Monthly Archives: February 2012

Pyometra: A Dangerous Infection in Unspayed Female Dogs!

February 29, 2012
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Pyometra: A Dangerous Infection in Unspayed Female Dogs!

  February is National Spay and Neuter month. I always encourage my clients to spay or neuter their pets because of complications that can result from the absence of this procedure. One of the most potentially dangerous implications of not having your female dog spayed is a pyometra infection. This is commonly found in...

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Home Alone Canines

February 20, 2012
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Home Alone Canines

New Cable Channel has Unexpected Audience- Home Alone Canines! Now owners may have less of a reason to feel guilty about leaving their pets home during their long work day. DogTV, a new cable channel in San Diego caters only to four legged viewers. Research suggests that dogs prefer to be in the company...

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National Pet Theft Awareness Day

February 14, 2012
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National Pet Theft Awareness Day

  February 14 is National Pet Theft Awareness Day. We may not think of our pets as being victims of crime but a surprising number actually are. It’s estimated that between 2-5 million dogs are abducted each year with only 10percent ever being returned home. Dogs, purebreds especially, are prime targets for theft because...

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Head Collar- A Gentle Lead

February 9, 2012
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Head Collar- A Gentle Lead

Last week I talked about the three basic rules for being a good K-9 citizen.  Of utmost importance is being able to properly walk on a leash.  For some dogs this is easy but for others with a more active temperament, it can seem like impossibility.  For these pets, a training device called a...

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