Dog Health General

Handling and gentling your puppy

One of the great benefits of volunteering at a shelter like Animal Haven in NYC is having the opportunity to foster young puppies and play a part in their development. I am currently fostering an eight-week-old Chihuahua mix puppy named Edna. To look at her is to love her. She weighs all of two pounds, […]

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Teaching dog confidence

Question: My dog rolls over submissively whenever a larger dog approaches. Should I teach him to be more confident, and if so, how? Answer: Your dog is telling the larger dog that he is no threat — a pretty safe tactic in my opinion. Your dog has assessed the situation and determined that he is […]

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Pets vs. children: George Clooney’s girlfriend weighs in

This article courtesy of Patty Khuly, VMD, MBA, PetMD.com. George Clooney’s got a new-ish girlfriend. This one’s name is Elisabetta Canalis. She made waves recently after she spoke frankly about not wanting to have children. Her dogs are enough, she explained (which seemed like a good policy to me, given her choice of partners). But […]

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You’ve Come a Long Way, Sparky

By Carol Bryant, FIDO Friendly magazine More than a few years ago, Bob Dylan bellowed, “the times they are a’changin,” and those same sentiments ring true today as the journey of a new year begins. More than a few aspects of Fido’s life have changed over the decades. Growing up, who amongst us remembers taking […]

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Blue Dog Bakery All Natural Dog Treats

Pet Product Review – Blue Dog Bakery All Natural Dog Treats I just had to contact the Blue Dog Bakery for a sample after receiving an email from one of their customers imploring me to try their product. She said they are the only treats her dog will eat and the Doggie Paws are the […]

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Product Review: Bowhaus Collapsible Travel Bowl

Pet Product Review – Bowhaus Collapsible Travel Bowl It’s a holiday weekend. If you’re a jet set pet and heading for the Hamptons, then look no further, I’ve found the perfect travel bowl for you. Bowhaus NYC is New York’s most stylish pet boutique and they have a collection of vintage style collapsible travel bowls […]

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New Food Recipe! Oh Vey Bagel Treats!

Courtesy of FidoDogTreats.com Dog food recipe ingredients: 2 1/2 cups of whole-wheat flour 1 cup of beef broth 1 package of yeast (1/4 oz) 2 T. honey Dog food recipe instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 375°. 2. In large bowl combine the whole-wheat flour with the yeast. Add 2/3 cup chicken broth and honey and […]

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