Helpful Articles About Dogs

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Dogs and Allergies

Since 1990 we've been focusing on what we know best - dogs. We have done the work for you as far as nutrition, health and training. For over 20 years we have sought out and tested products that we feel will get and keep dogs healthy and happy (and out of the vets office!)

Some breeds might be pre-disposed to allergies and other health issues. In this article we will share some helpful suggestions about the best in dog care including how to spot and care for a dog with allergies. 

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Reading Dog Food Labels

Pet food labeling is regulated at two levels. The federal regulations, enforced by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), establish standards applicable for all animal feeds: proper identification of product, net quantity statement, manufacturer's name and address, and proper listing of ingredients.

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The Truth About Vaccinations

In 2011, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) revised its vaccination guidelines. The AAHA task force changed the previous annual protocol for core vaccines to an every 3-year protocol, with the exception of 1-year rabies shots. In many states you can choose either a 1-year or 3-year rabies vaccine for your dog. If your state doesn’t offer a 3-year vaccine, the annual protocol is required by law.

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Obedience Training Tips

We have always used positive, "motivational" techniques.  Throughout the learning phase, and especially for young pups, we utilize toys, praise, petting and sometimes food. The adding of commands happens in phases and with the use of effective communication - attaching the command (sit, stay, down and come) with the action followed by praise. Motivational trainers such as us use the dogs natural instincts to learn.

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Chronic Ear Infections

Unfortunately most vets continue to over-vaccinate dogs and only treat the symptoms of ear infections with antibiotics, antifungals and other drugs including steroids. Once a dog develops an ear infection, conventional treatments can make the problem worse. Ear infections treated this way, and without the correction of potential underlying causes, often persist or recur. Dogs can and do develop a resistance to the mélange of drugs that vets use to treat infections.

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