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Do You Really Want a Smart Dog?

BY HEATHER MCKINNON          From Rover.com Everyone wants to know which are the smartest dog breeds. But do you really want a smart dog? And which dogs are considered “smart” or “dumb,” anyway? I’m as impressed as anyone by super-intelligent…
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How to Check Your Dog’s Vital Signs

A BLOG BY ROVER.COM It’s helpful to be familiar with your dog’s vital signs just in case your pet is ever in distress. Knowing how to periodically check and record normal vital signs like your dog’s heart rate is a smart idea….
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Not So Sweet: Why the Sugar Substitute Xylitol Is Toxic for Dogs

By Everyday Health Guest Contributor Published Nov 13, 2015 By Jeff Werber, DVM, Special to Everyday Health Did you know that the popular sugar substitute xylitol poses a serious threat to your pet dog? You’ll find xylitol added as a…
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OUR VACATION WITH BELLA – BACK HOME AGAIN

Here we are back at home again. Living out of suitcases gets to old very quickly. Bringing my Service Dog, Bella, was reminiscent of the days of travelling with my first child as a baby. Whew, that was not easy!…
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How to Keep Your Dog Cool in the Summer

By Colleen Oakley WebMD Pet Health Feature Reviewed by Amy Flowers, DVM Ready for a summertime game of catch with your favorite four-legged friend? Not so fast. If you’re feeling the heat, you can bet your dog is, too. And…
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HOME AGAIN !

Well, the 6 hour ride home was soothing.   We traveled through Georgia. South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and  Maryland, until we reached Pennsylvania.  The mountains are beautiful and the landscape was breathtaking. I can tell you, though, the best thing…
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How Air Fresheners Can Affect Your Pet’s Health

By David F. Kramer As parents and caregivers, one of the earliest lessons we learn is the concept of “baby-proofing”—keeping toxic substances and dangerous situations well out of the way of our children. As pet parents, we need to do…
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1/2 WAY HOME

This entry will be short and sweet. we left Georgia this morning and we are now in Virginia.  We stopped for the night.  Bella slept the whole way! This will be a restful night. The ride back has brought us…
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9 Surprisingly Dangerous Foods for Dogs (Starting with Popcorn)

BY ELISABETH GEIER It’s hard to resist sharing food with your dog, especially when she looks up at you with those, well, puppy dog eyes. But, while some human snacks are safe in small doses, others are downright dangerous foods…
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