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Should I Vaccinate My Dog? Vaccine Secrets and Safeguards

Should I vaccinate my dog? If so, how often? These are common questions dog owners ask. With all the recent controversy about vaccines for children, it is easy to understand why pet owners might question standard veterinary vaccination practices. Nevertheless, it’s still the best, safest choice to vaccinate. In fact—when it comes to rabies, it’s the only option.  But the question remains, are yearly vaccinations really necessary? Isn’t over-vaccination potentially dangerous? In this post, I will give you helpful vaccine secrets and …

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ThunderShirt for Dogs Review: Top-Rated Anxiety Jacket

Review at a Glance (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Product: ThunderShirt Dog Anxiety Jacket Price: $39.95-$59.95 Place to Buy: Amazon.com Sizes: XXS-XXL for dogs from <7-110 lbs+ Money Back Guarantee: Full refund within 30 days of purchase on Amazon.com My Rating: 9.5 out of 10 The Backstory My relationship with the Thundershirt began over 10 years ago with our sweet Golden Retriever, Dutchess. She was terrified of loud noises–thunderstorms, fireworks, gunshots, lawn mowers–you name it! If it was loud, …

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Why Does My Dog Smell Like Fish?

Straight Answers to a Fishy Question There are some questions in life you probably never imagined you would hear yourself asking. “Why does my dog smell like fish?” is likely one of them. Assuming he hasn’t been rolling around outside in something foul-smelling—or even worse, eating poop and other noxious items—this post offers some quick and dirty answers to your fishy question. Let’s run down a short list, and then I’ll jump right into today’s topic: Anal Gland Impaction Skin …

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Preparing for a New Puppy or Dog

Puppies. They’re cute and cuddly, affectionate and silly. Many of us want one at some point in our lives, especially when we are young or want companions (or our kids are begging for one). I assume you are here because you either want a dog or are at least mulling over the idea. But have you considered how to prepare for a new puppy? It’s funny. Most of us naturally start planning ahead for the arrival of a child, but …

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