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Pet Insurance 101: The Best Plans for You

Frenchie Exam Table
If you have a dog who frequents the vet, it’s likely the office visit fees have burned a hole in your wallet. While caring for your dog is extremely important, oftentimes we’re left wondering if it’s possible for these vet visits to be any cheaper. Not taking your dog to the vet isn’t an option most of the time, so what else can be done to help curb these expenses? One way to reduce the costs of vet visits is to invest in a pet insurance plan. While insuring your dog may sound a little crazy, it pretty much works the same way as any other insurance. Navigating any type of insurance plan isn’t...

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction in Dogs Part 2

Brown Chihuahua under blanket
In part two of this blog series, we’ll provide a follow up to the overview of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD), including prognosis, treatment and management of and management tips. For more information on symptoms and diagnosis, read Part 1 of our CCD blog series. This information was provided by Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice as part of their educational pet disease series and has been republished with permission. As a reminder, Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD) is a medical condition that is characterized by the changes associated with the aging process of the brain that result in a...

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction in Dogs Part 1

Boxer dog with grey face
In part one of this blog series, we’ll provide an overview of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD), including definition, symptoms, diagnosis and prognosis. This information was provided by Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice as part of their educational pet disease series and has been republished with permission. What Is It? Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD) is a medical condition that is characterized by the changes associated with the aging process of the brain that result in a decline of canine mental faculties associated with spatial orientation (where the dog is in space), facial recognition...

The 411 on Nutrition

Dog getting a treat
Dr. Kipp Chapman, DVM, of Philadelphia Animal Hospital has been in veterinary practice and surgery for 20 years. We spoke with Dr. Chapman to get the 411 on questions veterinarians get asked most regarding nutrition. When it comes to keeping your pet healthy, one of the questions veterinarians get asked most is, “What should I feed my dog?”

Shelter Dog Adoptions: The Pandemic's Silver Lining

Brown dog with adoption bandana
This has been an incredibly tough year, but the increased number of people fostering and adopting shelter dogs has been a silver lining. If you’re thinking about adding a furry friend to your family, please consider adopting a senior shelter dog. Grey Muzzle’s Executive Director, Dr. Lisa Lunghofer, answers some common questions. What suggestions do you have for people who are considering adopting a shelter dog, particularly a senior dog? Lisa : When adopting any dog—senior or not—it's important to be sure the dog is a good fit for your lifestyle. For example, some senior dogs are high-energy...

Senior Dogs for Young Professionals – A New Generation Opens Their Hearts

Chihuahua Solana
As it has for many rescues and shelters, 2020 has been a year of challenges and surprises for Carolina Poodle Rescue (CPR). COVID and the changes it imposed on normal operations at our rescue is something that we would gladly have by passed. There is however, one surprise that has been a welcome blessing. Most rescues have well-established programs to place senior dogs with senior adopters. Our sweet senior dogs generally enjoy a calmer lifestyle and someone who is likely to be home more than they are gone - a lifestyle that typically dovetails most closely with that of senior adopters. “...

A Recipe Your Pup Will Love

Pumpkin Sweet Potato Dog Cookies
Grey Muzzle board president Denise Fleck loves to cook for her pups. This is one of her family's favorite dog cookie recipes. These are likely to go fast, so you may want to stock up and make a double batch! Haiku Fleck's Favorite Pumpkin Sweet Potato Dog Cookies Ingredients 1½ Cups Brown Rice Flour ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon 1 Cup Mashed Baked Sweet Potato ½ Cup 100% Pure Pumpkin Purée 1 Cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal (dry) ¼ Cup Water 1 Egg 1 Tablespoon Molasses or Honey Directions Bake or microwave sweet potatoes and cool. Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a large mixing bowl, mash sweet potato, then add...

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