FDA Drug Recall May Prompt Anesthesia-Free Pet Dental Work

Pet parents are usually the last to know about FDA drug recalls that may affect their pets. Teva Animal Health, Inc. was shut down in July 2009   At least two veterinary drugs manufactured by them had been recalled but few veterinarians knew about this, let alone pet parents.These drugs included butorphanol and ketamine.Christie Keith, writing…

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Time for Your Pet’s Dental Check up.

 Picture credit to Mypetsdentist.com Pet parents notice when we have bad breath and usually schedule us for a dental checkup at that time. If they don’t do it sooner, they will  have to do it later after dental problems have appeared. My pet parent takes responsibility for cleaning my teeth.  She really does not want…

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Celebrity Trainer Victoria Speaks on Dogs and Their Owners

I am all for positive reinforcement training methods like the ones celebrity trainer Victoria Stillwell uses on It’s Me or The Dog.. Some people think that my pet parent is spoiling me with treats, toys and fun rewards. My response is, if you love your job so much, then do it without receiving any payback. …

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National Train Your Dog Month

Woof!  The Association of  Pet Dog Trainers is making sure that pet parents start off the new year with their new pets in the best way possible. There are a variety of events happening this month.“Everyday” dog owners are invited to visit the APDT web site to learn more about how positively reinforcing our behavior…

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Golden Retriever is Official Playmate of Bedford Springs Resort

 Had I known that my pet parent was going to meet Toby, who is the official resort dog at Bedford Springs, I would have insisted on going along to meet him too. Toby has play dates with other lucky dogs that get to stay at this Omni pet-friendly resort.The story goes that Toby lived with…

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Howl-O-Ween is Great Training Opportunity

As I rebuild my site, you will see some posts like this one about Howl-O-Ween out of chronological order…but you know we as pets just live in the moment so don’t let your pet parents get goofy on you.You have seen the neighborhood flyers telling our pet parents to hide us in the basement on…

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Does Your Puppy Have What It Takes to Become a S.T.A.R.?

“Marjie” I love puppies…especially S.T.A.R. puppies! The American Kennel Club has started a new puppy program that is designed to get puppies and their owners off to a great start. All you need to do is get your pet parent to take you to a basic training course.  The components of this program consist of…

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My Labrador Friend is going to Westminster!

I am pleased to announce that my friend Golden Moon Labs home-bred, raised, trained and owned CH GoldenMoon’s Sunny Coreopsis, CGC,WC “Corey” will be privileged to compete in the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show to be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on February 15 and 16, 2010. You can watch…

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How to Potty Your Puppy at the Airport

My pet parent frequently gets asked about puppy potty training . Winter time presents its own roadblocks to getting the “job” done efficiently.  In snow country, we usually have a path shoveled through the deep snow to our bathroom. In other areas, raincoats are worn so that we don’t come in soaking wet. But what…

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Rabid Raccoon – "Leave It!"

Raccoons were the last thing on my mind as my pet parent and I were walking along a remote mountain trail by ourselves. Mom started to pray and praise out loud and sing, following a spiritual prompting.  I am so glad that she did.  We heard a rustling sound in a stream off to our…

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