8 Ways to Deal With a Finicky Eater

December 12th, 2011

You’ve likely had your dog on the same food for a while now so it’s no surprise if he’s starting to turn up his nose at it. Many dogs are finicky eaters, some breeds more than others. The Basenji, Siberian Husky, and the Yorkie are just a few. In the wild, dogs will eat most anything but, in our homes, they learn that some foods are edible and some are fantastic.

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Dental Disease in Dogs: Prevention is Key

July 16th, 2011

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), some 80% of dogs start showing signs of gum disease by the time they turn 3.

“Veterinarians report that periodontal disease is the most commonly diagnosed health problem in dogs,” says Dr. Larry Corry, former president of the AVMA. “This can lead to painful infections in the mouth, and in severe cases, these infections can spread and become life-threatening.”

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Housebreaking Your Puppy in Six Easy Steps

June 6th, 2011

Your furry bundle of joy is now leaving not-so-joyous bundles and puddles throughout your house. What steps should you take to ensure puppy house training success for your favorite canine?

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Adorable Kitten in Slow Motion

May 7th, 2011

7 Easter Dangers for Dogs

April 18th, 2011

For most people Easter brings fond memories of egg hunts, baskets and bunnies. But be careful! These Easter staples can be dangerous to your pets’ health.

But don’t worry, you don’t have to give up your favorite traditions to have a safe holiday. Watch out for these hazards, supervise your pets closely and try our substitution tips and everyone can have a Hoppy Easter!

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Congratulations to Marty!

April 18th, 2011

Marty’s been adopted! Thank you to everyone who helped get the word out!

Adopt Marty!

February 24th, 2011

Marty is a super sweet 2 year old black lab who’s looking for a family to love!  Please contact us for more info!

12 Rules For Training Your Dog

February 13th, 2011

1. Training should be an enjoyable experience for you and your dog. If you are not in the right mood for training, don’t even start. Keep training sessions short, on the order of 5-10 minutes, to maintain your dog’s motivation.

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Top Tips for Overcoming Separation Anxiety

January 21st, 2011

For many dogs, even the slightest change in daily routines can be upsetting. In response, poor Fido may start acting disruptive or destructive, especially when left home alone. He may resort to urinating and defecating indoors, howling, chewing, pacing or trying to escape from the house or yard. When these issues are accompanied by signs of panic, distress or depression, they may indicate your pooch suffers from separation anxiety. Read the rest of this entry »

13 New Year’s Resolutions for Dog Owners

January 5th, 2011

With the arrival of a new year inevitably comes a variety of new year’s “resolutions.” We vow to better ourselves through losing weight, quitting smoking, stop procrastinating, and so on. But how may we improve ourselves as pet owners? What new year’s resolutions should dog owners consider? Here are 13 suggestions for your consideration. Read the rest of this entry »

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