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How Do I Prepare My Dog For A New Baby?

First and foremost, congratulations on the impending arrival of your new bundle of joy. There are many first-time parents that worry bringing a baby home will disturb their dogs, whom many have treated as a first-born, and are concerned how they will respond to a newborn, and eventually a toddler, in the home. Our dogs […]

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Dog Fever – Does My Dog Have A Fever?

A common misconception is that you can tell if your dog has a fever by feeling her nose. Essentially, a cool and wet nose is good whereas a hot and dry nose means a fever. This is not always the case. Why is detecting a dog fever difficult for us to determine? Well, if we […]

How to Spoil Your Dog

5 Ways To Spoil Your Dog

Now that the holidays are over, your vacation time is done, your four legged friend is back at home alone. They may have the “after holiday blues” and wonder why he gets the short end of the stick literally. Everyone was so happy and friendly for a couple weeks, then boom….the house is empty, that […]

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8 Cold Weather Dog Breeds

Like all others before it, this winter is definitely shaping up to be a rough one. While we humans resort to multiple layers of clothing just to make it through the next several months, many of our canine companions are absolutely loving it! Winter-ready dog breeds are as diverse as they are versatile, coming from […]

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Tips for Winterizing Your Dog’s Paws

Whoever invented the snow boot doesn’t get enough credit. We’re reminded of its incredible usefulness every winter as we trudge through thick layers of snow and ice just to get from point A to point B, all while keeping our toes toasty and dry. Boots and other winter accessories are all we humans need, but […]

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4 New Year’s Resolutions for Pet Owners

The holidays have passed and it’s time to face reality again. That means it’s time for New Year’s resolutions. As is traditional, we’ve set our sights on losing weight, saving money, and getting organized. But don’t forget about your best four-legged friends! There are plenty of ways for pet owners to help their pets stay healthy and […]

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Dandruff and Pets – What You Need To Know

Both dogs and cats can have dandruff, also known as seborrhea. Although dandruff is not visually appealing, it alone is not often a serious condition. Essentially, dandruff is an indicator your dog or cat’s skin is dry. Your dog or cat may have flaky skin, where you may notice small pieces of dry skin when […]

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Loss of Bladder Control in Senior Pets

In a normal, healthy dog, urine is retained in the bladder and released through the urethra when your dog has to urinate. If your dog is lacking bladder control, he is said to have urinary incontinence, which can be common in senior pets, or as your pet ages. Urinary incontinence is the involuntary lack of […]

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How to Pet-Proof Your Home

Pet-proofing your home is extremely important to keep your pet safe. Steps must be taken in each room of your home to ensure safety. Your dog or cat, especially if they are young, are very curious and likely to explore everything. Let’s start with the kitchen and the bathroom. Why start here? Kitchens and bathrooms […]