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Is Rawhide Ok for Dogs?

What is Rawhide? Although many dog owners are big fans of rawhide, as their dogs really enjoy having a good old chew on it, rawhide for dogs isn’t as harmless as it looks. In fact, this can be very dangerous for pups, as it can cause intestinal blockages and can also...

How to Introduce Your Dog to a New Dog

By Erin Rakosky, DVMDogs are social animals and most enjoy the company of others. Just like humans, some dogs have more outgoing personalities, and others are more reserved. Whether you just brought home a new puppy and are introducing him to an existing dog or you...

Pets can boost your brain power, study says

by Sandee LaMotteHaving a long-term pet companion may delay memory loss and other kinds of cognitive decline, a new study has found. Pet ownership was especially beneficial for working verbal memory, such as memorization of word lists, according to the preliminary...

Why Grooming is so Important in the Winter

By Diana BoccoDog grooming isn’t just a “hot weather thing.” In fact, dog grooming during the winter months is just as important for the safety and well-being of your pet as it is during the warmer months. A healthy coat is like a thermos—it acts as a temperature...

How to Help a Dog With Separation Anxiety

It’s a heartbreaking scene; after a short time away from your house, you return to a dog that’s wet from drool, trembling and wide-eyed with fear. There’s a mess by the door, and the TV remote and couch cushions are chewed to bits.It’s clear that you’re dealing with...

Why Sugary Candy is Dangerous to Dogs

Did you know that Feb. 15 is National Gumdrop Day? While you may be wondering what gumdrops and toxicology have in common, ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center toxicologists warn that gumdrops are not as innocent as they may look.With the ingestion of gumdrops (or any...

Do I Have A Fat Dog? How To Tell If Your Dog Is Overweight

By Kate BarringtonDoes my butt look big in this collar? Here are a few tips to deal with a fat dog.Dogs are known for being voracious eaters – no matter how well you feed them, they always seem to be hungry. This being the case, it is easy to slip your dog extra...

How To Read Dog Body Language

By Stephanie Gibeault, MSc, CPDTKey PointsDeciphering dog body language is an important part of communicating with your canine.Dogs use posture, facial expressions, and other body language to communicate.Understanding your’s dog body language is a key aspect of...

5 Ways to Protect Pets in Winter

Follow these tips to keep animals safe and comfortable In many areas, winter is a season of bitter cold and numbing wetness. Make sure your four-footed family members stay safe and warm by following these simple guidelines.1. Keep pets shelteredKeep your pets inside...

Ringing In The New Year Safely With Your Pet

by Dr. Fiona Lee, DVMAs the year comes to an end, there are certainly going to be celebrations in hopes for a better new year. While your dog may have liked having you home more frequently due to quarantine and social distancing restrictions, it seems like most people...