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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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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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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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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Importance of a Pet ID

Did you know that according to the American Humane Association over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year? April 15 -21, 2018 is National Pet Identification Week and Braxton’s Animal Works is reminding its customers to take every precaution to be sure you can be reunited with your pet in the…  
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Pet Prep for Daylight Savings

On Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2:00 am the time will officially move ahead 1 hour for Daylight Saving Time.   If you are like me, you will be feeling this loss of sleep for the better part of next week. Did you know that your pets can also affected by the switch to daylight saving time…  
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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 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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