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Warmer weather is finally here! It’s time to dust off your walking shoes, and your dog’s outdoor accessories, and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you take your canine companion camping or just out to the dog park to socialize during the long, warm days of summer, don’t leave home without these warm-weather must-haves:

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Whether you live in a metropolis high-rise or in a rural community, activity and play are important to your dog’s well-being. For dogs that live in the city or don’t have a backyard of their own, the local dog park can be a great option for a bit of exercise, as well as fun interaction […]

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14 Best Pet Care Tips

by DFS-Pet-Blog on March 19, 2015

Being a pet parent is much more than just snuggling, face licks and playing fetch with your pet. There’s a lot to know about raising a healthy and happy pet, and there’s a lot of information to dig through, which can be overwhelming. But don’t worry, you’re not alone.

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Certified Veterinary Technicians, in order to maintain their certification, need to complete a certain number of hours of continuing education (CE). CE credits can be earned in a number of ways, including online courses, reading and reviewing professional papers, and attending conventions that offer a variety of classes on a variety of interests. I attended […]

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Winter. It’s a cold, hard fact, especially up here in “bitter-cold-ville,” where winter can be over six months long. But getting up and out is just as important in winter as in summer — even more so, since it takes unwavering motivation to go outside when the weather is chilly. Pet parents must use their […]

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The notorious New Year’s resolution. Year after year, the number one resolution is to trim the waistline. But have you considered your pet’s calorie intake? New data just released from the Veterinary Pet Insurance Company shows that pet obesity is on the rise for the fourth straight year. Studies have shown that a quarter to […]

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The holidays are here again! As always, we wish you and your pets the merriest — and safest — holiday season. The following tips can help you avoid pet-related holiday hazards, helping to ensure health and happiness all season long. Do not feed your dog “people food.” Most indulgent holiday foods will hard your dog’s […]

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Last week I posted a link on our Facebook to the Symptom Checker for Dogs and Cats from our PetEducation.com site. That thing spread like wild-fire! I couldn’t believe the number of shares it got in less than an hour. It made me think, has everyone forgot about PetEducation?

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Puppy Update: 10 Months Old

by Melissa R. on October 4, 2013

Our Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever puppy, Emme, is now over 10 months old. I can’t believe how fast time has gone. My last update was at 6 months old so we have a lot to cover.

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The pet owner and canine patient have never had a wider array of choices in arthritic pain medications. From non-steroidal (NSAIDS) to the corticosteroids, pain relief has never been easier.

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Each year it’s a tradition in many homes to make resolutions for the upcoming year. Do you make resolutions? How about resolutions to do with your pets and their care? Here’s some ideas if you’d like to try out a resolution for your pet.

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HGE (Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis) is a rapid onset syndrome in dogs, that caught fast enough can be dealt with quickly. Learn more here.

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Last Saturday afternoon, I noticed my 13-year-old Border Collie, Mocca, was starting to LEAN a bit when she was retrieving a ball. I thought it was a bit odd, and kept a closer eye on her. Generally, I am fairly in tune with her, so any small change in her behavior raises a red flag […]

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