How Often Should Your Dog’s Nails Be Trimmed?

Did you know a dog’s nails grow at about the same rate your own do? If you are only trimming your dogs nails on a 6-8 week schedule, the quick is growing at the same rate as the nail itself. I can only trim so far back. More frequent nail trims, or even dremmeling, can keep the nails at a healthy length. If you’re not sure how often, think of it this way, about as often as you trim your own nails is about how often their nails should be trimmed.

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A Christmas Puppy Isn’t a Gift, It’s A Life

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, With no thought of the dog filling their head. And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap, Knew he was cold, but didn’t care about that. When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Figuring the dog was free and […]

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PSA: Avoid Ads from Puppy Mills on Facebook

PSA: I have been seeing more and more ads on Facebook for puppies. Sponsored ads, which means they are paid ads. One ad even called the fees “rehoming fees” because it is against policy for anyone to “sell” animals on Facebook. Needless to say, I have been banned from many of these Pages. I can assure you, not one single responsible and ethical breeder I know will advertise their puppies on Facebook. They may have Facebook pages for their particular kennel, but they don’t need to advertise, they have waiting lists. They are not desperate to get rid of their puppies. They will interview you and make sure you can provide […]

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Stop Shaving Double-Coated Dogs, But Why?

As pet professionals, at some point we’ve all heard or read that you should never shave double–coated breeds. We’ve heard about the nightmare scenario of ruined coats or creating a situation where the pet is actually worse off and hotter after shaving down their coat. But why is it so bad? To answer this question, we first need to look at reasons why we would consider shaving the coat in the first place. Read entire article >>

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PSA: DO NOT Purchase CBD Products For Your Pets From a Pot Shop

DO NOT under any circumstances purchase CBD products for your pets from a pot shop. The levels of THC in their products are a dangerous level for dogs and cats. It is impossible to find a CBD product with zero THC, however the product Sativa Valley Essentials, sold at Best Friend Nutrition, has a level of .003 compared to the .20 sold at most Marijuana shops. Sativa Valley is also formulated with products that can be safely consumed by your pets. I believe in the benefits of CBD oil for your dogs and cats, but I also want you to buy safe products that are made and sold by people […]

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Check Your Dog’s Chip Regularly

🐾 ATTENTION PET OWNERS AND ANYONE WHO SCANS ANIMALS FOR A MICROCHIP‼ 🐾 This is an X-ray of a dog’s flexed elbow (front leg). The tiny white shape on the forearm is a microchip that had been implanted at the dog’s shoulders. This is why it’s important to scan for your dog’s microchip at every vet exam. Microchips can drift, sometimes dramatically from where they are implanted. This chip was missed at the shelter this dog was pulled from, as it would be missed by many vets or shelters. Anyone scanning for microchips *should* be scanning the entire body, but this doesn’t always happen and microchips do, on rare occasion, go […]

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