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Understanding Deafness in Dogs

Is your dog deaf or losing his or her hearing? Deafness in dogs is more common than you may suspect. Hearing is not one of the essential sensory preceptors for dogs. If your dog is deaf or hard of hearing, there are a few things you can do to make life a little easier for …

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Judgment Free Zone: Your Pet Family Size

Has anyone ever criticized your pet family size or how many pets are in your home? This can go both ways; people can pass judgment if they feel you have too many, or too few pets. This is generally just a projection of what they feel is right for them. Everyone has their own ideals, and …

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Fear Free Veterinary Visits for your Dog

Does the concept of a fear-free veterinary visit sound too good to be true?’ Does the word “vet” cause your dog to cower and tremble? Well thankfully fear-free veterinary visits are a real thing! Well known veterinarian, Dr. Marty Becker, created a certification program called Fear Free Pets. The program teaches veterinary and pet professionals, …

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If your Dog or Cat Outlives You

Have you ever worried about what would happen to your dog or cat if something happened to you? This is a serious consideration for many people, especially those who don’t have extended family or whose family would be unable or unwilling to care for a pet. There are some steps you can take to help ensure …

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Making Flower Crowns for Your Dog

Flower crowns are so easy to make and look super cute on your dog. I especially love them because I like to make matching things for me and my dog to wear. They also make a cute Halloween costume for your dog. Watch my YouTube video and I’ll walk you through the steps to make …

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Dog Paw Burns and Hot Pavement Dangers

You might look at your phone to see what the air temperature is before you head out on a walk with your dog, but the air temperature is not a good indicator of surface temperature. What seems like a nice comfortable stroll, might actually be agonizing for your dog.   Sidewalks, asphalt, sand and dirt all …

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May I Pet Your Dog? – Preventing Dog Bites

“May I pet your dog”  – This simple phrase is important not only to teach children but to remember yourself.  All too often people approach dogs, who look so innocent, and just reach out and pet them without asking.  As a pet parent, you might have had this happen as your heart stops as a …

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Gentle Leaders May Not Be So Gentle – A Better Way to Stop the Pulling

Loose leash walking makes going for walks an enjoyable and bonding experience. One of the first things pet parents do when they find their dog is taking them for a walk (or maybe a run is a more appropriate word as the pet parent is being pulled down the street) is to go to the …

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Does your dog show signs of separation anxiety?

Does your dog go a little too crazy when you are away?  It could be a sign of separation anxiety.  We all want our dogs to be jumping with joy whenever they see us because it makes us feel loved and important.  But if the stress of you being away is causing problems, it’s time to address what …

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Finding a Doggie Daycare or Boarder You Can Trust

For most of us pet parents, sooner or later we need the services of a doggie daycare or boarding facility.  Even for those of us who try to include our dogs in everything we do, situations come up where we are in need of having someone we trust to take care of our dog.  Whether …