Dog Bath-Time

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I’ve bathed hundreds of dogs in my life.  This includes not only those from my clinic, but also routine bathing of my own dogs.  From the lips of others, I’ve heard a variety of tales about this mythical event referenced as dog bath-time.  Most are stories of horror about wet dogs trampling through the house […]

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Boarding Your Pet

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Boarding your pet – joy, stress, excitement, dread…everything all rolled into one.  I’ve seen a lot of questions recently that arise from people who have certain expectations when they board their pet.  These expectations, when unfulfilled create a less than desired experience.  I believe most of these misconceptions happen because it is difficult to think of […]

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Selecting the Right Dog Toy

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Toys are an important part of owning a pet.  Selecting the right dog toy is just as vital.  They provide entertainment, enrichment and can contribute to dental health.  Not all toys are created equal and more often than not, the toy is ignored or the other end of the spectrum – torn to bits.  Here […]

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Dog Parks – Kitty Hollow Park

Entrance sign.

I always get a little excited when I plan a trip to a dog park with the boys.  Doing something on a weekend morning is a frequent enough occurrence that Enzo is excited any morning that we sleep in.  He wakes up instantly energized (okay, this isn’t atypical for him) and I can barely get […]

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Responsibility Bites

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Linked ahead is the horrific news story (with pictures) of the news story about a guy in New Charleston arrested on animal cruelty charges.  He is charged with duct taping a dog’s muzzle closed.  I almost can’t look at the picture.  It seems like lately I’ve been more hyper aware of abandoned, abused and mistreated […]

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Spoiling Your Pet

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Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, what better way to spend it than spoiling your pets.  Who needs fancy chocolates, vibrant roses or sappy cards when you have a pair of big brown eyes looking up at you. Homemade Toys There are tons of websites out there that show you how to turn […]

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Holiday Stresses

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If there’s one thing that I noticed when browsing through pages, it’s that there is a lot of information on what to make sure your pet -doesn’t- get into during the holidays.  Chocolate, tinsel (who uses -that- anymore?!), poinsettias, and the list goes on and on.  Don’t get me wrong, these lists are important.  There’s just […]

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Dog Rescue – A Personal Point of View

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Large, dark and hopeful eyes watched me.  I couldn’t move without that gaze following my every step.  He is sweet to the point of making you feel claustrophobic, which is a challenge to correct because any voice louder than normal talking sets about submissive urination.  I want to let you in on what kind of […]

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Bomb Sniffing Dogs

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I recently read an article put out by www.smithsonian.com on bomb sniffing dogs.  Holy cow was it an interesting read!  It detailed what they had to go through for training and what was expected of them.  I always view service dogs of any kind with a type of reverence.  Even though these dogs have no […]

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Summer Heat Tips

The beach can still be fun, and safe.

I try to stay away from topics that have been written about over and over.  Especially if there are those out there who sing a good song.  Summer heat tips are so very important, for any species, that I felt compelled to add my own voice to the mix.  I live in Texas, so when […]

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