As you probably know, there are many health benefits for taking dogs on a walk; lower blood pressure and weight loss, to name a few. However, did you know that proper paw care is just as important? In fact, proper paw care can significantly improve your furry friend’s quality of life. For example, overgrown nails […]

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Many dogs who behave aggressively toward other dogs do so as a result of learning that their barking, growling fit results in the other dog going away. Because that behavior has been successful in the past, it’s been reinforced, and the behavior has continued or increased. You need a practice dog that has been trained […]

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The Only true Pet FOOD, Human Grade Are you confused to what human grade pet food is? Is it for real? Worth the money? The ‘truth’ about human grade pet food. “I’m going to feed the dog, and feed the cat.” “Yes, you probably are. Feed the noun. You are probably feeding them feed.” Quality […]

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You’re probably wondering what on earth your dog’s diet has to do with his stress levels when left alone. The answer is, plenty. Have you ever drank one cup of coffee too many and gotten that jittery, wired feeling? You might have snapped at your co-workers, been more impatient than usual when waiting in line, […]

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Have you ever had the misfortune of walking into your house to find overturned furniture, inches-deep claw gouges on door frames, blood-stained tooth marks on window sills, and countless messages on your answering machine from neighbors complaining about your dog barking and howling for hours on end in your absence? If so, you’re probably familiar […]

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A friend called one day to complain about his dog’s latest vet bill: $300 to remove a foxtail that the dog sniffed up his nose on that morning’s walk. If you live on the west coast, you are likely cringing with recognition of the problem. If you live on the east coast, chances are you […]

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Clinical signs of Cushing’s disease, no matter its primary cause, may include one or most of the following: – Polyuria (increased frequency of urination), polydipsia (increased thirst), and polyphagia (increased, ravenous hunger). – Weakening and atrophy of the muscles of the extremities and abdomen, resulting in gradual abdominal enlargement, lordosis (sway back), muscle trembling, and […]

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1. Dogs don’t need flowers If you’ve ever been walking your dog when she’s stopped to smell the roses, you know that while humans see these flowers as a symbol of love, dogs see them as just another thing to pee on. If your Valentine is of the canine variety, consider yourself (and your bank […]

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Americans order a total of 1 million menu items for their dogs every year at fast-food drive-thrus. On at least some trips to the pick-up window, 1 in 6 households grab something for Fido, according to a survey by Relevation Research. The marketing research company interviewed 1,499 people nationwide Perhaps this is why another recent […]

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Of course, our dogs remember our friends and relatives houses, and going to the vet, groomer, boarding kennel, daycare, or dog park. In some of these places, they exhibit behavior that looks fearful or apprehension, and in some of these places they exhibit what looks like joyful anticipation. I suppose that behavior experts would say […]

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