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How to Introduce Your Vizsla Pup to House Members

April 14, 2017

You’ve adopted a Vizsla pup. Congratulations! Your new companion will provide you with years of friendship and loyalty. He or she may be a sporting dog, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be a snuggler, a television-watcher, and a long-walk-taker, too, so enjoy those precious first few months getting to know your companion. Introducing your new buddy to your home (and those within it) correctly is important. It can be a bit overwhelming for dogs […]

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5 Weird, Wonderful Golden Retriever Facts

April 12, 2017

Mulling over whether or not to add another dog to your family? If so, you aren’t alone; more Americans than ever are choosing to adopt dogs. People adopt for a wide range of reasons. Some people choose a pup so that their children can have the experience of being responsible for another life (with mum or dad’s help, of course), while others adopt just because they love animals. Still others seek out working dogs that […]

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Bone Appetit! Not Every Dog Food Additive Is Bad.

April 10, 2017

Ever glance at the nutritional information listed on the back of your dog’s favorite kibble? Short of being a scientist, it can seem a bit like you’re reading Greek thanks to all the lengthy chemical names. Confusion around exactly what those chemical names mean, unfortunately, frequently leads pet owners to make potentially bad choices about dog food. Most people either shy away from foods unnecessarily, assuming them to be dangerous simply because of the scary […]

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5 Hidden Springtime Doggie Dangers

April 7, 2017

We’ve talked a bit about springtime safety, checkups, and keeping your dog healthy throughout cooler weather in the past. We also shared information on the most common springtime problem – fleas, ticks, and worms. Each of these is an important facet in the process of keeping your dog healthy, happy, and enjoying himself no matter what the weather brings. Unfortunately, that’s not all you need to watch out for in the spring. A new season introduces other […]

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Creating a Puppy Schedule + Routine

March 28, 2017

Your puppy thrives on routine. Much like a human child, when his routine gets out of whack, it can cause him to become stressed, cranky, overtired, or even much too hyper for his own good. Over and under-stimulation and sudden changes in your pup’s routine should be considered “the enemy.” Following a routine daily (or at least as often as is possible) will ensure that he gets the rest, food, and exercise he needs to […]

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Finding Your Fur-apist

March 8, 2017

Millions of Americans each year work with therapy dogs to alleviate the symptoms of conditions like depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and autism. Sometimes referred to as emotional support animals (ESAs), these animals provide significant comfort and benefit to their owners when engaged with correctly. They are exceptionally common for combat vets and people who struggle with mental illness who may not otherwise qualify for a service dog. Unfortunately, there’s a significant amount of […]

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Puppy-Proofing and Preparation Checklist

February 27, 2017

Bringing home a new puppy is equally thrilling and terrifying. You have this squiggly, lovable little bundle of joy to laugh at and admire, but raising a dog from puppyhood also comes with a long list of responsibilities. Responsible adopters recognize this in advance (that’s you!), and work to ensure that the new furry friend has everything he needs to grow up big, strong, and happy long into the future. Make no mistake; your puppy […]

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Canine Diabetes: 5 Preventive Care Tips

February 20, 2017

Canine diabetes – it’s an expensive, devastating, and challenging disease for dog owners to address, no matter when it occurs. Treating a dog with diabetes often requires insulin injections multiple times a day. It’s a tough nut to crack, with some breeds more predisposed to the disease than others. And with an incidence rate of somewhere between one in 100 to one in 500 dogs experience diabetes throughout their lifetime, it’s a problem that can […]

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For Cheetah Cub, Dog Is a Cat’s Best Friend at the San Diego Zoo

February 8, 2017

Dogs – they’re man’s best friend. Whether hunting or relaxing by the fire, our dogs give us companionship, loyalty, and enduring friendship from the day we adopt until the day they move on. From the time man first began interacting with wolves right up until present day, we’ve shared a deep and untenable link that connects us. As the San Diego Zoo discovered, sometimes that link isn’t just between dogs and humans, either; it can […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Grooming Your Golden

January 30, 2017

Golden Retrievers are a work of art in motion. Whether you’re playing fetch or chasing one another around the yard, his beautifully soft yellow-gold coat flounces along behind him gracefully. It’s the picture of perfection for Golden owners, and something that spurs on photo opportunities, treasured memories, and some of the most delightful moments you’ll ever have with your dog. Life with a Golden isn’t all perfection, though; these silly and playful dogs have a […]

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