Manuka Honey has healing benefits for dogs, especially Badger's wound.

Heal Your Dog with Manuka Honey

It wasn’t until recently that I heard of Manuka honey. Isn’t honey, honey? Apparently not. It was Badger, a rescue puppy, who taught me about Manuka honey. He was found at a homeless camp wandering around. Nobody would claim this nugget, nor would any rescue take him in, so naturally, being the sucker I am, …

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Dog Adoption Essentials

Top 10 Dog Adoption Essentials

When we think of essentials, we usually think of the cutest collar, leash, and dog bed that matches our décor. Those things can wait! Let’s talk about how we can make adopting a dog as smooth as possible, none of which costs you much if anything. The first 5 Dog Adoption Essentials were mentioned in …

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Common Myths About Canine Hydrotherapy

5 Myths About Canine Hydrotherapy

1. Hydrotherapy is ONLY for dogs rehabbing from an injury. This is not true, even a little bit. Yes, pups recovering from injury benefit greatly from warm water therapy. The warm water increases circulation, especially in the injured site, and the water allows for pain-free movement. However, recovering pups are not the only ones who …

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AKC Community Canines - Spokane, WA

AKC Community Canines

Testing! Quiet Please! Recently, three of my students took the AKC Community Canine Test at Petco. This is the test that follows the AKC Canine Good Citizen. There is even another test further called the Urban Canine Test. I have said it before, and I will say it again, these tests are a great way …

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Should You Get 2 Puppies at one time - Bad Idea

Should You Get 2 Puppies?

Puppies are simply irresistible! Puppies and all babies are adorable, and that is how they ensure their acceptance and survival. If one puppy is great, isn’t a second puppy even better? I, for one, love having a multi-dog household. What I won’t do is have two puppies from the same litter, and I am a …

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Take a Hike with Your Dog

Take a Hike with Your Dog

Take a hike! No, really, take a hike and don’t forget your dog. Before you head out the door, consider these tips to make it a safe and enjoyable adventure for both of you. I have really gotten the hiking bug this year in my effort to be more present. I am trying to practice …

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What is Titer Testing?

Do You Know About Titer Testing?

Why is titer testing not well known? Vet clinics certainly do not advertise it. Do you know about titer testing? I was surprised how many people had never heard of this testing when I was talking about getting Annika titer tested. They would look at me and say, “You’re doing WHAT with Annika?” I am …

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