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    Tips for Safe Dog-Walking at Night

    Aug 09 2013

    Now that we’re in the heart of summer, the days are longer and the evenings are warmer. Many pet owners choose to walk or jog with their dogs at night, as a way to get in some outdoor exercise while…

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    Tips for Preventing Ticks on Your Dog

    Aug 02 2013

    It seems impossible to find a "tick-free" region these days. Ticks are becoming common in areas of the USA and Canada that were once relatively safe. Because of the prevalence of these little…

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    7 Essential Items to Pack for a Day Trip Outdoors with Your Dog

    Jul 26 2013

    Who doesn't love to take their best friend along for a day outside? It's never fun to get to your destination and realize you've forgotten something essential. Here's 5 things you should never leave…

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    Yes, you can help eliminate your dog’s thunderstorm anxiety

    Jul 12 2013

    If your dog is shaking, quaking, barking or hiding during thunderstorms, you’re not alone. It’s a very common problem. The good news is — it doesn't have to be a permanent problem.

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    An overweight pet is no joke!

    Jul 05 2013

    Some folks seem to think that fat pets are funny, and they put photos and videos of fat pets on-line. But whether you see an overweight dog in your neighbourhood or on YouTube, it’s no laughing…

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    Heat stroke alert for all pets!

    Jun 28 2013

    Last week a South Carolina veterinary practice was alarmed by a situation involving heat stroke. A local dog had been left outside too long, in 90+ degree temperatures and extreme humidity. The…

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    Study points to sterilized dogs living longer

    Jun 21 2013

    A recent University of Georgia study report* revealed a significant finding related to the lifespans of dogs that have been spayed or neutered versus dogs that were still intact (not spayed or…