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PUT YOUR DOG TO WORK SPREADING JOY DURING THE HOLIDAYS

When you walk in the door, doesn’t the sight of your dog lift your spirits? Absolutely! They don’t even have to try, they just have this uncanny ability to make people happy.Why not put that infectious gift to work during the stress-filled holiday season? Just by being himself, your dog can help ease tensions for many of us on [...]

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THE MAGIC OF MUTTS

National Mutt Day, also known as National Mixed Breed Dog Day, was started over 10 years ago by animal welfare advocate, Colleen Paige, to celebrate, embrace and save these special pups. It’s celebrated twice each year – July 31st and December 2nd – to raise awareness of the dilemma of unwanted mixed breeds in shelters.Mixed Breeds Need Loving HomesIf you [...]

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GIVE THANKS TO YOUR POOCH WITH THIS GRAIN-FREE TREAT

Day in and day out our dogs show us unconditional love. Their energy for giving seems endless. At this Thanksgiving holiday, let’s show them our “thanks for giving” by making them this yummy Pumpkin-Apple Cookie treat.Your home will fill with the autumn aromas of apples, cinnamon and pumpkin as you make this grain-free and gluten-free treat. These healthy cookies are [...]

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KEEPING FIDO SAFE AT THANKSGIVING

Look out, here come the holidays! With Thanksgiving upon us next week, it’s a good time to be mindful of potential dangers your beloved dog may incur. Let’s look at some ways to “dog proof” your home for common Thanksgiving hazards.Keep them away from the countertops and stove. The smells are incredibly tempting at Thanksgiving, and some dogs [...]

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WHAT TO EXPECT AS YOUR DOG AGES

Even the most robust of canines will start to show signs of aging at some point. Being aware of the physical changes your dog may face will help you and your veterinarian navigate the path through the golden years. Here’s what you may encounter: Hearing issues. Loss of hearing occurs in older dogs as nerve cells and the hearing [...]

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TIPS FOR SENIOR DOG CARE

November is National Senior Pet Month. To honor our beloved senior canines, we take a look at ways to care for your senior dog and help them ease into their later years with grace.Just like humans, dogs are living longer. And with age, come physical changes that need our attention and proactive care to help them deal with arthritis, [...]

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WHY YOUR DOG MAY HATE HALLOWEEN

Halloween is a time for being fun, festive and creative. Who couldn’t love that atmosphere? Well, maybe your dog. If you find that your dog isn’t sharing your enthusiasm for Halloween, these are things that may be bothering him, right from the dog’s mouth:Doorbells. The doorbell rings. I do my duty by barking to let them know someone [...]

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FIVE CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE DOG ADOPTION

Adopting a dog is a serious commitment that involves the entire family. Whether it’s your first dog, or you are a long-time dog owner, there are things to think about ahead of time which will impact the success of transitioning your adopted dog into your family. It's important that the entire family is on the same page as far [...]

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PET ADOPTION TRENDS MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

October has been named Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month by the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®). With all the awareness campaigns about the overpopulation of pet shelters, we thought it would be interesting to see if they are having the right effect. And they are.What the Numbers ShowData released earlier this year by the ASPCA [...]

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BEST DOG BREEDS FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

As we edge up on October, you will hear a lot about it being National Adopt-A-Dog month, an annual awareness campaign established by the American Humane Association. Maybe you’ve been thinking about adopting a dog, but are concerned about which breed would be good with your small children. It’s crucial to do the research to find out which [...]

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