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Pet Health Insurance

Let’s Talk: Pet Health Insurance

Good morning readers! Hopefully you all enjoyed my column last week about raw food diets and the changes I'm making to my dog's diet right...
What Dog Product Related Issues Do Vets See Most Often

Dog Product-Related Health Issues That Vets Often Run Into

Believe it or not, there are dog product-related health issues that we, vets, often run into. Pet parents spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars...
Use of Cannabis in the US Pet Industry

Cannabis for Dogs: New Businesses in the US Pet Industry

Growing cannabis, or what we now more commonly refer to as marijuana or weed, is becoming a booming business in the United States, especially...
Dog Abuse

Dog Abuse: Let’s Fix This, One Dog At a Time

Animal abuse is one of the most heartbreaking things in the world, and dogs are the most common victims of animal cruelty. The Humane...
The Business of Dog Training

Let’s Talk: The Business of Dog Training

Hopefully, you had some time to read my column last week about pet health insurance. I'd really like to turn these articles into an open...
Are Premium Dog Hair Clippers Worth It

Dollars & Sense: Are Premium Dog Hair Clippers Worth It?

Personally, I like saving money. The question, before I buy pretty much anything, is “Do I really need this?” Oftentimes, the inner struggle and...
Do Pet Parents Need a Dog Grooming Table at Home

Do Pet Parents Need a Dog Grooming Table at Home

As pet parents, part of our job is grooming. How we live up to that responsibility is up to us. Instead of grooming our...
Blogs for Dog Lovers

Sunday’s Recap: 9 Blogs for Dog Lovers

It's Sunday again, and you know what that means - time for my Sunday Recap. Did you have time to catch my column last week?...
Confusion About Negative Reinforcement During Dog Training

Let’s Talk: Confusion About Negative Reinforcement During Dog Training

Good morning, readers, and happy Wednesday! I hope you're enjoying your week so far and that you had time to catch my column last...
Are Dog Grooming Schools Worth It

Are Dog Grooming Schools Worth It?

I could answer this question quite easily, because as a professional dog groomer, this is not the first time I've been asked whether dog...
Best Dog Supplies According to the Experts

Sunday’s Recap: Best Dog Supplies According to the Experts

Another Sunday is in the books! It was a chilly day here in Maine, and we spent most of the afternoon working on behavioral...
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How to Select a Safe Halloween Costume for Your Dog

The last Sunday of October is here. It doesn't seem possible that next Sunday will be November 1st! Did you have time to read...


how to get rid of a dog

How to Get Rid of a Dog: The Right Way

Are you faced with the challenging decision of how to let go of your furry companion? We understand that circumstances change. And even...
Why Are Dogs So Loyal?

Why Are Dogs So Loyal?

One of the best qualities of our canine companions is their unwavering loyalty. Why are dogs so loyal? There are amazing stories about the unmatched loyalty of dogs - dogs that have sat on their owner’s graves, waited patiently for months for their owners to return from war and even stories of dogs walking thousands of miles to reunite with their masters.
Why Do Pets Make Us Happy?

Why Do Pets Make Us Happy?

Nothing beats the feeling of seeing a happy dog or friendly cat come running over to you looking for a pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears. Why do pets make us happy? Pets do a lot more than just keep us company. The unconditional love that they provide us with is priceless and incomparable to any love that we get other humans.

Dog Names Starting With Z

Are you looking for dog names starting with Z? Well, you're in the right place! Getting a new pup would mean preparing for a new set...
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How Many Dogs Are Too Many?

We've all been there. Pet owners of one dog think, "Maybe I should get one more." Then, once you get the second dog, you'll...
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Can Dogs Get Sick From Humans?

If you have been caring for dogs for quite a while now, you must have known we can get sick from them. Rabies, giardia—name...
Dandie Dinmont Terrier Breed profile

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Breed Profile

Not a lot of people know about this breed, but the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is not something you should ignore when you chance upon...
dog names starting with y

Dog Names Starting With Y

Do you plan on getting a pup? Do you have a new furry addition to your family? If you do, you're probably pondering what would...
Can dogs be blood donors - vet extracting blood from dog's cephalic vein

Can Dogs Be Blood Donors?

There are many ways to help dogs in need—voluntary work, shelter adoption, feeding the strays... But have you ever thought of donating blood? No, not yours,...
Dog ate a diaper: Mom changing a baby's diaper with a dog nearby

My Dog Ate a Diaper! Should I Be Worried?

"My dog ate a diaper! What should I do?" If you're a new parent and a dog owner, you should know what they say about...