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Oversee Your Swimming Dog

Many dogs love to swim but there are a number of limits and precautions you should take before and after.

07/30/2013

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Dog-Friendly Events In July

In the next week, there are a couple of pet-friendly events in the area.

07/17/2013

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Working Dogs

The Working Group of canine breeds is a classification of dogs that were initially bred to help man in service of specialized jobs. Today, they are both helpful and loving.

05/30/2013

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Local ASPCA Lends Support For OK Dogs

The ASPCA is lending its support to their partner shelter in Oklahoma, the Central Oklahoma Humane Society, as the facility there experiences an influx of animals affected by the tornado.

05/28/2013

Summer Safety Tips For Your Dog

This Memorial Day weekend, there’ll be plenty of picnics, barbecues and get-togethers to celebrate the start of the summer season. Here are a few tips to keep your pets safe.

05/23/2013

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Therapy Dogs Provide Comfort And Support

Canines have a natural gift to seek out the suffering and do what they do best: comfort and show affection unconditionally. That’s why therapy dogs have been in Boston this week…and Newtown, CT since December.

04/25/2013

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Coprophagia

Although the very notion may seem repulsive, Coprophagia or stool eating can be somewhat common in canines, especially puppies.

04/11/2013

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Allowing Dogs To Meet

When we’re out with our dogs and meet someone who also has a dog on a leash, we quite often forget that although WE may understand the encounter, our dogs do not. Too often, we bring the dogs together way too soon.

03/12/2013

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The Risk Of Rawhide Chew Toys

My clients often ask me about rawhide for their dogs. My advice is almost always: find an alternative chew toy. Here are several reasons why.

03/07/2013

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Cracked Paw Pads Need Attention

Cracked paw pads can, unfortunately, be a relatively common problem for dogs. It’s important to find out what’s causing the problem and treat it accordingly.

03/05/2013

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Choosing The Right Veterinarian

Choosing the right veterinarian is extremely important. Don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions – and trust your gut.

01/17/2013

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Caring For Your New Puppy

Puppies are adorable but since they are babies, they certainly need plenty of care and protection.

12/11/2012

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Pet Safety For Thanksgiving

This holiday, don’t forget to include among your many blessings your canine and feline companions for all the unconditional love and joy they provide every day – and take every precaution to keep them safe.

11/22/2012

Hitting The Hiking Trail With Your Dog

Many people like to hit the hiking trail to take in the fall scenery and many times they bring along their canine companions. It’s a good fit too because dogs love the outdoors. But, you should take precautions.

10/09/2012

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Training Your Senior Dog

It’s never too late to start to train your dog. Even a senior dog can learn something new; just make sure never to stress an older dog.

10/04/2012

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