How to help your pet stay tangle free!

Do you have a long-haired dog who seems always to have knots and tangles?  Maybe you own a collie, afghan hound, long-haired dachshund, or a mixed breed with curly or wavy hair.  Dogs with long hair have a disadvantage when it comes to grooming.  Their fur or hair can get matted if those knots and tangles aren’t brushed out on a regular basis.  So, what do you do?  Avoid a dog with long  hair? Nope, there are ways to have a dog with lots of hair and be happy too! Check into your pet’s diet. Are they on the right food

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Beat The Summer Heat With Your Pet

Baby, it’s hot out there!! In some areas just stepping outside for a minute or two, you are drenched in sweat from the humidity and heat.  Unfortunately, cooler weather is still ways away, and many people are getting creative finding ways to keep cool over the next few weeks of summer.  While a dogs coat is meant to keep them cool in the blazing heat, our dogs experience similar overheating.  You can tell when a dog is really hot by how much they are panting.  Panting is a way for a dog to sweat and release that additional heat.  We

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Dog of the Month: The Plott Hound

This medium sized, medium energy level dog was originally bred for hunting but has somehow weaved its way into the hearts of hound lovers.  A loyal breed that is not recommended if you’re a first-time hound owner because the Plott Hound likes to be vocal which can be a bother to some, but they also have an insatiable attention span and when they focus on something they don’t give up!  Some of these traits can be very attractive to those that love the personality of a hound! Temperament A dog that stands for strength and courage with a fearless determination,

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Why Spend Time With Your Pet?

Our lives can become so busy and complicated with work, family, commitments, children, and of course bills to pay.  Forgetting to relax and take the time to enjoy the life we have can be a challenge.  That’s where pets come into play (literally).  Having a dog, cat, bird, fish, or whatever it is we choose to love and care for gives us a sense of purpose.  Taking time to spend with that animal that we love and adore, it helps us to stop, slow down, and enjoy life.  Find ways to spend more hours with your favorite beloved friend because

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Dog of the Month: Flat-Coated Retriever

Black dogs tend to get overlooked in the world of animal sheltering with the favor of lighter colored dogs being more popular.  It’s a hard phenomenon to understand with prime examples like the Flat-Coated Retriever (FCR).  A sleek and gorgeous dog, this all black retriever stands out and is one not to be overlooked.  A brown-eyed cutie, the FCR is resilient and gentle making them a great family dog.  Have you ever met a dog that just makes you smile all the time?  Meet the FCR, a dog that seems to always smile with an energy about them that keeps

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