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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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Taking Pet Loss Seriously

How to handle grief after the loss of a pet Author: Maryle Malloy “Grief is grief – whether it’s pain over losing a beloved animal or beloved human, said Sarina Manifold, a licensed clinical social worker, and certified grief recovery specialist. Pet owners are often surprised at how deeply sad they are when a pet dies.” Losing a beloved pet for most of us is a devastating experience. The ...
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Hot Cars Can Kill Pets

On a warm day, ask yourself the following question: “Is it too warm to take my pet along today”? Cool outside doesn't mean cool in the car It doesn't have to be that warm outside for a car to become dangerously hot inside. Here are some facts: When it's 72 degrees Fahrenheit outside, the temperature inside your car can heat up to 116 degrees Fahrenheit within an hour. When it's 80 de...
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Be SAFE Around Strange Dogs

Part 2 in our series for kids on being SAFE around dogs   Information in this series provided by Good Dog in a box. Visit their online shop for books, games, training programs, and more for kids and adults. MAKE DOG BITE PREVENTION FUN Talk about dog safety in your home Dog bites are scary, but dog bite prevention doesn’t have to be. It’s important to have a conversation w...
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Be SAFE Around Dogs You Know

  We’re so happy to bring you this week’s BLOG courtesy of our new friends at Good Dog in a box. They have a wonderful array of free information on keeping kids of all ages safe around dogs as well as a COOL online store. We’re not stopping here. COMING YOUR WAY NEXT WEEK: Be SAFE around strange dogs. Now, let’s get started! EVEN FAMILY DOGS CAN BITE Don’t let your child become a st...
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Dealing with Your Dog's Digestive Dilemmas

We suspect that most of you are intimately familiar with the digestive system, that amazing mechanism that takes in food, pulverizes it, transforms it into nutrients and uses it to fuel the body. The dog’s digestive tract is not so different from ours in that respect; it converts food into all the nutritional building blocks a dog needs to grow and develop. If you’ve ever experience...
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