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November Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Dorothy aka Dorfee

November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Let us tell you about Dorothy…aka Dorfee

November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Let us tell you about Dorothy…aka Dorfee.   What a sweet pup! Dorothy was donated to an organization to be a service dog. During the time Dorothy was with us as puppy raisers, she helped with numerous booths, presentations and dog-related events. She also raised funds for her service […]

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Alert about bone treats for dogs that have cause illness and worse

Alert about bone treats for dogs that have cause illness and worse. The United States Food and Drug Administration issued an important  warning regarding store-bought bone treats for dogs. The associated treats have already caused numerous illnesses and even death in at least 15 dogs. This alert comes from the DogFoodAdvisor, which has a mission of saving […]

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change in Daylight Saving Time affect a dog’s clockwork?

Does the change in Daylight Saving Time affect a dog’s clockwork?

Does the change in Daylight Saving Time affect a dog’s clockwork? This weekend we fall back an hour as Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. What are some of the effects on your dog? Like humans, dogs have circadian rhythms, an internal clock that tells dogs when it’s time to sleep, be active, […]

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“My Big Fat Pet Makeover” is here to help pudgy pets

Animal Planet has a new series called My Big Fat Pet Makeover. Pet trainer Travis Brorsen helps overweight pets during a four-month long weight-loss and behavior modification program. Brorsen creates individual exercise and diet plans in addition to implementing positive reinforcement training methods. He also uses techniques like wake-up calls for owners, which use visual […]

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When a dog needs to diet

Putting on pounds can shorten the lifespan of your dog. Dogs, and cats, that are overweight carry the burden of increased health problems, including the following: Osteoarthritis/joint problems Type 2 diabetes Respiratory and heart disease Kidney disease High blood pressure Chronic inflammation Skin disorders Many forms of cancer – especially intra-abdominal cancers A 2016 survey […]

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Dogs tilting their heads – Pure cuteness or something more?

When dogs tilt their heads, they’re telling humans something. The question is what. The theories are many. Here are some. To hear better    Dogs have movable earflaps. Dogs move their head and earflaps to help identify where a sound is coming from and calculate how far away it is. When a dog tilts its […]

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Here's Otter after the vet visit and ready for a peanut butter Kong.

What goes down a pup must sometimes come back up

Otter, the 12-week old retriever, loves to chew. He also loves peanut butter. When you put peanut butter on one of those nubby Nylabones, Otter’s in chew heaven. Last week, Otter chewed the end off his peanut butter-covered Nylabone. Then he swallowed it. Fortunately, his human was close by and realized what had happened. A […]

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Time for ticks? Dogs and their humans beware.

They aren’t exactly charging toward Charlotte. Yet. But ticks carrying Lyme disease are making their way south, down the Atlantic coast. Cases of Lyme disease have increased along the Eastern Seaboard as ticks have migrated from Maine down to the southern border of Virginia and now into North Carolina. An article in this week’s USAToday […]

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