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    Winter Dangers for Pets

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    When the mercury plunges and the flurries fly, the last thing you want to do is crawl out of your nice warm bed and walk your dog (as much as you love him!). But he still needs exercise, no matter how frightful the weather. At the same time, winter can[…]

    Traveling with Your Pets

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    For many of us, our furry four-legged friends are much more than “pets.” They’re treasured members of the family. So when we pack up the car to go on vacation, visit family and friends, or embark on a new adventure, we naturally want to bring them along. Before you hit[…]

    Tips to Train Your Dog Not to Jump

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    Dominance. Control. Aggression. Is this why your dog jumps up on you? Is he trying to become the “leader of the pack”? No! There’s a simpler – friendlier – explanation. Dogs greet other dogs by sniffing their faces. So, even though you’re a funny-looking two-legged dog with hardly any fur,[…]

    Bringing a New Dog into Your Home

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    What’s better than owning a loving, lovable, playful, snuggly dog? Owning two! Well, dog #1 may not think so – at least at first! Introducing a new pet into the house can be a challenge, but if you follow these steps, you can help forge healthy and strong relationships between[…]

    Bringing Your Dog to the Dog Park

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    Sometimes, dogs just have to be dogs. Many love the opportunity to run, roam, and romp off-leash while playing with their furry friends. Dog parks can provide your pet with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation – but the combination of unleashed dogs, different temperaments, and varying expectations from other[…]

    Walking Your Dog

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    Walking Your Dog – So You Both Enjoy It! A tired dog is a well-behaved dog! Our canine friends need ample exercise for their physical – and mental – wellbeing. Regular walks prevent boredom, which can lead to chewing and other undesirable behaviours, and give them the stimulation they need[…]

    Bathing Your Cat

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    Bathing Your Cat – Yes, It Can Be Done! Cats are well-known for their self-sufficiency– and major dislike of water! It’s no surprise, then, that they prefer to handle cleaning and grooming on their own. But when their curiosity gets the better of them and they come home sticky or[…]

    Trimming Your Cat’s Nails

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    If you’re like most cat owners, you look forward to clipping her nails just about as much as she does! As difficult as it may seem (at first anyway), your couch, curtains, and friend’s feet will thank you. With these helpful tips, and a generous supply of cat treats, you[…]

    How to Trim Your Dog’s Nails

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    Man’s best friend – until the nail clippers come out! Trimming your dog’s nails can produce anxiety and tension for both of you.  You’re worried you’ll cut the quick and hurt him; he’s wondering why his Frisbee-throwing pal is coming at him with a pair of shiny, scary things. Fortunately,[…]

    Four Activities you can do with your Dog!

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    1.    Agility Wish you could take your dog to the gym with you? Cancel your membership and sign up for agility class! Great exercise for you and your dog, agility challenges your dog to a variety of different obstacles such as jumps, tunnels, teeter-totters, weave poles and much more. You[…]

    Canine Parvovirus (CPV2)

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    Canine parvovirus (also called parvo) is a highly contagious and potentially fatal virus seen in puppies and dogs. Most commonly, parvovirus causes serious inflammation of the stomach and intestines. About Parvovirus Canine parvovirus is highly contagious and can survive for several months in the environment. Infection can occur directly through[…]