Dogs, Chocolate and Valentine’s Day

Dogs, Chocolate and Valentine's dog  with a bunch of  red  rosesDogs, Chocolate and Valentine’s Day, the day in which we show our significant others how much we care. It is celebrated with diamonds, roses, special dinners and often time chocolates.

If you are one of the lucky recipients of chocolate be sure to keep it away from your pets.

As you know certain types of chocolate can be toxic to dogs. Baker’s chocolate and cocoa powder are the most dangerous types of chocolate for dogs.

Theobromine is similar to caffeine and it is the main ingredient in chocolate and can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs. More seriously it can cause seizures and sometimes death.

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Spay or Neuter Pets – Top Points to Consider

spay or neuter petsYou have heard Bob Barker’s final closing on the Price is Right, haven’t you?  Reminding folks to Spay or Neuter pets.  Well are you familiar with this procedure?  Do you understand what it means to Spay or Neuter pets?  This is when you have a pet and you “sterilize” him or her.  This keeps them from having any future litters, contributing to an already over populated pet society.  We are going to discuss the Pro’s and Con’s.

Spay or Neuter pets:

When you sterilize a female pet, they undergo a procedure called “Spaying”.  This is the removal of both ovaries and the uterus.

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Do you speak fluent dog?

Speaking Fluent DogYou love your dog, and it seems sometimes you can read each other’s minds but can you speak fluent dog? Spot wags his tail when he’s happy; gives you that cute smile when he’s showing off, and rolls over to ask for a nice belly rub. He comes when he’s called, sits for treats, and knows when it’s bedtime and he needs to head for the crate, or if he’s really lucky, jump on your bed for a night of snoozing.

In fact, you know each other so well that you don’t even have to think about his actions or reactions. You’re just perfect for each other. Fluent Dog.

However, when you and Spot are out taking a stroll, and meet up with another dog walking her human, or perhaps a dog running loose, either supervised or not, do you know how to read their dog language? The following are some tips to help you understand the situation you and Spot may be in when you come face to face with another dog.

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