7 Dog Breeds Prone to Dental Disease

Pet parents should bring their dog to the vet for regular dental checkups and cleanings and practice at-home oral hygiene regardless of their dog’s breed. But some dogs, particularly smaller breeds, are at a higher risk of developing periodontal disease. According to PetMD, here are eight dog breeds with whom you should be extra diligent.…  
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Pet Dental Health

Did you know that pet dental care is not just about teeth? Although dental care for your pets may seem like a cosmetic issue, when your pet has red gums, yellow teeth, and stinky breath, it could be a sign of dental disease. Just like in people, dogs can develop dental disease, which can affect…  
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Be My Valentine

Valentines come in all shapes, sizes … and breeds. According to Yahoo News, one in five people would prefer to spend Valentine’s Day with their pet over their partner.  If you understand that statistic, you shouldn’t be surprised that 45% of American pet owners are poised to spend an average of $5.00 on a gift…  
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Winter Backyard Bird Feeding

Do you realize that many birds do not migrate south for the winter?  Some people put away bird baths and feeders until spring; however, there are many beautiful winter birds that can use your help providing necessary food and water when natural resources are at their scarcest. According to Melissa Mayntz, a 30 year birding…  
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Protect Your Pet this New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is a great time to get together with friends and family, but use common sense when it comes to your furry family members. Many times groups of people can create unwanted stress and anxiety for your pets, and it is important to provide a “safe” environment away from the noises of the…  
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7 Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips

Winter weather is finally upon us and extra care needs to be taken to keep your companion animals comfortable and healthy.  It is important to remember that just like people, cats and dogs mind the cold weather. Even though they have a fur coat, many just aren’t equipped to be out in frigid temperatures for…  
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Spotlight Braxton’s – Meet John Braxton

It is well known that Braxton’s Animal Works is a third-generation business, but have you ever wondered who’s at the helm now? Well, I had the pleasure of sitting down with John Braxton, current co-owner of Braxton’s. John and his brother, Dave, currently run the ship. John says, “Everyone in the family worked here at…  
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Pet Safe Ice Melts

Did you know that not all ice melters are created alike? With winter weather upon us, it’s time to think about snow and ice removal. Most of us will think nothing of sprinkling a little rock salt on our sidewalks and driveways, but did you know that rock salt can damage your hardscapes or injure…  
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Dog License Required

Many dog owners ask themselves, “Why does my dog have to be licensed?” Well, there are several answers to this question. First, licensing helps prevent rabies outbreaks by requiring a certificate of vaccination for all dogs over the age of 4 months. More importantly, licensing your pet increases the chance that you will be reunited…  
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Primal Dog Food Voluntary Withdrawal

  Primal Canine & Feline Freeze-Dried Poultry Withdrawal   Primal Pet Foods of Fairfield, California, is voluntarily withdrawing specific lots of 5 of its freeze-dried poultry products because their grind size exceeds the ideal size of ground bone to be fed to dogs and cats.   What’s Recalled? Affected products include Primal Canine and Feline Freeze-Dried Poultry Formulas. Click…  
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