Archives: Dog Care

  • Considering Pet Insurance

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    You have insurance for your home, your car, your health… did you know that there is also insurance available for your pet? In this article, you’ll learn about some of the basics of pet insurance, helping you to decide if purchasing a plan is a good idea for you and your beloved companion. Why Get Pet Insurance? The benefit of pet insurance is the same as any other type of insurance: if something happens that … Read More »

  • Cute Tricks to Play on Your Dog

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    Did you play any April Fools’ Day jokes on your dog this month? While you don’t want to go overboard when pranking Fido, it can also be fun to play a little joke on your four-legged friend now and then. In this article, a local vet lists some pranks that you can play on Fido. Turn Your Phone Alarm Into A Meow You probably won’t be able to resist giggling as Fido tries to figure … Read More »

  • If Pets Had Thumbs

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    Did you know that March 3rd is If Pets Had Thumbs Day? If not, you probably aren’t alone! This may not be a very well-known holiday, but it certainly is a fun one. What do you think would happen if our furry friends had opposable thumbs? In this article, a local vet offers a few educated guesses. Food We’re pretty sure that, if Fido and Fluffy had thumbs, they would waste no time figuring out … Read More »

  • Tips for Introducing Cats and Dogs

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    You’re ready to turn your home into a multi-species household. Tomorrow, you’ll bring home Lucy, a friendly four-year-old retriever mix who charmed your socks off at the animal shelter. You know your human family members will gravitate to this easygoing girl who seems to love everybody. However, your eight-year-old cat Duke might need some convincing. Although your veterinarian has provided specific advice for introducing the two pets, here are some general guidelines. Start With Separate … Read More »

  • Save Money With Preventive Pet Care

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    You’re becoming an expert at saving money. You’ve found ways to save on groceries, insurance and other services, and cable and mobile phone bills. Now you’ve turned your attention to saving money on pet care. Although your five-year-old cocker spaniel Goldie will keep visiting your veterinarian for regular checkups, keeping her healthy will minimize the need for expensive tests and procedures. Following are several preventive pet care guidelines applicable to any dog or cat. Diet … Read More »

  • Safe Fruits to Give Your Dog

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    While the bulk of your dog’s diet should be made up of his regular kibble, it’s perfectly fine to offer a treat now and again. Instead of resorting to table scraps or fatty meat, consider a healthier alternative: fruit! Not all fruits are safe for dogs, but some prove to be an excellent source of nutrients. Try these options next time you’d like to give your dog a snack: Apples Apples are a good choice … Read More »

  • Holiday Treats for Fido

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    The holiday season is officially here! Many people really enjoy making seasonal cookies and treats for their friends and family members. Of course, our canine friends are also part of the family! If you like baking, why not make your dog some special snacks? In this article, a local vet lists some great holiday snacks you can make for Fido. Doggy Eggnog To make Fido his own version of this classic dish, start with plain … Read More »

  • Holiday Plant Hazards

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    The holidays are full of food, fun, and family. They also present a few hazards for our animal companions! Read on to find out more about keeping your pet safe from plant hazards during the holiday season. The Tree If you’ve set up a holiday tree in your home this year, it’s important to be aware of a few potential dangers. Not only can the ornaments and lights adorning your tree prove hazardous if a … Read More »

  • Car Safety for Puppies

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    Have you recently added a puppy to your household? Congratulations! Little Fido has lots to learn in his first year, as he figures out the do’s and don’ts of being a dog. One thing he’ll need to get used to is riding in cars. Whether you plan to take your canine pal out and about with you frequently, or only for occasional veterinary appointments or dog park excursions, you’ll need to keep your furry friend … Read More »

  • Spotlight on Canine Freestyle Dance

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    Janet always thought her border collie Athena resembled a canine Ginger Rogers. This athletic four-year-old dog excelled in her obedience class. She’s also quite a ham, spinning and jumping for the sheer joy of it. Although she doesn’t know it, Athena’s a good candidate for canine freestyle dance. This fast-growing competitive sport enables a human-canine team to create an entertaining musical routine showcasing the duo’s movement and communication skills. As with any high-energy activity, Athena’s … Read More »

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