Colder Weather and Older Dogs

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As your dog gets older, you may notice a little bit of a slowing in their steps and a little graying in their muzzle. There are other changes that happen as well, and one of them is their lower tolerance of climate change. Before the cold season hits, try to take your dog to the […] Read more »

Digging Dogs

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There are a number of reasons your dog might be digging. It could be too hot outside, he might need attention, he might be a from a traditionally digging breed, he might want to see what’s behind that fence separating him from your neighbor and he might be emulating your behavior if he’s seen you […] Read more »

Dogs Without Teeth

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Dogs’ teeth can fall out due to disease, bad hygiene, injury or just old age. Many owners are afraid to have their dogs’ teeth extracted, but the truth is that a mouth without teeth is better than a mouth filled with diseased teeth. If he is at a point where he needs his teeth removed, […] Read more »

Why Dogs Howl

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When one thinks of howling, references are often made to wolves. Wolves howl to tell their pack where they are, and when another pack that isn’t their own howls back, it tells them to stay away from that particular area. And vice versa. Their domesticated partners that are living in your home, however, are probably […] Read more »

Socializing Your Adult Dog

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As an adult dog, your dog falls out of the several month window that dogs have as puppies where they learn behaviors that are imprinted on them and that they tend to take into their adult life. Does that mean they can never be socialized with other dogs or people? Absolutely not. It is important […] Read more »

Deaf Dog Awareness Week

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You finally found the perfect dog to adopt? Is she everything you want? Is she friendly, active, playful and is giving you that puppy dog look as you walk away from her kennel? Maybe you’re ready to take her home, so you read the sheet attached to her cage… and you realize she’s deaf. In […] Read more »

Responsible Dog Ownership Month

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As September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month, we thought we would share some tips that are easy to overlook while caring for your dog. • Make sure your dog always has adequate amounts of water and quality food available to him. Bargain basement food is always available but likely do not provide the quality of […] Read more »

Fighting [Like] Cats and Dogs

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If you’re thinking about getting a cat and a dog, one of the easiest ways to create a bond – or at least a civility – between the two creatures is to adopt them both together as a puppy and kitten. As such, these two animals will have no preconceived notions about each other and […] Read more »

Dogs and Destructive Chewing

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First of all, if your dog is exhibiting fear or anxiety driven chewing, you may want to consult a vet or behavioral specialist to help you out. Dogs may chew for a variety of reason. It may be anxiety or fear as noted above, but many dogs chew simply because they are bored, understimulated or […] Read more »

Stress in Your Dog

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Maybe you’re one of those people that is always on the go. You have a different activity planned every weekend and thrive on change. There is nothing wrong with that and it sounds like a lot of fun. Your dog, however, does not thrive on change. She thrives on routine and consistency, and a change […] Read more »