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How to Train Your Dog

November 24, 2015

Sit. Stay. Now read. Learning how to train your dog can take a lot of time and sometimes it even seems like you’re not making any progress. But what if that’s because you’re not doing it in the best way possible? Dogs thrive from positive reinforcement. That is, if they do something right or well, […]

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How to Check Your Pet for Ticks

October 7, 2015

I went for a walk with my pet. Now what?  Check your pet for ticks! The warm summer months means spending more time outside and unfortunately, ticks. Many ticks are co-infected, meaning that they carry more than one disease, including Lyme disease. Did you know that only about 5% of dogs exposed will develop symptoms […]

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Safety Tips for Dog Beach Trips

September 11, 2015

Take your dog to the beach!Besides the ocean, there are many other dangers that your dog can encounter at the beach. Being alert and attentive and following some of these rules will make your beach getaway proceed without problems! First, make sure to adhere to the beach’s specific rules as these are actually laws and […]

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BBQ, Pets, and Guests

August 23, 2015

Summer is officially here! It’s a great time for outdoor fun and a BBQ or grilling with your pets, friends, and family. While you may know what your pet can and cannot have, it is important to share this information with others. Don’t assume that your friends know what foods are toxic to pets. Several […]

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Dogs and Thunderstorms

July 31, 2015

You probably heard it repeatedly right around the Fourth of July in relation to fireworks—leave your pets at home. But the reason extends to more than just fireworks. Many dogs are frightened by loud noises and almost all aspects of a thunderstorm: wind, rain, thunder, lightning, and even atmospheric pressure. These fears can develop even […]

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Pet Storm Preparation

July 11, 2015

Pet Storm Preparation This week is National Hurricane Preparation Week. Below are a collection of tips published by the national Weather Service. To learn more, go to: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare Severe Weather Keep pets in mind when severe weather strikes. Bring pets indoors. Flooding Confine pets to one room of the home. Make plans to care for […]

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Pets, Cars and Heat

July 4, 2015

Pets Cars  Heat Brutus, Duke, Coco, Lola and Jake…sure, they’re fairly common pet names, but they’re also the names of just a few of the pets that died last year because they were left in cars on warm (and not necessarily hot) days while their owners were shopping, visiting friends or family, or running errands. […]

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Why some dogs bite

June 21, 2015

Why some dogs bite children Teaching children how to approach dogs slowly and carefully as well as how to recognize warning signs are critical components of dog bite prevention. Remember, not all dogs are friendly and not all dogs want to be touched. Children are often at eye level, and may stare directly into dogs’ […]

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Dog Bite Prevention

May 14, 2015

Dog Bite Prevention (for more info, go to: https://www.avma.org/public/pages/Dog-Bite-Prevention.aspx) Dog Bite Facts: Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs. Almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention. Every year, more than 800,000 Americans receive medical attention for dog bites; at least half of them are […]

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