Author: Jeanne Bennett

When weather isn’t fit for man or beast…. Here are some ways to cope

‘Baby, it’s cold outside” doesn’t even begin to describe the temperatures we have experienced this past week. We have endured the coldest New Years days in a very long time. Brutally cold conditions have prompted wind chill warnings from Virginia to Vermont and we have definitely seen our fair share of snow and ice. News reports have confirmed that at least 22 people nationwide have died from the recent blast of winter weather and arctic air. If you are a dog owner, cold temperatures are not only inconvenient but could prove deadly to your pet if you aren’t careful....

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Help! My dogs want to kill each other

Visits to the veterinarian to treat injuries obtained due to a dog fight are one of the most frequent reasons pet owners seek veterinary care. Injuries can range from minor to life-threatening. If pet owners have no prior experience with this sort of behavior and suddenly finds themselves in the midst of a dog fight, it can be a very stressful experience and make the situation worse. According to the famous dog trainer, Cesar Millan, the “Dog Whisperer” from TV, all you have to do to end dog-to-dog aggression is to establish dominance. The dog will recognize you as...

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For a dog’s good health, the eyes have it

Being able to see is very important to your dog. Although our dogs don’t rely on sight as much as humans do, their sight is still a major way they interact with the world. As pet parents, it is important we pay attention to our dog’s eyes and try to spot problems before they get out of hand. Eye infections happen. Yes, some breeds are prone to infections more than others but any dog can get one. It’s important that pet parents know what to look for. Signs of a canine eye infection include excessive crying and whining, light...

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Homemade dog treats can be yummy

Making your own homemade dog treats can be a fun reward for you dog. There are many benefits to making your own dog treats at home such as: Controlling what goes into the recipe. You can ensure that your pet is getting a nutritious and wholesome snack. You can also tailor your dog treat recipes to your dog’s taste preferences as well as cater to any dietary restrictions. Preventing unhealthy additives. Many brands of commercial dog treats are filled with preservatives, which help to extend their shelf life. In addition, store bought treats are often made from fillers and...

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Five ways your Christmas tree can hurt (or kill) your pet

For many people, the Christmas tree is a symbol of good times, festivities and great memories… that is until they become parents to a dog or cat. Pets are known for their curiosity and uncanny ability to find ways to get into trouble. Add a big tree loaded with shiny things to tempt them and hours alone with said tree, it often doesn’t end well. The same tree that makes humans want to sing carols and feel all warm and fuzzy will make your pet want to go crazy and get into a heap of trouble. Here are five...

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