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Dog Obesity – Does it Run in the Family?

By |2019-11-07T19:31:43+00:00October 27th, 2019|Obesity in Dogs, Pet Welfare|

Dog obesity is problematic for canines and often runs in the family! According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, there are an awful lot of fat dogs in North America. The association released a study they in 2019 based on the assessment of 1560 dogs gathered from 146 veterinary clinics and representing 41 U.S. [...]

Macadamia Nut Poisoning in Dogs

By |2019-11-07T19:48:39+00:00October 4th, 2019|Pet Welfare, Preventative Pet Health Care|

Macadamia nut poisoning in dogs have symptoms of vomiting, ataxia, weakness, tremors, fever,  hypothermia, and depression. Some cases are mild and typically non-fatal, showing only a few symptoms, and resolve themselves within 48 hours. However, there are serious cases involving constant shaking, high fever, and an inability to walk. If you [...]

Parasite Prevention Tips

By |2019-09-03T19:58:10+00:00August 28th, 2019|Pet Welfare, Preventative Pet Health Care|

What’s worse than listening to your pet thumping and scratching all night long? Maybe, finding a tick or fleas in your home, on yourself, or someone you love? The mere thought of disease carrying parasites invading our space is frightening. Incidents of Lyme disease is on the rise and can have [...]

The Dangers of Rawhide Chew Toys

By |2019-03-08T17:06:47+00:00March 1st, 2019|Pet Welfare|

Treats and chew toys are popular items at big box retailers and pet stores. Since most pet owners consider their furry friends members of the family, treats are part of the weekly grocery list. If Fido or Fluffy is a puppy, the list of “chewies” can be endless. After all, [...]

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The Comprehensive Benefits of Walking Your Dog

By |2019-01-09T19:18:23+00:00January 15th, 2019|Pet Welfare|

10 reasons to walk your dog Physical fitness is important for humans and their pets, and that’s the basis for National Walk Your Dog Month in January. What better way to start the New Year off than with a joint fitness program based around walking with your dog? There’s more [...]

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10 Mistakes New Pet Owners Often Make

By |2019-01-04T18:12:56+00:00January 1st, 2019|Pet Welfare|

Having a pet can be fun and rewarding, but it also comes with responsibilities. Getting a dog or cat is a commitment that will last years, as these animals typically live for well over a decade. That brings us to the first mistake new pet owners often make: 1) They [...]

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Pets are not presents

By |2018-12-12T22:01:12+00:00December 15th, 2018|Pet Ownership, Pet Welfare|

Puppies are not presents, and neither are kittens, chicks, bunnies, piglets or ducklings. Although owning a pet is both a privilege and a gift, those benefits should not translate into unwrapping them as a holiday present (or tucked into an Easter basket). The idea of giving a puppy or kitten [...]

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