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How to Avoid Separation Anxiety in Dogs During the Holidays

Posted by Kaila Scott on

How to Avoid Separation Anxiety in Dogs During the Holidays

Separation anxiety in dogs is one of the most common challenges that dog owners face. Canines who suffer from separation anxiety don’t just dislike their humans being away from them, they experience intense panic attacks resulting in destruction to not only themselves but also their environment.  During a panic attack, a dog may bark, howl, destroy the home, have accidents, and exhibit many stress-induced behaviors. In fact, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, roughly between 20% and 40% of dogs who are seen by animal behaviorists in North America are diagnosed with separation anxiety. While some dogs are genetically predisposed...

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Can Dogs Get Frostbite On Their Paws?

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Can Dogs Get Frostbite On Their Paws?

Winter may invite some conflicting feelings. It can be such a beautiful season—but also miserable and dangerous. Having a fun and safe winter requires some preparation. Dog owners need to consider how the winter affects the hairier members of their families. Watching your dog play in the snow is so much fun, but with that comes the need to take precautions. In this article, we answer the question, can dogs get frostbite on their paws? But don’t worry—by the end, you’ll also learn how to prevent frostbite on a dog’s paws. You’ll know what signs to look for in case this happens to your...

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Things to Do With Your Dog In The Winter

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Things to Do With Your Dog In The Winter

Keeping your dog exercised and entertained in the warmer months isn’t a problem. The trouble starts when winter comes around, the temperature drops, and snow, sleet, and rain start to fall! Even if you’re happy going outside in it, some dogs much prefer staying cuddled up in the warm. Thankfully, there are still plenty of things to do with your dog in the winter to stop them from getting unhappy and overweight. Want to read all about them? Check out this list of the best winter activities for dogs. Make Food Fun Dogs don’t just burn energy by running around in the...

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Valentines Chocolates And Pups 101

Posted by Matthew Holmes on

Valentines Chocolates And Pups 101

So, you left your Valentine’s day candy out, and your dog snuck a piece…or five. Don’t panic! This is your step-by-step guide to helping them through it and getting your furry friend feeling better in no time.    Step 1: Assess the situation Figure out what your dog ate and how much they of it. Especially if it’s chocolate! Step 2: Call up your Vet If it looks like your pup ate a giant’s portion of sweets, your Vet may advise coming in immediately. On the other hand, if your furry friend just took a few nibbles, your vet might...

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ARE DENTAL CHEWS GOOD FOR DOGS

Posted by Caroline Silva on

ARE DENTAL CHEWS GOOD FOR DOGS

We have all met the adorable-looking dog, only to be shocked by how their breath smells. We’ve come up with phrases like ‘puppy breath,’ ‘dog food breath,’ and everything in between to describe the pungent aroma coming from our dog’s mouths.  But the fact of the matter is, whether a dog’s breath is good or bad is not related to age, or what they most recently ate. It’s connected to their dental hygiene or lack thereof.  Cute dogs with bad breath beg the question, ‘are dental chews good for dogs?’ Well, the verdict is out. And the answer is a...

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