Are Table Scraps O.K. For Your Dog To Eat?

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If I were a dog, I would take full advantage of the holiday season.

Lots of people = lots of food = lots of opportunity for table scraps!

Unfortunately, I’m not a dog, which means I should probably pay closer attention to what my furry friends chow down on this Christmas.

Eat This, Not That

Even though your pets likely won’t be harmed by consumption of some of these foods, it’s important to remember that any human food given to dogs should be enjoyed in moderation.

Make sure to avoid these foods:

Animal Planet has outlined a list of 10 foods that you should never feed to dogs: [Read more…]

How to care for your dog’s paws in winter weather

Depending on where you live, you may need to consider extra care for your dog’s paws in winter months. For example, winter weather can cause cracked or dry paws. Plus, some dogs are sensitive to the cold, snow and ice on their feet.

For these reasons, I reached out to two veterinarians to get their advice on winter paw care.

Winter paw care
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3 Easy Tricks to Teach Your Dog Today

I wanted to come up with a couple of easy tricks dog owners could teach their dogs of any age. The tricks are “speak,” “play dead” and “roll over.” These aren’t necessarily the only ways to teach these commands, but hopefully they can help you brainstorm.

And let us know if your dog can do any fun tricks!

3 Easy Tricks to Teach Your Dog Today
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How to Choose the Right Dog Trainer

How to Choose the Right Dog TrainerHow did you go about choosing a trainer for your dog? Did you read reviews? Did you choose the trainer a friend recommended? Did you make your decision based on cost? We would love your feedback because choosing a trainer can be such an overwhelming process for new dog owners.

The following are some ideas from two professional trainers to hopefully help you make the best choice for your dog if you need help with training.

Also check out our post on common dog training mistakes.

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November is Pet Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes in Pets
Photo by Len Saunders

November is Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, so I wanted to learn more about the signs of diabetes in pets, what causes it and if there is anything pet owners can do to prevent their pets from becoming diabetic.

Here’s what I found out:

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