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Don’t Forget the Water!

by Claire H. on June 15, 2017

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.

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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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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 on 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 on 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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Puppies are naturally curious, so puppy proofing your house is important. These puppy proofing tips will help keep your puppy out of danger.

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Learn about Cerenia, a nausea-controlling drug that helps dogs with motion sickness.

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With a few healthy life style changes and possibly a pet med such as Rimadyl, the improvement in an arthritic dog’s quality of life can be amazing.

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Would it surprise you to learn that blood pressure can be checked in cats and dogs, too? Actually, a blood pressure reading can be an important part of monitoring your pet’s overall health.

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Dog anxiety is difficult for both the dog and the dog owner. Veterinarian offers options you might consider if your dog has anxiety issues.

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In honor of Adopt a Senior Pet Month, here is a special tribute to Izzy – a true example of the joys that adopting a senior pet can bring.

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From the moment I found out our photographer Alan and I were going to visit one of our new partner companies, Vetco, I was excited for the opportunity to observe veterinarians and technicians take care of pets in the new world of the mobile Vetco clinic.

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It’s not always easy balancing a hectic work day, kids, families, and still finding time to give your pets the lovin’ they need. But as pet parents, you know how important the time is you spend with you pets. Whether it’s a morning kiss goodbye as you head to work or an all-out snugglefest at […]

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