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3 Wilderness Hacks to Get Your Dog Adventure Ready

Dog at Campground in Front of Man Playing Guitar

What is the one family activity that everyone tries to do as soon as the summer hits? Camping! An American summer tradition, camping brings the family together and helps them to reconnect to each other and get back to nature; Facebook isn’t everything! Packing up the car with the tent, sleeping bags, lantern, matches, water bottles, food and insect repellent, (the list goes on) there’s a special someone you shouldn’t forget to bring along: your loyal pupper! Equipped with hiking booties, a personalized dog harness and their own outward hound pack, your dog can hike the trails with you, go[...]

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3 Lifestyle Changes to Expect When You Get a Dog

dog begging at table

If you’re thinking about expanding your family by one furry member, it’s necessary to consider all that will change after the new pup crosses his adorable little paws over your threshold. There will be another mouth to feed, more bath times, more exercise—but there will also be a whole lotta love! Like with anything, making the decision to adopt a puppy is a significant one; dogs, much like children, demand excellent care if they’re to thrive. After bringing your little one home and getting him situated with vet appointments and adorning him with his personalized and oh-so-cute dog ID tags,[...]

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3 Things to Consider Before Adopting a Special Needs Dog

care for a dog with special needs

Shelter dogs still waiting to be placed in their forever homes have a “ruff” time getting adopted for one of three reasons: -The dog is not a puppy -The dog’s breed is misunderstood by the general public -The dog has special needs 2.7 million companion animals (dogs and cats) are euthanized every year due to shelter overpopulation. The animals that are selected for euthanasia are the sick, feeble and disabled. The dogs that have the slimmest chances of being adopted. Special needs dogs, much like their seemingly healthier counterparts, can be saved. Special needs dogs can lead happy lives—all they[...]

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Should You Vaccinate Your Dog?

With all the different stories in recent years about vaccines, let's be perfectly clear on this:  Puppy vaccines are essential for a healthy pet. The sooneryou start your puppy on a regular vaccination program, the healthier andhappier your pet will be. While the rabies vaccine is required by law, theother shots will also protect your new pet from disease. You can be sure thatregular vaccinations are healthy for your dog, and the possible side effectsare usually minimal. Side Effects and Reactions Some mild discomfort at the injection side is normal, andshould be expected. In some cases, your puppy may experience[...]

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