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Helping Your Dog or Cat Chill May Add Years to their Lives

Reading Time: 3 minutes Can fear, anxiety, and stress be stealing precious heartbeats from your beloved pet at home? That’s the theory being studied by Dr. Robert Hamlin, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM. His work is examining the idea that stress, especially when it triggers the body’s fight or flee “sympathetic storm” mechanism, not only affects the quality of your […]

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4 Tips To Make Pet Tooth Brushing A Habit

Reading Time: 2 minutes By now you’ve probably heard that dogs and cats should have their teeth brushed regularly, preferably every day. Good dental care is vital not just to the health of your pet’s mouth, but also his entire body. Dogs and cats who aren’t used to having their teeth brushed may be uncomfortable with the procedure. After […]

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Your Puppy’s First Vet Visit: 3 Ways To Prepare

Reading Time: 2 minutes Congratulations on your new bundle of joy. Have you scheduled your puppy’s first veterinary visit? Puppies are works in progress, eager to explore their new world, but it takes a team to protect them. Thankfully, a puppy’s “cute factor” makes it easy to forgive expected mistakes. But puppies need more than “cute” to protect their […]

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Your Puppy’s First Veterinary Visit: What to Know

Reading Time: 3 minutes Background information about your pup can help the veterinary staff better care for the little guy. And whether the pup acts healthy or is under the weather, it’s important to bring samples from your baby’s (ahem) output for the vet to evaluate. Here’s what you should plan on bringing to the visit. Documentation Shelters and […]

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Why Does Your Dog Howl?

Reading Time: 2 minutes A howl is a normal part of the canine communication repertoire, but some dog breeds howl more than others. The Northern types such as Alaskan Malamutes even use a typical “woo-woo” happy howl in conversation between each other and human family members. [not_logged_in]Login or Join Today to Access the rest of the content[/not_logged_in] [restrict userlevel=”subscriber”]We […]

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7 Ways To Help Senior Dogs Stay Safe And Feel Good

Reading Time: 3 minutes Life can be a bit tricky for senior dogs. They don’t hear as well as they used to, and sometimes they don’t see that well, either. Arthritis can cause pain in their joints, too. All this can lead to anxiety in older dogs, who don’t feel as able to get along in life as well […]

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Dogs Fears & Anxieties Veterinary Care

10 Tips To Safely Handle A Fearful Injured Dog

Reading Time: 2 minutes Your dog has been injured or you come across a dog who has been hit by a car or sustained some other injury. A dog who is hurt can be fearful. What’s the best way to proceed? When it comes to handling an injured, fearful dog, take the advice of Leni Kaplan, DVM: less is […]

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Brain Drain? How To Recognize and Manage a Dog’s Cognitive Decline

Reading Time: 2 minutes If your senior dog seems to be a little forgetful these days, has started howling at what seems like nothing, and behaves fearfully in situations that were never traumatic for him in the past, he may be undergoing some age-related cognitive decline. Yes, dogs can develop what’s called canine cognitive disorder—sort of a doggie version […]

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Condition Your Dog To Prevent Weekend Warrior Syndrome

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the reasons many people love having dogs is because they are built-in exercise buddies. Most dogs are never going to tell you that they’d rather skip the walk, run, or hike today; in fact, they are usually the ones who insist on going and get us off our behinds and out doing something. […]

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Hospice Helps Dogs and Humans Cope With End of Life

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s hard to think about, especially if your dog is currently healthy, but one day he—and you—will be facing the end of his life. Or maybe your dog is dealing with a disease right now that will ultimately take his life. In some cases, medical treatment can help for a time, but if that is […]