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Dog Park Etiquette for Recreation and Parks Month

July 02, 2015

This month is being hailed Recreation and Parks Month. Dog parks fall under this umbrella because after all, they are all about doggie recreation. From a canine perspective, a trip to the dog park is probably the doggie equivalent of happy hour at your favorite hangout socializing with your friends. If you have never taken your dog to a dog park before, I think its…  

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Help! My Dog Bit a Toad!

June 30, 2015

It seems like every day here at Pet Health Central, we learn new things. Usually, I find out something new and disgusting about animal parasites, but occasionally, I learn about new hazards to our pets. Case in point: toads. Toads? Several years ago, I lived near a lake and our miniature Schnauzer and Yorkshire terrier found living in the rural area delightful. There were ducks…  

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The Simple Answer to “Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?”

June 23, 2015

You’re probably not going to believe me, which is fine. Everyone has their own pet theory regarding the real reasons dogs eat grass, the reason that’s clearly, obviously right. These theories range from “Dogs eat grass to make themselves throw up,” to, “Dogs eat grass to make up for some unmet dietary need,” to, “Dogs eat grass to purge their systems.” Everyone has their favorite…  

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Summer Playtime with Your Dog

June 04, 2015

When it comes to outdoor games and your dog, is it any wonder that the first thing that probably comes to mind is “fetch?” Admit it, though… some of you have dogs who gleefully run after a ball or flying disc, but they don’t necessarily want to bring it back. At my house, with a couple of terriers, “fetch” is NOT the game of choice….  

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