Five Tips to Fight Back to School Doggie Blues

It’s that time of year again –  the kids are back in school and the house is quiet all day. Although this may sound delightful to some, it  may be just the  situation that throws your dog into a frenzy. Dogs who are used to having the kids around during the day in the summer…  
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The Eclipse and Pets

Today, millions of people around the country will have the chance to experience what has been called “The Great Eclipse.”  This rare occurrence in which the sun is totally blocked by the moon, will cross through 14 states, and people from all over are planning to safely experience the event with their own eyes.  …  
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The Importance of Socializing Your Dog

What things are necessary to provide a healthy life for your dog? Most owners would answer nutrition, regular vaccinations, parasite control, and regular veterinary exams. Few, if any, would answer socialization. But socialization is a key to the overall wellness and health of dogs. Last week a friend visited her daughter out of state. Of…  
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Ridding Your House of Dog Smells

“Mommy, her house smells bad.” A six year old blurted this out after visiting a friend’s house. Have you ever been embarrassed by the animal smell in your house?  If so, you are not alone.  According to a recent survey, 24% of Americans feel that pet smells are the most offensive odors within a home.…  
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Can Your Pet Give You Lyme?

Can your pet give you Lyme Disease? Well, the simple answer is No; however, the answer is not that simple. Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world, but it only causes symptoms in 5-10% of infected dogs. So how does this affect you? Your pet can carry these infected…  
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Irish Dog Breeds

Did you know that the Irish have produced some of the most curious, independent, and enthusiastic dogs in the world? Test your knowledge by checking out the list of top Irish Dog Breeds compiled by PET MD. Irish Setter Its distinctive and eye-catching deep red mahogany coat and full, silky hair makes the Irish Setter…  
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Unrestrained Pets Cause Danger

Last week I had stopped at a roadside stand to pick up some vegetables when I heard a woman yell. She had stopped to shop as well and when she went to put her bags in the car, she realized that her two small Shih Tzu puppies had jumped on the arm rest of the…  
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Achoo! Could Your Pet Have Allergies?

Achoo! Was that you dear? No, it was the dog. Just like people, dogs and cats can have reactions to certain allergens common in our environment. Allergens can be problematic when inhaled, ingested, or contact your pet’s skin. As his body tries to rid itself of these substances, a variety of skin, digestive, and respiratory…  
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January – National Walk Your Pet Month!

As we shovel out from the latest snow storm, it may be hard to believe that January is designated as National Walk Your Pet Month. If you could ask your dog, he would probably prefer a warmer month to celebrate walks. But be that as it may, January has indeed been designated and we have…  
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What Is Your Pet Really Saying?

Have you ever looked at your cat or dog and thought, “What are they thinking?” Well, you’re not alone. Dr. Carlo Siracusa, Director, Animal Behavior Service at Ryan Veterinary Hospital, realizes that humans, dogs, and cats are species with enormously different communicative skills. In other words, cats understand cats, dogs understand dogs, and humans understand…  
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