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Crate Expectations

Crate Expectations

Crate Expectations Crate training your pet is widely recommended by dog trainers and veterinarians. Yet many people resist using a crate because they feel confinement is cruel or unfair.  However many people happily put their child in a playpen to keep them safe, so...

Heat Exhaustion – Recognize the Signs

Every summer, we talk about pets and how to recognize the signs of heat exhaustion; after all, they are wearing fur coats! Heat exhaustion is what happens before heatstroke, and it's best to learn to recognize it before it advances further, because heat stroke is...

Separation Anxiety after Quarantine

Separation Anxiety after Quarantine

There have been many joys with the "stay at home" order and one has been the delight of extra time spent with our pets. They have made us laugh and have kept us company throughout this ordeal, but we're all pretty tired from this quarantine. But as restrictions are...

Social Distancing With Our Pets

During this Covid-19 pandemic, many of us are finding Social Distancing a challenge, but it would be twice as hard if we didn't have our beloved pets with us. They help us to manage stress, make us laugh, get us moving, and are great listeners.  Let's use this time we...

Accepting Our Pets for Who They Are

Accepting Our Pets for Who They Are

Can We Accept Our Dogs For Who They Are? Last month we talked about how dogs and people often model their personalities after each other. Although that does happen, what if you get a pet that is entirely different from you? What if you're outgoing and relaxed, and...

Coronavirus and Your Pet

Coronavirus and Your Pet

We are being bombared by confusing, contradicting, and scary info on the Corona virus and animals.  The simple truth is there is still such much we really do not know about this novel virus, and the possibility of spillover to our pets, but current info suggests...

Does My Pet Have Arthritis?

Does My Pet Have Arthritis?

Arthritis is one of the most common ailments that our adult and senior pets face. It can be a source of chronic pain and can very negatively change their quality of life. We often overlook it because we naturally assume that our pets will slow down as they age. The...

Does My Dog Need a Sweater?

Does My Dog Need a Sweater?

Winter's chill is back! It's easy to know when our human children need a jacket, but what about our pets? Is dressing the dog in a sweater a fashion statement or a necessity? After all, they are born wearing fur coats! Even in warm climates, some dogs will benefit...

7 Resolutions Your Pets Want You to Make

7 Resolutions Your Pets Want You to Make

Uh oh, it's that time of year again - when we set new goals and try to improve our lives. If you're like us, your efforts to keep those resolutions are often less then stellar. Maybe if we change the focus a little bit, so it's on our pets, we will be motivated to do...

Spread The Cheer Over The Holidays With Your Pet

Spread The Cheer Over The Holidays With Your Pet

It's the most wonderful time of year! Wintertime can be either a season of hunkering down or one of socializing and traveling. It's also a time of joy, charity, and gift-giving. No matter how busy you may be, let's not forget about the needs of our best friends. Here...

Barkaholics “Anonymous”

Barkaholics “Anonymous”

That title is an oxymoron, isn't it? Barkers are not very anonymous! First, let's state the obvious, most dogs bark - it's a normal canine activity. Certainly, some breeds are more vocal than others. If your dog barks for a loooooong time or woofs at everything -...

How to Prevent Dog Bites at Home

How to Prevent Dog Bites at Home

Let's start here: any dog can bite. Even the most friendly and easygoing dog will bite if provoked. Believe it or not, the vast majority of dog bites are from a familiar dog - often the family pet. When a bite occurs, both the dog and child pay a very high price for...

Our Dog’s Most Embarrassing Behavior: Mounting

Our Dog’s Most Embarrassing Behavior: Mounting

Let's be clear; mounting is a common behavior for dogs. It is also a behavior that dog owners find very embarrassing. Most people think "humpie" is a sexual behavior, and it can be. However, since neutered male dogs, females, and even puppies engage in mounting, it's...

End of Life Care for Our Pets

End of Life Care for Our Pets

Dealing with the approaching loss of a beloved pet is one of the most challenging things pet parents go through. Our dogs and cats rely on us for their happiness and health and the very best gift you can give your buddy is to ensure their last days are peaceful,...

May Pet Holidays to Celebrate

May has a lot of pet holidays, and we'd thought we'd highlight a few for you to celebrate this month. May is National Pet Month so let's celebrate our pets all month long! This month-long holiday aims to promote pet adoptions, responsible pet ownership, and the...

April is Prevent Lyme Disease Month!

Sadly, Lyme Disease is now found in all 50 states. It is considered a common infectious disease in the Northeast but don't fool yourself if you live elsewhere, this problem has spread and most likely will continue to. The disease is transmitted to pets and humans by...

Rabies – The Top 5 Things You Need to Know

The word "rabies" creates concern in most of us and it should. Who can forget Stephen King's raging killer dog Cujo? Rabies is an infectious viral disease that is almost always fatal following the onset of clinical symptoms. It's called a zoonotic disease which means...

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