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Beat the Boredom! Why Fetch, Walks & Tug Aren't Enough

Posted by [email protected] on March 3, 2022 at 5:20 PM

When it comes to playing games with our dogs, most people simply throw a ball for them to fetch or hold a toy for them to tug with.  We take our dogs on long walks hoping to wear them out.  These activites certainly provide our dogs with enjoyment and allow them to release their engery, but they do very little in terms of stimulating their minds.  Mental stimulation is one of the key things to dog's happiness and we forget this fundamental element all the time with our dogs....

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Jekyll & Hyde - Is It Leash Aggression?

Posted by [email protected] on October 21, 2016 at 7:15 PM

Jekyll & Hyde – Is It Leash Aggression?

So, you used to like walking your dog, but now he goes nuts when he sees other dogs, squirrels, bunnies and wants to stop and sniff everything. Most natural behavior for dogs include wanting to meet, greet and/or sniff every dog, human and tree. Dogs are social animals and 40% of their brain is dedicated to smells. They cannot help it. Unfortunately, we don’t always have time on walks for our dogs to “smell ...

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Let's Talk About Bloat In Dogs

Posted by [email protected] on October 6, 2016 at 6:15 PM

Bloat is the second leading killer in dogs; it is a canine medical emergency. Bloat can occur in two forms: swelling of the stomach from gas (gastric dilatation) or torsion (gastric dilatation with volvulus), which occurs when the stomach twists on its axis. Often, both forms of bloat occur in a single episode. When this happens, bloat is fatal in minutes. The disease progresses in minutes or, at most, hours. The only treatment is emergency medical treatment. In its two advanced forms, the on...

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Do You Know How To Bathe Your Dog?

Posted by [email protected] on September 28, 2016 at 2:15 AM

Let's face it...for some of us bathing our dogs can be a daunting task.  Some dogs will fight us to the end of the earth before getting into the tub or shower.  In those cases a professional groomer might be the right choice. But if you think you are up to the challenge, then roll up your sleeves and get ready to lather up...

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