Dog Health

How to keep your dog healthy and happy. From exercise tips to flea & tick prevention, vet tips, weight management options, and more!
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Thinking about boarding your dog while you’re away on vacation? Or are you considering regular play dates for your dog at the dog park or local dog daycare? If so, you’ll want to know more about dog flu, or canine influenza. You can take steps to reduce your dog’s exposure, which can be transmitted at any time of the year. Learn more in our blog. #DogHealth #DogFlu #DogTips
Pet parents know that spring means increased numbers of fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. For owners of pets with sensitive skin, flea and tick control can be especially challenging. Read our blog to learn more about protecting your dog’s sensitive skin from fleas and how nutrition might be able to help.
Despite plenty of fur and thickened skin on their paw pads for extra protection, some dogs still can’t completely avoid winter’s relentless effects on their skin. From brushing your dog’s coat daily to bathing your dog less frequently, check out these five tips for avoiding dry dog skin this winter. #DogHealth #Dogs #DogSafety

Preventative Care

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According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, up to 80 percent of the dogs who don’t receive proper dental care may show signs of periodontal (gum) disease by the time they’re 3 years old. From loose or missing teeth to pawing at the mouth, check out the possible signs of periodontal disease in dogs. #DogHealth #DogTips
As you spend time outdoors with your dog or cat in the fall, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings, including potential wildlife hazards that may pose risks to your pet. From deer to raccoons, snakes, bees and wasps, here are some animals to be on the lookout for this season. #FallPetSafety #FallWildlife
If your dog has been excessively scratching, licking or chewing at his or her skin, it’s possible they’re suffering from allergies, but determining what allergy or combination of allergies is causing your dog’s skin problems can be difficult. Read about how your veterinarian can help diagnose allergies such as flea allergy dermatitis, food allergy or atopic dermatitis in your dog.

Dog Care Tips

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To be happy, healthy pets, our dogs need mental stimulation as well as physical activity. Dogs that don’t get enough mental stimulation can become bored and will find ways to “entertain” themselves — usually through undesirable behaviors. From rotating their toys to trying an agility class, we have a variety of options to provide your dog with proper mental stimulation. Learn more in our blog! #DogTips #DogFacts #Dogs
Wondering how much exercise your pet needs? You may have signs that your dog or cat isn’t getting enough exercise, but how much do they need? Does what they need depend on their age and size? We answer these questions and more in our blog! #DogHealth #CatHealth
Of all the nutrients your dog needs to stay healthy and perform at their best, water is the most important. Whether it’s a rest day or a work day, planning how you’re going to keep your performance dog hydrated throughout the day should be a priority. #DogTips #PerformanceDog #DogHydration

Exercise

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Why are our dogs getting fatter? Check out our blog to learn about the most common contributors to canine obesity. #DogHealth #DogWeight
Overweight or obese dogs have a long list of potential health concerns that pet parents should keep on their radar, such as pancreatitis. Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas, and depending on the severity, it can lead to shock and be life-threatening. It’s important to understand the signs, symptoms and triggers and how to reduce the risk of it occurring for your overweight dog. Learn more in our blog.
Spaying or neutering your dog or cat doesn’t cause your pet to become overweight or obese. However, neutering is linked to an increased risk of weight gain if no change is made to what and how much you feed your pet after the surgery. Check out our blog for more information on how to help your pet avoid weight gain after neutering or spaying. #PetWeight #PetTips #PetHealth

