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Tips for New Pet Owners

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When it comes to introducing a new pet to the family, not everyone knows the correct questions to ask. From potty training to introducing multiple family pets, knowing how to prepare for and train your new pet can be quite a challenge. To alleviate new pet owners from stress and promote responsible pet ownership, Heidi Ganahl, CEO and Founder of ...

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Only the Dog Knows for Sure

Ollie on Beach

Ollie and I had just begun a walk along the shore of Atlantic Beach when we both spotted a trio of unleashed dogs. As we neared the pack, I tightened up on Ollie’s leash, knowing he’d be lunging to meet his fellow canine brethren. The first dog that approached growled and snapped at Ollie almost immediately. I could see what ...

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The Path to Wisdom

By Debbie Kalata At my collegiate cusp, I agonized with that nebulous thing called the rest of your life. I wanted it all, everything from architect to artist, doctor to designer, lawyer to linguist, right-brain, left-brain, definitely whole brain. While I ended heavily invested in finance and economics, it took Mac to foster growth in areas I lacked confidence. He ...

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5 New Years Resolutions You Can Keep

The numbers vary from survey to survey, but it’s safe to say that the majority of New Years resolutions are never kept. Forget about those promises to join a gym, we’ve got some doggy resolutions that will be easy to keep. I resolve to not get angry at my dog when it’s my own fault. If you know your dog ...

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Canines for Clean Water

Did you know that by simply cleaning up your pet’s feces you can help keep our waterways clean from bacterial outbreaks and keep algal blooms at bay? Pet waste is a serious water quality and public health issue anywhere you go. In the Wilmington area, stormwater runoff washes bacteria, parasites, viruses, and nutrients from pet waste directly into our river ...

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What Kind of Dog is That?

What kind of dog is that? As the proud mother of three mutts I get asked that question a lot. I usually answer with, “The best kind, a rescue.” Of course then people love to try and make guesses as to the ancestry of each of my dogs. Ollie is probably a greyhound with a little bit of black lab. ...

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Lost and Found Pet Tips

Many People ask, what are some tips when I have lost or found a dog or cat or another kind of animal.  Here are some tips, we also have a comprehensive list of tips on our main site, www.lostandfoundhound.com. Lost and Found Tips Tip 1:     Search your property thoroughly and the property of the homes on either side of your ...

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Fighting Fleas

The last few days have been beautiful – warm, sunny spring days.  These beautiful days you want to spend as much time outside as possible.  Unfortunately, nice warm days also bring the summer bugs.  I got my first mosquito bite yesterday while spending some time enjoying the outdoors. Of course, in our house, we are far more concerned with how ...

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Lost and Found Hound

If you’ve lost your pet it’s important to get the word out as soon as possible. That means flyers and internet listings. The folks at www.lostandfoundhound.com have a few tips for you to increase the chances your listing will be understood so your pet can be found. From Lost and Found Hound: We get a number of listings for lost or ...

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How to Make Your Dog Smile

By: Lucy McCarthy So is it possible to get a photo of your dog smiling? Well perhaps! But there are certainly a few tips on capturing your pet’s best side. Here are a few pointers to transform your dog from Muttley to Uggie! Starters Orders First of all, unless you are very lucky, your pet won’t start posing on command. ...

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