Tips for Caring for Senior Dogs

By Lorie Huston, DVM Senior dogs have different care requirements than those of a younger dog. This fact probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. But how do you know when your dog is considered to be a senior? It really depends on the individual dog. In general,...

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10 SIMPLE AND FUN INDOOR GAMES FOR YOUR DOG

It’s that time of year again for many of us – dark when wake up and dark by the time we get home. With shorter days it’s definitely more of a challenge to keep our dogs fit and active, but with a little bit of creativity you can do a lot of fun exercises indoors. Here’s 10 simple & fun indoor games you can play when you can’t get outside.

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How Cold is Too Cold for Your Dog?

We all know that exercise and the mental stimulation being outdoors play are key to keeping our dogs healthy and happy, but what should we do when it’s cold outside? When do the risks of spending time in the cold outweigh the benefits of being outdoors? Let’s take a look at the dangers associated with winter weather and how we can still safely enjoy the great outdoors with our dogs during wintertime.

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Dog Eye Discharge — What’s Normal and What’s Not

Have you ever wondered if your dog’s eye boogers are normal or not? A dog’s eyes can leak and tear for many reasons, some of which are normal and some of which are not. Tear stains are unsightly, but more importantly, dog eye discharge might indicate a problem that requires vet attention.

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Nursing Juliet

In a world that relentlessly enforces limits, the love of a pet is a refuge for unconstrained emotion, especially for a child.

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Why You Should Give Your Dog a Massage

Your dog loves it when you pet him, rub his belly, and scratch behind his ears. But dogs, like humans, also love it when you give them massages. You’re probably thinking, “You want me to massage my dog? Really?” While it might seem silly, it’s actually extremely beneficial for your pup. It feels good when you get a massage, right? Well, that feeling is the same for dogs. A massage can relax her and give you another opportunity to connect and bond with your best friend. But those aren’t the only benefits.

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Tips for the First 30 Days of Dog Adoption

The first few days in your home are special and critical for a pet. Your new dog will be confused about where he is and what to expect from you. Setting up some clear structure with your family for your dog will be paramount in making as smooth a transition as possible.

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Why Do Cats Hate Water?

It’s a long-held belief that cats and water don’t mix, but is it true? If it is, why do cats hate water so much? When it comes to understanding why many cats don’t like water, it’s important to separate fact from fiction. Not every kitty hates showers, and certain breeds even love to swim.

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Helpful Hints When Introducing Babies and Dogs

When you bring home a new baby, what’s exciting for you and your spouse can be confusing and even frightening for your dog. Think about it: That little baby seems like a human, but it smells, sounds, and moves like nothing your pet has ever seen before. And suddenly this strange, loud creature is taking up all of his owners’ time and attention.

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Walking Your Dog: How to Do It Well and Why It’s So Important

Generally, people walk their dog for 4 reasons: elimination, mental stimulation, exercise, and training. Dogs like to go for walks to get outdoors, sniff and engage with their environment, exercise, and perhaps socialize with people and dogs outside the home. There is no reason that a walk cannot encompass and meet all the needs of both humans and dogs. Because time is often at a premium, it is useful to help owners understand and find creative ways to meet these needs.

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Spring Pet Poisons

Gardening season is here! Plant bulbs are just as excited to break through the ground to add some color to our yards as we are to see some greenery! That said, we need to be aware of the potential dangers spring plants can be for our pets. Here is a list of some of the most common spring plants and their toxicities… so you know how to pet-proof your garden and keep your pet safe!

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