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Gum Disease Prevention

Gum Disease Prevention

There is no question that it is incredibly important to practice good oral healthcare for our pets in order to maintain their overall health. Gum disease poses a particular problem for dogs, who are five times more likely to develop the disease than humans. If your dog’s gums are not properly maintained, the effects can […]

Why is My Pet Suddenly Aggressive?

Why is My Pet Suddenly Aggressive?

Nothing is more terrifying or confusing for a pet owner than when your typically easy-going and friendly pet suddenly attacks another animal, child, or you. The answer to why your pet has suddenly become aggressive isn’t always clear. In any case, if your pet exhibits acts of aggressiveness, it is imperative that you address it […]

Hearty, Healthy, and Homemade: Great Recipes for Your Dog

Hearty, Healthy, and Homemade: Great Recipes for Your Dog

Food is the most important thing we buy for our dogs. Good nutrition is essential to healthy teeth, skin, muscles, and the overall wellbeing of our pets. While many dog food manufacturers are dedicated to making sure they are providing healthy dog food to their customers, the best way to ensure your dog food has […]

How to Prepare Your Dog for Holiday Guests

How to Prepare Your Dog for Holiday Guests

It’s that busy time of year when we’re preparing our homes for incoming guests and relatives. We know you’ve got a million things going through your mind right now but take a moment and consider the fact that your dog likely has no idea what is about to come his way. If you’re wondering how […]

Help Your Dog Overcome Separation Anxiety

Help Your Dog Overcome Separation Anxiety

The most obvious way to avoid separation anxiety in your dog is to never ever lead his side. Of course, we know that’s not realistic so luckily we have other options for you to try. If your dog gets anxious or stressed when you leave him by himself, he is experiencing separation anxiety. Symptoms of […]

Are Rabies Vaccinations Necessary Anymore?

Are Rabies Vaccinations Necessary Anymore?

The short answer is yes, but let’s explain why! It is true that rabies is not as widespread as it once was, though it still affects many wild dogs, raccoons, bats, and skunks. Some pet owners believe that because it isn’t as common, or because their pet stays mostly indoors, they can opt out of […]