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Ticks

May 17, 2017

One of my favorite things about spring and summer is good weather to be outside walking and hiking with my dog Titan. Not that we don’t hike year round, but it’s easy to get out when it’s sunny and warm. But, there is definitely one part of being outside that I do not enjoy that […]

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Pet Obesity

March 9, 2016

Do You Have an Overweight Pet? Did you know that obesity is not just an epidemic in humans but also in pets? According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), over 57% of dogs and 52% of cats are obese and these numbers are on the rise. Much like humans, obesity in pets can […]

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Foods to Avoid Giving Your Dog

January 18, 2016

Foods To Avoid if You Have a Dog September is National Food Safety Month. Like cats and humans, certain foods can be toxic to dogs. While cats and dogs share many food toxicities, here is dog-specific and alphabetic list of the foods you should avoid giving your dog. Alcohol: Dogs are far more sensitive to […]

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Foods to Avoid Giving Your Cat

January 4, 2016

Foods To Avoid if You Have a Cat September is National Food Safety Month. Just like people can’t eat everything they come across, cats can’t either. In fact, many human foods are toxic for cats. See the alphabetic list below for the foods you should avoid giving your cat. Alcohol: Alcohol has the same effect […]

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How to Train Your Dog

November 24, 2015

Sit. Stay. Now read. Learning how to train your dog can take a lot of time and sometimes it even seems like you’re not making any progress. But what if that’s because you’re not doing it in the best way possible? Dogs thrive from positive reinforcement. That is, if they do something right or well, […]

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How to Check Your Pet for Ticks

October 7, 2015

I went for a walk with my pet. Now what?  Check your pet for ticks! The warm summer months means spending more time outside and unfortunately, ticks. Many ticks are co-infected, meaning that they carry more than one disease, including Lyme disease. Did you know that only about 5% of dogs exposed will develop symptoms […]

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Safety Tips for Dog Beach Trips

September 11, 2015

Take your dog to the beach!Besides the ocean, there are many other dangers that your dog can encounter at the beach. Being alert and attentive and following some of these rules will make your beach getaway proceed without problems! First, make sure to adhere to the beach’s specific rules as these are actually laws and […]

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BBQ, Pets, and Guests

August 23, 2015

Summer is officially here! It’s a great time for outdoor fun and a BBQ or grilling with your pets, friends, and family. While you may know what your pet can and cannot have, it is important to share this information with others. Don’t assume that your friends know what foods are toxic to pets. Several […]

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Dogs and Thunderstorms

July 31, 2015

You probably heard it repeatedly right around the Fourth of July in relation to fireworks—leave your pets at home. But the reason extends to more than just fireworks. Many dogs are frightened by loud noises and almost all aspects of a thunderstorm: wind, rain, thunder, lightning, and even atmospheric pressure. These fears can develop even […]

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Pet Storm Prep

July 11, 2015

Pet Storm Prep This week is National Hurricane Preparation Week. Below are a collection of tips published by the national Weather Service. To learn more, go to: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare Severe Weather Keep pets in mind when severe weather strikes. Bring pets indoors. Flooding Confine pets to one room of the home. Make plans to care for […]

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