Caring For Your Pets

Best Dogs For Kids

So it's time to add a new addition to the family. Your kids really want a dog and you think it is finally time. But what kind of dog should you get? In theory, almost any dog has the potential to get along with children. Should you just let them choose what kind they want? There are many factors that affect a dog's ability to get along well with children, no matter their breed. Here ...
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Are Bones Safe For Dogs?

There was a time when dog owners wouldn't think twice about giving their dog the boney leftovers of Sunday's dinner. In fact, you have probably heard that feeding bones are natural and healthy for dogs. Feeding bones clean teeth and aids in nutrition. That being said, "natural" doesn't always mean "healthy." While they do help clean teeth and prevent gum disease, it is generally considered not a safe thing to give your dog a bone ...
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Why Does My Dog Have Spots On Their Tongue?

Dogs come in all shapes, sizes, furs, and colors. You may see dogs with different eye colors and not think anything of it. The same goes for dogs with different tongue colors. Contrary to popular belief, having dark spots on your dog's tongue doesn't mean they are part Chow or they are sick. In fact, this trait is not unique to the breed and can be found in many dog breeds. If you're looking for ...
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The Smartest Dog Breeds

Everyone thinks that their dog is the best. However, there is a debate on whether they are the smartest. Just like humans, some dogs are just smarter than others. But what makes a dog smart? Some argue that the smartest dogs are the most stubborn, which makes training difficult. Others say it is those who are fast learners and easy to train when properly motivated. The smartest dogs usually pay close attention to their surroundings and ...
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Dogs and Winter

With the temperatures dropping, you may be pulling out extra layers just to stay warm. However, your dog doesn't have the benefit of pulling a sweater out of the closet to wear. While some parts of the country may experience mild winters, Buffalo is notorious for snow and cold weather. Here are some tips too keep your dog warm and safe when the temperatures drop below freezing. Dog Breeds and Cold It's a common misconception ...
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Puppies and Christmas Trees

It's that time of year again! The time to deck the halls for the holidays! If your family has expanded to include a new puppy, it is important to think about Christmas tree safety. Believe it or not, your puppy may think the tree is a new toy. The attraction to hide beneath the branches to chew on the decorations is only natural. By taking some simple precautions you can prevent your tree from becoming ...
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A Dog’s Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a day to indulge in all things food and family. Your pets are part of your family. It's a no-brainer that you want them to be around during your Thanksgiving celebrations. However, if you think the holidays are stressful on you, you should think about your pet's perspective. The period between Thanksgiving and New Years can be puzzling and nerve-wracking from a pet's perspective. With endlessly ringing doorbells, bowls of forbidden candy, days of non-stop ...
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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a scary (and fun) time of year! You will no doubt want your whole to join in on all of the festivities, including your pet! But it is important to keep them safe! Forgo the dangers and stress of Halloween by taking some common sense precautions to keep Fido happy and healthy all season long. Trick or Treat The most important rule about human food and your pets, keep the trick or treat bowl ...
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Puppy’s First Grooming

Congrats! You have a new puppy! There are a lot of milestones you two will face together. One that you may not think of at first is their first grooming. There comes a point when your new friend no longer looks like a cute and fluffy.  It will begin to resemble a walking, furry mop. Similar to when a child gets their first haircut, a puppy's first grooming is a momentous occasion. Their first session can ...
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Knowing Your Dog’s Age

Knowing your dog's age is essential to giving them the optimal care. It helps determine the most appropriate time for preventative health protocols, such as vaccination and de-worming, and the best time to test for common diseases, such as heartworms. However, when adopting a dog, it can be hard to estimate their age. Here are some ways to estimate how old your dog is. Puppy Anyone can spot a puppy. They have pretty obvious body characteristics; ...
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