Posts Tagged ‘dog care’

Skunked? Don’t use tomato juice.

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For as long as I remember, tomato juice baths were the anecdote to get rid of the smell if a dog gets skunked. However, that’s a myth. According to Dr. Gary Ryder, a tomato juice bath does not work. It will leave your dog smelling like skunk and tomato soup. Instead, Dr. Ryder recommends the [...]

Back to School and the Family Pet

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After a fun summer of hiking, playing in the yard, and cuddling, back to school days can be hard on your pet. The routine changes mean less time or different times together which can throw your dog or cat into a small funk. The change in schedule can cause some stress to your pet. Signs [...]

5 ways to stay calm when training your dog

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One of the most important things when raising your pup is to make sure you are calm and keep the training sessions on track. It’s hard. Puppies have an attention span of about 10 seconds before they go do something else that is more fun to them. Sometimes they can learn how to sit and [...]

Michigan State Parks and Campgrounds to Expand Pet-Friendly Camping

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Michigan has some beautiful state parks and camping options and beginning in November, those who camp with their pets will have some new options. The state will allow people who are camping with their pets to not only use the campsites but now five of the state parks will allow for pets to stay in [...]

What is hip displaysia in dogs?

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Hip displaysia is a disease in dogs where the ball and socket joint is slightly malformed. The malformation means the ball and socket don’t meet properly and results in the two grinding instead of sliding. It is believed hip displaysia may be due to genetics or a mix of environmental factors and genes. It is [...]

JFK’s Pet Pampering Service

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Flying your pet can be scary. Cats and dogs alike often display signs of stress and fear. The sounds of the airport, the bustle of other passengers, and the overall confusion can make for a rough flight. However, at JFK airport in NYC, a new facility called The Ark hopes to ease your pet’s stress. [...]

Want To Teach Your Dog To “Fetch?” Try This!

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Not all dogs are natural retrievers. Some want you to throw a toy so they can chase and get it but don’t understand the concept of bringing it back to you for another toss. Old training methods used to advocate for a forced retrieve. This entailed a negative reinforcement technique if the dog did not [...]

Why Do Dogs Circle Before Lying Down?

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Have you ever watched your dog walk and turn in circles before settling in for a nap? Do you know why dogs do that? There’s a few theories but it seems to be it’s an instinct that has descended with dogs from their wild ancestors. Some experts believe circling before lying down is a leftover [...]

Your dog might like reggae

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We’ve all heard that if a dog has anxiety or may be left alone a long time, leaving the radio on a classical music station helps. The music can drown out the noises of trucks or other sounds from outside and the rhythm of a song can calm your dog. A new study conducted by [...]

One Dog Who Saved Many Lives: Marley

Marley was a Rottweiler / pit bull mix that was adopted by Zach Skow in 2002. Skow was diagnosed with end stage liver disease. He says in his Facebook post: “It was Marley who showed me I was worthy of love. Every morning I contemplated suicide, and every morning he looked at me with a [...]

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