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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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As a animal care provider, it is always important that you remain proactive when it comes to your pet’s health. This means not only bringing your pet in for regular veterinarian check ups but also taking the time to notice any signs that there could be something wrong health wise. Believe it or not, dogs & cats are actually susceptible to the same forms of cancer as humans. The only major difference is that they can start to metastasize (To spread from one part of the body to another) a whole lot faster in dogs & cats than in humans.

Of course, the best way to try and detect any possible signs of cancer is looking for some symptoms that can be telling. Have you noticed any sort of swelling that is abnormal? This could actually be a sign that a tumor is growing and it should be looked at to try and confirm whether or not it is cancerous.

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With much of the Healthy Pet Network’s  focus and expertise on pet nutrition. I thought this article from TruthAboutPetFood.com would be valuable

The Truth: Pet Food vs Human Food


New article from world renowned veterinarian Dr Alfred Plechner DVM

Are Today’s Breeding Practices Causing Our Pets To Die Early In Life?


Over the years, pit bulls have developed a bad name because unfortunately, they have become popular with bad people. People who want to fight dogs have exploited one breed of dog after another for centuries. Within the last sixty years or so, we have seen these people ruin the reputation of German Shepherds, Dobermans, Rottweilers and now Pit Bulls.

The fact is, for a dog to be willing and able to be a fighting dog, it must be a very loyal, intelligent dog who will do absolutely anything to please its master. Meanness has nothing to do with it. It is eagerness to please that pre-disposes a dog to do something entirely foreign to its nature. Little do these loyal dogs know that if they lose the fights they are forced to fight, they will be killed or abandoned by the masters to whom they have tried to be loyal.

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