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Outdoor exercise is more fun for your dog

  • April 13, 2015
  • By Melissa Pilkey
  • Exercise

Summer is just a few days away. Now is a great time to focus on the “Exercise” part of the fulfillment formula! Try new activities, visit a new location, and enjoy the sunshine and your dog’s companionship. No matter what physical activity you engage in, it is important to watch for signs of dehydration: lethargy, […]

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Chihuahua at birthday

Having a party? Be mindful of what your dog gets fed

  • April 13, 2015
  • By Melissa Pilkey
  • Health

We all love our pets. For many of us, one way we show that love is through special treats such as human food. As long as we don’t overindulge our loved ones into obesity, these little treats can be fun for both pet and parent. However, it is important to realize that dogs and cats […]

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How to stop your dog from digging

  • April 13, 2015
  • By Melissa Pilkey
  • Behavior

It can be infuriating to look out the window and see your dog digging up another hole in the yard. You may yell at him or throw something to interrupt the behavior, but most of the time he just ignores you and keeps on digging. This behavior is very common and extremely frustrating for owners […]

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These household items could harm your dog

  • April 13, 2015
  • By Melissa Pilkey
  • Health

There are many dangers in and around the home that can spell disaster for your dog. Due to canine curiosity and their tendency to explore the world using their mouth they can ingest common household items that are potentially toxic. Toxicoses account for approximately 15 to 20 percent of animal emergencies at emergency facilities and […]

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