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Spring Pet Care Tips

Spring Pet Care Tips

The seasons are changing quickly this year, which may leave us unprepared to contend with all the things that come with warm weather, especially if you're a pet owner. There are a few things you should keep in mind when caring for your pet this spring and into the summer months. Even with gas prices as inflated as they are, hopping in the car for a joy ride with your canine companion always comes to mind when the sun begins to shine. It is important to avoid leaving your pet in the car on hot days, even with the windows...

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Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

February has been declared Pet Dental Month --and for good reason. The most common disease seen by veterinarians is dental disease. In fact, 75-85% of pets over the age of 2 have dental disease of some form. You’re probably thinking: Great, I don’t like going to the dentist, I can only imagine how my pet feels about it! The truth is, the same philosophy that applies to you and your family also applies to your pets when it comes to dental care. Below, we’ll discuss the importance of healthy dental practices for your pets and what you should do to...

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Winter Clothes for Dogs

Winter Clothes for Dogs

Dogs are naturally equipped with fur coats, so are winter clothes really necessary for your pet? The right coats, sweaters, boots and other winter clothes for dogs can be more than just a fashion statement or stylish accessories. How Winter Clothes Help Your Dog Different dogs have different needs, and some dogs can greatly benefit from the right winter clothes. Not all breeds are adapted to bitter cold, deep snow or slippery ice, and any pregnant dogs, dogs with health issues or very young or old dogs may also benefit from the proper winter gear. Depending on the style and...

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How to Stop Your Dog From Bullying Other Dogs

How to Stop Your Dog From Bullying Other Dogs

Dogs are social animals that are most comfortable with companionship, but that doesn't mean that all dogs naturally get along. It can be embarrassing and even dangerous when a dog becomes a bully, but fortunately there are ways a responsible pet owner can correct their dog's bullying behavior. Recognizing If Your Dog Is a Bully Bullying behavior can be difficult to detect and is often dismissed as playfulness. Canine bullying is not necessarily aggressive or mean, and could just be an overzealous dog that is intimidating other dogs. Any dog breed may have bullying characteristics, and common signs of bullying...

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Every dog owner is familiar with their pet's emotions and moods from begging eagerly for a treat to excited to go for a walk to dramatic and fearful about a bath. There is one mood, however, that is often overlooked, simply because the owner is not around to see it – separation anxiety. What Is Separation Anxiety in Dogs? All dogs may have brief moments of separation anxiety, but momentary whining when an owner leaves does not mean the dog is genuinely distressed. True separation anxiety is a distinct behavioral change that occurs only when the owner, or whomever the...

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