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Dog Tricks: Shake

Dogs loves to learn new tricks, it helps them stay alert, energetic, and most of all, they get a treat out of it! Some dog breeds have more of an instinct to learn certain tricks, such as “fetch” and carry things … Continue reading

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Dog Parks and Benefits of Pet Exercise

Spring is upon us, meaning nicer weather to be outdoors with our pets! Why not check out a local dog park this weekend?  Exercise and social interaction is important for our dogs. The key to good pet health and well-being … Continue reading

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Human Obesity Linked to Overweight Dogs But Not Cats

In a recent article from the LA Times, a Dutch study revealed that overweight dogs tend to have overweight owners. According to the study, dogs seem to take after their owners whether they are couch potatoes or regular joggers. However, … Continue reading

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Keep pets from getting bored in the winter

Reading a recent article in the Journal Gazette prompted me to write about how boring winter is for most pets. Pet owners keep content by modifying the routine a little: instead of going outside, they go out to warm, dry, … Continue reading

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Top 10 New Years Resolutions for Pet Owners

Every year, we go through the same motions of planning New Years resolutions for ourselves: lose weight, eat healthy, travel, spend more time with friends and family. However, what many people don’t realize is that their pets may need some … Continue reading

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Hip Dysplasia: What is it?

Hip dysplasia is a condition of the hips that may seriously affect your pet’s mobility (and your wallet). Learn more about hip dysplasia with these basic questions to better understand your pet’s risks. What is hip dysplasia? Hip dysplasia is basically … Continue reading

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Back to school: Pencils, check. Backpack, check. Fido?

It’s that back-to-school time yet again. Aside from school supply lists and new shoes, we may forget to take into consideration what “back to school” means—for our pets. While it’s something we don’t tend to think about, pets experience a big … Continue reading

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Top 10 Dos and Don’ts of Dog Walking Etiquette

One evening, during my typical dog walk, I noticed we were approaching a very anxious dog. I tried to hurry past it without confrontation, but the lady loosened her leash to allow the dog to reach mine. Usually this isn’t … Continue reading

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Pet Obesity: What Every Pet Owner Should Know

We seem to have a distorted view of what food portions should be in the US, which leads to many cases of weight and health problems. The issue of obesity not only affects us, but our pets as well. What … Continue reading

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Top 10 Outdoor Activities To Do With Your Pet

With summertime in full swing, it’s time to get out there and take advantage of it. Here are some ideas for activities to do with your furry companion. Be social! Your dog, that is. Take your pup to a dog … Continue reading

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