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Do Summer Thunderstorms Send Your Dog Into a Panic?

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  • The spring and summer months are often hard on dogs with thunderstorm phobia – and their owners. Phobic reactions can range from mild-moderate to extreme.
  • A study conducted a few years ago indicates dogs with storm phobia often have other related conditions, specifically separation anxiety and noise phobia. A combination of anxieties can make diagnosis and treatment more challenging.
  • Storm phobia is different from other anxiety disorders because there can be a number of triggers rather than just one. And thunderstorm phobias can get worse the more storms a dog is exposed to.
  • Effective therapy for storm-phobic dogs usually requires a combination of treatments which can include behavior modification, desensitization, establishing a safe room, the use of DAP pheromone diffusers, massage and storm jackets.
  • Other options can include natural supplements and remedies, short term use of anti-anxiety drugs or anti-depressants, and consultation with an animal behavior specialist.

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Choosing the right flea and tick treatment for your pet

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Why You Should Smell Your Pet's Ears

  Yes. Gross I know, but is it really?  Smelling your pets' ears, breath and skin is something not everybody is going to be looking forward to, but it is a very important part of giving them the best care. And the ears are just the beginning. I'll explain:   It is so important to make yourself familiar with the way your pet's ears, feet and breath smell on a regular basis. Take time to look at  those gums too. One of the first things we look at when one of our crew is acting like he or she is not feeling his or her best is gums. And what is "normal" for one pet may be totally diferent for...

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