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Posted on October 26th, 2011 by lisacarey  |  No Comments »

The many benefits of pet adoption

Recently teen celebrity couple Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber adopted a dog.  Advocates for pet adoption, for Gomez this makes an even half dozen dogs adopted from shelters in the United States and even Puerto Rico.  Bieber’s face is on a PETA advertisement advocating adoption.  But they aren’t the only celebrities with a cause for [...]

Posted on October 17th, 2011 by lisacarey  |  No Comments »

Howling good Halloween for your pet

PetSmart and Greenies want your pet to strut their stuff as well as howl at the moon in happiness if they win the grand price in A “Monster Cute” Pet contest. The doggy details and cat-terrific prizes  in A “Monster Cute” Pet contest: Pet parents can submit a picture to PetSmart’s “Monster Cute Photo Contest” powered by GREENIES® on PetSmart’s [...]

Posted on October 10th, 2011 by lisacarey  |  No Comments »

Is your dog save in the trunk of the truck?

“Look mommy isn’t he cute?!”  My daughter says about the dog that is riding in the open bed of a truck parked next to me.   I think he (or she I can’t tell from here) sure is, but is it really safe for their dog to be riding in the “trunk” of their truck? What [...]

Posted on September 26th, 2011 by lisacarey  |  No Comments »

Avoiding Halloween Hazards: Pet Safety Tips

Our four legged furry friends come begging every day, performing their tricks to get a treat. However Halloween is a dangerous time for pets for both tricks and treats.  Keep your pet howling at the moon with these holiday pet safety tips: Trick or treat, give me something good to eat, but there may be [...]

Posted on September 19th, 2011 by lisacarey  |  No Comments »

Dealing with Dogs and Separation Anxiety

Did you know that some of the more frustrating traits and “bad” behaviors your dog is exhibiting may be as a result of separation anxiety? Why does my dog suffer from separation anxiety? Some breeds are simply more “nervous” or sensitive to their environment and prone to this trait.  For other dogs it may be [...]

Posted on September 6th, 2011 by lisacarey  |  No Comments »

Drugs and dogs: Imipramine uses & side effects

Most of the time if your pet is experiencing behavior difficulties, your veterinarian will encourage you to take additional steps in behavior modification, using a variety of training techniques.  However, every once in a while, even your pet needs a little help getting “healthy” and a veterinarian may prescribe Imipramine. What is Imipramine? Imipramine is [...]

Posted on August 22nd, 2011 by lisacarey  |  No Comments »

9 steps towards cleaner dog ears

Dogs are like little children in some ways. We have to give them a bath, clean out their ears, brush their teeth and trim their nails for them.  Just as we clean out our own or our children’s ears, cleaning out our dogs ears are a job that needs to be done on a regular [...]

Posted on August 15th, 2011 by lisacarey  |  No Comments »

The many benefits of pet ownership

We know that pets take a lot of work, expense and care.  We also know that there are some really important questions everyone should ask before getting a pet.  But did you know that there are many important health, psychological and emotional benefits to owning a pet? Health benefits of owning a pet Pet owners [...]

Posted on August 10th, 2011 by lisacarey  |  No Comments »

Cool dogs, hot cars

As much as we may enjoy taking our pet out and about it is important during the long, hot, dog days of summer to remember that a car’s temperature can increase by 19 degrees in a matter of 10 minutes (for example 80 degrees to 99 in just 10 minutes) or up to 40 degrees [...]

Posted on August 2nd, 2011 by lisacarey  |  No Comments »

Shake doggie shake: Why your dog shakes toys

Have you ever noticed how your dog grabs and toy, chomps down on it and really gives it a good shake?  Not just a little shake either, a great big head wagging shake back and forth.  Our family noticed it the other day while playing outside my West Highland White Terrier.  It seems that Jack [...]