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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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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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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 …

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Car Safety for your Dog – Keeping your Dog Safe while you Drive

Keeping your dog safe while driving in the car is one of the most important things you do as a pet parent.  We’ve all see the cute image of a dog enjoying the breeze as his parent drives happily along.  The reality however, is that your dog needs to be restrained for his safety as well as yours. …