Health & Wellness

Flea and Tick Collars: Do They Really Work?

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Flea and tick prevention is one of the most important things that all pet parents should consider. These pesky parasites can be a headache for both you and your pet, so prevention is key. Flea and tick collars are just one of the options that dog owners have, but some people question whether or not they really work. Keep reading for an overview of flea and tick collars, how they work, and how to decide if they are right for your pooch.

Five Examples of Healthy Supplements and Extra Nutrition for Dogs

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When it comes to the health of the average pet in the United States, you might assume that it is more likely one’s pet has health insurance than their human owner! This is not technically the case, but there are certainly less drastic steps you can take to benefit the health of your pets in addition to more pricey solutions. 

Chocolate and Beyond: 10 Foods Dogs Shouldn't Eat

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We love our dogs, and sometimes it’s hard to resist giving them a scrap of our dinner after they give us the big, cute begging eyes. However, there are a lot of foods we eat that dogs simply can’t. 

Many people feed dogs human food like cooked eggs and lean meat that are high in protein, which can actually be quite good for dogs to eat, but some food that is healthy for humans can be toxic for dogs. Take a look at some well-known, and some not as well-known, foods that are toxic to dogs.

The Evolution of Dogs: From Wolf to Man’s Best Friend

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The origin story that explains how dogs became our loveable, domesticated pets is one that is still heavily debated in the science community. While it is understood that dogs came from wolves, there is not a clear answer as to what major events occurred in the past that ultimately led to the domestication of dogs. However, there are several credible theories out there that could help explain their evolution.

Take a look at some information below on how dogs evolved into man’s best friend.

How to Keep Your Pup Safe over Thanksgiving

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The Thanksgiving weekend brings many new sights, sounds, and smells to your dog’s nose. If you are planning a dinner party and guests at your home, prepare ahead to make Thanksgiving a safe and positive experience for your young dog.

With a change in the routine—introducing new people and sounds and heightened activity around your home—Thanksgiving can expose your puppy to a few dangerous moments. Additionally, a full house, louder sounds levels, and excitable activities make your puppy vulnerable to emotional stress and fear.

Puppy Feeding Schedule: A Guide

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Along with all the tools you’ve gathered to raise a healthy, happy dog, you are probably also thinking about the quality of your new puppy’s food. Safe and highly nutritious foods are essential to the long term health and quality of life for your dog. This is especially true for puppies who grow quickly.

A Guide to Emotional Support Dogs

We’ve all heard the saying that dogs are “man’s best friend,” and it’s no surprise that our canine companions can be loyal pals and family members. However, for individuals living with mental health conditions, this companionship is taken to a whole new level.

Guide to Dog Vaccinations

Things can get hectic once you bring home a brand new puppy. Between finding all the supplies, making all the introductions, and starting up training, it can be a busy first week! But as soon as possible - your pup should be taken in for a check-up. You'll go over your pup's health, milestones to watch out for, and vaccination details and schedule.

How to Handle Trouble Behavior in Puppies

Lab puppy

If you are the first owner to bring your puppy home, they should be a clean slate, quick to learn, and ready to bond and follow your lead. As you begin socialization training, be gentle and patient with your puppy. Keep their home and new experiences age-appropriate.

However, some puppy's first weeks and months are stressful or missing a nurturing mother and litter of playmates. Other young dogs develop unwanted behaviors due to limited socialization and training. The good news is—most dogs respond to treatment and training for even the worst habits and undesirable behaviors.

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