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Senior Moments: What to Feed an Old Dog to Make Them Comfortable

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Senior Moments: What to Feed an Old Dog to Make Them Comfortable

by Hindy Pearson   What to feed an old dog – what a minefield that is!!   I say minefield because of the copious amounts of conflicting information that make it tough to know what to do. What is simple is knowing there is no one food that is right for every older dog.  …

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Five Springtime Safety Hazards for Dogs

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Five Springtime Safety Hazards for Dogs

by Bobbie Abdallah, Cold Noses News   Finally the effects of Old Man Winter are melting away and giving way to the beauty and warmer temperatures of springtime! But with the advent of spring, there are also new threats to your dog’s health; and what you don’t know could hurt your dog. Below are five…

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Clicker Training as Easy as 1-2-3

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Clicker Training as Easy as 1-2-3

  by Sally Gutteridge   Why and how do we clicker train dogs, what does it mean and why is the click such a hugely coveted reward? Read on to find out. At its core, clicker training is a very simple process. When a dog performs an action, the clicker is used to indicate the…

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Does Your Dog or Cat Have a Drinking Problem?

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Does Your Dog or Cat Have a Drinking Problem?

Is your dog or cat drinking more than normal? Have you noticed your cat suddenly drinking from the tap or your dog drinking out of the toilet? If so, the cause could be a significant underlying disease…. In this post, Laura Du Pre, Veterinary Surgeon and Clinical Director of leading Yorkshire based vets Calder Vets,…

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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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