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Backpack, anyone?

Backpack, anyone?

If your dog is energetic and you feel that plain walking just isn’t enough, try a backpack.  Not for you.  The dog.  The picture attached isn’t a traditional red or blue one but it just made me happy.  Just like...

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Make the vet and groomer a comfortable place

Make the vet and groomer a comfortable place

It all started as an accident when my Standard Poodle, Jean-Claude Van Poodle (what else would a standard poodle be named?), got Wobbler syndrome.  It is a neurological disorder where the dog’s balance is greatly impacted.  Jean-Claude loved being groomed.  As...

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The breed won’t change

The breed won’t change

When people think of Collies, Lassie often comes to mind.  Always with the family, alerting everyone that Timmy fell in the well, great with people, and eager to work.  3 years ago, Tinkerbell entered our lives.  She is everything Lassie...

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To dog park / daycare OR NOT?

To dog park / daycare OR NOT?

We get at least one call a week from someone who has taken their dog-friendly dog to a dog park or to doggie daycare, he gets attacked, and is now dog aggressive.  We will normally have someone in our aggressive...

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Dog food isn’t simple

Dog food isn’t simple

My mom started it all.  It was an observation she made regarding her senior citizen Shelties.  She had changed their diet and within a few days, the dogs were their old, energetic selves.  Since I have a large senior population...

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Tips for introducing your dog to another dog

Tips for introducing your dog to another dog

We are entering a time of the year when we are visiting relatives or friends, or perhaps they are visiting you.  How do you introduce your dog to another dog?  The tips we give can work even if you are...

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Check your homeowner’s insurance

Check your homeowner’s insurance

A little over 3 years ago, our house was hit by a tree in the middle of a terrible storm.  The tree was so large it took much of our roof, and the ceilings in three rooms.  Fortunately, we got away...

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Aging people and their pets

Aging people and their pets

It is a fact that the American population is growing older.  All you have to do is look around at the growing number of retirement communities.  For us, the thought of having to relinquish a pet because of poor behavior...

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What are belly bands?

What are belly bands?

I have 4 small dogs, 2 toy poodles and 2 pomeranians.  3 of them are male, and life was good until my husband had back surgery 18 months ago.  I found myself not paying attention to the dogs so much...

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These are not your Mom’s slipcovers!

These are not your Mom’s slipcovers!

It is a cosmic event in a marriage when a husband and wife mutually agree it is time to replace the family room / living room furniture.  Heck, let’s face it, it is a cosmic event when a man agrees...

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