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Work like a dog day

So why do we say, “work like a dog?” Most dogs, just like people need work. Work leads to satisfaction and healthy mentally balanced dogs and people. A dog will work itself to death if needed, just like a horse will run until it has nothing left. Our border collie plays so hard and doesn’t […]

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Plants you want to have in your gardens and landscape

I had never thought about the plants that our landscaper had put in my flower beds until recently reading articles about plants that can naturally repel fleas, ticks and mosquitos.  Even though we have never had a problem with fleas, I didn’t realize it was because of the plants around my home. I have lavender […]

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Dogs love water

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Does your dog get enough mental stimulation?

Dogs need mental stimulation —A lot of it —You need to exercise their brains Food puzzles make them work out the problem of how to get the food out. Obstacle courses can be another way to exercise their minds.  These are like crossword puzzles to humans.  Try making area for them to jump over and […]

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Storm and Fireworks Anxiety

Taken from May/June 2019 AKC Family Dog Magazine With spring finally here and summer getting close, it’s time to  start talking about fear of storms and fireworks.  Don’t be surprised if your pet has previously showed no anxiety during storms or fireworks to develop this issue.  It can become an issue at any age.  Our […]

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Cancer: No one wants to talk about it!

In the US, there are an estimated 80 million dogs.  Of those, 20 million will get cancer at some point in their life.  It is the number 1 cause of death in dogs!  That’s one in four or 25% according to ACF (Animal Cancer Foundation). The average life span of dogs is fifteen years. Some […]

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A few facts to consider on Spay or Neutering your pet

In 1973 there were 13 million dogs entering shelters every year; recent statistics are that 6-8 million go into shelters today thanks to spay/neuter initiatives. Consider the following facts: An average cat has 1-8 kittens per litter An average cat has 2-3 litters per year So you can see how fast the cat population can […]

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Happy Memorial Day

Remember not only our human veterans, but our canine veterans. Over and over through history dogs have played vital roles in our military victories. Thank you canines for your service! Also remember, that your pets will want to over indulge at the barbecues. Please limit the food they consume, or we will see you first […]

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Allergy Solutions:

May is one of our worst allergy months, because all the trees and flowers are blossoming. It is also a time for us to treat our yards with fertilizers, more grass seed as well as treat for insects. All of this can give your pets an allergic reaction. Remember that they are wearing shoes like […]

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Hot Spots: Pyotraumatic Dermatitis

The scientific term for hot spots is cut moist dermatitis.  These painful sores can spring up overnight and recur over and over again. Hot spots are self-induced.  Dogs create hot spots by repeatedly licking and itching at a spot on their body, this injures the tissue creating the hot spot. 2 common forms related to […]

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