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When Buying Pet Food, Check Those Labels!

By Laura Sutherland ~ We’ve all heard the adage, “You are what you eat.” But what about our four-legged friends? Pet food marketers do their jobs well: They all want you to think their product is the best for your fur baby. But there’s still some research required. Here is what I’ve learned. For starters,

Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe in the Summer Heat

By Laura Sutherland ~ It’s summertime, and spending days outdoors with Fido can be the best! However, we can’t take a vacation from the responsibilities of pet parenting. Summer can be exciting for our four-legged family members, but it also has its hazards. Dogs (and cats, too) have higher resting temperatures than humans — they’ll

Learning to Take Your Dog’s Picture

By Margaret Bryant, Professional Dog Photographer ~  We dog lovers take a lot of pictures of our dogs. Our cell phones are a testament to that! Some of the pictures are great and others, not so much. Here are few tips to help make your picture taking better. ■ The Best Shot: Unless you are

Why People Resemble Their Dogs

By Laura Sutherland ~ Doesn’t it make you chuckle a little when you walk down the street and notice that the person coming towards you walking their dog… looks just like their dog? Tall, handsome man with his stately Lab. The grouchy, bald guy with the round tummy and his Bull Dog. The leggy, blond

Your Pet’s Seasonal Allergies

By Laura Sutherland Woohoo, spring! Ah yes, the longer and warmer days, the budding trees, the blossoming flowers, the fresh green grass…the sneezing, the itching, the scratching and the skin biting…I am referring to your 4-legged companions, here. While, I always want to encourage plenty of exercise and long walks for your pets, especially now

Kids and Dogs

Proper Behavior By Margaret Bryant. From time to time we hear on the news about a child who was bitten by a dog and we wonder what happened. Was the dog aggressive? Or was the child behaving inappropriately? Here are a few things must-knows on how children (and adults) should behave around strange dogs and

Happy New Year to You and Your Four-Legged Family!

Well, another year is upon us and many turn their attention to that perfunctory resolutions list. Perhaps it will be easier to actually keep if you devote this year’s list to making 2019 the healthiest year for your fur babies. Here is a list to consider: Take Duke and Fluffy to the Vet for their

Why Cats Don’t Like Christmas

The holiday season should be a joyous time for all members of the household, even the four-legged ones. Unfortunately, some cats only reluctantly seem to embrace the Christmas spirit. So if you have a puss that starts pouting during the holidays, don’t blame him or her entirely — pet owners might bear some of the

Dog Park Etiquette Tips

By AKC Staff If you’re an urban or suburban dog owner, you’re likely familiar with the local dog park. It’s a canine oasis, where your leash-less pet is free to sniff, run, and socialize with other dogs. But like any social activity, it’s important to know basic rules of etiquette. And in this case, it’s not just

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