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What are Snow Nose and Winter Nose

by | Saturday, February 16, 2019 |

There you are admiring your beautiful dog, and you noticed that your dog's nose has changed color from black to lighter browns or even pink. What's going on! Your dog probably has a temporary — and harmless — case of "winter nose," or, as it's often called, "snow nose." Sometimes, when the temperature drops and seasons change, an enzyme called tyrosinase which makes melanin also drops. When this happens, it will cause a dark nose to lighten or even become speckled with pink. Some breeds are...

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Are Identification Microchips Safe for My Dog?

by | Saturday, February 16, 2019 |
Are Microchips Safe

Are Microchips Safe for My Dog? Absolutely! Identification microchips are safe for your dog. Getting your pet microchipped is easy. When you visit your veterinarian to get a microchip, the DVM will place a microchip is between your dog’s or cat’s shoulder blades. Implantation is quick, easy and virtually painless – similar to a vaccine injection – and can be performed during a regular clinic visit. Microchips are also inexpensive. Most veterinarians charge around $50, a small price to pay for...

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Tips for National Dog Walking Month

by | Saturday, December 29, 2018 |

January is National Walk Your Dog Month so let's make your walks more enjoyable for you and your dog.Be confident. Your dog will appreciate your confident body language. Head up, shoulders back, and your dog is walking with you. Encourage your dog to walk by your side, and if your dog pulls ahead, encourage him to return to your side with a yummy treat and praise.Practice leash walking lessons. Choosing the right leash for your dog will make walking easier and finding one that you're...

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What Dog Owners Need to Know About the FDA's Grain-Free Diet Alert

by | Monday, October 29, 2018 |

The FDA launched an investigation into potential links between canine heart disease and grain-free diets. What is the FDA Investigating? Our dog's health is important to us, and we all know a good diet may have a positive impact on our dog's overall health and well-being. Dr. Jerry Klein, the Chief Veterinary Officer of the AKC, shared his thoughts on the investigation into grain free dog foods. “The FDA is investigating a potential dietary link between canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and...

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