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Happy Halloween!

Posted by Tracy K

Oct 31, 2016 10:20:44 AM


Happy Halloween Everyone!

Think you've got the cutest dog on the block? Did you find the perfect Halloween costume for your furbaby? Does your dog love trick or treating?  

We want to hear from you! Tell us about your favorite Halloween traditions and send us your favorite pictures.


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Topics: holidays

How To Use Holiday Leftovers To Make Tasty Dog Treats

Posted by Beth Willingham

Nov 24, 2014 4:03:00 PM

A Thanksgiving feast is a tradition in many households.  Don’t forget Fluffy and Fido when you are planning your holiday meals.  Use your holiday leftovers to make tasty dog treats.  Simple for you and delicious for your dog.

Sweet Potato Squares
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How to Make Your Holiday Gathering Safe For Your Dog

Posted by Beth Willingham

Nov 20, 2014 7:53:54 PM

Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  Whether your plans include a house full of guests anticipating a feast and a football marathon or an intimate gathering with a few friends or family members, remember to include your canine companion in the plans.  Use these 6 simple tips to help you make your holiday gathering safe for your dog.

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Topics: Holiday Tips

Natural Flea and Tick Prevention

Posted by Dr. Natalie Lenoir-Blackman

Nov 15, 2014 10:03:00 AM

One of the primary reasons I practice Holistic Veterinary Medicine is to educate pet owners in ways they can raise healthy, chemical-free pets.

Many of the recommended topical flea and tick medications used to today are very dangerous. These products are formulated in all parts of the world and we have seen major issues with consistency and purity of formulas. In a study done by the EPA back in 2008, there were over 44,000 “REPORTED” adverse reactions that year alone. I’m sure one of the major reasons this study was performed was to give the “OK” for some of these same companies to make oral flea/tick medications, which we know are FAR more dangerous than the topicals. 

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Topics: Integrative Medicine

Busy Schedule? 10 Simple Ways to Fit Dog Training Into Your Active Day

Posted by Beth Willingham

Nov 14, 2014 9:57:42 AM

If you are like most people, describing your life as active doesn’t really do it justice.  Work, household responsibilities and parenting leave little time to train your fuzzy four footed child.  The good news is that you don’t have to make extra time.  With very little effort, you can find time to train your dog every day.

For the coffee or tea drinkers, train your dog while your favorite beverage is brewing. 

If you are a morning person, grab 10 treats teach your dog a new trick while you are waiting. 

If you need a couple of cups of coffee in the morning to fuel your brain before you can function, work on something simple such as stay.

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How to Train Your Dog to Wait at the Door

Posted by Beth Willingham

Nov 6, 2014 11:35:52 AM

Fall temperatures are here and the dog love it.  You may find your dog doing things that he hasn’t done since puppyhood.  Some of these things are cute but a few may be dangerous.  It only takes a few seconds for serious consequences to occur if your dog dashes out of the door as soon as it is opened. 

What can you do about it?

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Topics: dog training

Off-Leash Dog Parks Can Help You Choose Your Next Companion

Posted by Beth Willingham

Nov 4, 2014 7:41:00 PM

The current rage in the dog owners' world is the evolution of off-leash dog parks.  While some dog parks are fairly simple, others are quite sophisticated.  One thing they all have in common is dogs. Dog Parks are a great place to begin investigating the characteristics that you would like to see in your next (or first) four legged addition to your family. 

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Topics: dog park

Fun Fall Fashion Trends for Fido

Posted by Beth Willingham

Oct 14, 2014 8:30:00 AM


Wondering what your dog should be wearing this fall? If you're looking for fun fall fashion for your pooch, then read on. Sure you can dress them up for Halloween, but there are all kinds of other activities for them to don their best outfits. 

We have found a few jackets, sweaters, and coats and shown them below. Don't worry - the websites are listed so you know where to get them. If you'd prefer to make something yourself, you can find lots of cool patterns on Etsy.com.

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Topics: dog grooming

Getting to the Point - Facts about Canine Acupuncture

Posted by Dr. Natalie Lenoir-Blackman

Oct 3, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Many people cringe at the thought of needles, regardless of how they are used. How many friends do you have that would rather suffer when they are sick than go to the doctor and get a shot? This is most likely why people shy away when acupuncture is mentioned as a form of treatment for themselves or their pets.

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Topics: Integrative Medicine

How to give your Dog a Bath… without Taking One Yourself

Posted by Beth Willingham

Sep 27, 2014 10:03:22 AM

If your house is like most, dogs who are generally happy to hang out and follow you from room to room will somehow vanish into thin air if you even dare think of that four letter word: B-A-T-H.

Of all of the activities that most dogs enjoy, bath time is probably the least of them. But there are a few things that you can do to make it go a little more smoothly when decide to give your dog a bath. A word of advice though, if your dog doesn’t merely “dislike” a bath but is truly fearful, you may want to leave the bathing to a professional groomer. 

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Topics: dog grooming