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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Dog Parks – Tom Bass Park

Entrance Sign

Just as important as dog park etiquette  is the dog park itself.  It can be difficult to know until you take the effort to load the dogs up and pay them a visit, what a dog park is going to be like.  Join me on my journey of discovering Houston’s dog parks to help make your […]

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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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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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Senior Dog Wellness

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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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Winning the War Against Dental Disease

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Dental disease is often a complex problem.  Many pets don’t show initial signs when they are suffering from any assortment of dental abnormalities.  It is now common knowledge that dental disease can cause serious problems in the major organs for pets that are affected.  Just like in people, preventative care goes a long way in […]

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