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Archive for April, 2016

Dementia & Our Elderly Pets

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

OldDogOur pets are living longer and longer lives thanks to advancements in veterinary medicine as well as the continued focus on pet parent education.  We know so much more about the health and well-being of our pets than we ever have in years past.  We love our pets all the way from puppy/kitten hood to their golden years, complete with a gray muzzle and deeply loyal eyes.  There is something about the years of unconditional love from an elderly pet that simply cannot be explained or replaced.  That loyalty and love is what makes it so difficult to watch as their minds and bodies slowly deteriorate in front of us.  We are not helpless, though! (more…)

Why Does My Dog Turn into Cujo During a Walk?

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

LeashAggressionLeash aggression is a very common problem that many dog parents struggle with daily.  Their dog is a social, friendly dog to everyone and every dog that he meets…except when he is attached to a leash.  When on leash, the dog barks, snarls, lounges, whines, jumps, and causes a very embarrassing scene.  Have you ever passed a dog like this at the park?  Or are you the parent smiling with red cheeks saying “Really, he’s very sweet at home.  I’m so sorry!”  What is leash aggression?  And is there any hope for you and your pup to enjoy walking together again? (more…)

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Is Your Dog Neurotic or Obsessive? His Stomach Health May Be to Blame

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

We all know and understand the importance of our dogs’ diets.  Healthier, more natural food options means a healthier, happier canine companion.  But have you considered what the “happier” part really means?  In light of a study on obsessive behaviors in dogs and their gut health, we may have a much deeper understanding than ever before. (more…)

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