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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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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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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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Common Health Problems Affecting Small Breed Dogs

  Patellar Luxation Patellar luxation, commonly known as dislocated kneecap occurs with such frequency in small and miniature dog breeds that it ranks as the #1 health problem according to most pet healthcare experts. This problem is usually a congenital defect but can also result in a blunt trauma injury. Veterinarians grade this condition on a scale of 1-4 wi...
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Fun Facts About Small Animals

  This week’s blog introduces children to some fun facts about small animals. Since spring and the Passover and Easter holidays are a time when many families gift children with small animals, we thought this was a good time to introduce information on small animal care and introduce our readers to our Pet Education Series – Just 4 Kids. Aquatic Turtle The shell of a ...
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Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Pets

The middle of an emergency is no time to plan — if you have pets, taking some simple steps now can prevent tragedy in case of a fire, flood, or other disaster. Although no one likes to think about these things, it’s important to plan ahead and be prepared. Here are some tips: PET CARRIER Be sure you have at least as many pet carriers as number of cats or other small anima...
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How to Involve Children in Pet Care

Many children are born into families that already include a pet, which means they become integrated into pet care early on. Here are some ways children can help, based on their age: Toddler and preschoolers Children this age can help adults with some basic pet chores such as pet grooming and putting new bedding in cages. However, children under age 6 should always be supervised with p...
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Something to Chew On - Pet Dental Facts

  Dog Dental Facts Puppies have 28 temporary teeth that erupt at about three to four weeks of age. They have 42 permanent teeth that begin to emerge at about four months. Symptoms of gum disease in dogs include yellow and brown build-up of tartar along the gum line, inflamed gums and persistent bad breath. Broken teeth are a common problem, especially among outdoor dogs. According ...
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