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SUPERFOODS FOR YOUR DOG

Adding whole, fresh foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to your dog’s diet has super benefits. Not only will your dog consider it an exciting addition to his everyday diet, he will benefit from the excellent nutritional value. Fruits and vegetables are packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and dogs just love the natural sweetness and goodness.Once they’re [...]

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TESTIMONIAL: The antidote to an antibiotic-related upset stomach

Kona was a transport dog from PAWS NELA, in Louisiana. I adopted him last August. He is about 2 years old, and a love of a dog! He lived in 2 different shelters down south for over a year, and the minute he came up to the Humane Society of Chittenden County, I fell in [...]

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THE ABCs OF HEARTWORM DISEASE

If you’re like most dog moms, you give heartworm prevention medication because your vet told you to. But do you really know much about heartworm disease? Learn about what causes heartworms, the symptoms, treatment and how you can prevent this life threatening disease.Causes of HeartwormsThere is only one way a dog can get heartworms – by the bite of [...]

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WHAT IS YOUR DOG TRYING TO TELL YOU?

If only dogs could talk, you say? Well, they don’t speak in words, but they do have a very instinctual language to tell us how they feel. They use doggie body language. And the more we learn to recognize their way of communicating, the more we’ll be able to understand what they are telling us.Some simple, obvious signs [...]

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COULD YOU SAVE YOUR DOG'S LIFE?

None of us likes to think of negative possibilities, but when an emergency strikes you’ll be thankful if you took the time to be prepared for keeping your loved ones safe. Whether the problem is caused by Mother Nature or something else this may be a good time to take the steps necessary to get equipped to handle such [...]

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WHY IS MY DOG VOMITING?

At some point in your dog’s life, they will probably experience a bout of vomiting. It could be because they ate something that didn’t agree with them, they were exercising too soon after eating, or because of a variety of conditions that aren’t serious. An occasional, isolated episode of vomiting is usually normal. Or it could be a sign [...]

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EASTER TREATS YOUR DOG WILL LOVE!

Just days away from Easter and all the attention seems to be on the Easter Bunny. But what about the other 364 days of the year when our faithful pooches are there for us? Let’s share those bunny carrots and bake up some healthy carrot dog treats!Treats that Aren’t Junk FoodNot only are homemade treats cost effective, they can [...]

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PLANT A DOG-SAFE GARDEN

As the nation gears up for National Poison Prevention Week, March 20-26, it’s a good time to educate pet parents on ways to keep your dog safe in the garden. Toxic Plants to AvoidIt’s hard not to love spring bulb flowers – tulips, crocus and daffodils. Yet, these and some other bulb flowers, such as hyacinth and gladiola, can cause [...]

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NEED A BLAND DIET FOR YOUR SICK DOG?

Dogs may be in need of a “bland diet” for a variety of reasons – recovering from surgery, having a bad case of diarrhea, suffering from a bacterial infection, vomiting because they’ve eaten something outside or in the garbage that didn’t agree. It can be a lot of reasons. Some can be easily identified, but we recommend seeing your [...]

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MARCH 13 IS K9 VETERANS' DAY!

My heart aches when I think of the brave dogs who serve and protect our country! Be sure to remember and honor all of these four-legged soldiers on March 13, K9 Veterans’ Day.Honoring Military Working DogsJoe White, the late military dog handler, established this pet holiday to show well-deserved respect and devotion to all the dog heroes who have served [...]

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