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Recognizing and Relieving Anxiety in Your Dog

By Laura Sutherland ~  You’ve recently adopted a dog at your local shelter. Congratulations! For the first few days, all goes well. Then you realize you need to spend several hours away from the house. You give your doggie love, then head out the door — only to return, later, to discover the inside of

Introducing a New Pet Into Your Home

By Laura Sutherland ~  Oh, goody! A new fur-baby is coming to live with your family. Have you considered how bringing in a new pet might be an issue with your existing 4-legged family member(s) or YOU? Let’s talk about that. Adding a new pet can be stressful. There are so many sad cases of

A Good Dog is a Trained Dog

By Laura Sutherland ~ We adore our canine fur-babies and treat them like the beloved family members they are. But wait! They are dogs, after all, and when we forget that and treat them like human children, we are doing our pets a real disservice. A “good” dog is a trained dog. Dogs have their

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

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