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5 Reasons Your Dog Might Lose Hair

5 Reasons Your Dog Might Lose Hair The beauty of our pets is something that often requires lots of care and is more than skin deep. Dogs (and cats) with long, luxurious hair require regular grooming to remain pleasing to the eye and to avoid health problems related to...

Five Reasons Your Dog Needs Physical Activity

Five Reasons Your Dog Needs Physical Activity Many of us know how much love and joy our canine friends bring to us unconditionally. In fact, a pet can curb anxiety and depression in its owners simply by sharing its life with them. But how many of us realize the...

How To Make Cats and Dogs Get Along

How To Make Cats and Dogs Get Along You’ve probably seen them on Facebook: animals that make the most unlikely friends. Ducks and horses, turtles and pigs, rabbits and chickens, and on and on the list goes.   The more common duo for most of us is cat and dog. You...

How to Protect Your Dog From Heartworm Year-Round

How to Protect Your Dog From Heartworm Year-Round  Tick-borne and mosquito-transmitted diseases don't take a vacation when the weather turns frigid. And mosquitoes are the exclusive carriers of Heartworm Disease. So how is it conceivable that mosquitoes can survive in...

Do Homework Before You Adopt A Pet

Do Homework Before You Adopt A Pet The prospect of welcoming a new pet into our homes is an exciting one. But it’s also pretty complex. For those of us who already have a pet it’s important to work out a successful strategy for making initial introductions. And...

Dangers of Dogs & Vehicles in Cold Weather

Dangers of Dogs & Vehicles in Cold Weather More and more these days, Clifton Park pet parents consider the hazards associated with keeping a dog (or cat, or child for that matter) in a hot car. But cold weather can also be deadly for  our four-legged friends. ...

5 Signs Your Dog Is Healthy

5 Signs Your Dog Is Healthy Clifton Park pet parents are bombarded daily with TV ads and online news feeds warning them to be on the lookout for scary signs and symptoms of disease and illness in their pets. Our pets seem to be getting cancer almost as much as we are,...

Do Dog Diapers Work?

Do Dog Diapers Work? Before my German Shepherd “Holly” was spayed she and I got to experience several cycles of her coming into heat. I’d had cats all my life and was no stranger to that feline phenomenon.  However, the canine version was much more than I ever...

Are Dog Bones Safe For Your Dog?

Are Dog Bones Safe For Your Dog? Giving our four-legged best friends bones to cherish and chew is sort of second nature for most pet parents. Speaking for myself, I only give my dog those flavored Nyla type versions because I am afraid of the choking hazard real bones...

How To Read My Dog’s Tail

How To Read My Dog's Tail It might not surprise you to learn that your Pooch’s tail is an astute communication tool. Many of us realize that Fido’s wagging tail is a sign of happiness and joy, but there is so much more we can interpret from her/his tail and body...

What’s behind a Dog’s Sense of Humor

What’s behind a Dog's Sense of Humor I’ve often wondered what my pooch thinks when I laugh or find something humorous. There have been times that I’d swear she knows and actually gets the joke of a situation. So I decided to do some research on doggy brains and their...

Grooming Your Dog Is Healthy

Grooming Your Dog Is Healthy We all want our pups to look (and smell) like a million bucks but did you know that grooming is also important for their overall health and well-being?  A health routine that includes grooming ensures that your pooch isn’t harboring any...