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When Puppy Stops Eating

Dog kibble in a white food dish abruptly flashes like a snapshot in my mind. I’m working out at the gym one afternoon when I see this image and I dismiss it once, twice but the third time I understood. This was my first experience with a puppy initiating intuitive communication. Haley is a Boxer  just under a year old who was adopted by
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Benefits of Spaying & Neutering Pets

Most of us know the obvious reasons for spaying and neutering our pets unwanted litters, which ultimately end up increasing the amount of dogs and cats in our local shelters. This in turn increases the euthanasia rate.  In September 2013, the SPCA of Solano County opened a state- of- the- art low cost spay and neuter clinic with a grant from PetSmart Charities.  The
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Pet Microchip Awareness Month

If your pet is used to you meeting all of its needs, imagine how difficult it would be for him to fend for himself if he were to get lost.  It can be difficult finding them on your own, which is why collars can be quite useful.  However, it is best to combine this basic measure with pet microchip technology too. If your pet
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Dog Proof Your Yard

Dog Proof Your Yard with Heavenly Greens Let’s face it, traditional lawns and grass yards simply can’t hold up to the relentless beating that our best friends deliver to it on a daily basis. Weather its running; playing, jumping or well, peeing… a real grass lawn just can’t keep up with all the abuse. Add in a little rain and well, the yard becomes
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Poison Prevention

As in years past, a week in March has been set aside as Poison Prevention Week. This is a good time to review what potential poisons we may have in our homes, garages, and outdoors, and make sure they are safely out of reach of children and pets. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to
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Dog Treat Recipes

Peanut Butter and Sweet Potato Dog Treats  3 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup old-fashioned oats 1 teaspoon fresh or dried parsley 2 Tablespoons natural peanut butter 1 cup cooked sweet potato 3 fresh eggs 1 Tablespoon molasses Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk the wheat flour, oats and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Whisk the peanut butter, sweet potato, eggs and molasses
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Is your dog obese?

If so, that can be a tough pill to swallow for many owners.  According to some estimates, 40-50% of our companion animals are overweight or obese.  How can you tell if your pet falls into this category?  Check out the Body Condition Score chart by Purina.  If your dog looks like numbers 6-9, then he or she is likely too heavy.  Why is obesity
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Choosing Winter Wear For Short Hair Dogs

Keeping your dog happy and healthy is at the top of your list of priorities, especially when your dog has short hair. Buying winter wear for short haired dogs is generally recommended to keep your dog warm during the colder months. Many dogs enjoy the winter and enjoy a romp in the snow. This is why it’s so important to pick the right winter
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Myths About Spaying & Neutering Dogs

Myth: I heard that neutered and spayed dogs get fat and lazy. Is this true? Spaying and neutering does change the metabolism of companion animals, so in most cases, they do not need as much food to maintain their weight as unspayed/unneutered dogs. The problem is not with the dog – it is us. We just tend to overfeed our dogs, and neutered/spayed dogs are
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