Petting Pet-iquette

Proper Etiquette for Petting a Stranger’s Dog More people are taking their pups out and about with them, especially in the summer months.  As a dog lover, you see someone walking his dog and your first reaction is to rush in and pet him. Is that the best thing to do? Believe it or not,…  
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Bee Stings and Dogs

What to do for Bee Stings Dogs and cats are curious by nature, so it stands to reason that keeping them away from bees may be difficult. If you are a cat or dog owner, it is likely that someday your pet will encounter a bee who stings. What you should do if your dog or cat…  
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Learning How Pet Food is Made

If you stopped by Braxton’s last week, you may have noticed that our store manager, Chad Barone, wasn’t there. He was actually on duty in Auburn, Kentucky, the home of Champion Pet Foods’ – Dog Star Kitchen – to see first-hand how their product is made.  Chad was able to tour the 375,000 square foot,…  
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Blepping – What is it?

Blepping is a term that refers to the act of leaving the tongue, usually the tip, outside the mouth unconsciously.Usually it is used in reference to cats, but other animals can blep too.  Even if you’ve never heard the word blep, if you have pets, you are probably aware of this behavior. Recently, the internet has been inundated with this…  
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Do All Dogs Swim?

Although water can be a great way to cool down on these hot, humid summer days, it is a common misconception that all dogs can swim. According to Dr. Lloyd Keddie, a veterinarian in Fairview, Alta., and president of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, about 1 in 1000 dogs drown each year. While it is…  
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Dog Language – Can You Understand?

How Does Your Dog Tell You What He Wants? Your dog is jumping or rolling over or wagging his tail; what do these actions mean? Did you ever consider that your dog is trying to communicate with you. According to Bestfriends.org, “Just like people, dogs communicate using body language. Your dog is communicating with his entire…  
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4th of July Pet Preparedness

4th of July Are You Prepared?   The 4th of July is quickly approaching, and it is important to realize that it is the Number 1 day that pets run away from home. This doesn’t have to be the case. There are steps you can take to protect your pets and reduce their stress and anxiety; advance…  
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5 Tips for Summer Dog Exercising

Summer is finally here and so are the hot, humid days. Although it is a great time for you and your pet to exercise outdoors, you must also be aware of the potential dangers to him. The following are some simple tips to ensure that your pet enjoys the outdoors and remains healthy. Tips Exercise…  
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Financial Planning for Pet Emergencies

Are You Prepared? Even if you are the most responsible pet owner and do everything possible to keep your pets healthy, there is always a possibility that your pet could develop an unexpected illness or become accidentally injured. An unplanned trip to the veterinarian can be very expensive, so it’s important to have a financial…  
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Dog Attack: The Horrifying Reality

It is easy to give tips on how to handle a dog attack in theory, but what happens when you are out walking your dog, and he is attacked? This is exactly what happened to my friend over the Memorial Day weekend. She was visiting family in a remote part of Pennsylvania when she and…  
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