Healthy Weight

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Do Indoor Cats Need to Be Vaccinated?
One threat that an indoor cat can be exposed to is an infectious disease — and some are potentially fatal. That’s why it’s important to talk to your veterinarian about which diseases vaccinated cats are protected against and which vaccines they recommend for your cat. Learn more about vaccinations for your indoor cat in our blog. #CatHealth #CatSafety
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Steps to Help Avoid Dog Flu
Thinking about boarding your dog while you’re away on vacation? Or are you considering regular play dates for your dog at the dog park or local dog daycare? If so, you’ll want to know more about dog flu, or canine influenza. You can take steps to reduce your dog’s exposure, which can be transmitted at any time of the year. Learn more in our blog. #DogHealth #DogFlu #DogTips
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How to Protect Your Dog’s Sensitive Skin from Fleas
Pet parents know that spring means increased numbers of fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. For owners of pets with sensitive skin, flea and tick control can be especially challenging. Read our blog to learn more about protecting your dog’s sensitive skin from fleas and how nutrition might be able to help.
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5 Tips to Avoid Dry Dog Skin This Winter
Despite plenty of fur and thickened skin on their paw pads for extra protection, some dogs still can’t completely avoid winter’s relentless effects on their skin. From brushing your dog’s coat daily to bathing your dog less frequently, check out these five tips for avoiding dry dog skin this winter. #DogHealth #Dogs #DogSafety
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Which Diseases Are Vaccinated Dogs and Cats Protected Against?
Vaccines help protect dogs and cats against specific infectious diseases caused by viruses and bacteria. Check out our blog where we lay out which diseases have vaccines available and the health issues those diseases can cause if dogs and cats are not vaccinated.
To be happy, healthy pets, our dogs need mental stimulation as well as physical activity. Dogs that don’t get enough mental stimulation can become bored and will find ways to “entertain” themselves — usually through undesirable behaviors. From rotating their toys to trying an agility class, we have a variety of options to provide your dog with proper mental stimulation. Learn more in our blog! #DogTips #DogFacts #Dogs Puppy Mental Stimulation Diy, Stimulating Dog Activities, Mental Stimulation For Dogs Diy, Dog Stimulation Diy Ideas, Dog Mental Stimulation, Mental Stimulation For Dogs, Activities For Dogs, Lacrosse Training, Road Trip With Dog
Activities That Can Mentally Stimulate Your Dog
To be happy, healthy pets, our dogs need mental stimulation as well as physical activity. Dogs that don’t get enough mental stimulation can become bored and will find ways to “entertain” themselves — usually through undesirable behaviors. From rotating their toys to trying an agility class, we have a variety of options to provide your dog with proper mental stimulation. Learn more in our blog! #DogTips #DogFacts #Dogs
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How Much Exercise Does Your Pet Need?
Wondering how much exercise your pet needs? You may have signs that your dog or cat isn’t getting enough exercise, but how much do they need? Does what they need depend on their age and size? We answer these questions and more in our blog! #DogHealth #CatHealth
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Signs of Periodontal Disease in Dogs
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, up to 80 percent of the dogs who don’t receive proper dental care may show signs of periodontal (gum) disease by the time they’re 3 years old. From loose or missing teeth to pawing at the mouth, check out the possible signs of periodontal disease in dogs. #DogHealth #DogTips
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Fall Wildlife Hazards for Dogs
As you spend time outdoors with your dog or cat in the fall, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings, including potential wildlife hazards that may pose risks to your pet. From deer to raccoons, snakes, bees and wasps, here are some animals to be on the lookout for this season. #FallPetSafety #FallWildlife
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Diagnosing Dog Skin Allergies
If your dog has been excessively scratching, licking or chewing at his or her skin, it’s possible they’re suffering from allergies, but determining what allergy or combination of allergies is causing your dog’s skin problems can be difficult. Read about how your veterinarian can help diagnose allergies such as flea allergy dermatitis, food allergy or atopic dermatitis in your dog.
Good dental health care is important for your dog or cat. Check out our nine tips for better pet dental care in our blog. #DogHealth #CatHealth Dental Health, Brushing, Dental Health Care, Cat Health, Oral Health
9 Tips for Better Pet Dental Care
Good dental health care is important for your dog or cat. Check out our nine tips for better pet dental care in our blog. #DogHealth #CatHealth
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How to Spot and Manage Environmental Allergies in Dogs
Just like people, dogs may suffer from environmental allergy symptoms. Here are some ways to spot the signs of environmental allergies in your dog — from chronic ear infections to excessive scratching — and some steps you can take to provide some relief to your pet. Visit our blog to learn more!
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Reasons Our Dogs Are Getting Fatter
Why are our dogs getting fatter? Check out our blog to learn about the most common contributors to canine obesity. #DogHealth #DogWeight
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Do You Know These Facts About Pancreatitis and Obesity in Dogs?
Overweight or obese dogs have a long list of potential health concerns that pet parents should keep on their radar, such as pancreatitis. Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas, and depending on the severity, it can lead to shock and be life-threatening. It’s important to understand the signs, symptoms and triggers and how to reduce the risk of it occurring for your overweight dog. Learn more in our blog.
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How to Help Your Pet Avoid Weight Gain After Neutering or Spaying
Spaying or neutering your dog or cat doesn’t cause your pet to become overweight or obese. However, neutering is linked to an increased risk of weight gain if no change is made to what and how much you feed your pet after the surgery. Check out our blog for more information on how to help your pet avoid weight gain after neutering or spaying. #PetWeight #PetTips #PetHealth