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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...
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,...
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...