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Failing Vision in Senior Pets - Series No. 2

VISION LOSS IN OLDER DOGS Older dogs, just like older people tend to develop eye problems as they age. The most common eye problems of old dogs are cataracts, glaucoma and nuclear sclerosis. Blindness can develop from the first two conditions, and from retinal degeneration with age. Signs that your dog is losing his eyesight are often quite obvious. He might bump into walls or furnit...
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Health Issues Affecting Senior Pets - Series No. 1

Behavior Changes in Older Dogs The famous American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “All diseases run into one — old age.” This statement applies to pets as well as people. It’s important for pet owners to understand that our pets age faster than we do. Although there is no perfectly accurate human-to-dog or human-to-cat age comparison, ...
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Are You the Cause of Your Dog’s Bad Behavior?

Issues that reflect back on dog owners, and how to fix them  If you live with a dog, it’s a foregone conclusion that you love your pet. However, there are certain behaviors that you barely tolerate. Some intolerable behavior may include peeing and pooping everywhere, dog or people aggression, stealing food, tearing up furniture, barking incessantly, begging for food annoyingly, j...
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16 Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe This Halloween

7 Halloween Pet Safety Tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association Don’t feed your pets Halloween candy, especially if it contains chocolate or xylitol (a common sugar substitute found in sugar-free candies and gum); Make sure your pet is properly identified (microchip, collar and ID tag) in case s/he escapes through the open door while you’re distracted with trick-or-treat...
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Dog-Friendly Places in Albuquerque

Dog Parks (27) Restaurants (172) and Pet Friendly Places (6) where your pooch is welcome DOG PARKS Note: For the location and map of the parks listed below, visit the City of Albuquerque Dog Parks listing. We recommend that you check out the “reviews” for the parks listed below. It’s always a good idea to see what others have to say to make sure the park you’re considering is the right fi...
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Dogs Can Recognize Human Emotions

A new study may explain why;dogs recognize human emotions by drawing on different sensory information - an ability that, until now, has only been identified in primates and humans.  Previous research showed that dogs’ ability to differentiate between human emotions is related to “associate behavior.” In other words, they link certain emotional states to facial expressions or othe...
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Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

This could be the $64,000 question. This week we’re featuring one of the best, most comprehensive articles we’ve read on Pet Insurance. The article “Is Pet Insurance Worth It?” was written by Kimberly Alt for The Canine Journal. The topics covered in the article are shown below. Honestly, this article is so “purrfect” you’ll want to share it with all your pet loving friends, so ...
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Helping a Family Member or Friend Grieving the Loss of a Pet

Today’s blog is dedicated to “Jesse James” Watenpaugh, beloved pet of the Watenpaugh family and a frequent visitor to New Mexican Kennels. “Run free dear friend chasing your favorite ball across the Rainbow Bridge.” How can you comfort a friend grieving the loss of a beloved pet? Use these guidelines to help you help them deal with the heartbreak at the loss of their pet. HELPFUL...
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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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Some Dogs Find Kennel Visits Exciting

New research suggests that dogs that spend a short time in boarding kennels may not find it unduly stressful and could in fact find the change of scenery exciting. This hypothesis directly contradicts previous research that suggests that dogs experience acute stress following admission to kennels, and chronic stress in response to prolonged kenneling. The study, published in the journa...
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