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The Importance of Wellness Checkups

July 30, 2014

I first wrote about wellness checkups for both cats and dogs after attending a American Veterinary Medical Conference (AVMA) in San Diego. It’s a wonderful opportunity to eavesdrop on the veterinary world, get the latest facts and figures and sit in on interesting workshops. Every five years, AVMA produces a well-researched Pet Demographic Sourcebook. It’s a highly respected tome and, in fact, the U.S. Census Bureau…  

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How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth

July 22, 2014

Brushing your dog’s teeth does not have to be a chore. In fact, many dogs look forward to it! Read this post and your pup be on the way to a brighter, whiter and healthier smile. Things you’ll need to get started: 1. Dog toothbrush 2. Canine toothpaste 3. Gloves or finger toothbrush 4. Patience Introducing your dog to dental duties can be difficult, but…  

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The Importance of Good Nutrition

July 16, 2014

Good nutrition is the cornerstone of your pet’s good health and general well being. A well-balanced diet not only translates into a thick, glossy coat, strong teeth and nails, and shining eyes, but also results in your pet being both mentally and physically fit. With dogs, this means lots of energy to play games and interact with other pets, both at home and in the…  

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Tips When Considering a Therapy Dog

June 19, 2014

It’s become a reality that Bo needs to retire from therapy work after more than 10 years of service. She is still able to handle some visits and really does enjoy visiting people. But one of these days, she will need a well-deserved retirement. I started thinking about what that means and that I need another dog that will (I hope) be able to step into the…  

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