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Winter Tips for Pets

Winter is here, even if the calendar says it’s a few more days! Here are some tips to keep your pets comfortable during the cold weather. Make sure you have plenty of food and meds for your pets if the weather looks dicey. You don’t want to get caught low on munchies if you get […]

Keep Your Pets Safe on Halloween

Halloween can be lots of fun for families, with costumes, parties, trick-or-treat, and lots of sweets. But the same things that make Halloween so fun for humans can be scary or downright dangerous for pets. The most important thing you can do for your furry friends is to keep them inside both on and near […]

Puppy Shots

Puppies are little bundles of joy and it’s important to get them started off right! Most vets recommend a series of basic shots for young pups, starting at about six to seven weeks and then again around 12 and 16 weeks. Which shots your puppy will need and exactly when will depend partly on where […]

Hot Dogs, Hot Cars

Summer is almost here, and with it, lots of adventures with our canine friends. Often those trips involve some driving in the car, so it never hurts to remind people of the dangers of leaving their pets in a locked car, even if it’s just for a short time. Here in the Northwest, it’s especially […]

Separation Anxiety

by Tony Wolfe Dogs are very social, and when they are alone, they can sometimes become restless and nervous or even panic. Dogs with separation anxiety may destroy things (themselves included, try to escape, bark and/or have housetraining accidents. He does not do these things “to get back at you for leaving”, he is simply […]

Kidney Issues

Common Kidney Issues Deterioration of kidneys is a common problem of old age for both dogs and cats. It is the second leading cause of death in cats (after feline leukemia and not counting accidents). Anything in the food or in the environment which is not usable by the body must be eliminated. This is […]

My Puppy is a Chewing Machine!

By Tony Wolfe/Tail Waggin’ Dog Training   Puppies may be just as much work as human babies – maybe more so because puppies can’t wear diapers and they have very sharp teeth!! It’s definitely true that, similar to infants and toddlers, puppies explore their world by putting things in their mouths. In addition,puppies are teething […]

Introducing Your Dog to a Resident Cat

By Tony Wolfe/Tail Waggin’ Dog Training It is important to have realistic expectations when introducing a new pet to a resident pet. Cats are very territorial and need to be introduced to another animal very slowly in order to get them used to each other. Slow introductions help prevent fearful and aggressive problems from developing. […]