Protect Your Dog in Autumn Weather

Protect Your Dog in Autumn Weather

As vacations and summer travel come to an end, so do a lot of outdoor activities like going to the beach or lake with your dog. But with cooler weather comes new activities to enjoy with your best friend like hiking, hunting and biking. Unfortunately, we sometimes forget that summer pests and diseases continue and may even increase through autumn and winter. Changing climates, urbanization of rural areas, suburban and rural residences all result in regional and […]

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Does Weather Affect the Mood of Your Pet? Keep Them From Getting the Rainy Day Blues.

Does Weather Affect the Mood of Your Pet? Keep Them From Getting the Rainy Day Blues.

By: Animal Fair Don’t let your dog feel like this!   We all know that our moods can change as quickly as the weather outside. And it’s actually been proven that as the seasons come and go, they take our happiness with them. Studies have shown that twenty percent of Americans admit to feeling more depressed during the winter time; a condition that has been given […]

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Recognizing Pain in Cats and Dogs

Recognizing Pain in Cats and Dogs

Veterinary medicine has made incredible advances. But no matter how much we learn, pets’ quality of life depends on how well we can control their pain.  By Dr. Debora Lichtenberg, VMD How your dog or cat is standing, sitting or resting can give you subtle hints that they may be experiencing pain.  When your pet is suffering, it can be more frustrating than when a person […]

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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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