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Tag Archives: dogs

Interesting Facts About Today’s Mutts

December 02, 2015

Thanks goodness mutts are in vogue! This means that more and more people are adopting loving, funny mixed breeds, or, as they are sometimes referred to, “pavement specials.” We have a special day to celebrate them because as it stands right now more then 53 percent of dogs in America are mutts. The last mutt census conducted in this country was done in 2011. It…  

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16 Important Winter Safety Tips for Pets

November 30, 2015

Super Smiley, blog dog here, and I’m a big dog. A big dog who’s very cold natured! So I have some personal tips on keeping your pet safe and warm in winter. Keep your pet indoors! I can’t imagine being left outside in the cold! Exposed skin like paw pads, noses and ears are vulnerable to hypothermia and frostbite. Dress for winter! Yep, get your…  

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Bloat and GDV: What Is It and Why Is It So Bad?

November 24, 2015

What is “bloat” or GDV? What is commonly called “bloat” (known medically as gastric dilatation and volvulus, or GDV) is the sudden and painful expanding of the stomach, accompanied by a shift in the normal position of the stomach. It is a surgical emergency and is seen very commonly in dogs. Unfortunately, it kills very quickly unless surgery is performed. There is no way to…  

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How Pets Can Join the Thanksgiving Celebrations

November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving is the quintessential family holiday and every year family members travel from far and wide to all get together in one destination. And it’s not unusual for both canine and feline family members to travel and join in with all the celebrations too. Just a word of caution and basic petiquette: Never simply arrive with your dog or cat in tow. Incumbent pets may not…  

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