10 Ways You Might Be Stressing Out Your Dog

Analysis by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Dogs become stressed for a lot of different reasons, and many humans are oblivious to canine stressors because, well, we’re human! For example, dog-to-dog greetings involve a lot of circling and sniffing, neither of which is easy to accomplish while on a . . . → Read More: 10 Ways You Might Be Stressing Out Your Dog

Importance of wellness exams

Article Featured on AVMA

Veterinarians recommend regular wellness exams for the same reason your physician and dentist recommend them – if you can detect a problem in its early stages, it’s more likely to be treated and resolved with less expense, less difficulty and better success.

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How to Ease Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

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Does your dog get nervous when he sees you getting ready to leave the house? Does he go bonkers with joy when you come home? Did he destroy your shoes, claw the door, or chew the corner off an end table while you were gone? Your dog could have separation . . . → Read More: How to Ease Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

First aid tips for pet owners

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What would you do if: …your dog ate the bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips that was left out on the kitchen counter? …your cat had a seizure right in front of you? …your dog fell down the stairs and started limping? …your cat was overheating on a hot summer day? . . . → Read More: First aid tips for pet owners

How to Keep Your Dog Happy on Crate Rest

BY KRISTEN SEYMOUR | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

If you were told you needed to be on bed rest for the next few weeks to allow an injury to properly heal, you probably wouldn’t be thrilled, but you’d understand the reason for it — and, most likely, follow your doctor’s orders. After all, bed . . . → Read More: How to Keep Your Dog Happy on Crate Rest

The Dish on Doodle Dogs: Setting the Record Straight on Allergies, Personalities and More

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Seems like every time I turn around, I see a Labradoodle or Goldendoodle prancing down the street or walking into the veterinary clinic. The two hybrids — one a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle, the other a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle — are . . . → Read More: The Dish on Doodle Dogs: Setting the Record Straight on Allergies, Personalities and More

Why You Shouldn't Let Your Dog Eat Table Scraps

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It may be tempting to let your dog eat table scraps, especially when they are staring at you throughout your meal. You may even think you are giving them a nice little treat.

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Growing Old Is Better With a Pet. Here’s Why

By JAMIE DUCHARME | Article Featured on Time.com

People who are looking to stay well as they age may want to adopt a pet, according to new data from the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging.

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How to Take Care of a Dog with a Broken Leg

It’s upsetting to see your dog in pain. Limping, whining, yelping and other signs that your dog is hurting will make you want to take steps to comfort him and help his pain right then and there. But if his leg is broken, trying to examine or treat his injury on your own could . . . → Read More: How to Take Care of a Dog with a Broken Leg

Is Your Pet Safe When Riding in the Car? Tips to Help Ensure the Answer Is Yes

BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTON | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

You put your dog or cat in a crate, car seat or harness when he rides in the car. Seems like the right thing to do, doesn’t it?

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