Tag Archives: dogs

Safety precautions to make sure your pet doesn’t get away from you.

Many times our pets can run away from us for one reason or another.  It may be to chase an animal, to avoid punishment or just because!  Try these tips to avoid disasters! If you have a fenced back yard, always a good idea to check the fence every month or so.  Some dogs are […]

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A few more tidbits about Ticks!

Now that fall is approaching tomorrow, we get many pet owners saying they don’t need to give tick protection with the colder weather.  Here are three facts to remember before you decide that your pet friends don’t need protection this time of year. Ticks can infest on my and then on into your home to […]

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Lyme Facts

The number of Lyme disease cases in people in the US has tripled over the past 20 years. Lyme disease is the most frequently reported vector-born disease in humans and dogs in the US. Use of Lyme vaccine now seems to be reducing the number of clinical cases of Lyme disease in dogs. The Lyme […]

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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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