Boarding Your Pet

dog vacation

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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Responsibility Bites

dog shelter

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

dog stress

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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Bomb Sniffing Dogs

from www.smithsonian.com

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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Rabbits – Not the Easter Bunny

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I’m a little late for this one, but I didn’t want to wait until next April to talk about Rabbit care and how Easter (I love the holiday as much as the next person) does all of our cute, cuddly, critters a disservice.  I’ve also seen rabbits at fairs or carnivals to be won like […]

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Senior Dog Wellness

from huntdrop.com

It’s that time again…time to bone-up on your life-stage recognition and recommendations.  All of our Senior Dogs out there hold a special place in our hearts.  Even though they might be thought of as “over the hill,” they have been our constant companions for so much of our life that they almost seem to read […]

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