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

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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

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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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Dogs Life at Home New Pets Training & Grooming

9 Tips To Housetrain Your Puppy Or Adult Dog

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Sharing living space with our dog friends is a natural extension of pets being an integral part of the family. But what doesn’t feel natural is walking across the carpet and feeling your feet squishing into a pile of poo or your socks soaking up moisture from a puddle of urine on the floor. Likewise, […]

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Help Kittens Have Happy Vet Visits

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Starting life with a kitten is an adventure for both of you. And the first big hurdle the two of you may face as you navigate your life together is the visit to the veterinarian. How it goes can determine the path of your new pet’s health care throughout her life. The goal of Fear […]

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Help Newly Adopted Kittens Overcome Fear

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Many an owner of a newly adopted kitten has become concerned when the new family member is found hiding under the sofa rather than coming out to play. This is especially true if the kitten seemed bold, social, and playful at the shelter, foster’s home, or the home where she was born. The Causes of […]

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Condition Your Dog To Prevent Weekend Warrior Syndrome

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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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Your Kitten’s First Vet Visit: What To Expect

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Preparing for a veterinary visit—especially a first one—involves more than just calling to make an appointment. We want to share some tips to help ensure that you provide your veterinarian with everything needed to give your kitten the best care and that you get the information you need about caring for her yourself. When does […]

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Fear Free Puppy Visit Tips Lead to Less Anxiety for Family’s Adult Dogs, Too

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Reading Time: 2 minutes When Christie Keith adopted a 12-week-old Greyhound/Scottish Deerhound cross-breed puppy named Gryphon, she wanted him to have something her other adopted dogs didn’t have: a good time at the vet. Keith had adopted two adult Greyhounds who came to her with extreme fear and anxiety when they went to the vet — anxiety so severe […]

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Your Puppy’s First Eye Exam

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Puppies experience several medical evaluations in their young lives to make sure they are off to a happy, healthy start. One of the things you can expect your veterinarian to do is examine your puppy’s eyes. Why an eye exam? Sight is a vital part of any dog’s life, so it is important for a […]