New Tricks for Owners of Old Dogs

We love our dogs, from whether they are roly-poly puppies or distinguished seniors with gray coats. As your dog gets older, they need special care and it’s extra important that you make regular veterinary visits. Here’s what you need to know to care for your senior dog. What risks do senior dogs face? As your …

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Does my dog need a coat?

With the weather beginning to move to the cold, a question we hear from dog owners is whether their dog should wear a coat? While every case is different, the short answer is that a coat or sweater for your dog is one of those things that only really helps your dog, but doesn’t hurt. …

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Teaching your dog to be alone

Since canines are highly social creatures, being alone can be quite stressful for them. Fortunately, you can teach your pup to enjoy his alone time, or at least tolerate it. If he never grasps how to do this, you may wind up with a dog who acts out through excessive barking, digging, and chewing – …

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Seasonal sounds: What are your dog’s noise aversion triggers?

Canine noise aversion is a common anxiety and fear-based response that affects over 1/3 of dogs. When considering if your dog has noise aversion, first determine your dog’s trigger: What sounds initiate your dog’s noise aversion? Although fireworks and thunder are the most commonly reported triggers, there are many indoor noises that can trigger a fear …

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