Is your dog overprotective of their food and toys?

Is your dog overprotective of their food and toys?

Credit: ASPCA Introduction Guarding possessions from humans or other animals is normal behavior for dogs. Wild animals who successfully protect their valuable resources—such as food, mates and living areas—are more likely to survive in the wild than those who don’t. However, we find the tendency to guard valued items undesirable in our domestic pets, especially when the behavior is directed toward people. Resource guarding in […]

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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Credit: AVMA Thanksgiving is a special holiday that brings together family and friends, but it also can carry some hazards for pets. Holiday food needs to be kept away from pets, and pet owners who travel need to either transport their pets safely or find safe accommodations for them at home. Follow these tips to keep your pets healthy and safe during the holiday. Poison […]

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

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

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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