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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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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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