10 Safety Tips for Hearing-Impaired Dogs

10 Safety Tips for Hearing-Impaired Dogs

All dogs need their owners to think about their safety. But dogs that have disabilities, such as deaf dogs, need a little more consideration. These dogs can’t hear traffic, people calling after them, or other warning signals that would tell them that something is wrong. They rely on you to keep them safe while they navigate life without that sense.

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Top 5 Dog Grooming Tips For Your Family

Top 5 Dog Grooming Tips For Your Family

Regular grooming is very important and in order to avoid stress for you and your dog, ensure that you are prepared by getting all the materials you may need during grooming. You may also take your dog out for a short walk to make him relax and stay calm as you work on him. Your hound learns to enjoy being groomed when you start when he is young and as he grows he becomes accustomed.

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How Good is Prescription Pet Food for Your Pet?

How Good is Prescription Pet Food for Your Pet?

A lot of vets are prescribing prescription pet food. Some may be prescribing it without much knowledge about it while some might know all the facts about it and yet prescribing it to their four-legged patients. You must know that prescription pet food does not contain any drug so actually a prescription is not needed. It is all a business tactic of the giant pet food producing companies to make a profit by letting it sell only through a prescription from a vet. You might also be paying taxes which are actually not required for prescription animal food.

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Finally A Safe Flea Preventative That Works

Finally A Safe Flea Preventative That Works

I pride myself on raising healthy, green dogs. I home cook, and aside from vaccinations and heartworm preventative, Kirby lived his first five years chemical free.  My other contention has been dealing with fleas. We started natural but the past several years led us to using poison as the only means to alleviate the horrid scratching and itching.  Until now. Until Dr. Dobias. 

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How Rover Came To Our Rescue!

How Rover Came To Our Rescue!

Finding a place to board our dogs can be daunting to say the least. Finding a place that accepts and understands how we are raising our dogs is even more daunting but it can be done. Any time we will be travelling in that direction Miss Julie will be the one we call. If we need a sitter in another direction? Rover will be where I turn to for someone. We may even utilize her day care when we want to do a little shopping in Jackson. I highly recommend Rover sitters and applaud those who who keep pets in their homes.  I have a feeling they may give boarding businesses a run for their money in the near future.

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The Golden Paste Recipe My Dogs Like

The Golden Paste Recipe My Dogs Like

If you have also started taking golden paste then you know how bitter the turmeric tastes. I’ve read where some people just swallow it whole quickly followed by a drink of something.  I personally know I won’t stay with it if I hate it and I know I can’t force the dogs to eat something they don’t like short of hiding it in something they find tasty.  Truth is when I was making the original recipe, every time I tried to sneak some into Kirby's food, he would bark and bark until I replaced it with fresh food - He did not like it and was not going to eat it!  After much research I’ve found a way to make it much more palatable. Both dogs now scarf it done without so much as a whimper.

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Are You Feeding Your Dog Biofilm?

Biofilm is that slimy stuff you can feel on the inside of a water bowl.  It’s a collection of organic and inorganic bacteria bound together in a thick substance that acts as a glue to hold the bacteria together and adhere it to the surface. It provides a safe haven for organisms like Listeria, E. coli and legionella which can reproduce to levels where contamination of products passing through that water becomes inevitable. They can lead to a wide variety of microbial infections such as urinary tract infections, bladder infections, and middle ear infections. 

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