Category: Dog Care

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7 Ways To Keep Your Pet From Getting Lost

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It’s Lost Pet Prevention Month! This is an important topic, if a sad one. As many as one in three pets are lost or stolen at some point over the course of their lives. That’s a pretty sobering statistic. While we hope all of our patients are safe and sound at home, this is one … Read More »

Things You Didn’t Know About Fido’s Nose

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Has your dog ever woken you up by sniffing your face, or perhaps offering affectionate ‘snoot boops’? Does Fido sometimes get completely fixated on a scent he’s picked up on his walk? Your canine companion’s cute nose is one of his most adorable features. It’s also pretty amazing in and of itself! A local vet … Read More »

Dog Bite Prevention Tips

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Dog Bite Prevention Week starts April 10th. This is a very important topic! According to the CDC, there are about 4.5 million dog bites in the US every year. That works out to about 1 out of every 73 people! Because many of these bites could have been avoided, this is one area where an … Read More »

5 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog   

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As dog-lovers, who among us hasn’t given in to throwing Fido a scrap or two when we’re eating? Those big watery eyes are hard to say no to, but sometimes it’s necessary. Some foods just aren’t good for dogs and can even harm them. Knowing which morsels and treats to keep away from your canine … Read More »

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Unchain A Dog Month

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February is Unchain A Dog Month. This is one message we definitely want to help spread! Keeping a dog chained is becoming illegal in more and more places, which is one change we are happy to see. A vet offers some information on this below. A Harmful Practice   Chained dogs are very vulnerable to … Read More »

Snow Dog Care Tips

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Do you have a snow dog? Snow dogs aren’t an official AKC group: most of the dogs that fall into this category are actually part of the working group. However, pooches with thick fur, such as huskies, Malamutes, Samoyeds, and Akitas are often referred to as snow dogs. These pretty pups are often absolutely gorgeous, … Read More »

How Old Is Your Dog?

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If you’ve adopted a dog or taken in a stray, determining how old he is can be challenging. Fido may act like a big clumsy puppy, but looks can be deceiving. And that old formula, “Dogs live seven years for every one human year” isn’t really accurate, as that calculation only works if you know … Read More »

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Adopting A Shelter Dog

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October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month! Of course, every month should be Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, as far as we’re concerned. Many of our adorable patients are former shelter dogs that are now living the high life as pampered pets. If you’re ready to bring a new canine companion into your home, please … Read More »

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Safety Tips For The Dog Park

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Does your canine buddy get super excited when he hears the word ‘park?’ The dog park may very well be one of Fido’s favorite spots! Your four-legged pal will both enjoy and benefit from being able to interact and play with other pups. However, you will need to take some precautions to keep your furry … Read More »

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Spotlight On Assistance Dogs

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International Assistance Dog Week starts today, August 1st. The 4th is also International Assistance Dog Day. Our canine companions are truly amazing animals! Fido’s devotion, intelligence, and hard work are special gifts, ones that allow him to help people with disabilities or medical challenges live independently. A vet discusses assistance dogs in this article. A … Read More »

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