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Adding a new Pet to the Pack

(As posted in Crazy Dog Newsletter by Dr. Jon) Growing your furry family is exciting! If you are considering a new pet, here’s a few tips to keep in mind. Initial introductions between dogs should be done gradually. If you’re getting a new dog, try having them meet in a park or neutral area. If…

Disaster Preparation for You and Your Pets

  When disaster strikes at the hand of Mother Nature, it’s important for pet owners in disaster-prone areas to prepare for these types of emergencies.  The Humane Society of the Unites States is always a front-line provider, along with other animal rescue groups and countless volunteers to provide much-needed assistance and rescue of stranded and…

This flu season, protect yourself AND your dog!

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM DOGCHANNEL.COM (Advertorial) Human flu season occurs every year, but did you know that DOGS can get the flu too?  Canine influenza virus (CIV) is a unique strain of the flu that causes influenza in dogs. Since most dogs have no natural immunity to the virus, almost every dog that comes in contact with…

DOOLITTLE’S DOGHOUSE ENABLES MOTHER’S DAY REUNION FOR DOGS AND OWNER

Mother’s Day was extra special for Chris Smith this year. After a sixty day separation necessitated by Smith’s move to Hawaii, Doolittle’s Doghouse helped reunite the former Arizona resident with her two dogs, Brownie and Blackie, on May 12, one day before Mother’s Day. While preparing to move from Arizona to Hawaii to be with…

What your dogs are saying

Some dogs are bred to bark (hello chihuahua) and some do not (did you say Basenji?) Yet all dogs bark at some point, and here’s what they are saying (quoted from K9 magazine): (1). Continuous rapid barking, midrange pitch: “Call the pack! There is a potential problem! (2). Barking in rapid strings of three or…

Opt to Adopt! Older dogs need love too!

This is reprinted from PACC 911’s website.  This is valuable information for anyone looking to adopt a new dog.  Shelters are having a tough time placing older dogs, perhaps because we haven’t considered the following: 1. What You See Is What You Get Older dogs are open books—from the start, you’ll know important things like their…

Giggle for parents of 2 & 4-legged kids!

Too cute not to share!: An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of. He calmly came into my house, curled up in the corner and fell asleep. An hour later, he went to the door,…

Valentine’s Day ideas for you and your dog!

If you are like me, you want to do something special for your dog today! While every day with your furry loved ones should be celebrated, here are some ideas that have been shared with me and serve as a gentle reminder of the little things we can do that make a big difference :…