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Fido’s Year In Review

January 01, 2022

Happy New Year! Over the next few days, we’ll be seeing lots of best-of lists for 2021. Of course, no annual recap would be complete without Man’s Best Friend! A vet lists some top doggy highlights of 2021 below. The Name Game This year’s analysis of popular pet names found Covid-related dog names, as Fauci, Pfizer, and Zoom becoming quite popular. High-tech names, such as Siri and Google, are also on the rise. Stress Hate … Read More »

Posted in Dog Care, General

Fido’s Thanksgiving Schedule

November 15, 2021

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Many of us are looking forward to celebrating the autumn holiday with our loved ones, and perhaps partaking in some personal traditions and customs. As it turns out, our canine buddies have a few traditions of their own! A Southern Utah veterinarian lists some of the things on Fido’s schedule in this article. Beauty Session This one may need to happen before the holiday. A good bath and/or brushing … Read More »

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Canine Lymphoma Awareness Month

November 01, 2021

November 7th is Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day. Canine lymphoma is one of the most common cancers often found in dogs. In fact, it could make up as many as 20 percent of canine cancer cases. A local vet discusses canine lymphoma below. Basics While any dog can be affected, and at any stage of their life, it’s most often seen in dogs that are middle aged or older. It does seem to be more prevalent … Read More »

Pit Bull Awareness Month

October 15, 2021

October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month! Pit bulls and pit bull mixes make up a whopping 20 percent of American dogs. They are also one of the breeds most often found in shelters. A vet discusses the pit bull below. Basics The term pit bull is actually an umbrella term for several dog breeds: the American Bully, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and the American Bulldog. However, there is … Read More »

Spotlight On Fire Dogs

October 01, 2021

Today, October 1st, is National Fire Pup Day. Man’s Best Friend has held many different jobs throughout history. Fido has been a shepherd, guardian, tracker, and guide, to name just a few. However, fire dogs definitely rank up there with the best and bravest of our canine companions. A vet shines the spotlight on fire dogs in this article. The Dalmatian As you probably know, the Dalmatian is the breed most often found in firehouses. … Read More »

Why You Should Never Feed Your Pet Grapes or Raisins

August 15, 2021

Have you ever considered feeding your dog or cat a grape or its dried counterpart, the raisin? It’s not a good idea. It turns out that grapes and raisins can actually prove toxic to our animal friends. These humble fruits can cause poisoning and even death in the most extreme cases. Read on as your local veterinarian tells you more about grape and raisin poisoning in pets.  Why are grapes and raisins poisonous? You might … Read More »

Celebrating Everyone’s Favorite Beagle

August 01, 2021

August 10th is a pretty special day for our canine companions. It’s the birthday of one of the most beloved iconic pups ever: Snoopy! A vet discusses some fun facts about Charlie Brown’s furry best friend below. A Star Is Born There’s actually a bit of confusion about Snoopy’s actual birthday. The pup made his first appearance on October 4, 1950, which was the third Peanuts comic strip ever. However, the matter was clarified in … Read More »

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Blue-Green Algae: A Lurking Danger for Pets

July 01, 2021

Have you heard of cyanobacteria? You may know it by its common name: blue-green algae. This is an extremely dangerous algae that typically lives in warm, nutrient-rich water. Cyanobacteria can make both people and pets very sick. It can grow rapidly, or bloom, under the right conditions. Unfortunately, these blooms are becoming much more common. A veterinarian discusses cyanobacteria below.  Warning Signs Blue-green algae blooms most often occur in summer and early fall, but they … Read More »

Introducing a Dog to Your Resident Cat

June 15, 2021

Are you adopting a dog? Congratulations! Of course, if you have a cat, your kitty probably won’t be as enthusiastic as we are. First impressions are a very big deal to pets, so it’s important to handle introductions properly. Here, a vet discusses getting Fido and Fluffy started out on the right paw. Sniff Before bringing Fido in, put Fluffy in a quiet back room with kitty essentials. After your pup has sniffed everything, let … Read More »

How to Make Your Puppy’s Training Stick

June 01, 2021

Have you recently added a puppy to your household? Congratulations on your new addition! Puppies are a lot of work, but they’re also loads of fun. One of the most important aspects of raising a well-mannered and well-adjusted puppy is proper training. The question is, how do you make your puppy’s training stick? There’s no sense in training your puppy when they’re young only for your hard work to go to waste.  Use these simple … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Dog Care

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