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Are Commercial Dog Foods Healthy?

Do we purchase commercial dog foods or prepare our dog food for our pets? It has become a problem serving healthy foods which will benefit our pets. Today you can make a choice. To feed your dog commercial dog foods as their foundation meal will cut their lives short with weak immune systems, disease or death from failed organs. We want our pets to
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Calm K9

When people ask me, as they often do, why I chose to become a dog trainer, my mind travels back to the year 2007 and a lovely fall afternoon in Northern California….. Driving along Highway 12, headed for the Sierras, I was horrified to see a small dog on the highway doing it’s best to dodge oncoming traffic from both directions. I immediately pulled
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National Prevent a Litter Month

February is National Prevent a Litter Month. Since it’s such an important topic, I’m very glad we have a month to bring it into the spotlight. Everyone knows that the absolute best way to prevent a litter is to have your pets spayed or neutered. I’m not going to get into the spay/neuter debate as some animals cannot be fixed and current research suggests
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Cold Weather Pet Safety

You are probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pets’ health? Here are some tips to keep your pets safe during cold weather: Winter wellness: Has your pet had his/her preventive care exam (wellness exam) yet?  Cold weather may worsen some medical
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Responsible Dog Ownership

With all the companionship and love that our dogs give so freely, it’s hard to imagine that some owners just don’t take responsibility for their dogs. But it’s true. Millions of dogs “healthy dogs” are euthanized every year. Whether through owner neglect or owner ignorance, millions of healthy dogs will endure the same fate this year. So what’s a responsible dog owner to do?
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Jack Pomeranian: Hollywood’s Tiniest New Star

He may be tiny, but he’s got a huge heart and an even bigger personality!!! “Jack Pomeranian” is a tiny, two pound ball of fluff who is currently starring in a new movie with actor Dean Cain.  The movie,  “Beverly Hills Christmas,”  is about a very spoiled, rich girl who learns that true happiness is found in helping others, not in material things. Jack
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No Scaredy Cats This Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips for Pet Parents

Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for
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Alice

Her fluffy hair, bright eyes and head tilt had me from the start. And those ears! Oh my goodness. There’s no doubt the cuteness factor was way up there.  This adorable girl is Alice. She is a sweet girl, happy and energetic and loves to play. Alice and her siblings, Mel, Vera and Flo are Pomeranian mixes born in November of 2014 and rescued
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Mondo’s Story

Everything started changing around me. The forest came inside, everyone was smiling and beautiful smells came from the kitchen. Everyone was busy getting dressed, going to parties, and coming home late. Colorful packages collected near the tree in the living room. Many times my food bowl remained empty and I became more invisible every day. All the lights were shining so bright while my
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“Like Father, Like Fido”

Ever wonder why your dog has the same issues that you do? Arthritis, anxiety, strained muscles, intestinal issues, skin problems…the list goes on. You may be surprised to find out that the “apple” (man’s best friend) does not fall far from the proverbial tree. Our canine companions are more similar to humans than previously imagined. For example, did you know that dogs and humans
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