How to keep your dog safe during the Holidays

The holidays are here and dog lovers everywhere are eager to include their furry family members in the festivities. As you get ready for the holidays, it is important to try to keep your dog’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. Also, please be sure to steer pets clear of the following unhealthy treats, toxic plants and dangerous situations.

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Keeping your dog’s ears clean

Puppy parents wonder, “Should I be cleaning my dog’s ears?” The answer is definitely yes!  But let’s be honest, most of us aren’t sure where to start, and we (including your dog) might not be eager to do it.  It is a part of doggy parenting that is often overlooked, but very necessary. How often? If you’re wondering how often you should be cleaning them, the answer is usually about once a month, but you should check with your vet first.  If you’ve got a swimmer, hunter or a dog that likes to play in the mud you will need to clean them more often.  You should be checking them for… Read More

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Save your furry friend from his own appetite

Halloween is here and that means cute costumes, Trick-or-Treaters, and candy! If you’re like us, you have treats to spare. Not only for young visitors, but also to satisfy your own sweet tooth. When you have any human food yummies in a house with dogs you need to be extra careful to keep Spot out of your goodie bag! Chocolate is a huge no-no! Candies, particularly chocolate, is one of the most common causes of dog poisoning. Chocolate is made from the cocoa bean, and cocoa beans contain caffeine and theobromine . It’s the theobromine in chocolate that is toxic to dogs. Theobromine will increase urination, and affect the central… Read More

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Don’t let your dog fall victim to these autumn hazards

We may be happy to finally feel a chill in the air and to know that the heat of summer is over.  But it can have unexpected consequences for our dogs.  We all need to keep a watchful eye and make sure that our furry friends are protected from these fall risks. Different seasonal allergies.  Your dog can have allergies, just like you can. And as the seasons change your best friend might suffer from new itching and sneezing sources, like Hayfever.  If you suspect any new, or lingering allergy issues for your dog, be sure to consult your vet before treating. When you start to run the heat in… Read More

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