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  • Health Risks For An Overweight Pet

    Health Risks For An Overweight Pet

    March 23, 2019

    By LG Nixon Health Risks For An Overweight Pet (yes, a few extra pounds IS a BIG deal) There’s nothing quite as cute as a chubby puppy with that cute little pudgy belly that screams for rubs and tickles. But when our adult pets start taking on a rounded, pudgy shape, it can lead to […]

  • OH FOR THE LOVE OF A DOG: Do Our Pets Like To Be Hugged?

    OH FOR THE LOVE OF A DOG: Do Our Pets Like To Be Hugged?

    February 16, 2019

    By LG Nixon As pet owners, most of you probably have stories to share of you and your dog enjoying a hug, or their crazy antics as they actively seek hugs. Recently, I read several articles on how dogs, being canids, don’t show affection to another dog through hugs. The experts say they have legs, […]

  • Do Dogs Actually Help Military Veterans with PTSD?

    Do Dogs Actually Help Military Veterans with PTSD?

    January 29, 2019

    By LG Nixon As a pet owner, many of us can attest the fact our dogs, and pets in general, can help boost our moods or help us feel less stressed with their special brand of craziness to make us smile. However, PTSD can drain the happiness from even the most stoic soldier. Post-traumatic Stress […]

  • All I Want for Christmas is — A Toothbrush!

    All I Want for Christmas is — A Toothbrush!

    December 14, 2018

    by LG Nixon This Christmas season, before Fido starts giving kisses beneath the mistletoe, make sure his breath is fresh. Your family and guests will thank you. Most dog owners dismiss that unpleasant fragrance as just doggy breath, but there may be an underlying cause to that repulsive odor emitted from Fido’s happy face. Oral […]

  • Well-Behaved Dinner Guests for Thanksgiving

    Well-Behaved Dinner Guests for Thanksgiving

    November 12, 2018

    by LG Nixon What could be better than Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings and time spent with loved ones and friends? Usually we say “family” and friends, but we all have those certain relatives who like to push our buttons, you know? Well, invite Fido and Meow-man to dinner instead! If you start training […]

  • Happy Howl-ween!!

    Happy Howl-ween!!

    October 10, 2018

    by LG Nixon HAPPY HOWL-WEEN!! It’s October and my inner goth is threatening to come out! Although at my age, I’m probably closer to becoming a zombie. Halloween means happy little goblins will soon be going from house to house, dressed in their costumed finery. It’s great fun for the kids, but Trick-or-Treating with Fido […]

  • Achoo! I Need a Tissue Please!

    Achoo! I Need a Tissue Please!

    September 13, 2018

    by LG Nixon Labor Day has come and gone. Up next are the holidays with gatherings of friends and family, fresh snow, and relaxing by a roaring fire with a cup of mulled cider with a warm, yummy donut. Along with the cooler temperatures come opportunities for a rise in colds and influenza. Those nasty […]

  • Does Your Pet Need Grain-Free?

    Does Your Pet Need Grain-Free?

    August 7, 2018

    by LG Nixon Recently, the FDA released a warning to inform pet owners of the potential dangers of feeding a grain-free diet sourced mainly from peas, pea starch, potatoes and legumes as the leading main ingredients. The FDA has received numerous reports from veterinary professionals and from pet owners regarding the condition known as Canine […]

  • Pet Tips

    Pet Tips

    July 30, 2018

    Dogs need a leader. If you don’t provide them with one they will assume they need to be the leader and that posi-tion is very stressful for them since they are trying to lead humans that don’t speak dog. Dogs do what works so be careful what you reward. If they whine at the door […]

  • Xylitol Warning – Don’t Feed It To Your Pets!

    Xylitol Warning – Don’t Feed It To Your Pets!

    June 18, 2018

    by LG Nixon Most of us try to maintain a healthy lifestyle which includes eating healthy, getting regular exercise and interacting with friends to keep our minds and spirits sharp. Whether it is a personal goal, or for health related issues such as food allergies or disease, many of us actively seek alternative choices for […]