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Destroy Your Pet’s Destructive Behavior

Cleaning up your dog’s messes can be exhausting. Not to mention, expensive. Many pet owners have to come home to their new clothing ripped to shreds or their furniture wrecked to pieces. Before coming up with a solution to your dog’s destructive habits, it’s important to determine what’s setting off your dog’s war against your home. Take […]

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Pet Parent City Guides

We would like to introduce you to our friends at PetParent. Their City Guides bring you the best of each city for your pets. Looking to bring your dog with you to dinner or out to the park? They’ll help you find the right place! Need to find the best boutiques or groomers in town? Their […]

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Dog Swimming Safety Tips!

One of our favorite calendars, Underwater Dogs, is now in stock and shipping! Our good friends at Pet Parent also recently made a very timely post concerning ‘Dog Swimming Safety Tips’.  Their article addresses how to keep your pooches safe while playing in the water this summer. Be sure to check out the full article from Pet […]

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Chagas Disease and Your Dog

At a dog show this past weekend I had a conversation with someone whose dog had been diagnosed with and treated for Chagas disease. This is a zoonotic parasite which means that it can be shared with humans and since I live closely with my dogs any zoonotic disease, such as giardia, Lyme Disease, West […]

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Dogs At The Beach

Summertime – And the Livin’ Is Easy Those famous lyrics couldn’t be further from the truth for many dogs who suffer through the best of intentions by their parents. We all want to share the good times with our friends. But summer fun comes with its own set of perils. What might be grand fun […]

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Your Dog’s DNA – Why It Matters, Or Does It?

“Who’s Your Daddy?” With Mother’s Day just past and Father’s Day on the horizon, discussing your dog’s genetic background seems appropriate. If you want to do a background check, and find out what sort of relatives your dog may be  hiding, this is the time to order that DNA kit, grab a QTip,  and wrestle […]

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Parting Ways with Your Veterinarian

I am fortunate to have a wonderful veterinarian. Part of the wonderful – ness is the freedom I feel to ask questions about his diagnosis and treatment approach. But over the years I have found a few red flags that make me sit up, take notice, and possibly rethink (or possibly just run as fast […]

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Soon…..

Maybe it was just indifferent, but everything I know about cats would suggest that this one is peeved. And probably plotting murder. Probably.

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Finding The Perfect Canine Match – or How Not To Run Amok

Don’t leave finding your perfect canine match up to chance. Breaking up is hard to do and  these tips may save you as well as your pup from heartbreak. Take your time. This is a commitment. A dog’s average life expectancy  (13 years) is longer than the average length of first marriages (8 years.) Committing […]

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Does Your Dog Do Halloween?

It is that time of year again, when the search is on for the perfect Halloween get up for our charges. begins If you, like so many of us, think that your dog is cuter in costume then now is the time to begin shopping or sewing. Why We Do What We Do What, I […]

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