walk the dog

The first week of October is National Walk Your Dog Week. For pet parents, every day includes walking the dog, but a full week of national recognition is a great opportunity to make it more exciting. Of course, the health benefits for dogs (and people) are many. So how can you take an ordinary walk…

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One positive of being at home during the pandemic has been the ability to spend a lot of time with a new puppy or a new dog. Now is the right time to help your puppy feel comfortable when it’s time for the family to return to work or school. There are steps you can…

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Congratulations! Whether this is your first puppy or you’ve done this before, caring for a puppy includes helping your pet adjust to family life and establishing a foundation of care for a long and healthy life. VACCINATIONS Vaccinations protect your pets from serious infections and diseases as well as promote wellness throughout the pet community by avoiding…

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pet first aid

Spring is a great time to brush up on pet first aid basics, and create or replenish a pet first aid kit. Warmer spring days outside can lead to bug bites, minor cuts, or contact with spring-time hazards in the home and around the yard. Knowing pet first aid basics and creating a pet first…

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With the many changes in our lives due to COVID-19, our pets can be such a comfort to us! Although we are all practicing self-isolation, social distancing, or quarantine, we can still partner with our pets to keep them active and have fun together. Your canine couch potato might be more active with everyone at…

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dog running with a tennis ball in its mouth

Beachbody weather is around the corner so it’s time for that canine couch potato to emerge from the “long winter’s nap” to get moving.  Activities for dogs and cats provide meaningful exercise, mental stimulation, and being active encourages positive behaviors. Keeping your pet active can also benefit your wallet. Prevention of diseases through proper exercise…

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There’s more to your dog’s skin and coat than meets the eye. The skin and coat are a dog’s first line of protection from their environment, so maintaining healthy skin and a strong coat is essential. Sounds easy but sometimes challenging issues such as an allergy hot spot or flaky, dry skin and a dull…

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Pet Safety Tips for Summer Dogs do not handle the heat of summer the same way we do. Heatstroke, burns and respiratory difficulties are serious issues for pets during the summer. Here are a few important things to remember… Stay safe, be well and enjoy summer fun with your pets!

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