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Surviving a Natural Disaster with Your Dog

April 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Dog Health and Nutrition

The most important key to surviving any sort of natural disaster is to be prepared for what might happen.  No, it’s not pleasant to think about your house burning down in a wildfire or being flooded, but the time you spend planning for the worst may mean you’ll get the best possible outcome:  you, your […]

Purebred Rescue Organizations

October 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Health and Nutrition

One of the biggest reasons people give when asked why they purchased a dog from a breeder rather than adopting a dog from a shelter is that they wanted a purebred.  What many don’t realize is that shelters often have purebreds and it is often just a question of getting to know the shelter staff […]

Keeping Your Dog’s Knee Joints Safe

June 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Health and Nutrition

We all know that as dogs get older they can begin to get sore joints.  But did you know you can actually do things to help postpone the time when your dog will have to live with painful knees? Knee safety starts before birth  The first thing you can do to protect your dog’s knees […]

Ah-Choo! I’m Allergic to My Dog!

Allergies can be miserable, and if you find out your dog is the cause of your misery it’s even more unsettling.  You may find yourself torn between your love for your dog and your health and well-being. An ounce of prevention…  Of course, in a perfect world, you will know if you or any members […]

Keeping Your Dog Safe As You Travel

April 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Health and Nutrition

Are you planning on taking your dog on vacation with you this year?  Even as you travel around your neighborhood with your pooch, there are some important precautions you should take to keep your dog safe. Before the trip Before you plan to take your dog on a trip, give some thought to whether or […]

Which Plants are Toxic to Dogs?

March 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Health and Nutrition

I received my Burpee seed catalog yesterday, so I’m all excited about planning my garden for this summer.  As you start thinking about spring and outdoor plants, make sure you know which plants are safe for your dog and which ones you should avoid.  There is a very exhaustive list on the ASPCA’s site, and […]

Top Ten Ways to Give Your Dog a Valentine

February 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Health and Nutrition, Featured Articles

OK, so you can’t give your favorite canine a box of chocolates and most dogs don’t read, so a card is pretty worthless.  So what’s a family to do to show a little love to the four-legged family members this Valentine’s Day?  Here are our top ten ways to demonstrate your feelings to your dog. […]

Grooming for Good Health

January 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Health and Nutrition, Featured Articles

Most of us like the way our dogs look after being groomed, whether it’s done by a professional or at home.  But did you know that regular grooming may actually be good for your dog’s health? Finding hidden problems If your dog has a lot of fur, you may never know what’s hiding beneath it […]

Caring For Your Dog the Holistic Way

November 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Dog Health and Nutrition

For many people, Western (or conventional) medicine seems to overuse drugs and technology.  Many people prefer the Eastern (Asian) approach offering nature’s own remedies.  If you’re someone who appreciates the natural approach for yourself, you may want to check into holistic care for your dog, as well. According to Dr. Gerald M. Buchoff from Holistic […]

Autumn Safety for Your Dog

November 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Dog Health and Nutrition

The leaves and temperatures are falling, but there’s still time for lots of outdoor fun with your dog.  Here’s the Straight Poop guide to safety during as the days get shorter and the nights get cooler. Fires  Bonfires, whether you use them for burning leaves or cooking out, can be a fun autumn tradition.  But […]

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