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Ways to Encourage Positive Behavior in Your Dog

September 01, 2022
Dog in sand dunes

Training your dog can feel like a full-time job. However, there are certain strategies you can use to increase the efficiency of the dog training process. Read on as a vet shares some tips on how to encourage positive behavior in your dog. Positive Reinforcement Is Key The goal of dog training is to create a well-behaved dog who will listen to your commands. The most effective way to achieve this goal is by using … Read More »

How to Keep Your Dog Cool in the Summer

July 15, 2022
Dog running in water

So you’ve got a dog. And now you’re wondering how to keep your dog cool in the summer. If you’re anything like us, you want your pet to be as comfortable and happy as possible. And who doesn’t want their pet to be happy? There are a lot of things that can affect your dog’s comfort level in the summertime. The temperature, humidity, and wind all have a big impact on how hot (or cold) … Read More »

Fun Facts About Chihuahuas

May 01, 2022
Tan and black chihuahua

Chihuahua Appreciation Day is coming up on May 14th. These tiny dogs have some big hearts, and legions of devoted fans. Fido is quite popular, and consistently makes the AKC’s list of top 20 breeds. A vet lists some fun facts about the Chihuahua below. Tiny Dog The Chihuahua is one of the smallest dog breeds out there. According to breed standards, they should weigh no more than 6 pounds, though it’s not uncommon for … Read More »

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Fido’s Year in Review

January 01, 2022
Two dogs looking at the camera

Happy New Year! Over the next few days, we’ll be seeing lots of best-of lists for 2021. Of course, no annual recap would be complete without Man’s Best Friend! A vet lists some top doggy highlights of 2021 below.  The Name Game This year’s analysis of popular pet names found Covid-related dog names, as Fauci, Pfizer, and Zoom becoming quite popular. High-tech names, such as Siri and Google, are also on the rise.  Stress Hate … Read More »

International Animal Rights Day

December 01, 2021

December 10th is International Animal Rights Day! On this day, animal rights advocates from around the world take a stand for the fair treatment and respect that animals deserve.  Surprisingly, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights observance also falls on December 10th, which is not a coincidence at all. In 1998, animal activists demanded that the UN General Assembly expand the Declaration to include animals on the premise that all sentient creatures have the right … Read More »

Why You Should Never Feed Your Pet Grapes or Raisins

August 15, 2021

Have you ever considered feeding your dog or cat a grape or its dried counterpart, the raisin? It’s not a good idea. It turns out that grapes and raisins can actually prove toxic to our animal friends. These humble fruits can cause poisoning and even death in the most extreme cases. Read on as your local veterinarian tells you more about grape and raisin poisoning in pets. Why are grapes and raisins poisonous? You might … Read More »

What to Know About Grain-Free Dog Food

July 01, 2021

You’ve probably heard about grain-free or gluten-free products over the past few years. They’ve gained a lot of popularity recently, and grain-free products have found their way into the pet food world, too. But is a grain-free diet right for your dog? Let’s take a closer look at what grain-free means and whether or not it’s the right choice for your pet.  What is grain-free dog food?  Grain-free dog food is just what it sounds … Read More »

Help! My Dog Won’t Stop Sneezing

May 01, 2021
Dog in sand dunes

Just like you, your dog sneezes sometimes. Most often, it’s simply because small particles of dust, dirt, grass, or other materials make their way into the nasal passages—your dog uses their nose to explore the world, after all. But what happens if your dog sneezes frequently, or won’t stop sneezing? Here are some of the most common reasons that dogs sneeze:  Play Sneezing Did you know that most dogs sneeze when they’re playing? Whether your … Read More »

4 Steps to Protect Your Pet Against Rabies

April 01, 2021

Just the word “rabies” tends to conjure up some frightening images in the mind’s eye. And because rabies is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it can be transmitted from animals to humans, it’s particularly dangerous. Luckily, rabies has been all but eliminated in the United States and many other parts of the world thanks to modern vaccination and wild animal control measures. Still, you’ll want to take the proper precautions to make sure your pet … Read More »

Choosing the Right Collar for Your Dog

March 01, 2021

If you’ve recently adopted a new dog, one of the first things you’ll need to purchase for your pet is a collar. Every dog needs a good collar, and it’s up to you to find the right one. The question is, how do you know what to choose? There are certainly a lot of options out there. Read on to find out more about choosing the right collar for your canine companion.  The Importance of … Read More »

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