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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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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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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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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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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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4 WORMS YOU CAN GET FROM YOUR DOG

Worms are icky enough without having to worry about catching some from your dog. However, there are several worm infections you can catch from Fido—and it’s a lot easier than you think to get them.  Hookworms Hookworms are one of the easiest, most common worms for dogs to get infected with. “Hookworm larvae migrate into a person’s bare feet often when walking on san...
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