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Hydrotherapy for Hydrocephalus in Dogs

Our client Jake who has Hydrocephalus What is Hydrocephalus? Smaller dogs, especially miniature and toy breeds are more affected by hydrocephalus. Snub nosed breeds such as the Boston Terrier, English Bulldog and Pekingese are at a higher risk. The Chihuahua, Manchester Terrier, Toy Poodle and Yorkshire Terrier are also predisposed to hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus in dogs is where there is an excess of cerebrospinal fluid that has…

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Can All Dogs Swim? Why Swim Lessons are a Good Idea

Does your dog run with excitement to every body of water in sight? Maybe you can’t walk past a creek or pond without your pup diving in. Or maybe your dog treats water like the enemy and will do anything to stay dry. Every dog is different and not all are born with a love…

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K9 Hydrotherapy Explained

Canine Hydrotherapy Hydrotherapy began as a treatment for humans in ancient times and expanded to include animals when racehorses began benefiting from seawater. Greyhounds dove in on the action to improve their strength and speed, as well as heal injuries from the rigors of racing. Hydrotherapy eventually became recognized and used as a therapeutic option…

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Allergic to Your Dog? Ways to Help…

15 to 20% of Americans have some sort of allergic reaction to dogs. Despite the prevalence of dog-related asthma, sneezing, itchy skin and hives, nearly half of US households have at least one pup. Pet lovers are clearly willing to endure their symptoms in order to enjoy the many benefits of sharing their lives with dogs. Luckily, there…

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Smile! It’s Pet Dental Health Month

Oral Health: Not Just For Humans February is National Pet Dental Health month, and when your beloved pup is due for their oral health exam, there are usually always warning signs alerting you. From smelly breath, to lost teeth or even changes in their eating and chewing habits, you will know it is time to…

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2021 Resolutions for You & Your Dog

2020 is finally over (woo hoo)! and so, you’ve set the standards high and made a plan for your New Year resolution. Health, wealth and happiness, of course?! But have you considered your furry friends in your 2021 plans as well? Here are a few tips that will help you AND your beloved pet enjoy all this…

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How to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

Typically, the holiday season is the time of year we gather the most with family and friends and sometimes, our fur friends accompany us in the festivities. We all want to have fun and be merry, but we also want everyone safe including our pets. Nothing can spoil holiday cheer like an emergency visit to…

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November is “Adopt a Senior Dog Month”

“Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.” November is here which means it is time to celebrate Adopt A Senior Dog Month. Senior dogs tend to be overlooked in shelters or rescues due to their age and leisurely temperament. Most people when looking to adopt, tend to search or keep…

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Pets & Our Mental Health

Leo & Lola Never in a million years did I believe I would rely on my dogs the way I do now. Getting a dog for me was and always will be fun, exciting & memorable. But, the bond I have formed with Leo and Lola and the emotional dependency I have with them, is…

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Storm Preparedness Tips for Pet Parents

"Ever tried coaxing a petrified pooch out from underneath the armoire? Then perhaps you can understand the importance of advanced storm preparedness. Don’t wait until every second counts. Planning for pet safety and comfort before there’s a problem can keep panic to more controlled levels when things become increasingly tumultuous. At the very least, it helps precondition our pets…

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