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Tips to Help Your Dog during Back to School

Back to school is upon us as summer comes to a close. We spend much time preparing our children (and ourselves), yet this transition also affects our pets. The freedom and attention received during summer vacation abruptly ends at the first day of school. Without warning, schedules shift and playmates of summer suddenly have new […]

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TOOLS to Keep Doggie COOL this Summer!!

It’s Summer and it is HOT! I have written about Tips to Keep your Doggie Cool! and Tips to Keep your Doggie Safe from heat exhaustion. Now let’s look at some TOOLS you can purchase to make your dog’s Summer a little more bearable.   COOLING Cots or Loungers There are cooling loungers that you […]

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Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe this Summer

It’s Summer and Texas Summers are HOT! Not only for us, but man’s best friend as well! Keeping your dog cool is serious business because overheating can be life-threatening if not treated immediately. Dogs, in general, are intolerant of too much heat. Heatstroke normally happens when a dog loses his innate ability to regulate his body temperature. […]

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Calming Your Dog During Fireworks Season

Fear of fireworks is a fairly common phobia for dogs. The noise, smell of sulfur and flashing lights can be quite upsetting. Fortunately there are several things you can do to keep your pet safe and cared for during the celebration.   Prepare your House Shut all the doors and windows and draw curtains to […]

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Should I use a Flexible Leash?

Flexi leashes or retractable leashes are a hotly debated topic and I can certainly see their appeal … if it was a perfect world.  These leashes were designed with good intentions to allow your dog a little more movement and less restrictions while walking.   Seeing dogs trotting ahead, eagerly sniffing the ground for past […]

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Tips to Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

Summer is here and we all know that Texas Summers can get HOT; not only for us, but man’s best friend as well! Here are some tips to keep Fido comfortable.   Allow your dog access to lots of clean fresh water. Add ice cubes to make it cooler.     Walk early in the […]

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Tips to Stop Your Dog From Chewing Things! (Part 2)

  As I said in Part 1, a question I am often asked by my clients is “How do I stop my dog from chewing on things?” It is a problem lots of dogs have, but again you have to realize that Chewing is a normal behavior for them. I talked about ‘why’ dogs chew […]

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Tips to Stop Your Dog from Chewing Things! (Part 1)

A question I am often asked by my clients is “How do I stop my dog from chewing on things?” It is a problem lots of dogs have, but you have to keep in mind that Chewing is a normal behavior for them.   For a lot of dogs chewing is like therapy or a […]

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Keeping Your Dog Safe at Easter

Easter is just around the corner! For me, it brings up fond memories of waking up and running outside to the front steps to see what the Easter Bunny had brought. My favorites were jelly beans, the big chocolate bunny and those delicious marshmallow peeps. I would put on a colorful new dress for church […]

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Why Dogs are Great for Your Kids!

Having Dogs around children is beneficial in so many ways Building stronger family bonds, raising healthier babies, teaching children to take responsibility, increasing social skills and having a better understanding  of care giving are just a few examples. I have been to several homes where the children as well as the parents are learning about […]

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