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    I found a lost dog, what do I do now?

    If you come across a strange dog on your walk, put safety first, especially if you have your own dog. Don’t approach them. This is because you don’t know if the loose dog is friendly and you don’t know how your dog will react to them in your space, it’s best to stay clear.  If you walk your dog in an area where loose dogs or coyotes appear often, think about carrying a small air horn with you. This way, when the dog approaches you, you can use it to scare it off, keeping you and your dog safe. If you are concerned about getting a dog home, carry treats…

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    Car Sickness

    Car sickness isn’t fun, especially when it comes to dogs. When we say carsick, often, what comes to mind immediately is nausea or vomiting. However, it doesn’t always just manifest that way.  Your dog might be experiencing car sickness if you notice things like, excessive drooling, panting, pacing, whining or barking in the car. There could be a few reasons for this so it may help to consider the following. Have they ever been in a car before? If they have, but don’t get in the car often, are they going somewhere scary, like the vet? The best way to deal with any fear, is to slowly get them used…

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    Hidden costs of owning a dog

    Be ready for hidden costs. When you get a dog not only are you looking at the fees to take them home from the breeder or the rescue organization but you also have to consider the cost of vets, feeding, toys, and other comforts like crates and beds.  Shop around for a vet before you bring your little furry friend home, there is no standardization in vet pricing. Make sure you call and ask if they’re taking new clients and what their yearly check-up fees and vaccination costs are. Don’t forget about feeding them. Shop around at your local pet stores and look at the different brands of food, again…