How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need Every animal is unique, and so is your pet. Even with a busy schedule, you ought to create some time for them. Dogs need exercise as much as you do. Exercising ensures he maintains a healthy body, improves mental health, and takes out that extra energy. In addition, exercising your pet helps control his weight and is also a good way of relaxing …read the full article.
INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DISEASE — IVDD I have enclosed two photos of Sadie. Read below to see what she has been through and what she has accomplished. We tried many therapies. Sadie was completely paralyzed from the mid-spine back. No bladder control, no intestinal control, no tail wagging, and no walking. She was at the Animal Specialty Hospital in Naples for three weeks. No surgery recommended. She may or may not …read the full article.
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Bad Habits Can Be Broken Bad behaviors in dogs are common, from something as small as chewing to more serious problems, such as excessive licking. In most cases, bad behaviors are simply bad habits and bad habits can be broken. Many pet parents see these behaviors but aren’t sure how or if they need to correct them. Although dogs must be dogs, there are some behaviors which need to curbed. …read the full article.
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Caring For Senior Dogs Have you heard of the Dane term Hygge- visit http://www.visitdenmark.com/hygge (pronounced Hooga)? I embrace this “feeling” when I’m with all my dogs but Bruisy (now 12+) especially. Hooga means “the recipe for a better life”. Clearly my life is better because of my dogs. Bruisy and I are as thick as thieves. I think Hygge defines how I feel about my life with Walter, Sherm and …read the full article.
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Pet Gear Lab Food Chart For Dogs Pet Gear Lab Food Chart For Dogs For most people feeding your dog is simply a matter of grabbing the dry kibble, putting some water in the bowl and hope that your pup loves it. There is, however, a new movement of feeding dogs a raw diet or supplementing their diets with fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat. Of course, dogs evolved from wolves, …read the full article.
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WIGGLELESS DOG BACK BRACE AND IVDD Rocket Hitchcock is a 7-year-old Schnauzer/Terrier mix. His hobbies include going for investigative strolls in the neighborhood, playing long games of low-intensity chase with members of his toy collection and convincing us (his two dads) that he has not had enough bacon treats and that we should really do something to remedy the situation. During the first few years of his life, we noticed …read the full article.
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Pet Safety In The Kitchen Pet Safety in the Kitchen We recently examined pet safety during the holidays, but did you know the Top 10 toxins for your dog, according to VPI Pet, can be found in the common household kitchen year-round? At the top of the list – CHOCOLATE– so beware of leaving out those half-eaten heart-shaped boxes this month! Even a small bite can lead to a world …read the full article.
How Much Sleep Should My Dog Have As humans, it is common knowledge that we need about 8 hours of sleep per night, give or take an hour or so, to remain healthy, wealthy and wise. And as humans who are also dog owners, we probably don’t give much notice to how long or how often our four-legged friend sleeps. After all, they pretty much sleep when they want to, …read the full article.
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How To Get The Best Photos Of Your Pup With Santa I bet a local vet or pet store near you is doing photos with Santa right about now. These are fun images of your pet to have that totally enhance the holiday mood. There are a few things to keep in mind to really get the best possible photos of your furry family members: 1. Get Them Tired Most …read the full article.
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Holiday Hazards for Dogs: We’ve all heard the horrors of little ones being in harm’s way, from minor tummy aches to more serious visits to the ER, due to unforeseen accidents. This year, let’s be mindful of our precious pups as we wrap our trees in tinsel and hang stockings on the mantel. Awareness of holiday hazards for dogs is a must when it comes to keeping our fur babies …read the full article.
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