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Why Does My Dog Drink Toilet Water?

Dogs are scavengers and naturally search out food and water. Their ancestors were scavengers and that particular trait continues to be exhibited in our modern day dogs. Have you noticed your dog interested in the garbage? Sniffing the food you’re cooking? Finding food in random places your children may have dropped? This is part of […]

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Best Ways to Exercise With Your Pet

America is facing a pretty substantial obesity epidemic. With over 68 percent of adults currently considered overweight, health education and daily exercise are more important than ever. But what about our pets? How are they doing in all this? Unfortunately, not so well. According to CBS News, roughly 53 percent of dogs and 58 percent […]

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Tips for Giving Your Pet Medicine

Administering your dog or cat’s medication can prove to be quite difficult. Remember, some dogs and cats respond well with taking their medication, whereas others may give you a difficult time every dose! Here are some tips for giving your pet medicine: What is the easiest way to give your pet a pill? The best […]

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Why Does My Cat Bring Me Dead Animals?

Do you notice your cat bringing you dead rats, dead birds and essentially any other animal they can capture? According to a study from Nature Communications, cats in the United States kill between six and twenty-two billion small mammals each and every year. Why do they do this? They do not do this because they […]

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How to Stop Your Puppy From Biting

Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting time, and your family’s new addition will be a loyal friend for years to come. To make the next 10 to 15 years as harmonious as possible, it’s important to begin teaching good habits and behaviors as soon as possible once your furry friend is home. Biting […]

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Are Dogs Really Color-blind?

What’s the single biggest myth you know about dogs? There are certainly many to consider, and several of which you might not even realize are myths. For instance, dogs don’t ONLY eat grass when they are sick, dogs’ mouths aren’t cleaner than the human mouths, and a dog’s age isn’t quite equal to seven human […]

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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 […]