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Back to School Anxiety for Dogs
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Dogs don’t go to school but as kids go back to school or head off to college, bringing to an end weeks of summer fun and increased activity in the home. Suddenly the changes in your schedule will affect their mood. They feel lonely and anxious and can develop separation anxiety. At least one in 6 dogs, along with a countless number of cats, will exhibit symptoms of separation anxiety or display increased levels if they are already prone to the condition, said Professor Nicholas Dodman, director of the small animal behavior clinic at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine...
10 Recommendations to Celebrate New Year’s Safely with Your Pets
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It is hard to believe 2018 is coming to an end and as you plan your New Year’s Eve parties, take into account your pets. It may be a joyous night for you, but for your little fur baby, it may be a night of anxiety. Much like the fourth of July, New Year’s Eve is full of loud noises that may stress out not only dogs but cats as well. Let’s take a look at our recommendations to keep your pets calm and safe through this year’s celebration. Make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise earlier in the...
Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Dogs
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Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family, and holiday feasts! But for our furry family members, can pose possible distress and many threats to their safety. 1) Keep thanksgiving dinner on the table Let’s face it, we love our pups and want to share our tasty meals with them. But unfortunately, many human foods are dangerous for dogs, especially carved turkey, whose bones can cause internal damage if digested. Cooked bones can cause damage to a dog’s throat and intestinal tract, requiring surgery. Keep the turkey well out of the way on the back of the counter or in the center...