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 »

Hiking With Your Dog

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Are you an outdoorsy kind of person? Do you love hiking? If so, you should consider that when you go to adopt a dog. If you are an avid hiker that goes on strenuous terrain on a regular basis, you should seek out a dog that will be able to successfully keep up with your […] Read more »

Dog Safety on Independence Day

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Happy 4th! In the spirit of the festive nature of today’s holiday, it may be extremely tempting to take Fido with you to your neighbor’s backyard BBQ. We don’t recommend it. While we associate the lights, whizzes and explosions with the excitement that is celebrating the birth of our nations, these things can often terrify […] Read more »

Tips for Boarding Your Dog

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Looking for an appropriate boarding facility for your dog is similar to looking for a good veterinarian. If at all possible, you want to do the work before you actually need to. Boarding facilities are all different. There are in-home options, active open playground type kennels and enclosed ones that only allow your pet out […] Read more »

Bonded Pair

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Reputable shelters often get “bonded” pets – meaning two pets that are emotionally very tied to each other and have a very good, close relationship. When shelters see this, they will often refuse to adopt them out separately. Adopting out a bonded pair together often raises their chances of successfully becoming happy members of their […] Read more »

The Cost of Dog Ownership

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It is always a wonderful thing to decide that a new dog will be a great addition to the family, but before you go and pick her out from your local shelter (remember – adopt, don’t shop!), have you considered the costs associated with getting her? Have you made room in your budget for the […] Read more »

Dogs at the Beach

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Maybe you’ve seen Bryant, the dog in Sweet Home Alabama, go for a calm swim in the lake, or maybe your own dog is a big fan of your pool at home. Whether or not either of these things is true, you should still take some precautions before taking Fido to the beach for the […] Read more »