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Tick Prevention and Removal for Dogs

Tick Prevention and Removal for Dogs

Although spring only recently sprung, ticks are already active. If you’re walking your dog in natural areas, ticks are waiting for you. They can’t jump, but position themselves at the end of grasses and shrubs to climb onto animals passing by, a tactic called...

Holiday Pet Safety

Holiday Pet Safety

Although how we eat, drink and be merry together may be different this holiday season, we still need to plan for our pet’s safety around seasonal food and décor. Here are 10 holiday safety tips to make the season bright for you and your animal companions! 1. Keep...

Pet Separation Anxiety After COVID-19

Pet Separation Anxiety After COVID-19

Most pets have been enjoying extra time with their people since COVID-19 social distancing has kept us at home, but eventually we’ll be back to a more normal rhythm of life, and our animal family members will start spending more time alone.   Pets may suffer...

Foster or Adopt a Rescue Animal in Southwest Michigan

Foster or Adopt a Rescue Animal in Southwest Michigan

Considering adopting a new pet? Have room in your home and heart to foster a rescue animal? Here's info on animal shelters and rescues in southwest Michigan. Considering a New Pet? If you know that you want to bring a new pet into your family, consider adopting from a...

Canine Enrichment: Give Your Dog a Hobby!

Canine Enrichment: Give Your Dog a Hobby!

 With many people working from due to COVID, it can be challenging to focus on work to be done, especially when you have a dog that doesn't understand why you can't spend the entire day playing and going for walks.   There are many dog enrichment tools available...

Chickens As Backyard Pets: Fresh eggs, pest control, fertilizer & fun!

Chickens As Backyard Pets: Fresh eggs, pest control, fertilizer & fun!

Keeping chickens provides more than fresh eggs. Chickens help control insects and provide concentrated manure to nourish gardens. Your local ordinance may even allow you to keep your feathered friends in the city and suburbs. Last summer, family friends of ours got a...

How to Safely Greet a Dog

How to Safely Greet a Dog

Most of us think we know how to greet a dog, based on what we were taught as children. Modern dog behavior science has new recommendations for staying safe and making friends with Fido.   As children, most of us were told that the proper way to greet a canine was to...

Wild Mushroom Dangers for Dogs

Wild Mushroom Dangers for Dogs

With all the recent Southwest Michigan rain, mushrooms are popping up everywhere on our lot. Our neighborhood used to be an oak forest, and much of the lawn has a network of dead oak roots beneath, perfect habitat for many types of mushrooms. My dogs, Mila and Tillie,...

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