Best Dogs for Apartments

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People sometimes have the misconception that the smaller the dog the more appropriate it is for an apartment. That is not necessarily true. While your house or apartment is technically a large cage for your pet, some do better in smaller spaces than others just based on their energy level. Daily walks are still necessary […] Read more »

Signs of Depression in Your Dog

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You know your dog better than anyone. Therefore, if there is a sudden change in your dog’s typical behavior, you should be the first to notice it. Things like inactivity, listlessness, overeating, under-eating, urination or defecation indoors, restlessness and withdrawal should be things that pique your concern quickly. Before diagnosing your dog with depression, make […] Read more »

Anesthesia and Your Dog

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There are several situations that could happen in your dog’s life that may involve him needing to be put under using anesthesia. The fear that pet owners have associated with this is very understandable as anesthesia can potentially be more dangerous than the surgery itself. That said, this post is not meant to detract from […] Read more »

Dog Walking Done Right

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Patience is key. Just like anything else, teaching your dog how to walk properly with you takes some time and patience to do the right way. Ensuring that he understands that you are the pack leader is vital. Your dog should not walk in front of you, but rather next to you or behind you. […] Read more »

Dental Hygiene for Dogs

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The best advice we can give you is to start as early as possible! Brushing your dog’s teeth is likely to not start as a walk in the park, but that’s okay. With the right amount of love and patience, you might actually be able to convince your dog that it’s an OK experience that […] Read more »

Dog Parks

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So you want to take your dog to the dog park? That’s a great idea, but know what you’re getting into. A lot of myths surround the dog park, and you should address them before letting your dog (and yourself) into one: • My dog is friendly. o Some dogs are friendly to everyone. Some […] Read more »

Thanksgiving Treats and Your Dog

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Those puppy dog eyes are always hard to resist, but on a holiday in which we celebrate how thankful we are? How much harder is it to resist your four-legged best friend? Well, the good news is, a little turkey to share is fine. Boneless, skinless and 100% cooked is perfectly fine to chop up […] Read more »

Canine Diabetes

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We have all heard of diabetes for humans, but did you know that your dog can get it, too? Diabetes is a disease caused by the lack of insulin or lack of response to it. Some forms of diabetes are inherited, but you can help prevent it by exercising your dog regularly and preventing obesity […] Read more »

ASPCA’s Senior Pet Adoption Month

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When most families talk about getting dogs, they tend to talk about the puppy they will bring home. This is a beautiful thing, but there are so many advantages to adopting an older pet that might otherwise be overlooked: 1) You get to skip the hard stuff. An older pet usually understands at least the […] Read more »

Happy Pets on Halloween

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Happy Halloween! While you’re preparing for your holiday party, don’t forget about your pets and their needs and safety tonight. Here are some tips to keep them happy on this holiday: 1) Chocolate and candy are not for your dog. Not tonight, not ever. 2) Keep your pets away from the door. This can be […] Read more »