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Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Last week we provided tips for choosing the appropriate costume for your pet. This week, we’ve got some safety tips to help your pet not only cope with the Holiday, but enjoy the experience as well. There are many Halloween pet safety hazards related to this October holiday - some are well-known (the dangers of chocolate), and some aren’t, (xylitol toxicity). Learn what to b...
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Is a Halloween Costume Right For Your Pet?

  Consider this information when deciding to outfit your favorite pooch or kitty in a Halloween costume this year: A costume should not constrict an animal's movement or hearing. It should not impede his ability to breathe, bark or meow. Try costumes on a pet before the big event. If your pet seems distressed, allergic or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting him g...
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A Comprehensive Guide To Pet First Aid

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO PET FIRST AID This guide is brought to you courtesy of New Mexican Kennels. All the information in this article is provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association. To download a PDF file of this Guide, click here.   FIRST AID KIT CHECKLIST Keep a kit of basic first aid supplies for the pets in your household. Many of the items in a family first aid kit...
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Small Dogs vs Big Dogs - It’s All About Attitude, Or Is It?

A Problem with a Solution This week, we’re addressing a very important topic: behavior differences between small dogs and large dogs and why they occur. In a 2010 study led by Christine Arhant, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna. Behaviour of smaller and larger dogs: Effects of training methods, inconsistency of owner behaviour and level of engagement in activities with the dog. ...
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Helping Your Dog Cope With Back To School Blues

  Dogs Can Experience A Lot Of Stress When The Kids Go Back To School. How Can You Lower That Stress? The kids are heading back to school. Those lazy, hazy days of summer spent playing with their friends and time with their pets is over. Families are busy, hurrying off to work and school in the mornings, focused on school work and activities in the afternoon. Instead of going for walks...
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NutriSource Pet Food

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF WITH INFORMATION ABOUT NUTRISOURCE And don't forget to visit our Pawticulars Pet Boutique page to learn about the amazing products we carry for your pet.
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DON’T BUG ME! DOGS AND CATS MOST COMMON BUG BITES

The 7 most common bug bites, their symptoms, and how to protect your pet. Our beloved companions will most likely suffer from a bug bite once or more in their life. How much damage bites cause depends on the severity of the bite and/or the number of bites your pet receives. According to Patrick Mahaney, VMD, insects can transmit life-threatening bacteria, parasites, or viruses so it'...
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Tasty Homemade Treats For Dogs and Cats

COOL TREATS FOR YOUR FAVORITE K9 Strawberry Ice Cream Ingredients: 1 small tub of fresh strawberries 3 or 4 cups of low/non-fat, plain yogurt   Instructions: 1. Mash the strawberries using a potato masher.2. Mix strawberry mash with yogurt and then freeze overnight.   Carob Chip Ice Cream Ingredients: 2 six-ounce containers of low/non-fat, plain yogurt 1/3 cup of c...
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From Wolf to Woof In Just A Few Thousand Years

The importance of feeding your POOCH food that complements his ancestral diet Today, it’s commonly believed that the dog first evolved directly from the wolf about 15,000 years ago somewhere in Central Asia1. Of course, wolves were — and still are — meat-eating animals. Their teeth, their digestive systems and their behavior clearly confirm this fact. From wolves, dogs ha...
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FAQ’s On Boarding Your Pet at New Mexican Kennels

Whether your a loyal customer of New Mexican Kennels or are considering us to care for your beloved pet, we find it helpful to review answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.  Before we begin, here are some basic facts:   Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday  7:30 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Our office is c...
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