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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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Take Your Dog to Work Day

Dogs have been man’s best friend far back into pre-history when they became domesticated by choosing to live and work alongside mankind. From the very beginning, they worked alongside us, hunting and tracking and even keeping us safe at night by growling and barking when danger reared its ugly head. In modern day, this relationship […]

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Adopt a Cat Month

June 1 not only kicked off Adopt a Shelter Cat Month—it also marks the height of kitten season, which is the time of year when we see an increase in feline breeding.  You can help celebrate Adopt a Cat Month by adopting, volunteering and/or spreading the message of adoption. There are thousands of adoption events planned […]

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Considerations for Choosing a “Healthy” Pet Food

Numerous factors play into the long, happy life of your pet, but a high-quality and nutritious pet food is where it begins. Well-balanced food contains nutrients that keep your pet’s coat healthy and shiny, strengthen the immune system, and keep the digestive system working properly.  That can help your pet maintain a healthier lifestyle. But […]

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