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Know How to use Dog Treats Properly in Training

Using treats in dog training can be difficult. It’s tempting to either hand them out too freely or to refrain from using them too much. The key is to find a balance. Dog training can be a difficult process to get right. Delicate balances need to be struck between expectation and reward, incentive and instinct. … Continued

The Three Most Common Places Fleas Are Found

Adult fleas are parasites that tend to live on the back, neck and underside regions of cats and dogs, with the eggs, larvae and pupae living off the host. But where are fleas before they latch onto an unsuspecting cat or dog?   The Yard – Fleas thrive in many climates but prefer moist, humid … Continued

Climate Changes and Flea & Tick Infestation

“Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880,” reports NASA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. While we could traditionally count on the late spring and summer months as being “flea and tick season,” the effects of global warming are extending the season dramatically. When the weather gets warm … Continued

Flea Prevention is Better than a Cure

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That proverb certainly rings true once fleas have entered your home and it becomes too late for preventative measures. So what can a pet owner do to prevent fleas from jumping into their domicile? Here are the top three tips … Continued

Safe Usage is Crucial with Flea & Tick Products

There are dozens of different types of flea and tick products for pets, including powders, collars, dips, sprays, shampoos, topical spot-on liquid products, pills given by mouth, and more. Some products are only available from a veterinarian while others can be purchased at retail. These products include ingredients that kill adult and immature stages of … Continued

Preventing Versus Treating Your Flea and Tick Problems

We’ve all heard the old saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Nothing could be truer in the context of a potential flea or tick infestation of your dog and home. Be proactive and prevent a problem Fleas and ticks expose your dog to numerous parasite-borne diseases. Of course, the … Continued

Making a Pet First Aid Kit for Cats and Dogs

Having a pet first aid kit will help you be prepared to keep your pet healthy and safe. While you should take your pet to the veterinarian for any major ailments, it is important to be prepared to handle all facets of health and safety. To do this, you should keep a pet first aid … Continued

11 Fall Pet Dangers to Avoid

The crisp chill of autumn is upon us, find out the top 11 fall pet dangers to avoid. The crisp chill of autumn is upon us, that means changing leaves, cozy sweaters, and lots of holidays. But along with all that excitement comes some dangers for your adorable pooch and kitty. Find out the top … Continued

The Heat is On: Preventing Heat Stroke in Cats and Dogs

During summertime, everyone loves to be outside – and that includes your family pet. Whether he’s hanging out in the backyard, heading to the beach, or going for a hike, pets always seem like they are having a blast when they are outside. Unfortunately, you have to be mindful of heat stroke in dogs and … Continued

How to Trim Your Dog’s Nails

Most dog owners relinquish the job of clipping their dog’s nails to a groomer or veterinarian. Your dog may not like to have his paws touched, but trimming his nails need not become an ordeal. Ease into the job by handling your puppy’s paws on a regular basis so that she gets accustomed to the … Continued

What are Hot Spots and How to Treat Them?

Written by Dr. Elizabette Cohen, Veterinarian, Radio Personality & Pet Owner. A Hot Spot is technically called Acute Moist Dermatitis. It is a condition caused by the pet himself or herself by self-trauma. Have you ever had an itch so intense you couldn’t leave it alone? We all know better than to scratch a spot … Continued

Making a Pet First Aid Kit for Cats and Dogs

Having a pet first aid kit will help you be prepared to keep your pet healthy and safe. While you should take your pet to the veterinarian for any major ailments, it is important to be prepared to handle all facets of health and safety. To do this, you should keep a pet first aid … Continued

Identifying and Treating your Dog’s Joint Problems

Joint problems can be trying for both you and your dog. Help your dog by knowing the signs and the treatments. Joint problems are common in many dogs and can affect them in a variety ways, running the spectrum from minor annoyances to sources of great pain and discomfort. Joint problems can hinder walking, exercising, … Continued

Protect Your Dog From the Flu

If you think flu season affects humans, think again. There are strains of dog flu as well and it’s up to you to keep your dog’s health in check. When flu season rolls around, you’re always on top of it, supplying yourself with Vitamin C, hand sanitizer, tissues, cough drops, and flu shots. But have … Continued

Caring for a Pregnant Dog

Caring for a pregnant dog has many challenges, but in the end, it is all worth the extra effort. Hopefully, you were able to get your dog examined by a veterinarian and updated all vaccinations before the pregnancy. This can be vital protection against many diseases from being passed down to the puppies. Intestinal parasites … Continued