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Archive for August 2013

Signs Your Dog May Have Animal Alzheimers

Signs Your Dog May Have Animal Alzheimers

Sometimes older dogs get confused, maybe soil the rug or lose their way in the house. It’s perfectly natural. Or is it? In the past ten years, veterinarians have come to realize that severe cognitive (or thinking-related) problems are no more normal in older dogs than they are in aging people. While older dogs may move a bit more slowly and get a little gray around the muzzle, they shouldn’t e...

Leaving Your Dog in a Hot Car in Broken Arrow Might Put You in Jail

Leaving Your Dog in a Hot Car in Broken Arrow Might Put You in Jail

NewsOn6.com – Tulsa, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports – KOTV.com | BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma – The Broken Arrow Police Department is cracking down on people who leave pets in hot cars. In the past week, the department received five calls about this and one resulted in a women spending four nights behind bars. The Broken Arrow Police Department has a zero tolerance policy ...

How to Teach Your Dog to Swim?

How to Teach Your Dog to Swim?

Stock Photo © Chris Gandy #28555119 Don’t we just love it when our pets are doing things others pets cannot do? Just like swimming, do you know that there are ways on how to teach your cute dogs  how to swim?  Even dogs who are famous for being afraid of water can also learn how to swim.  Swimming is a great way to exercise, have fun and beat the heat but start slowly and don’t overdo ...

Dog Park Safety Tips

Dog Park Safety Tips

Little dogs in the park | Stock Photo © Alis Leonte #11110118 Dog Parks can be a great place to enjoy the outdoors with your pets, but they do present hazards as well that should be avoided. It helps if you are prepared. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) recently released a list of the most common claims they see related to dog park injuries including: Sprains and Soft Tissue Injuries Laceratio...

Five Feline Summer Risks in Broken Arrow And How to Avoid Them

Five Feline Summer Risks in Broken Arrow And How to Avoid Them

Our pets face many dangers that are at least somewhat seasonal and are more common at certain times of the year in Broken Arrow.  We always like to bring these to your attention to help you keep your pets safe and healthy.  Ever wonder if cats face extra dangers in summer?  Dr. Marty Becker recently pondered this question and came up with some dangers that seem to always peak in summer.  Cat ...

Does Dog Coat Color Make A Difference?

Does Dog Coat Color Make A Difference?

Dogs come in many different colors – black, yellow, white, chocolate, etc. – plus a variety of shades. So there’s a saying that goes, the color of a dog is related to other factors, like temperament and health. The lighter colored dog would be able to endure the heat of daylight unlike a dog being darker in color which is able to absorb more heat. Is this factual? Does the color of the c...

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