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Use the Right Voice If You Want Your Dog to Listen

Have you ever wondered why particular dogs respond better to commands given by particular people? Part of the explanation might be related to how those commands are being given. A new study performed at the Duke University Canine Cognition Center…
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Foxtails – Pains In The Everywhere!

The cutely-named, but menacing foxtail is neither fox nor tail. What they are is a multi-barbed grass seed that’s a major pain in your pet’s you-know-what – and then some. Foxtails are found throughout North America. And for the same…
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FINALLY—- GREAT DAY!

Everyone here in the Marriott are fantastic.   The villas are beautiful yet so homey that we don’t feel like we are away.  There is a huge difference going from an Econo Lodge Motel efficiency to a Marriott Villa. We have…
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WHAT A DAY !

Last night was no fun!  Bella’s stomach issues got worse,  so we had to find a vet in Myrtle Beach to have her seen.. The problem was not finding a vet; there were a million of them! But no would…
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LOVIN’ THAT MYRTLE BEACH

First stop in paradise is Myrtle Beach! What a difference a day makes! Yesterday traveling was awful. pouring rains, terrible humidity, and awful traffic. The only good thing was Bella, who was a perfect angel through it all! Today we…
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Planning on Taking Your Dog on Your Next Vacation? Make it a Great Experience!

By Mardi Richmond For some of us, taking a vacation just wouldn’t be nearly as much fun if we couldn’t share it with our dogs. Camping and other outdoor adventures are natural vacation options with our four-legged friends, although dog-friendly…
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Travel Safety Tips

  For some pet parents, a trip is no fun if the four-legged members of the family can’t come along. But traveling can be highly stressful, both for you and your pets. If you’re planning to take a trip with…
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Why is my dog is licking his paws?

Paws of an American Staffordshire.  © Sarah Basford on Flickr Question: Why is my dog is licking his paws? Dogs licking their paws is a common complaint. Is this a medical problem or a behavioral one? Why won’t they stop…
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‘Frito Feet’ – Why Do Dog Paws Smell Like Corn Chips, Nuts, or Popcorn?

Question: ‘Frito Feet’ – Why Do Dog Paws Smell Like Corn Chips, Nuts, or Popcorn? Questions about pet odors are common. Often a bad smell indicates a problem or disease process, but not always. What should you do if you…
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Travel Safety Tips

For some pet parents, a trip is no fun if the four-legged members of the family can’t come along. But traveling can be highly stressful, both for you and your pets. If you’re planning to take a trip with pets…
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Why We Love Derpy Dogs

BY JAMIE · Why do we love derpy dogs? Derpy- adj. The condition of being uncoordinated, accident prone, silly, or clumsy. Some have tongues that are too large to stay in their mouths. Others run into walls when trying to…
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