Controlling Ticks on your Dog

Ticks don’t just bite your dog and drink his blood.  Ticks also carry several diseases (Lyme disease, Rocky mountain spotted fever, and other tick borne diseases).  These diseases can cripple and even kill your dog.    However, there are ways to protect your dog from being bitten or get the ticks off quickly, before the dog gets sick.  Most tick borne…

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Help Your Dog Live Longer

As dog parents, we try hard to do what is best for our dogs.  We buy good dog food, wholesome treats, play with him, and love him.  However, there are some things we are doing, without knowing we are doing them, that may be shortening our dog’s lifespan.  These things are largely repairable, so if we stop doing them, our…

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The Ten Most Contagious Dog Diseases

Dogs are social animals.  That is one reason they fit into our lives so well.  Dogs, like humans, can spread diseases between each other.  Dog parks, doggie day care, and shelters are often the source of these diseases.  It is important to get your dog vaccinated if he is going to be exposed to other dogs.  Here is a list…

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