It’s National Pet Week!

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Paw Pods – An Eco-Friendly Memorial For Your Pet

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The loss of a pet is something we don’t like to think about.  The folks at Paw Pods have developed a new eco-friendly alternative for memorializing our beloved pets.

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K-10+® Supplements For Dogs Review & #Giveaway

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Rethink Your Dog’s Water

As is the case with many large breed working-class dogs, Baylie has a propensity for joint problems. Even as a pup, she began experiencing mild knee problems and was prescribed a joint supplement by her vet.  It was  in pill form and Baylie wanted no part of them.  She caught on right away to my feeble attempt at hide-the-medicine-in something-yummy trick.  She would look at me as if to say, “come on, are you kidding me, this is the best you  ‘GOT’ ?”

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April is Heartworm Awareness Month

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April is Heartworm Awareness Month.  Is your pet heartworm free? Dogs are considered the definitive host for heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis). However, heartworms may infect more than 30 species of animals    (e.g., coyotes, foxes, wolves and other wild canids, domestic cats and wild felids, ferrets,  sea lions, etc.) Feline heartworms are more deadly and difficult to treat.

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CanineTail Docking – A Dog’s Perspective

Baylie Dog here. It is a sensitive subject but there comes a time in a young pup’s life that it has to be discussed.

In case you haven’t noticed, I don’t have much of a tail.    The verdict is still out as to whether it was docked, intentionally, or if it has something to do with genetics.  Bobbed tail is not a trait  usually associated with       my breed;  Great Pyrenees/Border Collie mix.   It’s difficult to know because I was rescued and my humans didn’t meet my canine mom and dad.  Nevertheless, I don’t miss it.  Mom says she doesn’t either.  It’s just less of me to get dirty! However, she hopes that it wasn’t intentional because she is not a fan of cosmetic tail docking and neither am I.

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ThunderShirt™ Review and Giveaway

how-thundershirt-work-dog-catMany of us have pets that suffer with some form of anxiety. Experts say canine anxiety falls into three categories; noise anxiety, separation anxiety and social anxiety.  Canine anxiety has a myriad of symptoms from barking, pacing and  panting, hiding, climbing  on you for safety, and the list goes on.

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Growing Instructions For Your Felis Catus

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Happy April Fools’ Day!

BaylieAprildraft1Guess what day it is?  No, not hump day.  It’s April Fools’ Day; sometimes called All Fools’ Day and one of the most light-hearted days of the year. Its origin is uncertain. Some see it as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, while others believe it stems from the adoption of a new calendar.  Whatever the origin, have fun with it, but be kind to one another!

Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth in Four Easy Steps

Brushing your dog’s teeth isn’t just about fresh breath. It’s an essential part of good oral care, and good oral care is important to your dog’s overall health. Although most people aren’t aware of it, periodontal or gum disease is a common, serious problem in dogs.  Here’s a quick guide from our friends at Hill’s Pet Nutrition:

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Tried and True Solutions For Housetraining your Puppy

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House training a new puppy requires commitment, patience and consistency/routine. Your puppy will do best on a schedule.  They will soon learn when it is time to eat, sleep play and potty.  The following are a few tips that I followed to successfully train my four-week old great pyrenees/border collie mix.  It was trial and error but with minimal mishaps along the way.

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