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HOMEMADE DOG TREATS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

There’s still time to whip up delicious dog treats to cause happy howling from all the dogs on your gift list. Get some dog or bone-shaped cookie cutters, and you’re all ready to give them a present they will truly enjoy.Pumpkin Cookie Dog Treats3/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce3/4 cup oat bran1/2 cup barley flour1/2 cup brown rice flour1 egg1 [...]

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TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR DOG CALM FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Pets notice everything, even the slightest change in your household, and the holiday season is loaded with new activities – visiting guests, holiday decorating, much more cooking than usual, changes in your time away, changes in their feeding schedules. All of this can turn your dog’s naturally calm demeanor into a frazzled, mischievous alter ego.Here are some easy-to-follow tips [...]

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WORKING WITH SCARED DOGS

Does your dog shy away from anyone and everyone, including you? Some dogs are so fearful they don’t even trust the people trying to help them. It can be an emotional challenge, but patience and understanding can go a long way toward building a mutual trust and bond with your “scaredy dog.”Dogs can be afraid for many reasons. [...]

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CELEBRATE NATIONAL MUTT DAY - DEC 2

If asked what our nationality is, very few of us can say we are 100% this or 100% that. In this melting pot of ethnic cultures, we celebrate our diversity. So why do so many of us search out purebred puppies or designer dogs from pet stores or breeders? If you’ve ever owned a mutt, you know how special [...]

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HEALTHY THANKSGIVING MEALS FOR DOGS

Our dogs are surely on the list of things to be thankful for at Thanksgiving, so let’s keep them safe. Since over 50% of dog parents admit to sharing Thanksgiving table scraps with their pets, it’s a good time to be reminded of the do’s and don’ts of sharing the bounty.Whether you choose leftovers for your dog or [...]

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IS YOUR DOG DIABETIC?

Does your dog show signs of lethargy, excessive thirst or frequent urination? If so, your pet could have canine diabetes. November is Pet Diabetes Month, so let’s learn more about this condition and some recommendations for appropriate care.You’re not alone if you didn’t realize your dog or cat could develop diabetes. But it is a condition that can be [...]

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PROBIOTICS FOR MY POOCH?

We hear about the value of probiotics for humans on a daily basis. But should you be giving your dog a probiotic supplement as well?What is a Probiotic?Nutritional supplements that contain live microorganisms – bacteria and/or yeast – and are aimed at improving one’s health can be considered probiotics. These microorganisms boost the “good bacteria” in the gut. As [...]

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SENIOR DOG ADOPTION - ODIE'S STORY

Adopting a senior dog may be the best decision you’ll ever make. Unfortunately, most of the senior dogs at shelters don’t get the attention they deserve and are euthanized needlessly. As we wind down October’s celebration of Adopt-A-Dog Month, let’s look at the advantages of senior dog adoption and tell you about Odie, a one-eyed senior rescue living on [...]

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SAVING MORE DOGS WITH TRANSPORT PROGRAMS

Adopt a dog from Texas when you live in Wisconsin? Absolutely! Adopting a dog from another part of the country is becoming more commonplace as programs are being set up to rescue dogs from overcrowded, high-kill shelters and bring them to shelters where there are too few dogs to adopt.In the U.S., the southern states have the greatest overpopulation, [...]

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PUMPKIN HALLOWEEN TREATS FOR DOGS

Get ready for your four-legged Trick or Treaters with these healthy, yummy pumpkin treats. After all, they’ve gone through a lot of fuss getting “tricked out” with their doggie costumes, so let’s treat them with some delights they will find irresistible.The Power of PumpkinDogs love the naturally sweet flavor of pumpkin, but it’s also very beneficial for them. A [...]

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