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Toxic Flowers For Dogs

Toxic Flowers For Dogs Spring is just around the corner (we hope) and it’s important to keep your canine companion in mind before planting beautiful flowers this spring. Most dog owners do not think of flowers as being harmful to their dogs when trying to spice up their backyard or house but as you will …

Transitioning to a New Dog Food

Transitioning to a New Dog Food Whether you just got a new puppy, your dog has developed allergies, or their digestive system needs a specialized formula, a pet owner should always ease into transitioning their pet to a new food. A drastic change in food without transition can lead to an upset stomach. How to …

When Will My Dog Go Into Heat?

When Will My Dog Go Into Heat? A female dog reaches sexual maturity when she reaches six months old. She is receptive to mating when there is an increase in estrogen levels, and then a sharp decrease, and then her ovaries release eggs. This stage is called estrus – more commonly known as “heat”.  Although …

How Much Should I Feed My Dog?

We all love our dogs. In fact, many of us do not differentiate between our dogs and our human family members. This is a critical mistake that many make when it relates to our dog’s nutrition. Based on 2016  research conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 54% of dogs in the U.S. are …

Finding The Perfect Puppy For Your Family

Perfect Puppy: Adding a four-legged companion to your family is a big decision. Depending on where you live, what the inner workings of your home are like, you and your spouse’s work schedules, and your family’s overall lifestyle can affect what type of breed would best suit your family. Whether you want a playful dog …

Prepping For a Puppy

Prepping For a Puppy: It’s that time of year again, and all your little one wants for Christmas is a puppy. So before you cave in, here are a few things you should know before you bring a puppy into your family. Puppy-Proof the House Just like having a toddler or a baby, you will …

Can Dogs Eat Corn?

Can Dogs Eat Corn? With all the misleading information floating around about corn in dog food, it can be difficult to figure out what’s best for you and your dog. So we are here to bust the myths and bring you some facts on whether or not you should be buying dog food with corn …

The Story of a Local Hero

K-9 Unit: Hello. My name is Booker. However, it used to be Jary. You see, I am not originally from this country. I was born and raised in Belgium. After some time, when I got bigger, I was given a passport and sent to the United States of America. I arrived in Denver, Illinois with …

What it Takes to be a K-9 Dog

There’s a reason why every cop does not have a K-9 dog they work with. No, it’s not just funding and budget issues. When partnering a police officer with a K-9, there are many things that go into consideration. Not only do the two have to be a cohesive team, but there are standards for …

Hunting and Heat Exhaustion: How to Protect Your Hunting Canine

Owners must pay close attention to their hunting dogs during the hot summer months. While on the field, it can be easy to overlook the heat of the day. However, we should not overlook our hunting companion’s actions and signs that may indicate heat exhaustion or heatstroke. To help you prepare for that next summer …