Get out and play!

Spring is right around the corner! It’s time to get yourself, and your pup, back out in the fresh air! Taking your dog to dog parks is a great way to get them the exercise they need, as well as to socialize them around other people and animals. Oakland County has some great dog parks,…

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SAY CHEESE!

It’s Pet Dental Health Month! Your pet’s dental health is just as important as their regular health, as dental problems can cause other health problems. A pet’s gums and teeth should be checked at least once a year by its veterinarian to make sure that they’re healthy.  Regularly brushing your pet’s teeth is the single…

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Walk it out.

Just like humans, dogs need exercise. Being cooped up in the house all day can build up a lot of energy in your pup. Going on daily walks will not only release built up mental stress a dog may have from being lonely and inside all day, but will also promote good physical health, as…

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Be in the know about canine influenza

*Cough, Cough* *Sniffle, Sniffle* With a recent outbreak in Michigan, it’s super important to know how canine influenza — or doggy flu — could affect your pup. Canine flu is a contagious viral infection affecting dogs and sometimes even cats, meaning it can be transmitted between dog to dog or even dog to cat. There…

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What’s in a name?

A lot, actually. Just for fun, we’ve compiled lists of the most popular dog names of 2018, as well as the most popular dog names of all time, and a few other random dog name facts! According to data collected by Banfield Pet Hospital, the world’s largest veterinary practice, these were the top 10 most…

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Keep your kitty active

Cats can be full of energy and may get bored while home alone, which is why it’s important to have a variety of toys for them to choose from. Cats love small, noisy toys that they can prey on and bat around. Small mice, crinkle balls, bells, springs, etc. entice their attention and get them…

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Just a little on the top

Pet food toppers are becoming increasingly popular, and utilized by pet parents. Toppers are a valuable tool for aiding your pet’s digestion, weight loss, hydration problems, diarrhea, constipation, etc. –especially when transitioning between food brands.  Pet food toppers come in many different forms and varieties, such as freeze-dried, raw, or broth. Not only are using…

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Gotta keep ’em stimulated!

Even us humans have a hard time keeping ourselves busy while cooped up during long Michigan winters. Imagine how it must be for your pup. Interactive toys and games are a great way to cure your furry friends’ boredom, keep their minds stimulated, and provide hours of fun!  For dog’s that love their plush toys, Outward…

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The basics of reptile care

Reptiles can make for really cool family pets, but there are a few important things to know about caring for them that are quite different than caring for a mammal.  First, since reptiles don’t generate their own internal heat, it’s absolutely vital that they have a heat lamp in their enclosure so that their bodies…

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Just chew it.

Do you have a pup with an insatiable need for constant occupation? Does your pup try to nibble everything in sight? Having a good chew handy is always your best bet. For your four-legged friend, chewing is important in so many ways. It not only keeps them busy, but it is imperative for their dental…

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What to consider for an aging dog

Let’s face it, we’re all getting older whether we like it or not. Unfortunately, the aging process is even quicker for your pup. Larger breeds of dogs tend to have a shorter life span than smaller breeds do, so larger dogs can be considered seniors anywhere from eight to ten years, where a smaller dog…

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To rawhide, or not to rawhide

Benefits and Drawbacks of Rawhide  Rawhide chews are popular treats for dogs because they’re cheap and dogs love them. Traditional rawhides are made from cow or horse hides, and can be good for a dog’s teeth, as they need to chew to promote good oral health. But rawhide has its drawbacks, as well. The most…

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