Category Archives: Pet Care and Training

Holiday Pet Adoptions: Are You Prepared?

By Sarah Folmar, Brand Communications Specialist The holiday season makes us all feel warm and fuzzy, and looking at an adorable puppy or kitten up for adoption can take this to a whole new level. What would your wife say … Continue reading

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Pet Training Tips for the Holiday Hustle and Bustle!

By Toni Gibson-Mark, KPA-CTP It’s that time of year again!  The leaves are falling, the Christmas music has begun and the holidays are coming!  As we scurry to get our homes prepared for the holiday gatherings, it’s important to consider … Continue reading

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Holiday Survival Guide: Pet Proofing to the Rescue!

By Sarah Folmar, Brand Communications Specialist I remember getting magazines in college and reading about surviving the holidays. We all have strange families, but how were these people not enjoying their time off? They had children. That’s how. Now don’t … Continue reading

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Top 10 Pet Healthcare Topics Your Vet Wishes You Knew More About

By Dr. Patrick Mahaney, VMD  Having been in clinical practice since 1999, I’ve observed trends of both illness and wellness in my canine and feline patients. I’ve survived the intensity of an internship, experienced the variety of presenting illnesses in … Continue reading

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Fright Night for Fido

By Michelle Mullins, CPDT-KA  Like about 70% of Americans, my family will celebrate Halloween this year. We love the treats, the decorations and the costumes! We dress up and hand out candy to all the trick-or-treaters and there is usually … Continue reading

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Babies and Puppies and Barks! Oh My!

By Sarah Folmar, Brand Communications Specialist Sheeba, my Shiba Inu, is a dominant force in our household. We decided to get her the summer we got married so that she could grow with our little family. Our family has now … Continue reading

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Teaching a NEW Dog OLD Tricks

By Toni Lynn Mark, Training and Behavior Education Specialist Have you ever heard that saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks?”. Well, that’s hog-wash. And so is “You shouldn’t teach a new dog old tricks”! When you look … Continue reading

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FAQs about Becoming a Veterinarian

by T. J. Dunn, DVM Dr. T. J. Dunn, DVM, answers frequently asked questions about what it’s like to be a veterinarian. What made you decide that you wanted to become a veterinarian? I really enjoyed studying sciences, especially Biology. … Continue reading

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Fearful Dogs

By Toni Gibson-Mark Just like people, pets are afraid of certain things.  Vacuum cleaners, swimming, veterinary offices, and more—it’s easy to see that there are certain things that dogs are afraid of.  Unfortunately, some of these things are necessary in … Continue reading

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There goes my favorite pair of shoes!

by Michelle Mullins Dogs of all ages need to chew. Chewing is an instinctual behavior and occurs for a variety of reasons. Chewing in young dogs can be prompted by teething and continue as an exploratory behavior as dogs simply … Continue reading

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