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    Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice…Tips for Keeping Your Dog Healthy and Safe This Fall

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice…Tips for Keeping Your Dog Healthy and Safe This Fall

By Jodi Hartley

Most everyone, including your dog, loves the fall season with cooler temperatures and more chances to get outside along with the excitement of the holiday season. But even though you no longer have to worry about heatstroke and other hot weather issues for Fluffy, you do need to be cautious about other dangers that make an appearance in autumn.

Mushrooms
While only a small number of wild mushrooms are toxic, […]

By |October 18th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Are Two Dogs Better Than One?

Things to consider before adding a second dog to your family.
By Jodi Hartley

Thinking of adding a second dog to your family? There are many reasons why people consider adding another furry friend to the family. Perhaps your current dog brings you so much joy that you feel that having two times as much canine love sounds wonderful. Maybe you work all day and feel that your current dog is lonely […]

By |August 18th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Why Dogs Bark and How to Control Barking

By Jodi Hartley

Dogs bark. Barking is one of the main forms of communication for dogs, and most of us who have had a dog for even a short length of time know that our dogs have different barks for different messages. Sometimes, however, a dog’s barking can be out of control and become a nuisance to the household and neighbors. Although you can’t stop your dog from barking completely, you […]

By |July 11th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Are You Prepared for a Medical Pet Emergency?

By Jodi Hartley

April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month, and it is a great time to assess your knowledge and preparation for a pet emergency.

Some of the most common pet emergencies are poisoning, animal bites, seizures, choking, heatstroke and muscle/ligament injuries. Think through these emergencies. Would you know how to recognize the signs of poisoning? Should you induce vomiting, let it pass or head straight to the emergency vet if […]

By |April 8th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Invisible fencing can do more harm than good

By Jodi Hartley

The saying is “fences make good neighbors,” but not all fences create the intended result, especially when it comes to our dogs. Unfortunately some dog parents live in residential developments that don’t allow physical fences or have large acreage that makes it financially difficult to fence in. In these types of situations, many dog owners will look at invisible fencing to keep their dog contained in the yard.

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New Year’s Resolution Check List for Your Dog

By Jodi Hartley

The New Year is here, and many of us have made New Year’s Resolutions to help improve our lives. Have you made any resolutions for your dog? Now is a great time to make Fido’s life better too. Here are 12 resolutions to make 2016 a great year for your furry friend…and several may help you keep your resolutions too!

1. Get an identification tag or check over current tag […]

By |January 18th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Tips for Finding a Missing Pet

Tips for Finding a Missing Pet
By Jodi Hartley

One of the scariest things that can happen to an animal lover is for a family pet to go missing. Panic is understandable, but try to be calm and think about how you will find him. After checking with other family members and searching your home and property, here are some other ways to try to locate your dog.

1. First think about where your […]

By |June 9th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

5 Steps To Unleash Your Dog’s Fear

By, Traci Whiteside, Master Trainer

Do you have a fearful dog? Perhaps a rescue with an unknown past or a pup that hasn’t been ideally socialized. Sometimes dogs become fearful after a traumatic experience. Regardless of the circumstances, these five easy steps should help your dog to become more confident and less fearful.

1. Socialize Your Dog Slowly and Steadily
Don’t push a fearful dog into something before he is ready […]

By |March 26th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments
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    Chicken, Chicken Meal, Chicken By-Product, Chicken Fat – What Is the Difference and What Are Some of These Ingredients in My Dog’s Food?

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Chicken By-Product, Chicken Fat – What Is the Difference and What Are Some of These Ingredients in My Dog’s Food?

By, Jodi L. Hartley

 

Chicken, chicken meal, chicken by-product, chicken fat…You want to feed your dog the best food available, but deciphering food labels can be challenging. As you read food labels, you probably come across lots of ingredients that you’re unsure of the difference or are just plain unfamiliar. The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) sets definitions for these ingredients. Here are some of the ingredients commonly found […]

By |January 6th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Early Socialization Key to Preventing Aggression in Dogs

By Jodi Hartley
 
Nearly 4.5 million people suffer dog bites each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All dogs have the potential to bite and act aggressively no matter their breed or size. Some bites stem from a dog defending himself against a true threat, but many dogs bite because they haven’t been socialized to the world around them. Under-socialized dogs bite out of fear of the […]

By |November 8th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments