10 Very Good Service Dogs Who Saved Their Owners’ Lives

10 Very Good Service Dogs Who Saved Their Owners’ Lives

Here are some really feel good stories about some great pups that were there for their owners. Remember, service dogs should never be distracted. Although they are very friendly, petting service dogs distracts the animals from doing their jobs to protect their owners. Take a moment a read these awesome encounters by a fellow animal enthusiast with Mental Floss, Tony Dunnell. Dogs have been helping […]

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National Check the Chip Day

National Check the Chip Day

Microchips greatly increase the chances that pets will be reunited with their families if they are lost or stolen…but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate. To remind pet owners to have their pets microchipped and to keep the registration information up-to-date, AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) joined together to create “Check the Chip Day.” Benefits of Microchipping: Most pet […]

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It is Shedding Season! How much is too much?

It is that time of the year. Animals are shedding everywhere! Dogs naturally lose old or damaged hair by shedding. Although shedding is a normal process for dogs, the amount and frequency of hair that is shed often depends upon their health and breed type. It can also depend on the season-many dogs develop thick coats in the winter that are then shed in the spring. Dogs who are […]

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Food Allergies and Pets

by Clinical Nutrition Team Food allergies are not as common as many pet food companies and websites may like for you to think. And while food allergies are one possible cause for your dog’s itchy skin and ear infections or your cat’s diarrhea, there are many more likely causes which may have nothing to do with the food. What is a food allergy? Food allergies occur […]

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Should I Adopt A Dog During The Coronavirus Crisis?

Should I Adopt A Dog During The Coronavirus Crisis?

If you’re thinking this might be a good time to adopt a dog, you’re not the only one. While it may seem like the pandemic is coming to a close, it is best for our society to maintain social distancing practices. This leaves a lot us bored at home with out a friend. Maybe your pet at home is lonely and has not had a […]

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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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