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When should you start training your pet? According to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior  “In general, puppies can start socialization classes as early as 7-8 weeks of age. Puppies should receive a minimum of one set of vaccines at least 7 days prior to the first class and a first deworming. They should be kept up to date on all vaccines throughout the class.”  The idea is to also start socializing your pet; with other animals and people. Positive Reinforcement training. Positive reinforcement training often uses verbal cues, hand signals, treats,...

The holidays can be a busy and hectic time for most of us, but if you have committed to bringing in a pet on Christmas morning here are a few things to consider. You’ve reviewed your finances and time commitments and decided that adding a new pet to the family is achievable so how do you select the new pet?  Below is a list of questions to ask yourself and considerations to think about before you and your family make the big decision to become pet owners or adding additional pets...

Here are a few tips on how you can keep your pet safe during the cold winter season. Always be prepared! Talk to your veterinarian about your pet's risks in cold weather. Prepare an emergency kit that includes your pet’s needs in case of severe weather or prolonged power outage. Prepare an emergency kit that includes your pet's needs in case of severe weather or prolonged pwoer outage Click here for our disaster preparedness checklist. Play dress up!  If your dog has a short coat or seems bothered by cold, consider a sweater...

Halloween Hazards – What to look out for this Holiday Halloween is a fun time of year with the dazzling array of costumes, trick-or-treaters trekking door to door around neighborhoods collecting more candy than they will ever eat, scarecrows, skeletons, haunted houses, and much more! While it might be you or your children’s favorite holiday, your pets might think otherwise about these spooky surprises. Read on for tips and tricks to keep Halloween fun for your pets too! Trick or Treat! – While many of us would choose “treat” in this...

Bing, Bang, Boom! It’s that time of year again. That’s right-FIREWORKS! July comes in with an explosion of dazzling lights that is sure to bring out your Patriotic spirit as well as that twinkle in your eye. Now, go ahead, cue the ooh’s and aww’s. But it’s no secret, dogs HATE fireworks-well at least some dogs anyways. Yet, if you are the owner of one of those “some,” then you have experienced the shaking, panting, puddle that was once your best friend.   But what in the world can you do? Here is...

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