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Addressing Stress In Service Dogs

Can you imagine…the frustration of a puppy that is not able to run and play with the others when he sees them having fun? Restricted “in harness” hours at a time? Limited to strict behavior? Required to be focused, alert, and at attention in highstress situations for long periods of time? Can’t eliminate when he needs to? Drink when he’s thirsty? Or sleep when
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Taking Care Of Your Dog’s Teeth & Gums

By Jack Russell Clean teeth and gums are very important of the overall health of your dog. Here are some information on the most common dental problems of dogs and ways in treating them. Dog’s Common Dental Problems  Periodontitis. It is very common among dogs to have gum disease. At the age of two or three, many dogs have either periodontitis or gingivitis. The most common
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The Many Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

Spaying and neutering refer to the surgical sterilization of an animal so that it cannot reproduce. With so many homeless pets and not enough homes to go around, spaying or neutering your pets helps to decrease the number of healthy, loving pets who are euthanized. But sterilization isn’t just about helping with the pet overpopulation problem; there are many benefits of spaying or neutering
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Holiday Safety Tips

By ASPCA Ηolly, Jolly and Oh-So-Safe! Of course you want to include your furry companions in the festivities, pet parents, but as you celebrate this holiday season, try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. And be sure to steer them clear of the following unhealthy treats, toxic plants and dangerous decorations: O Christmas Tree 
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Cats, Dogs, And Human Food

How Can Our Food Harm Our Pets? By Paul Counts   We’re all guilty of it, giving in to those big begging eyes pleading at us for a scrap from the table during dinner. Fido knows just how to get you to concede, and most of us justify that a little won’t hurt, or we don’t even think of the potential danger at all.
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Pit Bull Awareness Day – October 25th

Dogs that fall under the category of “pit bull” are perhaps the most vilified and misunderstood canines on the planet. Members of the general public continue to believe that pit bulls are dangerous, vicious dogs that cannot be trusted around people or even around other animals. In reality, most pit bulls are gentle, affectionate pets that are important members of their immediate family. Pit
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Wellness Exam

Wellness Exam More than likely you visit the doctor and/or dentist at least once a year. Are you doing the same for your pet? Because cats and dogs age quicker than us, taking them to the veterinary hospital once a year is like you going once in five to seven years! October is National Pet Wellness Month (NPWM); celebrate by committing to your furry
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Halloween Safety Pet Tips

Halloween can be a festive and fun time for children and families. But for pets? Let’s face it, it can be a downright nightmare. Forgo the stress and dangers this year by following these 10 easy tips. 1 Trick-or-treat candies are not for pets. All forms of chocolate — especially baking or dark chocolate — can be dangerous, even lethal, for dogs and cats. Symptoms
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Choosing a Shelter Dog

Choosing a Shelter Dog  There’s one problem with adopting a dog from an animal shelter: The selection of available canine companions can overwhelm you! Man’s best friends come in all shapes, sizes, and, of course, personalities. The good news is that almost any shelter dog can make a wonderful, lifelong companion for you and your family. The bad news is that some of those
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UC Davis Veterinary Blood Bank Having Success

Have you ever wondered where blood comes from when dogs need it during surgery? Well, dogs can be blood donors just like us. In fact, the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital has a blood bank on the premises and is always looking for new donors. The blood bank opened as a service and implemented its community-based canine donor program in February 2008. The hospital’s blood
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