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4 Tips for Choosing the Right Dog Food

By Chad Curtiss Walking down the pet food aisle these days can be a scary endeavor. It seems that every month I see another product being recalled for contaminated food, salmonella, or any number of other problems. Products are telling me they are healthy and natural when that’s really not the case. Even packaging that says, “USA” on the front ...

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10 Tips for Proper Dental Care

February is National Pet Dental Month, and the veterinarians of VCA West Los Angeles share their tips, facts, and advice for caring for your pet’s dental health. Oral care is critical for your pet’s overall health and happiness, so here are 10 tips to maintain proper care: 1. Pets have a remarkable ability to hide dental pain; their desire to ...

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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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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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