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5 Fun Fall Homemade Dog Treats


By Gabrielle Feldman

As we say goodbye to the dog days of summer, we say hello to lots of seasonal produce such as pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and cranberries. So why not let your pup in on the fun of enjoying the flavors of fall? We compiled 5 easy, yummy, and healthy dog treat recipes you’ll want to try out with fido this fall!

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Raw Goat's Milk for Your Dog: Health or Hype?

By Gabrielle Feldman and Dr. Kathy Boehme


Did you know that goat’s milk, not cow milk, is the most consumed milk in the world? Recently, goat's milk has been gaining popularity in the United States-for people and pets alike. With most new fads, it’s important to do some research before jumping on the bandwagon.

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Disaster Planning Includes Pets, Too

By Jennifer Reed

September is National Preparedness Month. Are you and your pets ready in case of an emergency?

To us, animals are important members of every household. As you prepare your family for the unexpected, don’t forget to include them—simple steps like creating a plan, assembling an emergency kit and staying informed can greatly help your furry friends if disaster strikes.

Here are some things to keep in mind:

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How to Brush Your Dog's Teeth

Establishing an at home dental care routine is an important part of your dog’s overall health. You would never think to go days without brushing your own teeth, and it’s no different for your pets. Ideally we recommend brushing your dog’s teeth daily, but a great goal is at least three times a week.

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How to Give Your Cat a Pill

If you’re like most cat owners, you have struggled at one time or another while trying to give your cat a pill. With a little bit of advice and patience, you will be a pro in no time.

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How to Give Your Dog a Pill

If you’re like most pet parents, you have struggled to give your dog a pill at some point. With a little advice and patience, you will be a pro in no time.

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The Latest Canine Influenza Outbreak

By Gabrielle Feldman

Since the canine influenza strain, known as CIV H3N2, first emerged in Chicago two years ago, it has spread sporadically to nearly 40 states across the country-including California. Most recently, in late May, there were two dog shows in Florida and Georgia that incubated the latest outbreak. **Update: As of August 2017, there are now confirmed cases in the Los Angeles, California area.**

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