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The Importance of Dog Walking

Two small dogs pulling on their leashes in a field.

By Emily Daigle No matter what age, condition, or breed of your pup, walking your dog is crucial to its well-being and here’s why. Daily walks are so much more than “potty breaks”. The benefits that can result from walking your dog include mental stimulation, behavioral training, opportunities for socialization, and, of course, physical exercise […]

How to Talk to Your Vet

A veterinarian examining a dog with a stethoscope.

We all know that it is a good idea to take our pets to the vet regularly. But when you’re in the office, do you fear not getting as much out of the visit as possible? Veterinarians are particularly intelligent and are there to make your four-legged pal’s life as good as possible. To fully […]

Loving our Tripawd Pets

Small dog with a bandage wrapped around their amputee stump stands in a backyard.

By Emily Daigle When I dropped my three year old Lab off at the vet, knowing that the next time that I would see him he would be a different dog, I was heartbroken. I was terrified that he wouldn’t be able to adjust to his new life and that his usual spunky confidence would […]

Animal Allergies 101

Dog rolling in grass.

By Emily Daigle Have you noticed your dog or cat scratching a little more during the warmer months of the year? As a matter of fact, seasonal allergies can affect your furry friends. Seasonal allergies in dogs typically manifest as irritated skin, ears, and noses, but the type depends on your pup and location. Allergies […]

Is your Dog Prone to Joint Problems?

Breed specific dogs that are prone to joint problems and why – By Emily Daigle Joint problems are unfortunately common amongst all dog breeds. However, due to genetic predisposition, some breeds are more prone to developing joint problems such as inflammation (arthritis). While some cases result in discomfort and aches, the more dangerous kinds can […]

Water Dogs

Summertime is a great season to take adventures with your dogs. A lot of summer activities revolve around water. Swimming is a great form of exercise and an effective way to keep cool in the summer, both for you and your dog. Some dogs love swimming and splashing, but there are some associated risks that […]

How to Safely Trim Dog Nails

By Christian Ackman Trimming my dogs’ nails is my least favorite thing to do to them. They dislike it, and the fear of making them bleed is always in the back of my head. However, since I’d rather do it myself than take them to the vet or groomers, I have schooled up on the […]

Canine Blood Donation-Did you know?

Written by Christian Ackman Here are some interesting facts about Dog Blood Donors Most people are aware of the need for blood donors. When people are sick or injured, blood donors play a huge role in their recovery. Did you realize the same is true for dogs? Blood transfusions save the lives of hundreds of […]

Celebrating Your Dog’s Birthday

Last week I celebrated my puppy’s first birthday! Jack turned one, and I wanted to make him and his canine pals a special treat. After researching the options, I selected a Peanut Butter & Apple “pup” cake recipe. The ingredients were simple, inexpensive, and dog friendly. While it sounded bland to me, each dog who […]