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National Dog Bite Prevention Week

Did you realize that this is National Dog Bite Prevention Week?  Probably not, but I bet you have either been bitten or know somebody that has been bitten by a dog.  If you are a dog owner it should be your job to make sure that your dog is not a statistic by training and…

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Preventing Heatstroke in Dogs

We’ve been lucky so far this spring…although the temperatures are already flirting with the 90s, we haven’t had any hot, hot days. Yet. Living in Texas, hot weather is just a fact of life for at least four months of of the year. We’ll soon be approaching triple digits, and the high temps will remain…

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Training a 10-Week-Old Puppy – Our Goals This Week

We are starting our 3rd week with weimaraner puppy Remy already. Can you believe that? He’s getting big, about 18 pounds. Overall, we keep saying what a good puppy he is, but of course we have a lot to work on and we’re having a few issues too (aren’t we all?). If you have a new…

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Perfecting the art of winning timid dogs’ hearts

Some couples spend their vacation time lying on a beach, touring foreign cities or hiking in national parks. But for Kim and Mark Spragg, volunteering with dogs is far more fun and rewarding than any of that. That’s why, since 2012, the Florida couple has come to the Sanctuary several times a year with a…

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Useful Tips: Compounding at Home – DIY Medication Capsules

Some dogs accept medications well, some are quite finicky and some, like Jasmine was, couldn’t be fooled. She accepted a pill hidden in food once. Found it in there and that was it forever. She could tell whether the food was manipulated or not. If she really wanted the food, shed eat around the pill…

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This Common Heart Problem Can Affect Many Breeds

By Dr. Becker Recently, researchers in France set out to learn how common it is for young dogs to have physiological heart murmurs, which are murmurs not associated with a structural abnormality of the heart. Canine Heart Murmur Study For the study,1 the scientists evaluated 95 apparently healthy dogs between the ages of 1 and…

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How to Teach a Puppy or Dog to Wait for His Food

One of the challenges we’ve had with our puppy is how crazy he gets when we feed him. He’s so excited he barks and jumps and basically panics in anticipation. Like, “Oh my God, I’m going to die if I don’t eat all this food right now in 3 seconds!” I hear this is normal…

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