Two Fun Trick to Teach your Dog

Crawl — for your dog to learn this trick, he must have a solid down.  Put your dog on a down.  Get down on the ground beside the dog.  Holding a treat in front of her nose, move it a bit in front of her.  Most dogs will try to stand up and reach for the treat.  Remind them to…

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West Nile Virus and Your Dog

With all the flooding in large parts of the United States, mosquitoes are inevitable.  Unfortunately, many of them carry West Nile Virus.  You may be wondering how this disease will affect your dog.
West Nile Virus is a type of encephalitis.  It is primarily carried in birds.  The only way a mosquito transmits West Nile Virus is by biting a bird…

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Canine Influenza Virus

News stories have been going around about the spread of canine influenza.  The “doggy flu” is one of the viral causes of kennel cough.  Because canine influenza is a relatively new virus in the United States, most dogs have not been exposed to it and have no immunity to it.  Canine influenza can strike dogs of any age, breed, or…

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