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Spring Cleaning is for the Dogs (&cats)

Posted by Lindsey Testerman on
Spring Cleaning is for the Dogs (&cats)
We all get that spring itch to start cleaning up the house, purging the junk we no longer need and just freshening up the areas we spend time in. So, what does this Spring cleaning mean for our furry roommates? While Fluffy isn’t going to help you scrub and mop, their areas and daily essentials are in need of a good freshening just as much as your garage is.
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Pet First Aid Awareness

Posted by Lindsey Testerman on
Pet First Aid Awareness
April is National Pet First-Aid Awareness Month and the perfect time to talk about your knowledge on common pet injuries. 
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How Do Deaf Dogs Learn Sign Language?

Posted by Cierra Voelkl on
How Do Deaf Dogs Learn Sign Language?

About 5-10% of dogs are born deaf in America every year. Many dogs can also become deaf later on in life from old age and other diseases. When dogs are born deaf, they never actually know that they're deaf! Yet these dogs have proven to be so intelligent and have an urge to learn. Deaf dogs are often taught hand signals, like sign language, in order to do things like sit, down, stay, come and much more! But HOW exactly do they learn this? Well, it's much like how hearing dogs are taught to respond to voice commands.  Photo Credit:...

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Why Do Dogs Get Zoomies?

Posted by Cierra Voelkl on
Why Do Dogs Get Zoomies?

Almost all our dogs do it. They get these giant bursts of energy and start running around the house or outside like they've just been stung on the butt by a bee. This behavior has been appropriately nicknamed "zoomies" but the formal name is Frenetic Random Activity Periods (FRAPS). Sometimes, they seem to come out of absolutely nowhere and others, something like the dog walker showing up or a play session could "activate" the zoomies. But why do they do zoomies? While zoomies can happen in dogs of any age, they are more prevalent in puppies and young dogs. It's essentially a way for...

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Dog Thefts on the Rise Worldwide

Posted by Cierra Voelkl on
Dog Thefts on the Rise Worldwide
As we all know, pet ownership has increased dramatically during the pandemic as people adopted and purchased pets to keep them company in quarantine. But thieves are taking advantage of the high demand for dogs as shelters worldwide continue to have shortages. small and easy-to-grab breeds and puppies are being stolen by heartless thieves and then resold to unaware parties.
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