A Healthy Pet is a Happy Pet

When your family includes a four-legged loved one, you vow to love them unconditionally, in sickness and in health—hoping for much more health than sickness. Keep your furry friend as healthy as can be with this go-to guide to animal wellness. Calling the Shots Vaccinations are an important step in protecting your pets from common […]

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Adolescent Puppy Behavior

The prime purpose of puppy husbandry is to produce a friendly, confident, and obedient pup, so that you can face the behavior and training challenges of your dog’s adolescence, and your dog can deal with the immense social upheaval that dogs, especially males, face as they navigate adolescence. It is much easier to approach doggy adolescence with an […]

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Medical Issues or Poor Training?

Dogs can’t tell us what they’re feeling, so it can be difficult to determine the right course of action when it comes to resolving bad behavior problems. How do you know if you should take your pet to a trainer — or if you should go straight to your vet? There’s a growing trend of veterinarians and trainers […]

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Basic Behavior

Communication begins with understanding. If you want to build a better relationship with your dog, you can start by working to understand the meaning and causes behind some of her most common dog behaviors. Here is a list of common dog behaviors and what they mean. Panting Because dogs sweat through the pads on their […]

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Common Dog Behaviors

Aggression – is the most common and most serious behavior problem in dogs. Different forms of aggression require different treatments. The term “aggression” refers to a wide variety of behaviors that occur for a multitude of reasons in various circumstances. Virtually all wild animals are aggressive when guarding their territories, defending their offspring and protecting […]

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Pet Nutrition Myths

Myth #1: “Natural” pet food is better for my pet. Fact: Although the word “natural” is found on some pet food labels, it’s really hard to know exactly what that means. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates pet food labeling, offers no official definition. There’s an assumption, but no evidence, that pet food free of […]

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Is your pet overweight? Diets that can help!

Did you know that obesity affects more than 50 percent of America’s dog population? If your pooch is overweight, he can develop all kinds of health problems, such as painful arthritis, heart disease, breathing difficulty, diabetes and even bladder cancer. For your dog, the excess weight and the resulting health problems can mean less play time and depression. What causes […]

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