Smart Tips for Running With Small Dogs

Smart Tips for Running With Small Dogs

BY KRISTEN SEYMOUR | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

Owning a small dog has its advantages. It’s easier to find hotel rooms and apartments that allow small dogs. Small dogs eat less food (and, as you’ll know if you’ve ever been on poop scooping duty, create less waste) than their larger counterparts. And, if you’re looking for a lapdog, well — you don’t need us to tell you that having a Havanese on your lap is probably a little more comfortable than trying to make space for a Great Dane.

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Tips to Stop a Dog From Chewing on Shoes

Tips to Stop a Dog From Chewing on Shoes

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We allowed our dog to chew on an old pair of shoes as a puppy, because it was so cute. But now she’s a year old, and she chews on any shoes she finds — most recently, an expensive pair of dress shoes. We get mad when she does this, but we know it’s because we allowed it early on. Can we stop her shoe-chewing habit, or are we doomed to live with it forever?

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Want a Backyard Goat? 10 Things to Consider

Want a Backyard Goat? 10 Things to Consider

BY DR. LAURIE HESS DVM, DABVP (AVIAN PRACTICE) | Article featured on Vetstreet.com

You may have heard the expression, “He really gets my goat!” But what do you get, when you get a goat? People think about getting backyard goats for lots of reasons: for milk, entertainment and companionship, or even for help in keeping some of the weeds trimmed. But before you consider getting a goat, it’s important to know how to keep them healthy and happy. Here are 10 things you should know:

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Dog Limping – How to Get Your Dog Back on His Feet

Dog Limping - How to Get Your Dog Back on His Feet

A number of things –– infections, injuries, or arthritis –– can sideline your dog, leaving him with a limp. Here’s how to figure out what’s wrong and get him the help he needs.

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Westminster Dog Show 2020 Results: Siba Wins Best in Show

estminster Dog Show 2020 Results: Siba Wins Best in Show

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Article Featured on BleacherReport

A standard poodle was named Best in Show at the 2020 Westminster Dog Show in New York on Tuesday.

Four-year-old Siba took home top honors on the final day of the competition, just getting past the six other finalists after surviving the field of 2,500 pooches. The runners-up included Vinny the wire fox terrier, Wilma the boxer, Daniel the golden retriever, Bourbon the whippet, Bono the Havanese and Conrad the Shetland sheepdog.

Here are the seven finalists!


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February Is National Pet Dental Health Month: Clean Those Teeth!

February Is National Pet Dental Health Month: Clean Those Teeth!

Article Featured on Dogtime.com

Dental disease is more than just a cosmetic issue. When your canine companion or feline friend has red gums, yellow teeth, and stinky breath, it could be a sign of serious oral disease that could, if left untreated, lead to devastating affects on your pet’s quality of life.

Neglecting your pet’s teeth and gums can cause chronic pain issues that may even be at the center of certain behavioral problems. That’s why National Pet Dental Health Month, observed all through February, is so important! Here are some things to keep in mind this month and all throughout the year.

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Pet Dental Month: Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

Pet Dental Month: Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

Article Featured on Douglas Feed & Pet Supply

February has been declared Pet Dental Month –and for good reason. The most common disease seen by veterinarians is dental disease. In fact, 75-85% of pets over the age of 2 have dental disease of some form. You’re probably thinking: Great, I don’t like going to the dentist, I can only imagine how my pet feels about it! The truth is, the same philosophy that applies to you and your family also applies to your pets when it comes to dental care. Below, we’ll discuss the importance of healthy dental practices for your pets and what you should do to ensure they have a comfortable and long, healthy life.

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Canine Anaplasmosis or Dog Tick Fever

Brown Tick

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Overview/Risk of Canine Anaplasmosis or Dog Tick Fever

Ticks are not only disgusting little blood-sucking creatures, they are dangerous, too. Ticks are one of the primary couriers for transmitting certain infectious diseases, collectively called “vector-borne [or, tick-borne] diseases,” of which canine anaplasmosis is one. Canine anaplasmosis can be found throughout the United States, primarily in the northeastern, mid-Atlantic, and north-central states, as well as in California.

To see if anaplasmosis is in your area, visit the interactive map at dogsandticks.com and click on your region.

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Stress in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Finding Relief

Stress in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Finding Relief

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You’re probably all too familiar with your own responses to stress. And you can probably tell when your closest friends or family members are feeling anxious, too. But what are the signs of a stressed-out dog?

As their pet parent, you are your dog’s best ally when it comes to defeating stress, so it’s important to be able to identify when they’re stressed and to know how to help them relax. Here’s everything you need to know to understand, identify and relieve dog stress.

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A Common Sense Approach to NSAIDs and Your Pet’s Pain Management

A Common Sense Approach to NSAIDs and Your Pet’s Pain Management

Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

Anytime you can relieve your pet’s pain, it’s a big relief for you, too. Thankfully, veterinary medicine offers more ways to do that than ever before. In fact, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are the most common pain medications prescribed for pets today.

When used for surgical procedures, NSAIDs can help reduce the risk of complications from pain and inflammation, so pets can recover faster. And when prescribed for chronic conditions, such as arthritis, these medications can often help dogs return to activities they love, from fetching balls and daily strolls to jumping on the couch to snuggle.

But as with any medication, NSAIDs may have side effects, some of which can be serious. It’s important for you to work with your veterinarian and weigh the risks and benefits of giving your pet these medications. The more you know about potential side effects and how to monitor your pet, the better prepared you’ll be to make informed decisions about your pet’s health.

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