Some Simple Steps to Walking Your Dog on a Leash

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Most dog owners go into dog ownership assuming many things about their dogs, including that they’ll naturally be able to walk on a leash. Unfortunately, this assumption often proves to be wrong.

Along with house training, leash training is a process that involves instruction, time, and patience. Walking your dog on a leash successfully, though, is an important skill you cannot overlook.

The team at Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care is here to give you some tips and tricks on loose leash walking. Before long, your pup (or older dog) will be walking on a leash like a pro, which will serve them well for a lifetime of safe and happy adventures.

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Keeping Your Pet Active Through Exercise and Play

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All pets need exercise and enrichment for their physical and behavioral well-being. These are the key ingredients to a vibrant, happy life for furry ones and are instrumental in maintaining a good weight and encouraging better behavior. Whether you’re out and about or stuck indoors, there are always great options for keeping your pet active.

Your friends at Animal Medical Hospital and 24 Hour Urgent Care are here to give you some of our best tips for indoor and outdoor play. Let’s have some fun!

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Always There: The Great Many Reasons to Feel Thankful For Your Pet

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Whether you recently adopted a furry, fuzzy, feathered, or scaled friend, or you’ve proudly ushered your pet through to their golden years, you’re probably pretty glad they’re around. Sure, they may not always be on their best behavior (it’s all relative!), but they are there for you whenever you return home, and are never far from your side. 

Constant companions, ever watchful and always in tune, pets give us so many reasons to appreciate life. As we approach the holidays, you may be taking stock of your blessings, and the many reasons why you’re thankful for your pet.

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Dog Shampoo: Is it Really Necessary?

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Occasional (or frequent) trips to the pet supply store are a part of life for responsible dog owners, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the variety of choices when it comes to pet care products. Do you go with a conventional or boutique brand of food? Traditional leash or harness? Plain collar or the one made of black leather and covered with metal studs? 

With so many other decisions to make, it can be tough to face the grooming aisle with it’s rows upon rows of dog shampoo, conditioner, and other skin care products. It can be tempting to skip this step and just bathe your dog with whatever you already use on yourself at home, but this could have negative consequences for your pooch.

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