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Four Tips For Maintaining Your Pet’s Dental Health


Four Tips for Maintaining Your Pet’s Oral Health! Most of us brush our teeth twice a day without even thinking about it. Did you know that your dog’s (and your cat’s) oral health is just as important? In honor of February being Pet Dental Health Month, we bring you four tips for keeping your pet’s […]



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Four Valentine’s Day Tips For Pets


Valentine’s Day Tips for Pets! Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet and so are our pets! Okay, that doesn’t rhyme, but all pet parents can agree that our feline and canine counterparts are well-loved. It’s important to remember though that the ways we love our fellow humans are not good ways to […]



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Five Health Benefits of Teaching Your Dog New Tricks


January marks a new year, and renewed motivation for all the great things we hope to accomplish in the next 365 days. January also happens to be National Train Your Dog Month! If you just recently added a new furry family member to your home, training the dog may be one of those New Year’s […]



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Five Healthy Resolutions For You And Your Pet


Tips to help you include your pet in some healthy resolutions for 2015. Spending time with your pets should be a daily habit. Not only is it a way to express love to your pet, but there are a multitude of health benefits. Whether you’ve created a list of resolutions for the New Year, or […]



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Popular Holiday Gifts For Pets


Top gifts for dogs and cats for the 2014 Holidays. The season for thankfulness and giving has arrived, and for many pet parents the family dog or cat has a stocking hung over the mantle too. Holiday shopping can get overwhelming—especially when it comes to pets. Because your cat or dog cannot tell you what […]





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How To Stop Your Dog From Begging For Food


As the month of pie-baking, turkey-stuffing, and gravy-mixing begins, delicious aromas may waft through your home a little more than usual. If your pooch is a consistent “beggar” for table scraps, this may pose a problem. Especially if you’re hosting this year’s family Thanksgiving! Eating table scraps can actually be harmful to your dog’s health […]



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Is Peanut Butter Good for Dogs?


Did you know November is “Peanut Butter Lovers Month”? That’s right—and nobody proves to be better peanut butter lovers than our beloved canine counterparts! We’ve all rewarded our furry friend with a spoonful or two of peanut butter, but is it actually healthy for our dogs? We did a little investigating to find the answers! […]



Tips for Boarding Your Pet


Do’s & Don’ts When Boarding Pets for the Holidays The closing of the year includes travel for many people. For those with pets, the question arises of whether or not to board your pet for the duration of holiday travel. By taking note of a few boarding do’s and don’ts, you can help ensure a […]



What does a healthy pet look like?


Your dog runs and plays or your cat chases his tail. Both pets seem healthy, but how do you really know if your pet is a healthy pet? “There are many factors that go into our pet’s overall health and wellness,” said Joni Lindquist, DVM, veterinarian with Elk Creek Animal Hospital.  “Perhaps the most important […]