How to Teach a Fearful Dog to Love Again: A Trainer’s Guide to Bonding with Your Rescue Dog

Credit to The Dog People at Rover.com Bonding with a rescue dog can be challenging, but it’s also the most rewarding experience you could hope to have. I’ve worked with a lot of former shelter dogs or rescue dogs in my career, and here’s what I’ve learned about helping them love again. From the dog’s point of view Imagine waking up to find that everything […]

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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.

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

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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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 […]

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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

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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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

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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