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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Tips for dealing with a Neighbor’s Barking Dog

Remember the Seinfeld episode where Elaine is at her wits end because she is awakened each night by her neighbor’s barking dog?  After shouting out the window to no avail, she resorts to “removing” the dog in order to get a good night’s sleep. We have all had the unpleasant experience of listening to nuisance…  
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Merrick Recalls Multiple Dog Treats

Although Braxton’s Animal Works carries Merrick products, we do not carry any of the recalled treats mentioned below. Merrick Pet Care, of Amarillo, Texas, is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited amount of beef dog treat varieties due to the potential that they contain elevated levels of a naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormone. What’s Recalled?   Batch Information The voluntary…  
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Remembering War Dogs

Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the United States, is a day to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great country.  Not to be confused with Veterans Day, Memorial Day is a day of commemorating those men, women, and yes, dogs who have died while serving this country. Dogs have been by man’s side…  
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When Fido Fears T-Storms

The sky darkens, the wind picks up, thunder rumbles in the distance, and your dog is panting, shaking, and looking for a place to hide. Does this sound familiar? If you are a pet parent dealing with this issue, rest assured that there are steps you can take to relieve some of the anxiety, and…  
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