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  • National Dog Day - August 26

    National Dog Day was founded in 2004, and is celebrated August 26th every year!

    Here are a few fun things to do with your BFF (best furry friend) to celebrate.


    Make homemade dog treats! There are several recipes on the internet for baked and frozen treats that are easy to make at home. Of course, we’re partial to our homemade Yappy Hour oatmeal biscuits.

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  • To shed or not to shed . . . That is the ?

    I am often asked by prospective dog owners, “What dog can I get that won’t shed?” My answer typically is if you want a dog that does not shed, then don’t get a dog.


    If you share your home with a dog, you will have fur to deal with

    . . . in my home, it is always present and a constant reminder of how lucky I am to have them in my life.


    But seriously, whether it is an issue of allergies to dander or a desire for minimal grooming maintenance and housekeeping, there are lots of breeds that shed less and produce less dander.


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  • Vaccine Titers

    For those of us whose lives are blessed by our dogs, their health is very important, and vaccinating for disease is part of our routine care regimen.

    Vaccines are given to introduce the disease to the dog in a weakened or modified state (a live vaccine) or a killed state, in order to stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies to fight it.

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  • The Scoop About Kennel Cough or More Appropriately Canine Cough

    So while we are on the subject of health topics, I want to give you the scoop about canine cough . . .

    "Kennel Cough" or more accurately, "Canine Cough" is an upper respiratory infection (bacterial or viral) that causes a deep, dry cough, runny eyes and nose, and/or vomiting of some phlem.

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  • Spring Safety Tips

    AWE . . . Spring is here in Minnesota.  I’m so happy for the warm weather! The snow has gone, the grass is greening, flowers are blooming and the birds are singing!  As much as we’d like to just sit back and enjoy it, all of these bring potential problems for our dogs that we need to prepare for. 

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