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How to Cut a Dog’s Nails

Ever watch a rodeo, with these cute little kids are dressed up in their cowboy and cowgirl gear, chasing a baby pig? Yeah – that’s what I walked into at my friend’s house a couple weeks ago. But without the kids cowboy boots. Or the pig. My friends recently adopted their first family dog and […]

Are Antlers Bad for Dogs? (And How to Make Your Own)

I sip my coffee as I look at the growing pile on the table, and smile. I know what he’s doing, he knows what he is doing – and of course he knows that I know what he’s doing. But hey, we do the little dance anyway cuz it’s how we roll. “Whatcha doing?” I […]

Are Pig Ears Bad for Dogs?

“What’s a Pig Ear?” It was a warm Sunday afternoon – one of the last good days before the seasons change – and we hadn’t gotten more than three feet into the store when the voice rang out. “No shoplifting.” It’s the typical, good-natured welcome I receive from the store manager whenever I take my […]

What Does It Mean When a Dog Eats Grass?

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? “This is Shasta. She’s a vegan” That was the simple introduction made by my hubby as he placed the little blue-eyed husky mix – cleverly disguised as a ball of fur with giant ears and a pink tongue – into my open arms.  Through the “getting to know you” puppy […]

Arthritis in Dogs

It was so subtle, we actually missed it. It’s not that we didn’t notice – we did – but it was just easy to rationalize away… It’s cold, he doesn’t want to leave the warm spot in front of the fire. He was up late barking at that stupid cat, he’s just tired. He doesn’t […]

Tapeworms in Dogs: Causes, Prevention, and Treatments

What are Tapeworms? Ah, the tapeworm. It’s easily identifiable by the long, flat, segmented body which tends to break off in pieces and can be seen in stool. The tapeworm is an equal opportunity infector; it can be found in just about any animal species on the planet including upper class, first-world country humans. The […]

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