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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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“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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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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