Tag Archives: Tracie Hotchner

Cold Dog Paws In Frosty Weather: Protect Your Dog’s Feet in the Winter

Since dogs have sweat glands in their toes, the moisture there can form into balls of ice when they abruptly leave a warm indoor environment and go into very cold temperatures. These ice balls can be so uncomfortable that a … Continue reading

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Praise Not Punish – The Basic Winning Philosophy for Dog Training

Accentuate the Positive Training a dog is really pretty simple, once you grasp the basic concepts and are consistent in applying them. What scientists, trainers and teachers have discovered is that all creatures – including humans, dolphins or dogs – … Continue reading

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False Confidence about Microchipping a Pet – Some Scary Truths

In an article last month in The New York Times, the columnist pointed out that by law city shelters and pet stores are required to microchip animals before selling them or releasing them for adoption. The author mentioned that the … Continue reading

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Cats In Quarantine

  Scary avian flu infects shelter cats in NYC After a mysterious outbreak of bird flu swept through New York City shelters earlier this month, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) opened an emergency quarantine … Continue reading

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Calling All Cat People To “Translate” For Their Kitties

Researchers need the help of people who share their lives with cats to better understand why cats do what they do. Since cats are enigmas wrapped in a mystery, the veterinarians doing this study need the human companions of indoor … Continue reading

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