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Archive for 'Behavior'

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

May 18, 2015

Super Smiley, blog dog, here with the news that May 17-23 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Why do we need a week like that? There are 70 million dogs in the United States, and more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year with children being the most likely to be bitten and severely injured. Even the most trusted dog can bite…  

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Spaying/Neutering Your Pets: What You Need To Know

May 12, 2015

I’d like to help you navigate the sometimes murky waters of the spay/neuter conundrum. There’s a lot of misinformation and lore out there about spaying and neutering and I want you, the pet owner, to have the right information from a practicing veterinarian. Despite all the controversy, one thing is still crystal clear: For the vast majority of pets and pet owners, having your pet…  

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Stress Awareness Month: How to Detect Signs of Stress in Dogs and Cats

April 01, 2015

Often, it’s everyday noises and events that we, as people, take for granted that in fact can cause pets to experience both stress and anxiety. Take loud music for example. If you live in a household with teenagers, loud, heavy-metal and decibel-crashing music is probably a daily occurrence. Pets, especially cats, hate the noise and may hide for long periods in an attempt to escape…  

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National Puppy Day and 8 Puppy “Starter” Tips!

March 23, 2015

Today is National Puppy Day! Founded by Colleen Paige in 2006, and held on March 23 annually, National Puppy Day was created to “celebrate the unconditional love and joy that puppies bring to our lives and to raise awareness about the horrors of puppy mills.” Colleen’s goal is to have 10,000 puppies adopted from shelters and rescues on National Puppy Day, and their official motto…  

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