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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It’s Play Time!

It’s Play Time!

Games for Senior Dogs: 7 Fun Ways to Get Your Older Dog Moving Who says old dogs don’t have a good time? Try these stimulating games to get your senior pup moving around and having fun.  By Caitlin Crittenden via Petful Your senior dog may be slowing down, but older dogs need physical and mental exercise, too. Try one of the fun games for senior dogs […]

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Is Your Dog At Risk For Lyme Disease?

Is Your Dog At Risk For Lyme Disease?

By: Dr. Karen Stasiak As the weather warms up, deer ticks that have been lying dormant over the winter are beginning their nymph life stage. This means they’re at the prime stage to bite and potentially transmit Lyme disease to you and your dogs. Adult deer ticks can be active in the fall, winter, and early spring when ambient air temperatures exceed 40 degrees, so […]

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Dog Popsicle Recipes

Dog Popsicle Recipes

By: Dr. Sam Gilbert With the dog days of summer upon us, there aren’t many things more refreshing than cooling down with a popsicle. Dogs also love frozen treats, but many traditional popsicles — store‐bought or homemade — are either high in sugar or contain ingredients that are dangerous to dogs. Ingredients to be mindful of avoiding when creating your own homemade dog popsicles include (but are […]

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Dog Car Sickness and Motion Sickness

Dog Car Sickness and Motion Sickness

For many dogs, going on an outing in the family car is an enjoyable adventure. However, for dogs that experience motion sickness, car rides are anything but enjoyable, no matter how fun the destination may be. What Causes Dog Car Sickness and Motion Sickness? Motion sickness in dogs can result from conflicting sensory signals that are sent to the emetic (vomiting) center in the brain. […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Flea & Tick Preventatives

The Dos and Don’ts of Flea & Tick Preventatives

Post Provided By: https://www.petplace.com/ Stephanie Silberstang, DVM CVA Flea and tick preventatives are highly recommended in most parts of the United States and internationally for dogs and cats. Fleas can cause local itchiness, allergies, anemia, and can transport certain diseases, including tapeworms and the bubonic plague. Ticks are by far the scarier bug, as they can cause life-threatening diseases to dogs, including Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, […]

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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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