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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Guest Post: Tips to Help Separation Anxiety in Dogs

One of the best joys of dog ownership is developing a tight bond with our dogs. Dogs prefer to live in groups because naturally they are highly social pack animals. When they are separated from their packs, separation anxiety occurs.

Keeping Puppies Safe From Injury

Puppies aren’t so different from kids in their exuberance. The world is new to them and they are growing fast. It’s no surprise then that they often get into mischief or make clumsy falls. Taking reasonable preventative measures with your

Bully Sticks: More Calories and Bacteria According to New Study

Popular dog chew treats, commonly known as bully sticks, may contain more calories and bacteria according to a recent study. Bully sticks are made from a dried, uncooked penis of a bull or steer. The recent article in the Canadian Veterinary Journal reviewed

Hartz Recalls Chicken-Based Dog Treats

SECAUCUS, N.J., Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily withdrawing its Hartz ® Chicken Chews™ and Hartz ® Oinkies® Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken for dogs in the United States because they contain trace amounts of unapproved antibiotic residue. We are

Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Cruciate Ligament Tear

Raven the Black Lab-mix is about 1-and-a-half years old. Unfortunately, she recently tore the cranial cruciate ligament of her right hind leg. Cranial cruciate ligament disease is caused by a number of factors, including genetics, breed, and obesity. A dog