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Fleas, Ticks and Mosquitoes.

Posted on June 30, 2019 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (2)

Fleas, Ticks, and Mosquitoes.

With the snow gone and the flowers are in full bloom, it is a time of year to enjoy the park with your dog along with many outdoor activities the season offers.  The sunshine is an invitation to get out and to get active. However with the melting of the snow comes the many tiny pests that come with it.

Common insects such as mosquitos, fleas and ticks carry harmful diseases. Without proper protection your pet can get ill.

A lot of ...

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Why dogs are amazing!

Posted on April 10, 2019 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Why dogs are amazing!

3/15/19

Why are dogs amazing?

Their bravery shines working with police officers sniffing out drugs and finding criminals or lost victims in search and rescue.

They are an extra set of eyes leading the blind as guide dogs, or various other services to help people, such as alerting an owner to a seizure coming. Or they can be a pillow for a shoulder to cry on as an emotional support animal.

They are very helpful for farmers by herding or guar...

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Rabbit Care

Posted on March 3, 2019 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (2)

3/1/2019

10 FACTS FOR RABBIT CARE


When we think of pets we typically think of dogs, cats, and hamsters. Also, many exotics come to mind like reptiles and birds. There are a variety of animals out there that match a lot of the criteria people are looking for in a pet. Have you ever thought about a rabbit?

Here are 10 facts that you should know!

1. They can live 7 to 10 years.

2. Rabb...

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The bark about Bark box!

Posted on February 5, 2019 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The bark about Bark box!

The first Bark box I received six months ago was everything I expected. Inside were two bags of treats made in the U.S.A or Canada, one natural chew and two squeak toys. Every box featured a different theme.

Their website walked me through step by step on how to customize a box. When customizing the box, it allows you to pick the size and durability level to match your dogs needs. Box pricing varied, but included free shipping.

Every month I ...

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How to train your dog to walk on a loose leash.

Posted on January 10, 2019 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

It is a beautiful summer morning, the sun is shining, and you and your faithful dog are walking at your favorite park. With slack in the leash, it is a peaceful walk. Suddenly, a deer takes off running while another dog approaching is lunging and barking at your dog, but you still have slack in the leash. No this is not a dream, this can be your reality. Loose leash walking is possible with training and patience.

If you don’t want your dog to drag you around on leash, the rul...

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Why cats and dogs don't always get along.

Posted on June 21, 2015 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Cats and Dogs.

Ever wonder why cant and dogs seem to hate each other?  Cats have a very different way of using body language than dogs do, so much of the trouble comes from miscommunication.  Misreading the other species can lead to an attack on either end.  Here are some examples of how the body language differs.


Tail Height:

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The dog's tail is wagging, must be friendly...not always.

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

What does the dog's tail really mean?

Many people believe that a dog that is wagging it's tail must be friendly.  This is a common misconception that unfortunately leads to a bite sometimes.

Tail positions have different meanings.  

 

  1. High tail:  A dog that is carrying a high tail can mean the dog is feeling confident, powerful, secure, or dominant.  This high carriag...
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Bad Food for Cats

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are a few foods to avoid giving your cat.

 

  • Tuna:  Some tuna is fine, but as its only diet it can cause mercury poisoning, malnutrition, and addiction to tuna.
  • Onions/Garlic/Chives: Cause gastrointestinal upset. Onions can break down red blood cells causing anemia.
  • Milk: They are lactose intolerant so it causes upset tummy and diarrhea.
  • Alcohol: Damages liver and brain. 2 tsp of whiskey can cause coma in a 5 po...
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Hazardous Foods For Dogs

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)


Most everyone likes to give their dog treats, but here is a list of foods to avoid giving your dog.

 

  • Avocado: Contains persin that can cause vomitting and diarrhea.
  • Alcohol: Can cause intoxication, coma, and sometimes death.  They can handle less alcohol than you.
  • Bones: Can cause obstruction or laceration of the digestive tract.
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