Hot Pavements Will Burn You Dog’s Feet

Our dogs still want their daily walk, even during the very hot summer months, but we must consider the temperature of the ground. Although it may not feel too hot for a walk, always take into consideration the temperature of the surface your dog will walk on. Asphalt temperature and the outdoor temperature are two […]

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The Dangers of Leaving Dogs in Cars

Every year dogs suffer and die when left in cars. You should never leave your dog unattended in a car while you run some errands, not even for a minute. Even leaving the window down slightly is not sufficient as cars become ovens very quickly during the warmer months and dogs can become dehydrated in […]

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What is a Hot Spot?

A hot spot is a skin condition that occurs on a dog. It affects an area that has become infected or inflamed. Symptoms that a hotspot has occurred could be hair loss, continually licking and itching. Common causes of hot spots are allergies such as fleas, mites, insect bites, grass and food. A hot spot […]

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The Summer Benefits of Dog Washing

Dirty dogs are stinky dogs and no one enjoys petting a dirty dog. Dogs should be washed on a regular schedule; every 2 – 4 weeks, year round, to ensure their coat and skin are both clean and free of dirt and grime. Dirt and grime binds the hair together and prevents the hair from […]

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The Benefits of Having 2 Dogs

There are several advantages to adding a second dog to the family. Companionship: Two dogs in the family can provide each other with companionship while you are away at work or play. Owners with multiple dogs see a strong bond form between the dogs since they are pack animals and are naturally attuned to pack […]

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May is Pet Safety Month

May 9th is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. The Pooch Mobile’s goal is to help protect as many pets from harm as possible and bring to dog lover’s attention the very real risk of home fires. Responsible pet ownership is keeping pets safe and planning for those unexpected emergencies, so in a proactive effort The […]

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Dogs with Diabetes

Diabetes is a common condition for humans, but did you know diabetes is also relatively common in dogs? Type I diabetes is the more severe form of the disease as it is dependent on daily insulin injections for maintaining blood sugar balance. What are the signs of diabetes in dogs? Dogs that have diabetes will […]

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The Dangers of Chocolate and Dogs

Spring, the beautiful warm days, spring flowers and Easter Chocolate, such a wonderful time of the year. Dogs are such curious animals and are interested in new items we bring into our homes, like Easter lilies  and Easter Chocolate. All these items are very dangerous for our dogs, so please keep them a safe distance […]

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Eating Grass Is Good (For Dogs!)

Eating grass is actually a perfectly normal activity for both dogs and cats, and it is part of a normal healthy diet. Many people are surprised when they see their pets do this, and often assume they are sick, or lacking in some dietary nutrients. In actual fact, young grass shoots are a potent source […]

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