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Puppy Training Tips – Socializing Children and Puppies

In this article… 1) Key Issues and Awareness; 2) How to Create a Healthy, Mutually Respectful  Relationship When working with clients, their children and their puppy this is a topic that I always make sure I address thoroughly.  When a family engages me – within in the first few weeks of acquiring a puppy, I can make sure that the …

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Does Your Dog Really Need Heartworm Medication

  How do you know if your dog really needs to be on a heartworm preventative? Should you just take your veterinarian‘s advice or should you double–check on the advice you may be receiving from your Veterinarian? If your dog needs to be on heartworm preventatives are there other things you need to do to ensure the safety of your …

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Grains Cause Dog, Cat Health Problems

A dog’s ancestral diet looked very different from the diet that has been made popular by pet-food manufacturers. The composition of a Dog’s Ancestral Diet looked like this… 56% Protein    25% to 30% Fat           14% Carbohydrates     Carbohydrates are NOT nutritionally necessary in a dog’s diet. Protein and fat ARE essential components for a healthy canine diet. Carbohydrates are NOT …

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Reduce Dog Anxiety – Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Dog Training Tip for Reducing Anxiety

Anxiety is a very serious and increasingly common issue in dogs – in-fact it has become an epidemic issue.  Anxiety when left unaddressed or when addressed in the wrong way can quickly increase in intensity. Anxiety may take many forms, separation anxiety, fear of unfamiliar inanimate or animate objects, sounds, weather – i.e. thunderstorms, or insecurity leading to aggressive-reactive behaviour. …

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Apple Cider Vinegar for Dogs, Cats

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has been used for centuries for its medical properties and as a dietary supplement. In Greece, around 400 BC the father of modern medicine – Hippocrates prescribed ACV with honey to treat many ailments. By the later part of the 1700s about 70% of all farmers in USA’s New England states owned-operated apple cider milling/pressing equipment.  …

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