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Are You “Treating” Your Dog to Obesity?

Are You “Treating” Your Dog to Obesity?

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Have you noticed your dog getting a bit thick in the middle lately? Many pet guardians consider the act of giving their dog treats as a sign of love. In reality, giving too many treats is a leading cause of dog obesity. According to perfectpuppycare.com, the right treat portion for your dog depends on the […]

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  April 21, 2017   No comments
Bananas: Healthy Dog Treat?

Bananas: Healthy Dog Treat?

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  My dogs LOVE bananas!  Every time they see me with one, they come over wanting a bite.  I split the pointy end piece between them, their fruit bite of the day. I’m a big believer in feeding healthy treats, and bananas fill the bill. Health Benefits of Bananas For Your Dog They’re also rich […]

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  April 19, 2017   No comments
5 Ways To Healthy Skin And Coat For Your Dog

5 Ways To Healthy Skin And Coat For Your Dog

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Having healthy skin and coat makes your dog look and feel better.  If you notice your dog scratching often he may have an allergy, adrenal problems or a parasite of some kind. Dry skin problems may be easy to correct, or might involve a visit to the vet to determine the underlying cause and set […]

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  February 11, 2017   No comments
Dogs and Winter: It’s Tough On Them, Too

Dogs and Winter: It’s Tough On Them, Too

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When I headed to my doctor’s appointment this morning, I wasn’t planning to do any education.  As it turned out, though, I had an opportunity to educate the staff a bit on the issue of dogs and winter. I spoke briefly to the receptionist when I arrived, and the conversation came to what I do […]

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  December 8, 2016   No comments
Resolving Dog Gastrointestinal Issues

Resolving Dog Gastrointestinal Issues

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Has your dog ever eaten something then suffered from diarrhea, vomiting or both afterward?  Dog gastrointestinal issues are scary, and messy! So how can you resolve them, or determine if  a vet visit is needed? Introduction Tubby (pictured above), a dog walking client, is a 14 year old diabetic Lhasa Apso, requiring two insulin injections […]

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  September 13, 2016   No comments
People Food: Sharing With Your Dog

People Food: Sharing With Your Dog

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You’ve probably seen items online cautioning feeding dogs “people food”  and for one of my dog walking clients this point was brought home quite graphically last week. The dog’s guardian is elderly and lives in a senior living community.  Her husband was moved into full time care last year and it’s been quite a period of adjustment. […]

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  April 7, 2016   No comments
Dog Weight Loss Tips

Dog Weight Loss Tips

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Over the weekend, a Facebook friend of mine posted a question about what food others suggested to help her dog lose weight.  The dog needs to lose a few pounds, and her vet advised her the food she’s currently feeding is high in calories. If the food you’re feeding your pet is good quality, before […]

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  March 22, 2016   No comments