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21 Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe During Summer

Higher temperatures may translate into more time spent outdoors, but for pet owners, they can also mean more visits to the veterinarian. “In the summer, we see more skin and ear infections and an increase in injuries overall,” says Sandra Sawchuk, DVM. Here’s how to protect your pet during the warmer months: Use Sunscreen, Please! „Shield delicate skin. Skin cancer is the most common
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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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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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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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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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