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SUPPORT ADOPT-A-DOG MONTH

While October is American Humane’s “Adopt-a-Dog Month®” the need for pet adoption is every day. Each year, 5 million pets are taken into animal shelters, and a staggering 3-4 million of those are euthanized as they wait for someone to take them into their hearts and homes.Whether you are thinking of adding another dog to your home, or if [...]

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FREEZE-DRIED vs DEHYDRATED DOG FOOD

Discerning pet parents are always on the lookout for healthier, better tasting food options for their dogs. Dehydrated and freeze-dried dog foods have been rising in popularity, but why? What makes them different from the other options?Lightly Processed IngredientsSo many “healthy” choices these days – home prepared cooked or raw diets; commercial raw, frozen, dehydrated or freeze-dried diets; and advanced nutritional [...]

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SEPT 23 - DOGS IN POLITICS DAY

In these times of political debate, let’s take a look at something our presidential candidates seem to agree on … their love of dogs! But first, let’s take a look at the meaning behind this annual holiday.The Origin of Checkers DayEvery year on September 23rd we celebrate Checkers Day, also known as Dogs In Politics Day. It all started [...]

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HONORING THE LOSS OF YOUR DOG

Established more than 40 years ago, National Pet Memorial Day is a time to look back and honor the companionship and love of our dear departed pets. It is held the second Sunday in September. This year it takes place on September 11, a day of great mourning for our nation.Preparing for the LossLosing a pet is one of [...]

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IS YOUR DOG FEELING UNDER THE WEATHER?

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DO I REALLY NEED TO VACCINATE MY DOG?

The short answer is yes, but there is some choice as to which vaccines you give them. Understanding how they can help your pet may help you make these choices.The ABC’s of VaccinesVaccines help prevent many illnesses that affect pets. They basically prepare the dog’s immune system to fight the invasion of organisms that cause a disease. By injecting [...]

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SAFE SWIMMING TIPS FOR DOGS

Summer gatherings around the pool or at the beach are in full swing, and naturally we want all our family members, including our dogs, to join in the fun. But not all dogs are naturally inclined to keep themselves safe from harm. In fact, approximately 40,000 pets die in drowning accidents each year. So let’s take a look at [...]

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JULY 15 – NATIONAL PET FIRE SAFETY DAY

Did you know that about half a million pets are affected by fires in their homes and that about 1,000 of those fires are accidentally caused by a dog or cat? This alarming statistic was the catalyst for the creation of National Pet Fire Safety Day on July 15 and prompted the following tips to protect yourselves and your [...]

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FIREWORKS - A PEAK TIME FOR LOST DOGS

Did you know that July 5th is the busiest day for animal shelters all across the U.S.A.? And, of those dogs that end up in shelters, only 15-20% ever make it home? That’s a staggering statistic and an obvious cause for concern for every pet parent. So what can we do to help prevent the loss in the first [...]

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BUCKLE UP, BOWSER

It only makes sense. When we load the children in the car, we don’t even give it a second thought. In the car seat they go, belted and buckled. Once we get settled, we buckle up before starting the car. So why don’t we, as loving pet parents, take the same safety precautions for our canine travelers? In a [...]

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