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Canine Ear & Eye Care

Not all breeds of dog require routine trimming of the coat around the eyes and ears, but all should undergo regular inspection and cleaning around these sensitive areas. It will help prevent the development of infections that could seriously damage these vital organs. Dogs with heavy, wiry, curly, corded, double or combination coats are likely to benefit from periodic trimming around the e...
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Signs of Heart Disease in Pets - No. 4 in Series - Health Issues Affecting Senior Pets

#4 in our Series on Health Issues Affecting Senior Pets. Today’s article applies not only to our senior pets but to all cats and dogs, hence we’ve removed the word Senior Pets from the title. Look for our eBook in February which will include all four articles: Behavior Changes in Senior Pets, Failing Vision in Senior Pets, Hearing Loss in Senior Pets, and this article, Signs ...
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A Year's Worth of Holiday Treats For Pets

We’ve made it easy for you to prepare Holiday treats for your pets and for gift giving. You’ll find recipes for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter & Passover, Memorial & Independence days, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Winter Holidays. For Valentine’s Day It’s Red Velvet Pupcakes Here’s a special treat for that someone in your life who always gives you unconditional lo...
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Pros and Cons of Gifting A Pet For Christmas

We’ll take a deep dive into this issue so that you can decide for yourself.   To get started, we thought sharing a few facts about pet ownership was the best place to begin. Here are a few facts about pet ownership in the US as reported by the ASPCA. “Currently, no government institution or animal organization is responsible for tabulating national statistics for the animal protection...
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Hearing Loss in Senior Pets - No. 3 in Series - Health Issues Affecting Senior Pets

Overview - Dogs Hearing loss is one of the most common problems affecting senior pets. Through the years, most pet owners have experienced incidences where their pets ignored them. In reality, this behavior occurs quite often in cats and can be a characteristic of certain dog breeds. Given these facts, it may be challenging to determine if our pets have hearing loss or if they ar...
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Failing Vision in Senior Pets - No. 2 in Series - Health Issues Affecting Senior Pets

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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Behavior Changes in Older Dogs - No. 1 in Series - Health Issues Affecting Senior Pets

  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, it’s often startling for us t...
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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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