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Planning a Trip Over Labor Day? Finding Pet Friendly Accommodations

Planning that last of the summer trip over Labor Day? Here are some tips while on the go with your pets – how to find pet friendly accommodations. It pays to plan ahead because although there are more and more pet-friendly hotels, motels, B & Bs, there is not guarantee you will find one by chance. Continue reading

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Is Your Dog as Well-Trained As You Think?

After years of seeing clients, I have learned that most people either think their dog is well-trained, or think their dog is completely horrible. The truth is usually somewhere in the middle.

This infographic, from Pet365 illustrates that point, as well as a few others. Pet365 surveyed over 1000 dog owners from around the world and assembled some interesting statistics. Continue reading

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Does a Smaller Dog Need a Smaller Vaccines?

Most canine vaccines are tested on “average” dogs. And average dogs are well … average sized. They’re not usually Yorkies, Maltese, Pomeranians, Chihuahuas, or any other sub-ten-pound breed or breed-mix.

Which is perhaps why a greater percentage of small dogs suffer vaccine reactions. Here’s a detailed explanation from a 2005 study on this which appeared in JAVMA: Continue reading

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10 Most Common Dog Health Problems Revealed

A study of recent medical claims received to find the year’s most common canine health problems. Continue reading

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Dogs Understand Human Gestures As Well as Toddlers (and Better Than Chimps)

Two recent studies indicate that dogs understand human gestures such as pointing, head-turning and gazing as well as two year old toddlers and better than primates. Continue reading

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