Healthy Pets

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Healthy Pets

Dogs have solidified their places in many families. Nowadays, more and more dogs accompany their pet parents on trips to the store, vacations and various recreational pursuits - including trips to the beach or the backyard pool. Many people assume all dogs can swim and swim well. But WebMD advises…
Companion animals bring great joy to their owners. The unconditional love cats and dogs provide appeals to people of all ages. While many people associate pets with kids who can’t wait to welcome the first cat or dog into their homes, pets can benefit aging men and women as well.…
“While birds are equipped to withstand most winter weather, they can’t turn up the thermostat, throw on an extra blanket or whip up a warm cup of cocoa.” Their natural food supply has been consumed or hidden by snow; most insects are dead or dormant; water is now harder to…
Dogs mature at faster rates than human beings. While many have heard the rule that every human year equals seven dog years, the reality isn’t so cut and dry. Size and breed play roles in determining a dog’s age equivalent. According to the pets division of WebMD, the first year…
Our feathered friends are busy at work preparing for the cold and snowy winter ahead. Noticed more birds coming around and checking your feeders out? Seeing an occasional Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay or Nuthatch? These birds are now deciding which bird feeders they are going to call home for the…
Providing a safe and comfortable environment is essential when welcoming new pets into a home. Animals have different needs depending on the species, but many furry companions can benefit from cozy bedding. It has become commonplace for pets to share their owners’ beds. According to a recent survey of pet…
Since I was a little girl growing up in Wisconsin, I have been drawn to the birds that surrounded my home. My first recollections were the red-winged blackbirds sitting on the phone lines; the robins hopping around searching for worms after a rain; the ducks and geese flying in formation…
Many of you out in the world of dog ownership have some lovely wiry-coated puppies. These coat types need some very special care in order to maintain that beautiful rich color and texture. Most terriers, some sporting dogs and even the occasional poodle mix have this coat. The best technique…
Many of us take probiotics for digestive tract health, but have you thought about also providing your four-legged friend with the same benefit that good bacteria provides? In my practice one of the first things that I recommend for any animal — sick or well — is an animal-specific probiotic…
Early exposure to grooming is paramount in creating a positive connection for your dog. This needs to be created at home as well as at the grooming salon. I always recommend the earlier the better for puppy grooms to start. It is important for the health of your puppy that…
I’ve heard it a million times… “Yes, I’d like to make an appointment to get Precious shaved for the summer. She is so hot! She is panting and miserable!” “What kind of dog is Precious, Mom?” “She is a husky.” This is when I break into my regular well-rehearsed schpeal…
Have you ever seen your dog eat grass? What about your kitty eating catnip? Many animals have a natural instinct to consume or eat plants, and that includes herbs that can help animals heal from health issues. Sometimes when dogs feel sick, they will actually go outside and eat grass…
Some pets handle trips to the veterinarian better than others. Animals used to car trips or spending ample time among other animals might not hesitate to get in the car for routine vet visits, while pets that don’t often socialize with other animals may be more resistant when it’s time…
Each week I get numerous calls from new dog owners needing guidance on what they should do now that they have made this often blind leap into pet parenting. Here are a few questions that I wish some of these owners had asked themselves first. Should I get a dog?…
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