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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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SEASONAL ALLERGIES DRIVING YOUR DOG CRAZY?

Is your dog biting, scratching and chewing on himself more than ever? Could be that he is affected with seasonal allergies. Unlike humans who will sneeze or sniffle, dogs show signs of allergies through irritated and inflamed skin. Get to know the signs and what you can do to help your dog get the relief he needs.Signs of Dog AllergiesThe [...]

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WHEN YOUR DOG BECOMES YOUR FUR BABY

At what point exactly does your dog become your fur baby? For some, it’s the moment you lay eyes on your precious pooch. For others, it may have taken longer. You know the ones … “it’s my wife’s dog” or “I’m a cat person” … even many of these slow adopters cross over to accept their dog as [...]

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YOUR DOG'S MENTAL HEALTH

Dogs are happy over just about everything – you coming home, the squirrel in the yard, each meal like it is a totally new recipe, sleeping next to you in bed. They just exude happiness and joy, which is uplifting and contagious.Yet, despite their seemingly unending state of bliss, dogs aren’t immune to the struggles associated with mental illness. [...]

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DEALING WITH FIDO THE FOOD SNATCHER

Stealing food from slow moving children or off countertops is a common occurrence driven by your dog’s natural urges to satisfy his constant appetite for anything that smells good. While we think of stealing as a bad behavior, they steal food without one ounce of guilt.If caught in the act, you probably dish out some form of punishment. Does [...]

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JEALOUSY IN THE CANINE CAMP

One of our team members at Under the Weather® reported that when she fed one of our bland diets to her sick dog, Max, her other dog, Fritz, got upset. To keep the peace, she started mixing Fritz’ kibble in with a little of the Chicken & Rice bland diet. We laughed about it, but it triggered our curiosity [...]

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RAW HONEY GOOD FOR DOGS TOO

Raw honey has been known for its healing benefits and therapeutic results in humans for hundreds of years. Like many human trends, the use of raw honey for dogs is becoming more popular not only among the holistic crowd but also by the everyday pet parent.The Benefits of Raw HoneyRaw honey not only tastes wonderful, it is a powerhouse [...]

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TIPS FOR FIDO'S UPSET STOMACH

If you see your dog eating grass or losing interest in eating, he’s probably got an upset stomach. The cause may be something mild like eating something out of the garbage, or it may be something more serious such as an illness. Get to the heart of the matter and take steps to get your pup back to his [...]

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