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Leave Them At Home

Leave Them At Home

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I read another article a few minutes ago of a policeman breaking a car window to rescue a dog left unattended in a too hot car.  In these extremely hot summer days, the temperature inside a car get reach well over 100 degrees within five minutes.  Leaving the window down a few inches doesn’t really […]

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  July 26, 2012   No comments

Do Your Homework Before Buying From A Breeder

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I’m an advocate for adoption vs. buying when it comes to adding a new pet to your home, but for those looking for purebred puppies through a breeder, here are some points to check out: Breeder should breed puppies that are mentally, genetically and physically healthy.  They should have paperwork available for you to review […]

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  March 29, 2012   No comments

Most Common Canine Diseases

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Whole Dog Journal published some interesting statistics from a Banfield Pet Hospital study of their patients in 2010. One of the most startling stats was a 32 percent increase in canine diabetes. A leading cause of diabetes in dogs is obesity. Obesity was one of the leading diagnoses in dogs in 2010, correlating with the […]

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  August 4, 2011   No comments

What’s Ailing Your Dog?

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According to VPI, a leading pet insurance provider, following is the list of top 10 medical conditions dogs suffered with in 2010: 1. Ear infections 2. Skin allergies 3. Skin infection/hot spots 4. Gastritis/vomiting 5. Enteritis/diarrhea 6. Arthritis 7. Bladder infections 8. Soft tissue trauma 9. Benign tumor 10. Hypothyroidism VPI reports that policyholders spent […]

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  May 2, 2011   No comments

Sunscreen for Dogs? Seriously?

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Jessie, the sun-kissed dog: Well, as summer begins to tailspin into fall, I still want to take every opportunity to worship the sun and maintain my sexy glow.  Now that the kiddos in the neighborhood are back in school, I have the pool side to myself.  Tried to get that darned house cat of ours […]

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  August 23, 2010   No comments