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5 Reasons To Adopt An Older Dog

5 Reasons To Adopt An Older Dog

Let’s be honest, puppies are stinkin’ cute. Even when they aren’t cute, they are still CUTE. We see a picture of a tiny pup and our cute aggression overwhelms us. It is our natural instinct to want to shelter and protect these baby animals, but what about older dogs? ...

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Let Your Pets Have Fun, Even When You Can’t!

Let Your Pets Have Fun, Even When You Can’t!

Just like their humans, pets can get bored easily. Yet it is unrealistic to expect a pet owner to be there to entertain their pets 24/7. Instead, owners can do some simple things to help their pets stay mentally stimulated even when they have to go to work or run an...

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The Six Stages Of A Dog’s Life

The Six Stages Of A Dog’s Life

Most people think there are two, maybe three stages of a dog's life. There's the puppy age, of course! But after that, unless our dogs live to be very old, we don't perceive as much variation in the stages of a dog's life. But experts have actually categorized six...

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Meet Gracie!

Meet Gracie!

This beauty is seventeen-year-old Gracie. She's self-sufficient in the exercise department. After pushing and chasing her big red ball all over the back yard, she sleeps for hours!...

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Should You Be Worried About Your Dog’s Snoring?

Are you annoyed by your dog’s snoring? While it might not be as loud and obnoxious as your spouse’s, it can definitely keep you up at night. But beyond that, snoring could be a sign of a health issue. If you’re worried about your dog’s snoring, especially if it’s a recent occurrence, you’ll want your dog to get checked out right away.

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Welcoming Spring With Our Pets

Winter is now in our rearview mirror and we’re preparing to warmly welcome spring. The upcoming weekends are sure to be filled with home improvement projects, tending to the garden and ice tea breaks on the back patio. As you all know, the best part of all this springtime activity is being able to share it with our pets. They’re surely even more eager to spend more time outside than we are after a long winter. To ensure that you and your pets all enjoy the fresh air and blooming flowers this spring there are a few hazards to keep an eye out for.

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The Truth About Feeding Your Dog

You want what’s best for your pet. But how do you figure out what food is right for them? With the recent Beneful fiasco, you may feel more confused than ever about what, how, and when to feed your dog. Today, we’re going to break down some of the concerns about dog food to help set you straight.

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Meet Albie

Meet Albie

Albie is new to SHPC. This little guy loves his daily walks... his LONG daily walks! Albie is our guide through the neighborhood. Somehow, he always has stored up energy to play fetch in the back yard. This family landed on a fabulous rescue dog!

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Is Your Cat’s Grooming Normal?

Is Your Cat’s Grooming Normal?

You might have noticed that your cat spends a lot of time grooming yourself. Maybe you've even worried that she's grooming too much. But how do you know? First, it's normal for cats to groom often. In fact, adult cats spend up to 50% of their waking hours grooming!...

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Meet Buster And Bronco!

Meet Buster And Bronco!

Buster and Bronco are beagle siblings who take fun to the next level! From chasing a new scent in the yard, playing chase with each other, or simply getting their tan on, they entertain us daily. There's never a boring moment when we get to visit them!

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Keeping Your Home Clean And Your Pet Safe

A clean home is essential to the health of you, your family, and of course, your pet! As it turns out, some of the products we use to keep our homes clean aren't so healthy for the animals who live with us. You already take care to keep chemicals out of reach so your...

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Should Your Pet Lose Weight In 2015?

This is the time of year when everyone is making resolutions. But should you be setting some goals for your pet as well? While most Americans resolve to lose weight in the new year, many of us don't realize the extent to which pet obesity is a problem, or know what to...

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Meet Sally

Meet Sally

Sally is an English Springer Spaniel. Only a couple of years old, she’s always on the go, go, go, go, go! No matter rain, sleet, cold, heat, her Texas-sized tongue pops out after our long walks. Good thing her walker Heather is a strong marathon runner! Sally keeps...

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Don’t Freak Out If Your Dog Eats Poop

You’ve probably seen this: you’re out on a walk with your dog, his sniffs around at another animal’s poop… and then he tries to eat it! Or, he might try to eat his own poop immediately after relieving himself. (And if you’re not quick about it, he’s probably successful.) So what’s a dog owner to do?

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How Do I Choose The Right Pet Sitter?

How Do I Choose the Right Pet Sitter? Posted by Stayin' Home Pet Care on December 03, 2014 :: Filed in If you're planning on being out of town this holiday season and you don't have a pet sitter lined up, you're probably busy trying to find one! You have lots of...

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Meet Taye

Meet Taye

Meet Taye, a rescued greyhound from Greyhound Rescue of Austin. While the first words that come to mind when thinking of rescuing a greyhound are zoom zoom, think again! From personal experience, docile, snuggly, gentle, sweet, and easy-peasy are now the first words...

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Don’t Freak Out If Your Dog Eats Poop

You’ve probably seen this: you’re out on a walk with your dog, his sniffs around at another animal’s poop… and then he tries to eat it! Or, he might try to eat his own poop immediately after relieving himself. (And if you’re not quick about it, he’s probably...

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Meet Grommit!

Some of us need caffeine. Grommit, a fun-loving Labradoodle, just needs his big orange slobbery bouncy ball to wake up in the mornings. He only takes breaks for water, food, and when Molly has that once in a blue moon opportunity to get the ball before him.

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Physical Therapy Benefits For Pets

Attention and patience should be administered while helping our pets recover from injuries or to stay in peak condition as they age. There are many activities that may sound more like boot camp activities at your gym, but are great for our healing animals.

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