The ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center is My New Best Friend

by Rebecca Randolph | January 27, 2014

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I know better.  But in the frenzy of Christmas preparations, I left a bag of Hershey’s Kisses in the spare room upstairs, and someone forgot to close the gate that keeps our dog Garth downstairs.  I found Garth in the … read more

Teaching your young dog non-verbal commands comes in handy later

by K.S. Mueller

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I always remind new pet owners that bringing a pet into your family could be a 12-to-15-year commitment. Start using verbal and non-verbal cues when your dog is a puppy, that way, when he or she reaches senior-hood, they’ll still … read more

Biting the Hand that Delivers Packages

by Rebecca Randolph

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My husband has lost count of the number of times he has been bitten by dogs.  Most of these bites were by dogs whose owners claimed their dogs didn’t bite; all of these bites could have –should have – been … read more

5 ways to help dogs this holiday season

by K.S. Mueller

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Helping dogs in need during the holidays doesn’t need to be difficult or break the bank. Here are five simple ways to make sure the 2013 holiday season goes to the dogs. Volunteer:  Your local shelter, rescue, or other dog-related … read more

The Problem with “Friendly Dogs” and “Just Saying Hi”

by Rebecca Randolph

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The exact words vary, but the same thing happens over and over and over again.  A friend is walking her reactive dog (or her non-reactive dog who doesn’t like being rushed by other dogs) on a leash, and an off-leash … read more

3 options for Fido care when you can’t be there

by K.S. Mueller

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The holidays are approaching, and that means long hours of shopping, parties, holiday events and even travel — all of which take you away from home for longer periods of time than usual.  Some pet parents are lucky enough to … read more

Rosemary Honey Sweet Potato Chews [Recipe]

by DoggyDessertChef

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These chews made the dogs happy and filled the house with the fantastic smell of rosemary while they dried. You’ll need Large Bowl Ingredients 2 to 3 medium sized Sweet Potatoes 2 tablespoons Honey 2 tablespoons dried Rosemary, crushed 2 … read more

Jerky: To feed or not to feed

by Cindy Dunston Quirk

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By now, most people who love a dog know about the jerky warnings from the FDA. To bring everyone up to speed, jerky treats from China have been making thousands of dogs and cats sick and have killed almost 600 … read more

Got Bed Bugs? Canines to the Rescue

by doggywoof staff

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Almost 100 percent of pest management companies in the United States have dealt with a residential bed bug infestation, according to a survey conducted by the National Pest Management Association and the University of Kentucky in 2013. Although appearing mainly … read more

TANTRUMS IN PUBLIC PLACES? MIND YOUR MANNERS PLEASE!

by Elena Flyer

Have you ever gone to a restaurant hoping to enjoy a relaxed meal only to have your meal ruined by someone sitting next to you with a tantrum throwing child out of control?  A group of volunteers from the rescue … read more

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