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Take Your Dog Back to School

Back to School is a busy whirlwind of shopping for school supplies, packing lunches and getting into a homework routine for many households. This is also a good time for pet owners to establish or refresh some good behavior rules for your canine family members who may have slipped into sloppy habits over the summer.…

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National Work Like a Dog Day

If you’re known for working hard (instead of hardly working), National Work Like a Dog Day is for you! On August 5th, we celebrate everyone with a strong work ethic who chases tirelessly after a goal. No doubt the origin of this expression refers to the tenacity and determination of dogs who were bred to…

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Wet and Wild: Backyard Water Games to Play with Your Pets

When the summer heat kicks in and everyone starts to get restless inside, you’ll only have to go as far as the backyard to keep cool, beat the boredom and burn off energy all at the same time! Round up the pets, little kids and big kids on your street or apartment for some (mostly…

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Planning a Picnic with Pets

With the weather warming up and the days getting longer, summer is the perfect time for a picnic. Planning a picnic is a great way to combine time outdoors with friends, loved ones and great food. With a little extra planning, adding your dog(s) to the mix can make the experience even more fun and…

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Achoo!

It’s that time of year again.  The dreaded allergy season.  As if we didn’t already have enough to deal with during the pandemic.  Did you know that dogs can feel the same way about allergy season as we do?  They can experience itching, that can sometimes create a “hot spot” (a red rash that is…

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Fears, Phobias, and Anxieties in Dogs— Pretty Common Phenomenon

Thunderstorms, noises, smells, and separation are some of the triggers for stress—anxiety, phobia or fear—in doggies.  Watching your dog quiver, recoil, or bark uncontrollably is upsetting. Who wants to see a family member, a furry friend, suffer, even if it isn’t of a physical nature? It turns out that approximately 20% of domesticated doggies have…

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Planning for an Emergency When You Have a Dog

Weather’s been much on everyone’s mind, particularly in the past several years—state-wide, country-wide, world-wide—as we witness a seeming increase in natural disasters. It’s tough enough to observe, much less experience, the toll on living beings of all kinds. Of course, when disasters happen, we likely observe communities and government agencies primarily (or, a matter of…

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Tips for Successfully Road Tripping with Fido

Traveling to a new destination is a fun adventure, and bringing along your beloved furry pet makes it that much sweeter.  Many are opting to bring their dogs along with them when traveling rather that hiring a dog sitter or boarding their pet. If you’ve never embarked on a road trip with your dog, there is…

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The Definitive Doggie Wish List

If you’re as in love with your dogs as we are with ours, every commercial or Facebook ad about something dog-related makes you want it.  It seems like the list of high-tech and exciting pet products is endless these days, and that means that our wishlist is just getting longer.  From orthopedic pet pillows, to Fitbits for…

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Tis the Season for Itching and Sneezing ~ Canine Allergies that Bloom in the Spring

Did you know? Spring has finally arrived! We and our dogs can begin to enjoy the outdoors again!  It’s time to feel the warming sun, sniff fragrant flowers, and hear the birds sing.  We revel in abounding pleasures that delight our senses during this time of year.  Yet, hand in hand with the many plusses…

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