Don’t Forget the Water!

by Claire H. on June 15, 2017

Always remember fresh water for a day at the beach!

Always remember fresh water for a day at the beach!

When packing the car for a fun day at the beach we always remember to pack drinks and refreshment for all the humans… do you remember to pack fresh water for your dog, too?

Just as we don’t want to drink the water from a lake (or ocean), it isn’t a good idea for dogs to either. Lake water can contain algae that can be harmful to dogs when ingested, and the salt content of saltwater can cause salt poisoning if too much is ingested. It can take as little as a few swallows of contaminated lake water to make a dog sick if the wrong algae is present. read full post

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Cooper Taking a Ride

Cooper Taking a Ride

When we first met our puppy, Cooper, he was already sixteen weeks old. We had arranged to meet Cooper and his owners at a park in Las Vegas, Nevada. My husband arrived home from a military training and we drove directly to the park from the airport. When the owners got Cooper out of the car, we noticed that the fur around his mouth was a little bit wet. We didn’t think much of it and quickly began playing with our new fluffy puppy. Cooper didn’t seem as excited to see us as we were him, but we decided to take Cooper home with us.

We headed towards our vehicle and loaded him into his puppy kennel. As soon as we hit the freeway on-ramp, I noticed large strings of drool coming from Cooper’s mouth. A few minutes later, I heard the dreaded dog heaving noise coming from the crate in the back of the car. I turned around to see Cooper depositing torrential amounts of drool on the floor of the crate. Minutes later, his last meal followed suit. The flashback of Cooper’s wet mouth suddenly made so much sense. We quickly pulled off and cleaned the poor puppy and the car. Once the damage had been contained, we got back in the car and eventually made it home. Cooper didn’t have any more bouts of drooling or vomiting, so we weren’t concerned. After a bath and some water, Cooper perked up and became acquainted with his new surroundings. read full post

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Enjoy the 4th of July with Your Pet SAFELY in Hot Weather!

by Melissa R. June 1, 2017

The 4th of July can be a fun time for you and your pets! Family, friends, cookouts, playtime and fun in the sun. But please remember to BE SAFE with your pets during hot weather.

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On the Road Again – Car Safety and Comfort for Dogs

by Keri K. May 15, 2017

How to get your dog to appreciate riding in the car, along with a few products that can help.

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Got a Stressed Dog? Try These Tips!

by DFS-Pet-Blog May 1, 2017

Like humans, dogs can also get stressed. Dog stress can result in undesirable behavior and can lead to health issues. Try these tips to calm your dog.

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2017-2018 MASNA Student Scholarships Available

by Aquatics April 19, 2017

We are proud to again partner with the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA) for the 2017-2018 MASNA Student Scholarships. There are two scholarships available: One $4,000 scholarship for a college undergraduate student One $4,000 scholarship for a college graduate student The 2017-2018 MASNA Student Scholarships are sponsored by Drs. Foster and Smith LiveAquaria.com, […]

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Heartworm: Keep Your Dog Protected

by DFS-Pet-Blog April 15, 2017

Remembering to give your cat or dog a heartworm pill is too important to forget. Prevention is easy…treatment is not. Learn about heartworm disease.

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What You Need to Know About Heartworm Disease

by DFS-Pet-Blog April 1, 2017

Prevention is easy…treatment is not. Learn about heartworm disease so you can keep your dog and cat safe from this devastating disease.

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New Puppy?

by Melissa R. March 29, 2017

Get tips and advice on how to care for the new puppy in your life.

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Happy Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day!

by DFS-Pet-Blog February 2, 2017

February 23 is Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day! Here are a few fun trivia facts plus what you can do to celebrate this doggitylicious day.

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6 Fantastic Ideas for Fall Fun With Your Dog

by DFS-Pet-Blog September 13, 2016

Happy fall! Along with gorgeous new sights and increasingly comfortable temperatures, fall offers unique opportunities for fun with your dog. 1.) Enjoy the changing foliage – Explore a park, go hiking, or simply stroll around your neighborhood to take in nature’s handiwork. Be sure to protect your dog against fleas and ticks with a product like K9 […]

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29 Ways to Spoil Your Pet

by DFS-Pet-Blog January 2, 2016

Pet owners will relate with many of these “tips” for spoiling your pet. No matter how we spoil our pets, it’ll all add up to happy, healthy pets!

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How to Puppy Proof Outdoors

by DFS-Pet-Blog December 12, 2015

Before you let your puppy begin to enjoy the outdoors, anticipate potential dangers and prevent your puppy from going into places that are off-limits.

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