Category Archives: Pet Care and Training

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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Your training a… what?

by Toni Gibson Michelle Mullins and I are in the process of doing some continuing education to hone our clicker training skills.  Filled with more enthusiasm and excitement than we have on Christmas morning, we jumped right in.  We are … Continue reading

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Counter surfing, trash raiding and stealing, Oh My!

Dogs are opportunists. With their fantastic senses, especially smell , and skills at observation and sleath they are amazing at exploiting any opportunity for gain. Of course they want the tasty sandwich sitting on the counter or to check out … Continue reading

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