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Trigger's Weight Loss Journey

Trigger’s Weight Loss Journey

By Jessie McDowell

It’s sometimes hard to recognize when your pet is overweight. You see them every day and may not notice the gradual change that takes place in their appearance until you’re standing at the veterinarian’s office, embarrassed. That’s what happened to me and my boxer, Trigger.

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Running With Your Dog

By Caryl Wolff

Soon winter will be gone, and you may think about taking your dog for a run. How can you do it safely for both of you? How do you prepare your dog for running? What's 's the best gear? While running with your dog, what are some things to be on the lookout for? Here's the "bare bones" to get you started safely.

What Should You Look for in a Pet Sitter

What Should You Look for in a Pet Sitter

By PetSafe Guest

Vacation season is almost here! If you’re planning a trip and can’t take your pets along, a professional pet sitter may be an option for you.

That's toxic?

That’s Toxic? Things You Didn’t Know Were Poisonous to Your Pets

By Tony Johnson

Pet owners are pretty savvy these days, and thanks to the internet, information about pet health and toxins is pretty widely available. There's a heap of bad information, too, so be careful what you read and check your sources. Most pet owners in-the-know are aware of antifreeze, chocolate, and rat poison, and know about several other possible toxins that can affect pets like human prescription and over the counter medications. Despite this, there are a few items that are found in most homes that can be toxic to pets, and I'm always surprised that more people aren't aware of them. I've treated patients poisoned with each one of these substances, so the threat is very real.

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Consider Your Dog’s Collar Carefully

By Suzanne Hetts

We all know how important play is for most all dogs. The only exception is dogs who have grown up in such impoverished environments - like in puppy mills - that they don't develop normal behaviors. These dogs don't really know how to play, with people, other dogs, or toys.

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Should I Get My Pet Spayed or Neutered?

By Tony Johnson

This simple surgical procedure keeps our pets happier and healthier and helps bring the cycle of pet overpopulation to an end once and for all.

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Walking With Your Dog

By Caryl Wolff

February 22nd is Walking the Dog Day. Many people love taking their dogs on adventures near and far, but what are the chances you could be pushing your dog too hard?