International Chihuahua Appreciation Day

International Chihuahua Appreciation Day

The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Chihuahuas come in a wide variety of colors, and two coat lengths. Wikipedia Also know as a “purse dog” One of the oldest breeds in American If not trained, they will rule your roost! They have lots of […]

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Mange: an overview

taken from: Tufts University book 2 types:  Demodectic & Sarcoptic Demodectic: mange mites that live in the dog’s hair follicles sometimes called follicular mange or red mange starts by looking like patchy hair loss happens around face, eyes, and feet caused by a parasite:  demodex canis considered by many vets to be an immune system […]

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Happy Mother’s Day

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National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

The main disasters we have to worry about in Indiana is tornados, flooding, and blizzards as far as weather goes. Here are some of the facts I highlighted last month with tornados since May is also one the months when we are most vulnerable to tornadoes. The excessive rains we have seen over the past […]

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Cat weight loss

58% of cats are obese or overweight according to the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention. That equals a greater risk for type 2 diabetes, higher blood pressure, heart problems, arthritis and cancer. It also means more veterinary bills for your cat. Obesity is the number 1 health threat to cats today. So what to do? […]

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In the news from Animal Wellness Magazine

  Dog owners are fitter overall, report better mental health and lower stress levels…why because they are walking pets an average of 30 minutes a day, according to OnePoll.com  My family doctor recommends 30 minutes of physical activity 5-6 days a week.  Walking your dog fits your bill! According to luminer.com people from a survey […]

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The Newest Poison: Marijuana

So far this year the ASPCA reports a 765% increase in all to animal poison control center about pet exposures.   The number of edibles makes marijuana more enticing to dogs. They smell and taste like regular baked goods. Cats on the other hand are more attracted by marijuana in its bud form. Dogs have […]

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Raw Diet for Dogs: Is it healthy, is it a good idea?

The newest fad in diets for dogs is a raw food diet.  So what is it and is it a good idea.  Should you think about it for your dog? Raw feeding is designed to replicate the kind of diet that wild dogs and wolves eat when they catch and consume their own prey.  It […]

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Nail Trimming Tips

I hate trimming nails, what about you? Even though I started trimming nails when Reba was 8 weeks old, yet she and I still hate it!  I have used files, sanders, drimmels, traditional trimmers and even the new “as seen on TV” sander/grinder.  She hates them all and so do I.  Therefore, I don’t trim […]

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May Day for Mutts

Today is a kick off to National pet adoption month for shelter pets, mixed breeds, senior pets, as well as handicap pets. So you want to get a dog, but have never had a dog before. Everyone should have the joy of a dog. Let’s talk about how to determine the dog that will be […]

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