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Everything You Need To Know About Rabies

By Andrew Fraser | Sep 14, 2020

It may seem like rabies is no longer an issue in Rockville and throughout Montgomery County, but this is not the case. According to government reporting, there are about 40 animals a year that are tested and verified to have rabies. In most cases, the infected animals are not domestic, although there are occasionally cats…

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Adopting An Older Dog During COVID-19

By Andrew Fraser | Sep 6, 2020

Adopting an older dog is a wonderful experience. Not only can you choose a dog that is already house and obedience trained, but you also have the ability to select a dog with a known temperament that is already at his or her mature size. Adopting a rescue dog during the COVID-19 pandemic does create…

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Managing Dog Separation Anxiety As The Kids Go Back To School

By Andrew Fraser | Aug 31, 2020

Even though this school year may look and feel different from other school years, most kids are going back to school in some form or fashion. This is always a difficult time for family pets, particularly if kids spend a lot of time playing with their four-legged companions over the summer months as they can…

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Tips For Socializing Your Dog

By Andrew Fraser | Aug 24, 2020

One of the most important aspects of socializing your dog is to ensure the pet is exposed to many different situations and circumstances as part of routine training. Socializing your dog can happen at any time. Still, it is most effective when started early and maintained throughout the life of the dog. Early socialization helps…

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Working From Home: Long-Term Solutions That Benefit You And Your Dog

By Andrew Fraser | Aug 17, 2020

One of the many potential benefits for individuals from the COVID-19 pandemic is working from home some or all of their hours. Having the ability to work from home can help you to save money, to spend more time with the ones you love, and to have a day filled with opportunities to bond with…

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Tips For Spoiling Your Dog The Right Way

By Andrew Fraser | Aug 10, 2020

It seems that no matter where you look online, information about what not to give your dog for a treat is all over the internet. This can leave dog owners confused about spoiling a dog and dismayed that their four-legged friends can no longer enjoy some of the little treats and activities they have done…

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Recognizing the Importance Of Dogs During National Immunization Awareness Month

By Andrew Fraser | Aug 2, 2020

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. It is a great time to brush up on your understanding of immunization programs for dogs. There are specific immunization requirements throughout the life of dogs. The specific vaccinations may differ slightly depending on where you are located and the types of health risks for dogs in your area.…

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Purebred Or Mutt – That Is The Question

By Andrew Fraser | Jul 27, 2020

Most people considering adding a dog to their family take the time to consider the option of purchasing a purebred puppy or dog or choosing a mutt or a mixed breed dog from a shelter or rescue. To help potential dog owners to consider the benefits and potential issues with a purebred or mixed-breed dog,…

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Summer Fun Backyard BBQ Safety For Your Dog

By Andrew Fraser | Jul 19, 2020

The summer is a wonderful time to spend time relaxing in the backyard. BBQ dog safety must be considered when grilling and enjoying evening campfires as everyone unwinds and spends time together. One of the central features of get-togethers for family and friends is cooking out. There is something about cooking outside that makes food…

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Developing A Pet Fire Emergency Plan

By Andrew Fraser | Jul 13, 2020

Everyone should have a fire emergency plan designed for their home. This plan needs to include where and how to leave the residence based on fire starting or spreading to different areas of the home. While most families have a general understanding of where to go and how to get out of the house if…

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Meaningful Ways To Remember A Beloved Dog

By Andrew Fraser | Jul 4, 2020

One of the hardest parts of being a dog owner is having to say goodbye to a beloved companion, family member, and best friend. Finding ways to remember your dog is helpful in working through the grieving process while also having a reminder of your time together. Grieving the loss of a dog, even when…

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Dog-Friendly Pools: What Owners Need To Know

By Andrew Fraser | Jun 29, 2020

Most dogs love to cool off with a swim, and they are natural swimmers. But dog-friendly pools are important to consider. Keeping your dog safe in the pool does take some training and advanced preparation. Just like children, dogs should never be allowed in a pool, or even a lake, without constant supervision. Unfortunately, dogs…

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Microchipping Your Pet

By Andrew Fraser | Jun 22, 2020

Microchipping has been used for the identification of dogs and cats for years. Initially, there was a lot of misinformation and myths about the process. Now, with vets and breeders behind the program, it is now commonly used in most countries around the world.  To understand if microchipping your dog or cat is a good…

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Preparing A Camping Or RV Vacation With Your Dog

By Andrew Fraser | Jun 15, 2020

Most dogs love to travel in the vehicle, and they tend to enjoy camping vacations in the great outdoors as much or more than their owners. Taking your beloved pooch on a camping trip in a tent or an RV is a wonderful time to get in exercise, spend time bonding, and find time to…

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Dog Socialization In The Time Of COVID-19

By Andrew Fraser | Jun 8, 2020

Social distancing for humans is a proven way to help to slow down and prevent the spread of any time of virus. In the current pandemic, people are required to maintain social distancing and stay-at-home or work from home requirements to help to limit the spread of COVID-19, but what about dog socialization? Even though…

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