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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Ear Care for Dogs

Keeping a dog’s ears clean is an essential part of grooming and hygiene routine, and it can reduce the chances of ear infections. Because dogs don’t have straight ear canals, it is easy for debris and bacteria to accumulate inside the ear and create problems. In order to clean the external ear canal of your…
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5 Easy Steps to Reduce Veterinary Expenses

See your veterinary often - this will ensure that you don’t have to spend money fixing a major problem when it happens. The price of wellness exams is nothing compared to the price of fixing a critical problem. Observe your pet’s behavior – changes in appetite, toilet habits and water intake all can be a…
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How to Teach Your Dog to Balance a Treat on Their Nose

Watch this 4-minute video to learn how to teach your dog to balance a treat on his nose. https://youtu.be/hUYAEhm8YiI

Here is a quick tutorial:

  1. First teach the dog impulse control by holding a hand full of delicious food and asking the dog to leave the food alone until you tell him to get it.
  2. When your dog looks away, mark and reward the behavior with a consistent sound of “yes”
  3. Mark and reward your dog ‘s behavior when it chooses to look away from an open hand. Then repeat this by holding the treat with 2 fingers.
  4. Hold the treat in a closed feast right in front of a dog’s nose. Wait until the dog stops sniffing to reward his behavior. Do the same thing by holding the treat in 2 fingers.
  5. Finally, you should be able to balance the treat on top of the dog’s nose.

Top 5 Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Keep your pets away from the BBQ grills that can easily burn them. Animals should never have access to chocolate or alcohol. Never leave alcohol or chocolate unattended where pets can reach it. Never use fireworks around pets! Even unused fireworks can pose a danger as many contain potentially toxic substances, including arsenic and heavy…
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