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Tips For Flying Safely With Your Dog

flying safely with your dog

Tips for Flying Safely with Your Dog Image source: pixabay.com under CC0 Creative Commons   For dog lovers, when having a puppy or an adult one, they consider this pet a family member and want to bring him/her along to everywhere. However, going with your dog through a long distance is quite a complicated matter if you travel by plane. Many airlines agree to transport animals, but others do not. It is …read the full article.

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Crate Training, Dos and Don’ts

Crate Training, Dos and Don’ts 7 Dos and Don’ts On Crate Training Your Puppy Crate training, when done right, is a tool that can help your dog feel safe while also enabling you to teach her the house rules. Yay, everyone wins! It’s important to go through this process the right way, however (not to mention, armed with lots of patience!) So, with that in mind, here are 7 dos …read the full article.

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Epileptic Dogs

Epileptic Dog

EPILEPTIC DOGS Living with an Epileptic Dog Seizures are one of the more common neurologic problem in dogs.  Owners are often emotionally distraught because of the violent and unpredictable nature of seizures.  A seizure is the result of excessive electrical activity in the brain, and can manifest as abnormal behaviour (e.g. fly-biting, vocalization, running in circles, aggression) or uncoordinated motor activity (e.g. paddling of legs, muscle twitching, stiffening of muscles). …read the full article.

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The Wolf Among Us — Part II

Hybrid wolf

The Wolf Among Us: PART II How Bigby Got His Lucky Break One night, as I was ticking through the shared Google Document we had made to keep track of our potential pulls, sadly deleting rows formerly reserved by dogs who had now been adopted or euthanized since last check, I heard my phone vibrate. I looked up to see my co-worker’s name briefly flash across the screen. I unlocked …read the full article.

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The Wolf Among Us — Part I

Wolf Hybrid

The Wolf Among Us  PART I How Bigby Got His Lucky Break They say you never forget your first. Your first kiss, your first love, your first car. Firsts are fleeting, but they often last us a lifetime. For those lucky enough to call ourselves animal rescuers — legitimate, certified rescuers who have been properly trained and run healthy operations — you certainly never forget the first animal you rescue …read the full article.

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Low-Stress Ways To Play With Your Senior Dog

Play time with your senior dog

LOW-STRESS WAYS TO PLAY WITH YOUR SENIOR DOG Lindsay Pevny for Wiggleless As your beloved dog enters her senior years, a wise old glow will slowly replace her youthful spark. Her naps will get longer, and your adventure walks will be cut short. Still, she needs exercise and mental stimulation to keep her healthy. Gentle exercise prevents weight gain, which could put stress on her already-achy joints.  Stimulating, yet calm …read the full article.

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When Dogs Itch

When dogs itch

When Dogs Itch As we begin to wrap up our Summer fun, it’s important to remember that our pups aren’t out of the red zone just yet when it comes to fleas, ticks, and other creepy crawlers. Skin irritants and hot spots are a real pain to your pup. Did you know a hot spot starts simply because something irritates, itches, or causes inflammation of the dog’s skin? Your little …read the full article.

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First Aid Kit For Dogs

First Aid Kit For Dogs

What Is A First Aid Kit For Dogs? Good pet parents are in tune with their pet’s health and wellbeing but even if you provide your pup with the appropriate diet, checks ups, grooming and lots of TLC—accidents and emergencies can still happen! Be Prepared! Just as you would create a go-to emergency kit for your family, it is a good idea to have one on hand for your pets …read the full article.

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Dog Park Bullies

Dog park bullies

Dog Park Bullies I was recently reminded of an interesting experience I had once on a trip to a dog park when Henry was a puppy. The park was divided into two areas- one for dogs over 20 lbs. and one for dogs under 20 lbs. After passing through a series of two ‘checkpoints,’ Henry and I entered the 20 lbs. and under area and I released him from his …read the full article.

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Puppy Love

Puppy Love

Puppy Love Pet parents across the globe introduced a new member to the family over the holiday season and bringing home a new baby comes with its highs and lows. Of course, the pure joy of having this new playmate around the house is the most rewarding; however, sometimes making such a huge transition can also bring a list of unexpected challenges. Whether you are a first-time pet parent or …read the full article.

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