Prevention

Prevention should be top of your list when it comes to your pet’s health as well as your own. Preventative measures today including regular vet checkups, healthy food choices, exercise, and vaccines can make all the difference.

Best Dog Activity Monitor: Fitbark vs Tagg vs Whistle vs Link AKC & More!

Dog wearing collar

How cool would it be to track your dog’s daily activity (think Fitbit for your pup!)? Your wish is now reality and we recently took a look at the leaders in this new and exciting category to review the top players. From GPS tracking and fitness monitoring to goal setting and comparing your dog to others, you are going to be blown away by all the cool features in these new high-tech devices…

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Which Dog Vaccinations Are Necessary?

Dog Vaccination

Vaccinations are a crucial part of the health of your pet dog. For owners of new puppies, the vaccination schedule seems never ending, but as dogs age, this schedule consolidates to two yearly vet visits. In this article we will take a look at what vaccinations your dog should receive, what they are for and how old your dog should be when they receive each vaccination…

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Tips on How to Clean Dogs’ Ears

Guide to Cleaning Your Dogs Ears

It’s easy for a dog’s ears to become tainted with parasites, bacteria and yeast due to the curvature of its ear. If debris becomes trapped in the dog’s ear, an infection may occur. This is why it’s extremely important to check your dog’s ears regularly. Learn how to clean your pup’s ears and why you might want to take care of this more regularly…

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Homemade Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs

Izzy and dog mom in water

Today, Izzee and I go everywhere together, and she is known all around town. Izzee’s unconditional love is astounding. In return, I want to give her the best life possible including top notch food and chemical-free products. There have been so many ill-fated side effects from the chemical-based flea and tick prevention medicines. There was no way I wanted to take that risk with Izzee. This led me to research and create a homemade tick repellent and homemade flea spray for dogs that anyone could make at home…

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Best Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs: Need a Strong Defense?

Dog scratching fleas

Every year seems to be more ominous when it comes to the threat of disease-ridden ticks and fleas, especially where my family and I live. While we have a beautiful scenic view of the Blue Ridge mountains from our home with deer often in our backyard, our yard backs up to tall grasses and woods that attract ticks and other pests. Our dog, Tiny, loves to roam our surroundings, but he’s brought unwelcome pests into our home…

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How to Get Rid of Fleas

Getting Rid of Fleas

Got fleas? That bites – literally! When it comes to household pests, there is one pest in particular that sends fear deep into a dog-owner’s heart – fleas. There are many common misconceptions about fleas and a wide number of possible solutions to getting rid of them; however, not every “cure” is created equal. Some cures for flea infestation have been proven to be completely effective while others don’t even make a dent. Whether your flea problem begins with a single flea carried by your pet, or with a whole host transferred to your home unknowingly, the result always ends in infestation. So, getting rid of fleas will take a concerted effort. Luckily, we’ve got some tips to help you out in your battle…

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Dog Urine Test: Petnostics and PetConfirm Reviews

PetConfirm test restults

A pet urine test, gives you the results of urinalysis related illness including bladder infections, kidney stones and urinary tract infections. This can be very handy for pet owners whose dogs experience UTI’s frequently. Instead of taking your dog to the vet for a dog UTI test, you can conduct one at home by purchasing a urine test for dogs and then administer your dog’s medication when needed. There are two companies we’d like to discuss about their urinalysis test for dogs: Petnostics and PetConfirm…

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Parvo In Dogs: How to Diagnose, Treat and Prevent

Dog with sick mask on

Canine parvovirus type 2 or parvo, is a highly contagious virus that is particularly prominent in the canine community. Parvo is of particular concern for puppy owners due to the severity of symptoms and the weak immune systems of younger dogs. There are ways to help prevent the spread of parvo and as a responsible dog owner it is important to be familiar with these prevention methods. Effective prevention begins with understanding the virology and pathophysiology of the virus itself…

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Benefits of Spaying and Neutering Your Dog

Young Female Vet Examining a Golden Retriever

The topic of spaying and neutering is most often brought up by dog owners; however, it is a subject that should be addressed by all pet owners. There are many benefits of spaying and neutering including: improved health outlook, improved temperament, a declining homeless pet population and a reduction in the expense associated with breeding…

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