Selecting a Boarding Facility
For people like us, our pets are like our children. We take the same care in evaluating pet care as we do childcare. How can we be sure that the pet care facility we select will be a good one? Download our helpful article.
Selecting the Best Toys for Your Dog
There are no regulatory agencies monitoring the quality and content of pet toys. Therefore, it is up to us to educate ourselves on the best toy choices for our pets. Learn more by downloading our article.
One of the public relations problems for pet care continues to be a much misunderstood ailment in dogs called canine cough, tracheobronchitis or often improperly referred to as kennel cough. As dog owners, it’s good to be aware of the facts surrounding this ailment.
Watch this video below to learn more.
Helpful Videos by Dr. Karen Becker
Dr. Becker is a proactive and integrative wellness veterinarian and an animal advocate. Her goal and ours is to help you create an awareness of wellness in order to prevent illness in the lives of your pets and not to provide any legal advice pertaining to such.
Stories Include: Pets Are Great for Your Health – Here’s Why…
Stories Include: Holiday Food: What’s Not Safe for Your Pet & What Is!
Stories Include: What to Consider Before Getting a Pet: Assess the Commitment; Do Your Research; Consider Supplies; Add up the Costs
Stories Include: Common Pet Care Myths Debunked: “Dogs wag their tails to show that they’re happy;” “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks;” “Dogs’ mouths are cleaner than ours;” “If your dog’s nose is warm or dry, it means they’re sick”
Stories Include: How-To Guide for Giving Back to the Animal Community: Volunteer Your Time; Make a Donation; Collect Supplies; Foster a Shelter Animal
Stories Include: Pet Safety Through the Holiday Season: Keep Harmful Foods Away from Your Pets; Take the Right Precautions; Decorate Responsibly
Stories Include: Summer Pet Safety Tips: Prioritize Hydration and Shade; Never Leave Your Pet in the Car; Protect Against Pests; Stay off the Asphalt
Stories Include: The Importance of Daycare Evaluations: Keeps Your Pet Safe; Keeps Other Pets Safe; Helps Us Form Proper Playgroups; Helps Us Get to Know Your Pet
Stories Include: Tips for Responsible Pet Ownership: Keep Up With Preventatives; Schedule an Annual Wellness Exam; Provide Proper Exercise & Diet; Get Your Pet Groomed; Enroll in Training; Make Boarding Reservations Now
Stories Include: Homemade Pet Treats (PB & Banana Treats; Sweet Potato Treats; Bacon-Flavored Biscuits; 3 Ingredient Salmon Treats; and Catnip Crumbles); Unsafe Ingredients for Pets
Stories Include: Canine Cough Information; What AAPR Does to Protect Your Pet
Stories Include: Pet First Aid Awareness Month; Pet First Aid Tips
Stories Include: New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet
Volume 15, No. 1
Stories Include: Allergies in Pets; Understanding Dogs at Play
Volume 14, No. 1
Stories Include: The Perfect Dog Day; Dog Days of Summer; Stranger Danger; Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Dog Treats; Your Money & Your Pet; Ahhhh-Chew; Training Tips for New Pets
Volume 13, No. 2
Stories Include: Toxic Jerky Treats; Summertime Weddings – AKC Tips for Canine Attendance; Summer Safety for Brachycephalic Dogs; National Dog Day
Volume 13, No. 1
Stories Include: New Locations; Seasonal Health Tip for Spring; Left or Right?; Homemade Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats; Off-Leash Play Myths; The New Face of Ownership
Volume 13, Issue 1
Stories Include: Artificial Grass; Business Tip; Common Question… Our Suggestion; New Locations; The “Why” of Dogs; Have You Ever Seen a Rabbit Wearing Glasses?; Dear Dogs
Volume 12, Issue 4
Stories Include: Dog Ownership Contemplations; Is Pet Insurance the Choice for Me?; Pet Insurance 101; Holiday Reminder
Volume 12, Issue 2
Stories Include: The Condition of Unconditional Love; The Nose Knows; Piper Overcomes Gun Shot Beginning; Coincidence Creates an Unbreakable Bond; Dogs Deserve Better; Biscuit Takes the Bite Out of Thunder Storms; Teamwork Saves Shiloh
Volume 12, Issue 1
Stories Include: Iditarod – An Historic March Event; Depressed? Get a Dog!; The Right Tool for the Job; Golden Rules of Dog Training; Bandana Helps Lost Dog Return Home
Volume 11, Issue 3
Stories Include: A Great Dog Story Part 2; US War Dogs; Thank You for Naming Our Mascot; Study: Diseases That Kill Dogs Tend to Affect Specific Breeds
Volume 11, Issue 2
Stories Include: Please Help Us Name Our Mascot; Helpful Information About Canine Cough; A Great Dog Story Part 1; Doggie Ice Cream Treats on a Hot Day; Business Tip: Beware of the Low Bidder
Volume 11, Issue 1
Stories Include: Twenty-Eleven: The Year of the Very Satisfied Customer Experience; One Free Bite is All You Get; Speaking of Socialization…; Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a New Pet Business; Just For Fun: How Many Dogs/Cats Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb; Food for Thought: Lessons from Music Legends
Volume 10, Issue 3
Stories Include: Geriatrics and Pets with Special Needs; Dog Property Laws; Travel Alert – Your Car!; Apple Bran Cookies Recipe; Another Travel Alert – Pets in Cargo
Volume 10, Issue 2
Stories Include: Health Benefits of Dog Ownership; Ten Things Science Says Will Make You Happy; Ask A Nurse: Caring for Pets During Hot Summer Months; The AAPR Coloring Contest; Summer Highlights in the Franchise System
Volume 10, Issue 1
Stories Include: Calling All Kids Ages 5-10!; A New Strain of Canine Influenza – Alert; Ask a Nurse; What’s New in the Franchise; Business Tip of the Day
Volume 9, Issue 3
Stories Include: What’s New?; X Marks the Spot; Pumpkin Drop Cookies; It’s Cold and Flu Season; Brush, Brush, Brush; Why It May Be Time to Enter a Pet Franchise; Have You a Dog in Heaven?
Volume 9, Issue 2
Stories Include: Just the Facts Ma’am…; Excerpt: A Dog’s Wisdom; What’s New in the Franchise System; Summer’s Buggy Nemesis; Summer Foods that are Great For You But Not For Your Pet; Summer Recipe: Flee Flea Biscuits; A Note About Our Philosophy; The Case of the Terrible Toes
Volume 9, Issue 1
Stories Include: What’s in a Name; What Else Is New in the Franchise System?; Low-Fat Carrot Biscuits; Responsible Pet Ownership; Should I Consider Franchising in a Down Economy?; A Heartfelt Customer Email to the Owners; Animal Advocacy and The Obama Factor; Some Fun with Grooming