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Creating Boundaries with Your Dog

Creating Boundaries with Your Dog

Dogs need boundaries just like children. Canines need to know what’s acceptable behavior and as the pack leader, it’s your responsibility to teach them. It can be helpful to start setting boundaries with your dog while they’re on a leash. It’s important to reward desired behavior and learn your dog’s language. Claiming Space Dogs claim [...]

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New Puppy Necessities

New Puppy Necessities

Puppies are a bundle of fun, but many individuals are surprised to discover the number of essential items a puppy will need. The following is a list to keep them healthy, happy, and entertained. Vaccinations Before taking a puppy out into the wider world, be sure they’re vaccinated against the bacteria, viruses and fungal infections [...]

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I Want a French Bulldog!

I Want a French Bulldog!

Fads in dog breeds come and go just as in the fashion industry. Purchasing a canine is a serious, lifelong responsibility and should be based on an individual’s lifestyle – not on a breed that happens to be popular at the time. A successful human-dog relationship begins with due diligence on the part of the [...]

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5 Basic Training Tips for your new Puppy

5 Basic Training Tips for your new Puppy

Many people choose to bring a new puppy into their home without fully understanding what’s involved. Puppies will need to learn acceptable and unacceptable behavior. A puppy is similar to a toddler – everything is new and infinitely fascinating. Gentle Consistency It’s critical to remember that puppies have no idea what’s expected of them. It’s [...]

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Breeds that Don’t Always Mix Well with Children

Breeds that Don’t Always Mix Well with Children

There are dozens of cute dog breeds, but not all of them are kid-friendly. That puppy with such an adorable face isn’t necessarily a good fit for households with children. The problem typically arises when there are small children in the house and it’s even worse when youngsters haven’t been taught to respect the dog [...]

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Why Is My Pet So Itchy?

Why Is My Pet So Itchy?

What seems to be causing my pets to itch?  Well, that is a loaded question with many answers.  When speaking of our canine friend it really depends. These things will be generalizations. Please understand that not all pets fit the same mold. Dogs who are less than three years of age, who show the following [...]

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Caring For Senior Pets

Caring For Senior Pets

Senior pet care is hard. Seeing their faces get more grey, or their eyes becoming more opaque, or struggling for them to get up, is tough on us and them. What can we do for our senior pets to make sure they age well? Being a veterinarian, I believe it is important for our seniors [...]

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