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Dog Lovers, Furry Friends Fight Cancer with Bark For Life

Families and their furry friends will celebrate the lifelong contributions of canine caregivers to cancer patients at the American Cancer Society Bark For Life event on August 20, 2016 at Benicia Middle School, from 8am to 12pm. The celebration will include doggie games, dress-up contests, music, food, and doggie laps. Before the event, participants ask family and friends to support their efforts financially to
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How to Choose the Right Veterinarian for Your Dog

By Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff Choosing a veterinarian that is right for you and your dog is not always easy. You want to find a veterinarian with whom you and your dog can feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship. And you want to find that veterinarian before you get a dog – the veterinarian may be able to help you
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First You Must Change – Then Your Dog Will Too!

By Susan Raymond, Calm K9 Horse trainer Buck Brannaman, a leading proponent of Natural Horsemanship, has been quoted as saying “Your horse is a mirror to your soul.”  Certainly this can be said about our dogs too ! Like furry sponges, dogs absorb our own beliefs, attitudes and behaviors. If we tend to lack confidence, if we consistently impose limitations on what we think
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The Angel Fund

The Animal Clinic of Benicia, pride themselves in being able to provide the very best care available, not just to those who can afford it, but to folks who may be a little less fortunate as well. Right from their inception, Dr. Laurie Aleixo started, what she called, “The Angel Fund” A small, non intrusive, little box on the front desk counter, that allows
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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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