Monthly Archives: July 2012

Hidden water danger- your garden hose may be to blame!

July 28, 2012
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Hidden water danger- your garden hose may be to blame!

Last week we touched on water safety when it came to having your dogs near a pool or lake. However, hidden water dangers can even surface in your own backyard and your garden hose may be the culprit. On a scorching day it may seem like a great idea to cool your dog off...

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Doggie Swim Safety Week- Life Jackets

July 22, 2012
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Doggie Swim Safety Week- Life Jackets

    Did you know that they make life preservers just for dogs? It’s true, and they come in all shapes, sizes, and colors! Little dogs and large dogs can all benefit from wearing life jackets while playing around the water. Remember I noted that, even though dogs are natural swimmers, that doesn’t always...

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Doggie Swim Safety Week- PAWS Chicago Beach Party

July 19, 2012
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Doggie Swim Safety Week- PAWS Chicago Beach Party

  Join PAWS Chicago at their 10th Annual Beach Party at Castaways on Thursday July 19 at 6 PM. Bring your pup and enjoy a night filled with auctions, live music by Spoken Four, buffet, summer cocktails, and raffles. Bring pooches out in their best beach attire and win raffle prizes such as a...

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Doggie Swim Safety Week

July 17, 2012
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Doggie Swim Safety Week

Welcome, to swim safety week for dogs at Housepetblog.com! This week I’ll be going over how to keep your pets safe around the pool and in the lake. The accidental drowning of dogs is not an uncommon tragedy. According to the CDC, on average ten people die per day from accidental drowning. Dogs also have...

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Dog Parks Benefit More than just the dogs that play there

July 16, 2012
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Dog Parks Benefit More than just the dogs that play there

Some Arlington Heights residents hope that a dog park will be coming soon to their community. I think dog parks are a great way for owners and dogs to socialize. Owners chat and bond over time spent at the park together. Dogs get used to being around other dogs and people. Not only that,...

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Second-hand smoke increases cancer risk in cats

July 10, 2012
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Second-hand smoke increases cancer risk in cats

This article was recently forwarded to me by a colleague of mine and I felt it was worth sharing with all of you. As the article indicates, we now know that second-hand smoke isn’t good for the human population. Now, we’re finding that second-hand smoke adversely affects our animals as well. A study conducted...

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Three Key Ingredients for Skunked Dogs-the smell never came out so fast

July 8, 2012
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Three Key Ingredients for Skunked Dogs-the smell never came out so fast

   A few nights ago my friends and their dog came across a dreaded foe- of the black, white, and stinky variety. A skunk had crossed their path, and dogs being the social creatures they are, immediately tried to embrace the skunk as a newfound friend. Needless to say that instead of a new...

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Boom boom…woof woof: Simple tricks to help your dog overcome fireworks anxiety

July 4, 2012
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Boom boom…woof woof: Simple tricks to help your dog overcome fireworks anxiety

Happy 4th of July! I just finished walking in the holiday parade in South Barrington with my colleague Dr. Williams. It was fun to march with all the locals and watch the kids race to collect all the candy thrown into the crowd. As for me I have a relaxing holiday planned ending with...

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