Rusty’s Bad Day At The Park

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Last Tuesday my husband and I took our two pups out for a walk at the local dog park. The dog park has a small lake (more like a mud puddle really), which also doubles as a place for kids to fish. We left the truck and began hiking the path that meanders along the […]

Dr. Tims Dog Food Review

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Dr. Tim is a veterinarian and a dog musher who owns Alaskan Huskies. He developed Dr. Tim’s brand dog food as a way to provide his working dogs with a food, which would provide enough nutrition and calories. Besides dog food formulas, Dr. Tim also sells massage balm for working dogs, a de-worming treatment and […]

Why Feed Puppy Food and When to Switch to Adult Food

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  This is a guest post written by Lorie Huston, she is an amazing veterinarian who is always willing to share her knowledge with others without reserve. Anyone who has cared for a puppy realizes how quickly they grow. Sometimes, it seems as though you can see them growing overnight. This rapid growth means that […]

How to Choose a Veterinary Hospital

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How to Choose a Veterinary Hospital Do you have a new puppy/dog? Have you moved recently? One of the most important decisions you can make as a pet owner is choosing where to take your pet for medical care. A lot of people think that most veterinary hospitals are pretty much the same. They’re not! […]

Arthritis in Dogs

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Arthritis is one of the most common afflictions for dogs; it affects one in five dogs in the United States. Arthritis is a debilitating condition which causes inflammation and pain in a dog’s joints, and usually affects elbows, hips, shoulders, back and neck. It can affect one or more joints and is often present in both […]

Canine Hot Spots

What is a Hot Spot? A hot spot is a localized area of skin inflammation and infection. The infection can be superficial or deep. Also called moist eczema, hot spots are the sudden appearance of wet, circular patches of infection on the skin that create intense itching and irritation. What are the signs of a […]

Obese Chihuahua Video

Here’s a video clip from National Geographic Channels – Dog Town. There’s a very unhealthy chihuahua in the video. The Dog Town veterinarian discusses how the Chihuahua’s extra weight will impact its life. The veterinarian also mentions how obesity is a big health problem affecting over 40% of dogs in America. A fat dog is […]

Anesthesia Free Teeth Cleaning For Dogs

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When I began researching this article. I fully intended on learning about all the benefits of anesthesia free teeth cleaning for dogs, but the more I learned, I began to discover that anesthesia free cleaning isn’t necessarily the best choice. You may have the best of intentions for trying to minimize your pet’s exposure to […]

How to Brush Your Dogs Teeth – Video

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  Sometimes a dog’s mouth is a very intimidating place. It’s dark, damp, there are 42 sharp teeth and, unless you’ve done your job it is kind of stinky in there. Just like with other dog-related must dos such as washing your dog your attitude towards the activity will influence how your dog responds to it. If […]

Anesthesia Risks for Dogs

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  Whether or not to use anesthesia is perhaps one of the most sensitive topics in pet care. Many pet owners have suffered the tragic loss of a pet. Often, these pet owners suspect that the death came about due to negligence while their pet was under anesthesia. Sometimes their suspicions are true, sometimes they’re not. The […]