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MY FAVORITE ARTICLES & RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HOW TO BEST CARE FOR YOUR BEST FRIEND

 

BONE HEALTH


This article takes a look at the most recent studies regarding bone health and the roles that exercise, diet and early spay/neuter play in the increase in joint development.

 

DELAYING SPAY/ NEUTER


Make an informed decision about when/if to spay/neuter your best friend.


 

PUPPY'S FIRST YEAR


AKC EBook


 

WHY WE DON'T REMOVE DEW CLAWS

Should Dewclaws be Removed? Front dewclaws serve an important purpose, they should not be removed unless there is a very good reason to do so. https://www.petmd.com/dog/care/5-things-you-need-know-about-dog-dewclaws#:~:text=Because%20front%20dewclaws%20serve%20an,in%20the%20dog's%20best%20interests.

Removing front dewclaws can impact health:  Physically active dogs which have had the front dewclaws removed are prone to developing arthritis at the carpal joint, sometimes sufficiently severe and early to end a performance event or working career.  http://www.ashgi.org/home-page/genetics-info/bones-joints/dewclaws




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