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Nonprofits Ease Worries of Service Members and Dogs During Deployment

Relocation and deployment are a cold hard truth of military service, and while it can separate families by thousands of miles, there’s a homecoming to hope for. For those with furry family members, however, the responsibilities can get complicated. When the military calls, dogs don’t have the option of coming along with their owners. And…

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Why Do Some Dogs Get Cancer More Than Others?

By Dr. Becker About half of humans over the age of 70 and dogs over age 10 are diagnosed with cancer. In terms of mortality, cancer accounts for about 23 percent of human deaths, and from 10 to 60 percent of dog deaths, depending on breed. The smaller the dog, the lower the risk of…

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6 Warning Signs A Dog Is About To Bite

After a dog bites, horrified owners are often the first to say, “I had no idea he was going to bite”. However, there’s a good chance their dog was displaying signs of distress and the owner just didn’t know what they were seeing. This is because many of the warning signs that a dog is…

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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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The Most important Info to Put on a Dog’s ID Tag #Giveaway

Note: That Mutt is a brand ambassador for dogIDs. Leave a comment below for a chance to win a free ID tag for your pet. What’s the most important info to put on a dog’s ID tag? Let me know what you think. My pets’ tags are simple. Their tags include their names and two…

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What ‘Hairy Teeth’ May Be Telling You About Your Pet’s Health

By Dr. Becker A strange problem that veterinarians occasionally encounter while doing oral exams on dogs is a condition known as subgingival hair. The typical patient has a short, coarse coat (think Labrador Retriever, Beagle, or Bulldog), and the hairs are usually poking up from the gums around the canines, incisors, or the hard palate…

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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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