a healthy dose of responsibility on our part as dog parents. In honor of National Pet Week (May 7-13 this year), let’s remind ourselves of the essential groundwork for a raising a healthy, happy dog well into his or her senior years. The [...]

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