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Day: August 13, 2020

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Helping Pets Who Dread the Fourth of July

Signs of Dog Anxiety “She will literally crawl up my body and try to sit on my head, that’s how nervous she gets!”Who can imagine, a 50-pound Golden Retriever, trying to sit on one’s head?! My aunt laughs as she tells this story of Faith’s case of dog anxiety, and I glance over to one of her two adopted retrievers, Faith, as she sits in the cool shade of a sun umbrella. It is a bright, late-Spring afternoon and my family and I are having a small family get-together in my aunt and uncle’s back yard. My aunt continues, “We
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Preventing Dog Separation Anxiety During COVID

Written by Dr. Joan Capuzzi, VMD Your Furry Quaranteam Members Wouldn’t it be nice if you could tell your dog or cat, “It’s a virus that’s been keeping me home all day with you… a virus that’s been having me wake you from your naps to go on five walks a day… that’s been making me hush you up when I’m talking to people on my laptop… and causing strange delivery people to knock on our door and leave food outside…” But because of the obvious language barrier, you can’t explain these oddities to your pets! You sort of expect them to inherently understand
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Keeping Your Pets Cool During Summer

The Dog Days of Summer It’s a term we hear frequently, usually uttered with disdain or from the mouth of a baseball commentator during a particularly steamy mid-season game, “Oh, these hot and miserable dog days of summer!” There are a few theories on how this term was coined. The first being is that it’s simply too hot outside, it’s not even fit for a dog to lay in. (Although that’s a little condescending to dogs, don’t you think?) The other, and the most widely accepted theory, comes from Greek and Roman astrology; the rising star “Sirius,” associated with canines, is also