Does Your Dog Need Swim Lessons?

Does Your Dog Need Swim Lessons?

The most common setting where dogs drown is in swimming pools. Read this article by Jen Miller about her experience with teaching a canine how to swim on their own. By Jen A. Miller In June, I took my cattle dog mix, Annie Oakley Tater Tot, to the Durango Off Leash Dog Park in Colorado, through which the Animas River runs. She had never shown much […]

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New Puppy Training Tips: Caring for a Teething Puppy

New Puppy Training Tips: Caring for a Teething Puppy

1. Puppy Proof Your Home You should puppy proof your home in anticipation of your puppy’s increased need to chew. Pick up anything on the ground that could be a teething target. That includes obvious items like shoes, socks and low garbage bins, as well as things that might not be as obvious at first glance, like rugs with fringe on the end, decorative baskets, […]

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Ten Items for Your Pet First Aid Kit

Ten Items for Your Pet First Aid Kit

Administering first aid to a pet can be a stressful situation, especially if you don’t have the right supplies. Here are ten items to include in a pet first aid kit — it just may save your dog or cat’s life. 1. Bandages Gauze, clean rags, even a sock can be used as bandage material to help control bleeding and keep wounds clean until they […]

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Dog Bite Prevention: Plan for Success

Dog Bite Prevention: Plan for Success

You can take steps to prevent dog bites. Plan for success by educating yourself and your children, zoning your home, providing opportunities for your puppy to become socialized, and understanding escalating situations. Educate yourself and any children in your life about how to have a good interaction with a dog. Teach them to respect animals, and to understand that the dog needs time alone sometimes. They should […]

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Can Dogs Wear Sunscreen?

Can Dogs Wear Sunscreen?

By Aly Semigran Whether we’re hitting the beach, taking the field at a ball game, or simply heading out to run errands, we know that during the summer months wearing sunscreen is key to our health and safety. But what about our four-legged, furry friends? In addition to providing our dogs with proper shade, air, and hydration during the summer months, sunscreen should be part […]

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NO EVIDENCE DOGS GET COVID-19

NO EVIDENCE DOGS GET COVID-19

Information was provided by CDC. These FAQs were last updated on March 23, 2020. Can dogs get the new coronavirus (COVID-19)? At this time, experts believe it is very unlikely. The World Health Organization currently advises that there is no evidence to suggest that dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus. The OIE states there is no evidence that dogs play a role in […]

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Easter Time Hazards

Easter Time Hazards

By Cheryl Lock There’s a lot to love about Easter—time with family, egg hunts, candy aplenty—but this fun-filled holiday can be hazardous to pets.   “Easter is a time when you may bring different items into your home, like chocolate candies in foil wrappers, poisonous plants, and plastic objects, like eggs, toys, and synthetic grass, which can be dangerous if ingested by your pet,” says […]

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Try SOFT PAWS As An Alternative to Declawing

Try SOFT PAWS As An Alternative to Declawing

There are few subjects related to cat ownership as hotly debated as declawing. There are passionate arguments on each side of the issue, with some veterinarians so staunchly against declawing that they refuse to perform the procedure. Declawing is illegal in the United Kingdom and throughout much of Europe, and many U.S. states are considering legislation to ban the procedure. (It’s banned in several California […]

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Toxic and Non-Toxic Plant List – Cats

Toxic and Non-Toxic Plant List – Cats

Information Provided by the ASPCA Plants Toxic to Cats Adam-and-Eve (Arum, Lord-and-Ladies, Wake Robin, Starch Root, Bobbins, Cuckoo Plant) | Scientific Names: Arum maculatum | Family: Araceae African Wonder Tree () | Scientific Names: Ricinus communis | Family: Alocasia (Elephant’s Ear) | Scientific Names: Alocasia spp. | Family: Araceae Aloe () | Scientific Names: Aloe vera | Family: Liliaceae Amaryllis (Many, including: Belladonna lily, Saint Joseph lily, Cape Belladonna, Naked Lady) | Scientific Names: Amaryllis spp. | Family: Amaryllidaceae Ambrosia Mexicana (Jerusalem Oak, Feather Geranium) | Scientific Names: Chenopodium botrys | Family: Chenopodiaceae American Bittersweet (Bittersweet, Waxwork, Shrubby Bittersweet, False Bittersweet, […]

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Toxic and Non-Toxic Plant List – Dogs

Toxic and Non-Toxic Plant List – Dogs

Information Provided by the ASPCA Plants Toxic to Dogs Adam-and-Eve (Arum, Lord-and-Ladies, Wake Robin, Starch Root, Bobbins, Cuckoo Plant) | Scientific Names: Arum maculatum | Family: Araceae African Wonder Tree () | Scientific Names: Ricinus communis | Family: Alocasia (Elephant’s Ear) | Scientific Names: Alocasia spp. | Family: Araceae Aloe () | Scientific Names: Aloe vera | Family: Liliaceae Amaryllis (Many, including: Belladonna lily, Saint Joseph lily, Cape Belladonna, Naked Lady) | Scientific Names: Amaryllis spp. | Family: Amaryllidaceae Ambrosia Mexicana (Jerusalem Oak, Feather Geranium) | Scientific Names: Chenopodium botrys | Family: Chenopodiaceae American Bittersweet (Bittersweet, Waxwork, Shrubby Bittersweet, False Bittersweet, […]

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