Monthly Archives: May 2014

It only takes a second …

As I’m writing this heartfelt blog, I’m reflecting upon  several dog stories we have experienced in this last month.  Here’s the lessons to learn to continue to protect your best friend and your neighbors. This will take you 30 seconds to read and the lesson is to think about that ONE SECOND that YOU DON’T EXPECT that could change your life forever. SCENARIO #1 – Your Dog is outside in your  yard or by your garage with you You love having your dog outside with you, your dog sits by your garage door and loves watching the activities on your … Continue reading

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Warning Signs of a Dog Attack

Here’s the  common signs of aggression (and non-aggression):Growling, snarling, and baring teeth are obvious displays of aggression and should be treated as such.An angry dog may show the whites of his eyes, especially if these aren’t normally visible.Pulled-back ears laying flat against the head are a telltale sign of aggression, whereas normal floppy or elevated ears usually signal a dog’s nonchalance. If the dog approaches you with its body relaxed and with a sloping curve in its midsection, the dog is probably not going to attack. A dog whose body is tenses, straight and stiff (head, shoulders and hips aligned), … Continue reading

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How to Protect Your Dog From the Sun

Unfortunately, pets get skin cancer too. Just like us, dogs and cats are susceptible to sun damage. Excess sun exposure can lead to sunburns and skin cancer for our best friends. Most dogs and cats have hair that protects them from sun damage. However, hairless cat and dog breeds, like the Sphynx and Mexican Hairless dog, respectively, are highly susceptible to sunburns and skin cancer. In addition, it is important to realize that even pets with hair can be vulnerable to the sun’s harmful rays. Areas like the ears, nose, lips, eyelids and belly often have little to no hair … Continue reading

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Why Does My Dog Do That?

Why Does My Dog Do That? We love our dogs but they can do such strange things. Here’s  a look at some of our best pals’ strangest behaviors, and then try to understand them from a dog’s perspective. Most often, there’s a good reason for the behavior if you just look closely enough! Coprophagy Why would any animal eat its own waste or that of another animal? It’s a bizarre behavior from our perspective and one that can sometimes be detrimental to a dog. So then, why would your beautiful little fur ball stoop to such a vulgar level? Several … Continue reading

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