Category: Pets

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Column: Just what the doctor ordered

Here is some great news for pet owners, and I suspect most of you already knew this, the furry, finned and winged animals we live with can actually help in healing. A survey conducted...

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Column: Fish oil an important diet supplement

Fish oil is probably the most important supplement you can add to your dog’s diet, regardless of what type of diet you feed. EPA and DHA, the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil, provide...

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Column: Behavior modifier for itchy dogs

Five things to do when your dog chews, licks, or scratches: 1) Bring your dog to the veterinarian for a checkup. Nothing you do to address the dog’s behavior will be of much use...

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Column: Factors that influence a lost dog

This is the beginning of the holiday season. Kids are going back to school and there is a lot of hustle and bustle. There is a chance your dog may be a little nervous...

Shopping around for your pets medications could provide considerable savings. (Submitted photo)

Budget medications: How to save money on pet prescriptions

Purchasing prescriptions medicines for your dog from your veterinarian is definitely convenient and often necessary from a health standpoint (for example, when your pet urgently needs the drug), but usually the more expensive option....

Encouraging the chewing habit by providing a steady supply of appropriate chew items can promote a dog’s mental and emotional health. (Submitted photo)

Column: A dog’s gotta chew

Many people think chewing as “just a puppy thing” but the fact is, canines in the wild spend quite a bit of time every day chewing on bones, in order to extract every last...

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Column: Coconut’s super powers

Over the past few years, coconut has skyrocketed in popularity for human and, now, pet consumption. “Coconut is one of the few foods that can be classified as a ‘super food,’” Chanda D. Leary-Coutu,...