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Considering A New Puppy? 3 Things To Know About The Lab

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Bringing a dog into your home and life can be a big decision. Not only will this new family member require your time, but it will also require a good about of love and responsibility. Of course, not all dogs are created equal, so you will also need to decide which breed is right for you, your family, and your home. Considered one of thesmartest breeds in the world, the Labrador retriever can be a great option, but proper care and training will still be required to ensure your dog is happy and healthy. Read More»

Are You Considering Giving Your Children A Dog For Christmas?

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Have your children been begging you nonstop to let them have a dog? If you have decided that this Christmas is finally going to be the time when you surprise them with a dog or a puppy, here are some ideas for you to consider, from making sure they’re ready to be dog owners to selecting a breed. Make Sure Your Children Are Ready For A Dog You probably already know whether or not your children are ready for a dog. Read More»

What You Need To Know About Canine PTSD Before Your Board Your Dog

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Research has found that dogs can have PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Dogs with this condition tend to be fearful and have anxiety in certain situations, such as being in unfamiliar surroundings. This can present a problem for you if you need to put your dog in a kennel or boarding facility, especially if your dog’s PTSD is due to an attack from another dog or trauma your dog experienced in a shelter. Read More»

If Your Pup Starts Going Downhill, A Portosystemic Shunt May Be The Culprit

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Your 5-month-old golden retriever, who came home with you as a happy, healthy puppy, doesn’t seem to be growing as fast as he should. In addition, he has no get-up-and-go, and he doesn’t wolf down his puppy chow like he used to. He’s just not the same dog. A phone call to your vet yielded a word you’ve never heard before, but it sounded scary: portosystemic shunt. Here is some basic information about this condition so you know what questions to ask the doctor when you bring your pup in for a diagnosis. Read More»