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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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Toys for Tough Chewers

My dogs love toys. I love to give them toys. But that joy lasts all of about five minutes, ten if I’m lucky, as my dogs rip those toys to shreds. What’s a dog mom to do? You can’t get angry at the dogs. They chew those toys because of a natural prey instinct. That toy is the prey and ...

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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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Top Dog-Friendly Hiking Destinations in North Carolina

Courtesy of WagletWorks Adventure Dog Gear North Carolina hosts some of the most breathtaking views from the tops of gorgeous mountains where you can take in the sights for miles around. But, as they say, the journey is just as important as the destination. We have a list of some of the best hiking journeys you can take throughout North ...

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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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A Walk to Remember

Hi everyone!!  I’d like to introduce myself.  My name is Lauren and I’m the official voice and typist for Knightly Chance the standard Moodle, my best friend who is currently napping on my pillow (our pillow now!) on the bed after a massive morning. Knightly, Paige and I go for a half an hour walk every week day (longer on ...

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Hospice Care for your Pet

What happens when your dog is diagnosed with incurable cancer, but you’re not ready to let go? You may think that euthanasia is the only answer, but your pet may be able to be kept comfortable in his or her final days through veterinary hospice care. Hospice care means end-of-life support. It is common for terminally ill humans to seek ...

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