Caring for Your Dog’s Health

Starting Your New Puppy Off With The Right Paw

Calendar Posted on Mar 14, 2014 by tmiltz

National Puppy Day

In lieu of National Puppy Day, we pulled together our recommendations on how to improve a new puppy’s life. If you are considering adopting or buying from a breeder, your new puppy will, without a doubt, bring you joy and laughter every day. Bringing home a new puppy is such an exciting time, but take all of the necessary precautions before getting one. Decide on what type of personality, size and daily needs you are looking for and then spend lots of time researching the breed. After you make your decision, here are our tips that are meant to help your new pup adjust to home-life and to set up a happy and healthy life with you.

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Dog Boarding Options While You Are Away

Calendar Posted on Feb 27, 2014 by tmiltz

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 With the harsh winter (almost) behind us, we can now look forward to sun, warm weather, and Spring Break. You’ve started looking at places in the tropics, flights to Orlando or a low-key week in the Carolinas, but before you pack your bags- what are you going to do with your dog? What are your options, where do you start and how do you know your dog will be comfortable, safe and happy while you are away? While deciding where your dog will stay, you need to carefully examine your options in ensuring the (caregiver) facility will meet their needs and maintain their routine.

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National Pet Dental Health Month

Calendar Posted on Feb 18, 2014 by tmiltz

Pet Dental Health Month

 

February marks National Pet Dental Health Month, sponsored by the American Veterinarian Medical Association. While we are not claiming to be canine dental health experts, we’d like to provide some dog care tips in knowing when you need to go see a specialists, how often you should care for their teeth and what are the signs of dental health problems. Continue reading

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40 Excellent Ideas to Keep Your Dog Happy

Calendar Posted on Feb 07, 2014 by jhmiltz

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Dogs have the ability to make us happy everyday. With the running of excitement to greet you to the companionship of lying by your side as you read a book, it’s difficult to find a reason not to smile when you are around dogs. Have you ever given a thought to what makes your dog happy? We have and we wanted to share it with you. Here are our top 40 dog care tips for happiness.

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10 Ways to Develop and Maintain a Rewarding Relationship with Your Dog

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Dog Business

 

Your dog is your best friend. He listens, he helps you stay in shape and loves to snuggle. While you gain so much joy from having them in your life, return the favor and ensure that they are cared for at all times. These are the top 10 essentials to keep your dog safe, happy and healthy.

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Winter Blues for those Cold Noses

Calendar Posted on Jan 15, 2014 by tmiltz

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The holidays are officially over, but the weather is still cold and the days are still short, which leads to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Humans suffer from this and, yes, dogs can too. According to the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (UK), 40% of surveyed pet owners see a downturn in their dog’s mood during the cold winter months. How do you know if your dog is suffering from the winter blues and what can you do to help? We’ve got the answers for you.

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New Year’s Resolutions For the Dog Lovers

Calendar Posted on Jan 06, 2014 by tmiltz

Charlie is ready for 2014 with FlipFlop Dogs!

New Year, New You, New Dog. Here’s to our 2014 Resolutions (if we make them public, we hold more accountability to actually doing it)!

Learning those tricks. Remember all those training books and classes that you went through when your dog was a puppy?  Make 2014 the year where your dog perfects those tricks and learns new ones. A helpful starting tip is to find out what your dog likes to do and add on from there. For example, if your dog likes to stand on their hind legs, have them hold that stance for a longer duration, and then teach them to give you a high 10! Added bonus: you get to show them off when friends and family come over. Forget the simple sit and stay trick, teach your dog a helpful trick (such as turning on and off the lights) and wow your guests.

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The Do’s and Don’ts for the Holiday Season

Calendar Posted on Dec 04, 2013 by tmiltz

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With the holidays inching closer, the festivities and decorations are growing in numbers. While the stress is on the scheduling and coordinating of parties and family get togethers, let’s ensure one less to-do by keeping your dog safe and out of the emergency room. The decorations that are people-friendly are not always dog-friendly and can lead to some serious health problems. Here’s a list of do’s and don’ts to guide you joyfully through the holiday season and into the New Year.

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Adopting a Senior Dog

Calendar Posted on Nov 06, 2013 by tmiltz

When going to your local shelter, it is quite hard to resist puppies. They’re energetic, playful and have their whole life ahead of them. The puppies are, undeniably, the first to be adopted at shelters. On the alternative, have you thought about the commitment of taking them to obedience school, spending money on replacing the mishaps during the teething phase, and so forth. Which leads us to this blog topic: why  senior dogs make for great adoptions.

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