Five Tips to Help Train Your Puppy

By Erin Ollila | Featured on Hillspet

Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting time for both of you, but it’s not without its busy moments; your new pet needs to learn what behavior is acceptable. While showing him the ropes, consider these options for training a puppy, whether you do it yourself . . . → Read More: Five Tips to Help Train Your Puppy

Dog Nipping & Puppy Play Biting

Article Featured on Hillspet.com

You knew having a puppy would be a big responsibility — and you were ready. You read up on housebreaking, worked out your commands for leash etiquette and puppy-proofed your home. And you were thrilled to discover that your new furry bundle of joy was the sweetest, most mild-mannered puppy . . . → Read More: Dog Nipping & Puppy Play Biting

Why Dogs Lick and When to Worry

Original Article By PetMD

Dogs lick themselves, that’s a fact of life, but when does it get to be an issue? You may catch your pooch

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How to Introduce a Dog to a Cat

Original Article By PetMD

Can cats get along with dogs? The answer is simply yes, says Dr. Liz Bales, a Philadelphia veterinarian. As long as pet parents take their time and follow a few simple rules for introducing cats to dogs, there’s no reason why felines and canines can’t develop a harmonious relationship.

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125 pets get a new leash on life in Oregon

Original Article By The Statesmen Journal

A mother terrier with her litter of five-day-old puppies and a deaf dog named Hazel were among the 108 dogs and 17 cats that arrived in Salem Saturday from high-kill shelters in Oklahoma and will soon be up for adoption.

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11 Facts About Fleas

Original Article By Kate Hughes from PetMD

Most pet owners have some experience dealing with fleas. After all, fleas are indiscriminate parasites, happy enough to feed off of dogs and cats, ferrets and rabbits, and, of course, humans, when the need arises. While a lot people have encountered these nasty little parasites, they know . . . → Read More: 11 Facts About Fleas

8 Surprising Facts About Puppy and Kitten Nutrition

Original Article By Paula Fitzsimmons

Think you know all there is to know about puppy and kitten nutrition? Are you aware that puppies and kittens are more sensitive to nutritional imbalances than adults, for example? Or that excess calcium intake can cause a puppy to develop orthopedic disease?

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Wildfire smoke can be hazardous to animals: how to keep them safe

Wildfire smoke can be hazardous to animals: how to keep them safe

Why Do My Dog’s Ears Smell Bad?

By Matt Soniak | Featured on PetMD

Dogs bring a lot of joy into our homes, but they also bring an array of odors to contend with. We’re used to many of them, from bad breath and “Frito feet” to farts and wet dog smell. But what about a funky smell coming from a . . . → Read More: Why Do My Dog’s Ears Smell Bad?

6 Common Illnesses to Watch for in Puppies

By Amanda Baltazar | Featured on PetMD

Your puppy is brand new and you want to protect him. The best thing you can do is to feed him a healthy, balanced diet, says Dr. Jim Dobies, a veterinarian with South Point Pet Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., and a member of the North Carolina Veterinary . . . → Read More: 6 Common Illnesses to Watch for in Puppies