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By Dr. Alfred Plechner DVM

In today’s world, there are a lot of questions as to the pros and cons
of vaccinating animals and people. Let’s hear what esteemed
Veterinarian Dr. Alfred Plechner DVM has to say.

Are vaccinations for pets needed?

 

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Most dogs not only want but need a considerable amount of exercise. In fact if you pick up a good book about labradors or golden retrievers you’ll find that most of them will tell you that your dog needs to run 3 miles a day. So the question is are you up to it.

If you’re like most, you’re not running 3 miles a day so we have to find another way to exercise your dog adequately. Good long walks can help tremendously but again if you’re not a walker or the weather doesn’t allow how are you really going to get the dog exercised.

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Michael Goldman here, with the Healthy Pet Network. As most of you know, we are overpopulated with dogs and cats. Many stay in shelters or worse waiting for a good, loving home that may or may not ever happen. More people than ever are helping by rescuing dogs or cats from shelters but if they don’t know what to look for, they may end up unhappy or even worst, by bringing the animal back to the shelter which is emotionally traumatizing and devastating to the animal. I want this to be a positive article series so for the next few weeks, I want to focus on the “How To’s” of finding the perfect pet for you and your family. My intent is to lessen the unhappy experiences and to greatly increase the positive experiences & relationships.

In the next couple of weeks, we will cover topics such as:

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Were at that wonderful time of year when we can spend more time with our beloved pets outside, enjoying their company, enjoying the outdoors together all the while getting needed exercise. Seems each year, I offer this article, For the simple reason that I like it and I hope you do to. ENJOY!

 

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My most current articles have been about training your dogs. I am going to take a small step back and give you some tips for bringing your new dog or cat into the home so you are best prepared for their new training.

A new pet is a fabulous addition to any family. Here are a few tips to learn the proper way of welcoming the animal and taking care of training so you have a happy, well-adjusted and very well behaved pet.

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