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Showing posts from July, 2018

Could Your Dog Be A Senior?

There are countless articles and books on puppy care, but considerably less advice is available about caring for senior dogs.  Senior dogs are wonderful, special beings and they have earned their right to enjoy a comfortable life, yet sadly many senior dogs are left to fend for themselves when they outgrow their cuteness.  Older dogs comprise a considerable part of animal shelters because many people simply do not want to adopt senior dogs. Even those of us who lovingly vow to care for our dogs from puppyhood to old age often miss the signs (or unintentionally refuse to believe) that our precious pups are reaching their golden years. I still call my black lab, Django, “puppy.” Even though she will be turning eight this fall, I still recall adopting her like it was yesterday, and while she may technically be considered a senior, she is far from a puppy. It's difficult for many owners to think of their pups as getting older, but the more we prepare ourselves for our dog’s senior year

Tips For Traveling With Your Dog

Summer is here and the heat is on, but that doesn’t mean you have to hide out at home. Whether you’re a beach or a mountain lover, you can bring your dog along if you have the right know-how and gadgets to keep her/him cool and protected. After all, a family vacation isn’t a family vacation unless your best furry friend comes along for the adventure. Yett travel can be stressful for pets and owners alike. Dr. Carol Osborne , DVM offers must-have advice on the ‘have pet, will travel’ revolution!

Babies Who Grow Up With Pets Have Less Allergies

Having a pet is good for your baby,  says a study  out of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Researchers at the hospital studied nearly 500 babies in large cities, such as New York and Boston and tracked their health, along with allergen and bacteria levels in their homes. The study found that babies who were exposed to pets within the first year of life were less likely to suffer from asthma and allergies than those babies who were exposed after age one. It also found that babies exposed to cockroaches and mouse dander were less likely to suffer from wheezing by age three.