Monthly Archives: January 2017

Top Ten Pets

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What’s that smell? So fido got sprayed by a skunk!

If you have a large dog, he probably likes his time outside to romp, play and sometimes get into mischief!  Our old dog many years ago, chased a skunk into our garage managing to get himself and the wall of our garage sprayed with the unpleasant odor!  So now what?!?! If the weather is mild, […]

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National Puzzle Day

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Aggression out of fear

The majority of dogs exhibit aggression out of fear.  Especially rescue dogs or shelter dogs may have pre-existing fears that you may not be aware of nor was the shelter.  People also have fears that stem from prior bad experiences that others have no issues with.  Remember that pets are each individuals just like people […]

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Exercise for your pets in the new year!

With the winter temperatures going up and down every week, it can be hard to help your pets get the exercise they crave!  Depending on the breed of dog you have, exercise can be part of their emotional health as well as physical health.  My border collie occasionally likes to chew up shoes (my brand […]

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Celebrating your pet’s life

Loss of a pet is as hard as losing any one of your family.  Here are some ideas to creating lasting memories and help overcome the grief: Plant a tree to remember your pet by. Donate your pets bowls/clothing to a shelter if no longer needed. Have a bracelet or necklace made with your pet’s […]

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Excitement Urination

Many dogs urinate while at our office.  This is why you will never see carpeting in our office and why we use a rug company for the few rugs we have.  Most of the time, this is out of nervousness or a male wanting to mark his territory.  But some dogs, especially young ones, are […]

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Socialization part 2

After you have had success at socializing your pet to other dogs, cats, etc, don’t forget to continue offering new experiences and reinforcing the current.  We tend to spend time teaching a new behavior and then stop using it such as obedience training if we are not taking them to the vet for a while […]

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Socialization of your canine

Socialization is helping our canines learn to communicate with us, fellow canines and other animals such as felines, farm animals etc.  Many people adopt a rescue canine, which presents special challenges in socialization.  You may never know what environments your canine has had and whether they are positive or negative. Socialization can take a very […]

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Happy visits to our office

We encourage you to stop by for a happy visit.  Some dogs associate car rides only with trips to the vet which is usually a source of fear and anxiety.  Feel free to stop in for a quick weight check, lots of love and treats, so your pet realizes that coming to our office doesn’t […]

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