Leaving Your Dog Alone

Dogs act out because they are expressing their needs.  Often a dog barking means they are unhappy or lonely and it’s a symptom of the problem, not the actual problem. Dogs are social animals and crave human attention and they do get bored and lonely. Spending 8-10 hours alone in a crate, tiny laundry closet, or even outdoors is too much for most dogs. It can lead to separation anxiety and destructive behaviors including chewing, soiling, digging, and nonstop barking or howling — even depression in a timid dog. Better choices are doggie day care, a mid-day visit from a … Continue reading

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Does Your Dog Walk You?

Walking your dog is a great way to socialize your dog while letting them explore and do their business.  However, letting them pull you and control the walk can be dangerous. Your  dog can pull you over while you’re out for a stroll. According to the CDC, tens of thousands of people end up in the ER every year because of pet-related falls. Many of these falls occur during walks — either when a person trips over a dog or is pulled or pushed by one. Experts say obedience training is the best way to make sure your pooch doesn’t … Continue reading

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Dog Boot Buying Guide -2015

There are several considerations when choosing the right set of boots for your dog.  Number 1, they need to stay on their paws.  We have done careful testing and analysis with our dog panel and we only stock boots that stay on your dog’s paws. Healer dog boots are sold in pairs so you can get different sizes for your dog’s front and hind paws. WHAT A GREAT IDEA! Secondly, in order for the boots to stay on your dog’s paws, they must fit correctly.  Carefully measure your dog’s paws across the widest part of their paw to insure you … Continue reading

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Why is my Dog Licking His Paw ? Treatments for Dog Paw Injuries

Dog paw injuries are so common.  Dogs can step on a bee, a thorn, or get it caught anywhere.  Plus, your dog’s paw can become inflamed from allergies and your dog’s constant licking on his paw. Foot pad injuries in dogs  range from , blisters, burns, ulcers, abrasions, tears, punctures and lacerations. When they walk outside be careful which surface they walk.Concrete  heats up quickly during warm or hot weather. Rock, gravel and sand can also injure the foot pads. The common clinical signs are limping, licking at the foot or bleeding. To treat mild abrasions at home,  gently rinse … Continue reading

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How to Choose the Best Crash-Tested Dog Car Safety Harness

We have car seats for kids but for years, we let our best pal ride in the front seat with their head sticking out the window. Or worst yet, sit on our laps. This causes accidents from distracted drivers but additionally with the advent of air bags, your dog can be seriously injured when an air bag explodes. One of the issues for testing dog safety was there was no dog crash dummy to test the harness. To make the world safer for pets, Lindsey Wolko, whose dog was in a car accident, set out to design an indestructible dog … Continue reading

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Why We Created a Safe Dog Cooling Collar

Hot weather is tough on dogs. Their average body temperature is 101-104 °, add lots of fur and the inability for them to sweat and they need help cooling down. Panting helps them relieve the heat but the only place they have sweat glands is on their paws. There are two  ways to cool down your dog. 1- Evaporative cooling which slowly drips water on your dog creating artificial sweat. This technology is great in dry climates but it doesn’t evaporate effectively in humid climates. Plus, if you are out hiking, there may not be a source of water to … Continue reading

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Dog Safety During the Summer

Dog safety during the summer is something many pet owners don’t give a second thought. Would we think the same about our children? How many times during the summer have you left your baby or toddler alone in a hot car while you run into the store? Most people would say “never” to that question. In the summer, we would never leave junior in a hot vehicle that will only get hotter as time passes. For most people, this is just common sense. But do we apply the same principle to our pet “children?” Many are guilty of thinking, “I’ll only be … Continue reading

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Take the Bite Out of Flea and Tick Season

Take the Bite Out of Flea and Tick Season ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tips to protect pets! Fleas are worst during warm-weather months, but they can live inside your home all year long. Spring and summer are usually the heaviest time for ticks. But they, too, can live year-round in some parts of the U.S. If you see signs of these pests on your pet, treat them right away. The best defenseis a good offense, so start treatment at the beginning of flea or tick season. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TIPS TO HELP PREVENT TICKS & FLEAS * Start prevention early with a vet prescribed, … Continue reading

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Keep Your Doggie’s Teeth in Tip-Top Shape!

Keep Your Doggie’s Teeth in Tip-Top Shape! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Doggie Dental Tips Did you know that brushing your dog’s teeth and providing plenty of chew toys can go a long way toward keeping his or her mouth healthy? Many pets show signs of gum disease by the time they’re four years old because they aren’t provided with proper mouth care. Give your dog regular check-ups and and your pup will have healthy teeth for years to come! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Brush Daily Tooth brushing should be performed daily. We recommend using a traditional flat profile toothbrush and veterinary or pup specific toothpaste. Human … Continue reading

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Tips For Preventing Dog Allergies

Spring is here! And with it, seasonal allergies. Humans aren’t the only ones who suffer during this season, many dogs will be scratching and wheezing their way throughout he next few months as well. Canine allergies are normally caused by the same triggers that occur in human allergies, such as mold and mildew, pollen, and dust mites. The good thing is that there are several ways for us to treat seasonal allergies in our dog. Signs and Symptoms Depending on the type of allergy, your pet may exhibit different symptoms. Pets do sometimes exhibit watery eyes and sneezing, however, the … Continue reading

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