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10 Must-Have Items for the Perfect Summer Kit for Your Dog

By: Sheila Joseph

May 31, 2021 • 5 mins read

Summer is a glorious time to soak up the sun and get more outdoor time with . Think beach trips, hikes, summer camps, and picnics! While you’re busy having fun, don’t forget to ensure that your dog stays healthy, happy,…

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Tick Prevention & Removal

By: Rebecca West

May 31, 2021 • 4 mins read

I don’t know about you, but I do not like bugs. Typically, my fear increases exponentially if it can sting or bite me, so you can imagine how I feel about bugs that burrow in your skin and hang on…

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As Told by a Vet: Top 4 Reasons to Spay or Neuter your Dog

By: Sydney Pokard

May 26, 2021 • 2 mins read

What is spaying and neutering? A spay is the surgical removal of a female dog’s reproductive organs (including the ovaries and uterus), and a neuter is the surgical removal of a male dog’s testicles. “Fixed” or “altered” are some other…

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The Latest Discovery About Grape Toxicity In Dogs

By: Sydney Day

May 17, 2021 • 7 mins read

There are several foods that we know are totally safe for humans, but are toxic to dogs. Grapes (and raisins, which are just dried grapes) are one of those foods that we have known can be very dangerous. While veterinarians…

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Teeth Brushing 101

By: Rebecca West

May 10, 2021 • 5 mins read

Did you know that you’re supposed to brush your dog’s teeth three times a week at a minimum? Because I sure didn’t. Veterinarians actually suggest brushing twice a day, just like you (ideally) do for yourself. Brushing is important to…

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Dog Kibble… How Good is it REALLY?

By: Kaylee Weeks

May 10, 2021 • 6 mins read

There is such a vast amount of kibble types on the market and all have significantly different ingredients, but is any of it really that good for your dog? As a dog owner, I’ve thought about this many times myself…

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5 Ways To Help Your Dog Lose Weight

By: Heidi Walker

May 10, 2021 • 4 mins read

Dogs are irresistible with their contagious affection and love. We’re hopeless against their puppy dog eyes and warmth, and sharing food and giving treats becomes easier and easier the more time goes on. But, to have our little joys stay…

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How to Pick and Choose Food for Your Dog

By: Alexa Rabini

April 26, 2021 • 7 mins read

I became passionate about canine nutrition after I lost both of my childhood dogs within 3 months of each other.  Xander and Frances were on a rotation of Hill’s Science and Blue Buffalo. These were brands I thought I could…

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4 Unknown Facts about the Dangers of Puppy Mills from a DOGtor

By: Sydney Pokard

April 21, 2021 • 5 mins read

If you are considering getting a puppy, it is important to know the facts about puppy mills and why to avoid getting a puppy from one. The term Puppy Mill is used to describe large-scale commercial dog breeding, that focuses…

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5 Ways to Keep Your Senior Dog Active and Healthy

By: Kelly Kantrowitz

April 19, 2021 • 6 mins read

Just like their humans, dogs experience changes as they grow older. When your cuddly pup hits the age of 7, they’re officially considered a “senior”. While there’s no grocery store or movie ticket discounts waiting for senior canines, it’s imperative…

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