8 Ways Kids Can Help with Pets

8 Ways Kids Can Help with Pets

Credit: Zoetis Dr. Sam Gilbert   8 Ways Kids Can Help with Pets Having pets in the home with children may seem like a recipe for chaos, but it’s also a wonderful opportunity to teach responsibility and show the unconditional love pets can bring to our lives. From the basic care that keeps your dog or cat healthy to the enrichment that keeps them happy, […]

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6 Fun Ways to Exercise with Your Dog

6 Fun Ways to Exercise with Your Dog

Credit:  Zoetis Dr. Melody R. Conklin    6 Fun Ways to Exercise with Your Dog Staying active and in shape is important for both you and your dog, but regular walks with your pooch can get tedious. Here are some new ways to exercise with your dog beyond your normal go-to’s. Dog Yoga Stretch out into a downward dog along with your pup in a […]

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Tips for Choosing a Dog Crate

Tips for Choosing a Dog Crate

Credit: Zoetis Melody R. Conklin Crate training your new puppy or adopted dog is helpful for a variety of reasons, from making potty training easier to ensuring your new furry family member doesn’t chew up your couch while you’re away. Crates are also one of the safest ways to travel with your dog in the car and are often required when staying at hotels or rentals while […]

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Homemade Dog Treats Make Perfect Gifts

Homemade Dog Treats Make Perfect Gifts

If you’re anything like us around the holidays, you love baking. For even more holiday fun, you can bake up dog Christmas treats for your dog and their four-legged friends. These DIY dog Christmas cookies are easy to make and full of ingredients found in your very own kitchen. Plus, they’re photo-worthy! Cookies for Santa’s Dog A beautiful platter of Christmas cookies just for dogs […]

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Try Out These VERY Easy Homemade Dog Treats (Peep the PILL POCKET Recipe!!)

Try Out These VERY Easy Homemade Dog Treats (Peep the PILL POCKET Recipe!!)

Homemade Peanut Butter Oatmeal Dog Cookies Your dog is sure to love these homemade dog cookies made with wholesome ingredients like peanut butter and oatmeal. Here’s what you need to make your own batch of peanut butter oatmeal dog cookies. Ingredients & Supplies 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup almond flour 1/4 cup oatmeal 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup bone […]

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All About Dog Zoomies

All About Dog Zoomies

Credit: Zoetis Melody R. Conklin, VMD, MBA You might call them “zoomies”, “the crazies”, or “Look out, the dog has lost his mind!” Whatever you call them, just about every dog has those moments where they go bananas and fly around the house. Is it a good thing or something to worry about? Should you encourage or discourage the zoomies? What is your dog trying […]

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Behavior & Training Dog Begging for Food? Here’s What to Do.

Behavior & Training Dog Begging for Food? Here’s What to Do.

Credit: Zoetis You cook a delicious meal and sit down to enjoy it, only to look over and find those big puppy eyes watching you. Dogs begging for food at the table is something most dog owners can relate to. It’s a behavior that many people would like to stop, as it can be disconcerting to have your pup stare at you while you eat. […]

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Caring for Your Dog’s Paw Pads

Caring for Your Dog’s Paw Pads

Credit: Zoetis Think of your dog’s paw pads as their foundation — paw pads help your dog keep their balance, protect them from injuring sensitive skin on their feet and between their toes, and insulate against hot and cold temperatures. It’s important to regularly check your dog’s paw pads and care for them so they can continue exploring pain-free. Your dog’s paw pads are just […]

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Orthopedic Surgery for Dogs

Orthopedic Surgery for Dogs

Credit: Zoetis Orthopedic surgery is any surgery that involves your dog’s skeletal system and the bones, joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments, and cartilage associated with it. Orthopedic surgery aims to improve your dog’s quality of life by easing pain, re-establishing function and stability, and bettering your dog’s range of motion. While many orthopedic issues can be managed using medications and/or non-surgical treatments, there are times that […]

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Dog-Friendly Christmas Cookies Recipe

Dog-Friendly Christmas Cookies Recipe

Christmas is right around the corner, and we are EXCITED at Companion Animal Hospital! There are so many holiday related accidents that we see around Christmas time. Aunt Linda may have fed Buddy and too many fatty scraps from her plate even though she was politely asked not to do that. Now Buddy has a light case of colitis or even pancreatitis. Sassy may have […]

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