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Many people believe that you can diagnose a dog’s health by their nose. You might think that if your dog’s nose is cold and wet it means that he’s healthy. Or, if their nose is warm and dry it means that he’s sick. Well, the answer is yes and no.

The answer is that your dog’s nose will be wet or dry at different times, depending on when you touch it, what he’s been doing, the environment around him, and so on and so forth. It’s hard to get a good reading on a dog’s nose. Your dog may lick his nose to moisten it. He will probably get it wet when he takes a drink. All of these things can affect whether it’s wet or dry.

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As I promised in my last post, below you will find (2) articles from Dr Alfred Plechner DVM regarding Vaccinations. Dr Plechner is a world renowned Vet and I thought for those who would like more IN DEPTH information about this somewhat controversial topic, there is no better source of information. As is the norm, information and perspective can change over the years and this will make sure you are up to date.

Yours in Health

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First things first, I want to wish everyone and their beloved pets, a WONDERFUL 2015!!!

If you have had your pet since they were very young, and they are now old and gray, clearly you have been doing something right. The most important thing to remember about keeping a pet healthy, happy and comfortable in old age is that they should have been kept healthy, happy and active in youth.

To help your pet live healthy and long lived, be sure to provide good care throughout their life. Make sure all vaccinations are up to date ( I will discuss the pros and cons of vaccinations in future articles), feed a “High” quality pet food, keep plenty of fresh water available at all times and keep your pet safe and secure indoors and in a well fenced yard.

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Wishes you a very Happy Holiday Season and a Wonderful 2015 !!!



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Many of you know me for my work in the pet health field. I have studied pet health and trained with world renowned Dr Alfred Plechner DVM for quite a few years, helping many along the way. But did you know that I I have, for even longer, personally trained dogs and even cats to a lesser degree. My wife Terry and myself have a passion for animals and have helped make a difference in their lives through our rescue and sanctuary gaining a ton of experience in both training and pet health.

Let me ask you a question, do you really enjoy working with and being with your dog? Do you feel a need to train and teach your dog new things? Do your friends ask you for training or behavior tips for their dogs? If so you may just be the type of person that should be a dog trainer.

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