Dog Training 101

Dogs. They just keep going and going (and going). Their seemingly endless energy can wear even the most athletic pet owner out.

In many cases, this is a good thing- there have been several studies that find dogs to be powerful motivators for their human companions. But if all that energy isn’t given an appropriate outlet, dogs can develop bad habits and behavior that will drive you crazy.

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8 Surprising Holiday Health Hazards for Pets

Pets love the holidays. I mean, what’s not to love? Turkey at Thanksgiving, brisket at Hanukkah, ham at Christmas, pot roast at New Year’s and a seemingly never-ending stream of guests that generously – and covertly – sneak treats under the table.

It truly is the season of giving.

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Everything You Need To Know About Adopting a New Puppy

Well, you’ve really gone and done it now, haven’t you? You went out and got yourself a puppy.

Maybe you found a puppy along the road or from a breeder or from your local shelter – however it came about, you find yourself anxiously wondering “What have I done?”

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3 Easy Rules for Keeping Pets Safe on Thanksgiving

Ah, Thanksgiving. A special holiday to give thanks for all that we have with our family. And who could forget all the delicious food! But there’s one family member you gotta watch out for on Thanksgiving. Yep. Your pets.

This year, consider a few “House Rules” for a safe, healthful Thanksgiving.

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Image created using “Thanksgiving Table“, used under CC BY 2.0 via Flickr
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Halloween: Doing it Right!

It’s that time of year again – the air is getting cooler, and people and pets alike bring out their cutest (and sometimes spookiest) sights. That’s right, it’s almost Halloween!
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Image Credits: Manolo “AngelFace” by Michele M. F., used under CC BY-SA 2.0; Jack-o’-lantern by William Warby, used under CC BY 2.0, placed on a custom background.
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[PODCAST] Common Heath Issues Affecting Shelter Pets

Activ4Pets first ever podcast!

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Hanging out in the recording studio with Activ4Pets Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Clayton Jones, discussing pet health topics and trending pet news.