Archives: Dog Care

  • Save Money With Preventive Pet Care

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    You’re becoming an expert at saving money. You’ve found ways to save on groceries, insurance and other services, and cable and mobile phone bills. Now you’ve turned your attention to saving money on pet care. Although your five-year-old cocker spaniel Goldie will keep visiting your veterinarian for regular checkups, keeping her healthy will minimize the need for expensive tests and procedures. Following are several preventive pet care guidelines applicable to any dog or cat. Diet … Read More »

  • Holiday Treats for Fido

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    The holiday season is officially here! Many people really enjoy making seasonal cookies and treats for their friends and family members. Of course, our canine friends are also part of the family! If you like baking, why not make your dog some special snacks? In this article, a local vet lists some great holiday snacks you can make for Fido. Doggy Eggnog To make Fido his own version of this classic dish, start with plain … Read More »

  • Spotlight on Canine Freestyle Dance

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    Janet always thought her border collie Athena resembled a canine Ginger Rogers. This athletic four-year-old dog excelled in her obedience class. She’s also quite a ham, spinning and jumping for the sheer joy of it. Although she doesn’t know it, Athena’s a good candidate for canine freestyle dance. This fast-growing competitive sport enables a human-canine team to create an entertaining musical routine showcasing the duo’s movement and communication skills. As with any high-energy activity, Athena’s … Read More »

  • Disaster Preparation Tips for Pet Owners

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    Every year, natural disasters and other emergencies, such as fires, threaten the homes and lives of thousands, if not millions, of people, as well as their beloved pets. As a responsible pet owner, you’ll want to do everything you can to keep your furry friend safe during an emergency. While we hope you’ll never have to put this planning to use, we do urge all of our clients to take a few moments to prepare … Read More »

  • Spotlight on Service Dog Contributions

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    We have a tremendous respect for service dogs. From terriers and cocker spaniels to golden retrievers and German shepherds, these remarkable canines have helped many people enjoy more rewarding lives. Although the dogs’ tasks vary, they all stay calm and focused regardless of the situation around them. When visiting your veterinarian, you might have observed a service dog quietly awaiting his appointment. Seeing-Eye Dogs Also known as “guide dogs,” these world-renowned companions have been assisting … Read More »

  • Take a Fun “Staycation” With Your Dog

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    Perhaps you’re planning a different type of vacation this year. You may have enjoyed the balmy beach, the frosty ski slopes, or an energizing weeklong cruise in the past. However, this year brings special circumstances, so you’ll be sticking close to home. But here’s the best part: your furry friend can be your partner for a series of one-day “staycations.” First, bring your dog to the veterinarian for a physical exam and checkup to make sure … Read More »

  • How to Soothe a Nervous Dog

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    Is your canine friend prone to nervousness and anxiety? Just like people, dogs all have their own personalities. Some are very calm, while others are more anxious. If you’re trying to help a nervous pup overcome his fears, you’ll need to figure out what he is frightened of, so you can determine the best course of action. That said, there are some things that can be helpful to many timid dogs. Here are a few … Read More »

  • Fun Ways to Exercise Your Dog Indoors

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    If you have a canine pal, we’re guessing you’ve got quite a few doggy walking sessions under your belt. Taking a nice, relaxing stroll with your pet can be a great way to start and end a long day. When the weather gets cold, however, you may want to keep those walks short and sweet. This can make it a bit tricky to keep your pooch active, and make sure he is getting enough exercise. … Read More »

  • Getting Your Dog Ready for Winter

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    Winter is on the way! As you pull out your winter clothing and get your home ready for the cold, don’t forget to take some steps to get Fido ready as well. In this article by a Shawnee, KS veterinarian, you’ll read some great tips on getting your canine pal ready for winter. Diet There is a myth that all dogs need to eat a bit more in winter, as they will burn extra calories … Read More »

  • Pet Massage and it’s Impact on Arthritis in Dogs

    by Dr. Regehr Shawnee Vet at Perimeter Veterinary Center I have been bragging to my friends the past several weeks about “Molly”, my little old chocolate Labrador, becoming more active and agile since she has been getting massages. For 8 weeks Molly has been getting a weekly massage here in the office by a client named Bree.Bree is human massage therapist who is also a certified canine massage provider. She is dog mom to “Sabra” … Read More »

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