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Summer Activities for Senior Dogs

Summer Activities for Senior Dogs

Dogs make perfect partners for summer adventures! There are so many outdoor activities to be enjoyed this time of year while creating unforgettable memories and building upon the bond with your furry best friend. But, as the years go by, your once limitless energetic ball of fluff will start to slow down – their joints may be a little creaky,…

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What’s the Scoop on Fecal Testing?

What’s the Scoop on Fecal Testing?

You can tell a lot from your pet’s stool. It can tell you what your pets have been eating, if they are getting the right nutrients, or if they are stressed out. Because your pet cannot tell you something is internally wrong, they rely on you to pay attention to their bodily movements to look for symptoms of an underlying…

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5 Common Myths about Spay/Neuter

5 Common Myths about Spay/Neuter

Spaying/neutering your cat or dog is an important part of responsible pet ownership. Unneutered males that are not able to mate experience frustration, which can lead to aggression. Unspayed females attract unwanted attention every six months. From a psychological and biological point-of-view, spay and neuter is the best thing for your pet. People often have misconceptions when it comes to…

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My Dog has Fleas… Now What?

My Dog has Fleas… Now What?

It’s an itchy time of year for our furry friends. With flowers blooming and trees budding, your dog may be suffering from seasonal allergies. Their skin may also be dry and irritated from the few bouts of colder springtime weather. While these factors may cause discomfort to your dog, if you notice excessive scratching or chewing, it’s important to check…

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What Is Heartworm, And What Are The Symptoms?

What Is Heartworm, And What Are The Symptoms?

Most dog owners are familiar with the threat of heartworm in the U.S. and give their pooches a monthly preventative “heartworm treat” to keep them from getting heartworm disease. Do you understand where heartworm comes from or the symptoms to look for if your dog is infected? During National Heartworm Awareness Month this month, take the opportunity to learn more…

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Lyme Disease: Symptoms to Look for in Dogs

Lyme Disease: Symptoms to Look for in Dogs

After a cold, snowy winter being cooped up indoors, your pets are itching to stretch their legs and run around outside for some exercise and adventure. Similarly, young, poppy seed-sized deer ticks called nymphs that have been growing and lying dormant all winter are now active, hungry and seeking a host. Before you let your dog roam around in tall…

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Trick or Treat? How Bad is Chocolate Actually For Your Dog?

Trick or Treat? How Bad is Chocolate Actually For Your Dog?

With Halloween right around the corner, you may have a stash of Halloween candy hidden from your kids (and yourself) around the house to hand out to trick-or-treaters! While overindulging in Halloween chocolate may bring on a sickly stomach ache in humans, these sweet treats are especially toxic for dogs. With kids eating sweets by the bowl-full and an influx…

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