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How Pets Help Reduce Stress

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How Pets Help Reduce Stress

by Erin Askeland, CPDT-KA and Training and Behavioral Expert at Camp Bow Wow Some studies show that people begin to feel less anxious after spending less than an hour with an animal. There are endless benefits from lowering your stress level and while the things that we find stressful in our lives are often hard…

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Wagz Tails From The Shelter- Adventures of Tiny Tina Part 2

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Wagz Tails From The Shelter- Adventures of Tiny Tina Part 2

by Barbara Isherwood   Let’s have a quick recap of the story so far, in the exciting adventures of Tiny Tina.  You may recall that our puppy heroine had been rescued from a flood with the rest of the puppies in her family.  But unlike her brothers and sisters, who had been adopted by local…

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Life With Charlie the One Eyed Hedgehog and Wilhelmina the Wonderful

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Life With Charlie the One Eyed Hedgehog and Wilhelmina the Wonderful

by Ryan Jordan   My interest in hedgehogs started very young, as soon as I found out you can keep them as pets. I wasn’t allowed to get one when I was eight years old, but I recently revisited that dream as an adult and got my first hedgehog!   Charlie is a retired breeder…

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5 Things You Must Know for a Happy Hedgehog

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5 Things You Must Know for a  Happy Hedgehog

by Aimee Gertsch   Hedgehogs are great small pets, but they do need extra care to be happy and healthy. To get started on the right foot, here are 5 basic needs for hedgehog care. Heating It might surprise you to learn that hedgehogs have special heating needs. Hedgehogs like things warm, and it’s important to…

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Doggy Dementia: Is That Why My Dog Stares at the Wall?

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Doggy Dementia: Is That Why My Dog Stares at the Wall?

Senior Moments by Hindy Pearson   It is sometimes called Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD), sometimes called doggy dementia but always called “heart breaking.”   Do we know what causes it?   Yes and no. Don’t you love those answers!!   Lesions on the brain; genetics; free radicals; not enough blood getting to the brain; decrease…

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Buster Finds a Friend in Blacky the Wheelchair Cat

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Buster Finds a Friend in Blacky the Wheelchair Cat

Hello! Buster Boy here. Recently I met a new friend: Blacky the wheelchair cat in New Zealand.  Blacky is a courageous fellow with a very positive attitude. If I didn’t know better, I would think he was a dog! At ll years old he has the energy of a one year old pup and through…

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Wagz Tails From The Shelter- Adventures of Tiny Tina

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Wagz Tails From The Shelter- Adventures of Tiny Tina

by Barbara Isherwood   Hi readers: Its Monty Mutt here again.  You may remember that in the last episode I promised to tell you the story of how Tiny Tina came to be at Wagz , so here goes.          I first met Tiny Tina when she arrived at the shelter, I…

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Nothing is Better Than Cuddling a Fluffy Dog

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Nothing is Better Than Cuddling a Fluffy Dog

by Jeff Caceres   When it comes to fluffy dogs, I am so crazy about them. It is my dream to own a fluffy dog one day because I love their cuddle bug looks. Not only that, I love cuddling with them much more than the big, short hair or medium hair dog breeds such as Belgian, German Shepherd, Labrador…

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Buster Interviews Mavis the Bulldog And Falls In Love

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Buster Interviews Mavis the Bulldog And Falls In Love

    You meet many humans and spread your joy to make them happy. Wouldn’t you rather  chase a squirrel or bury a bone? I am my happiest when I get to love and smooch on people!  Seeing smiles and helping people is what I love best!  Although I do love bunny rabbits, but not…

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Wagz – Doggie Tales Part One

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Wagz – Doggie Tales Part One

by Barbara Isherwood As dog lovers, we want all dogs to enjoy high standards of care and the benefits of responsible pet ownership.  Sadly sometimes things go wrong and when that’s happens, it’s good to know that there are wonderful people who dedicate themselves to rescuing dogs in need and giving them a second chance. …

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