Category Archives: Health

7 Tips to keep your dog cool in the summer heat

With the warming days of summer upon us, it’s important to guard your dog against heat stroke and to know the warning signs of heat stroke before it becomes life endangering. According to Pets Web Md, “Heat stroke begins with … Continue reading

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Testimonial from Holistic Pet Food Advisor Damesworth

Debbie Damesworth a holistic pet food advisor had this to say of Michael Burkey, owner and professional dog trainer at Michigan Dog Training:  “I just met Michael as a visitor to our BNI chapter. I was highly impressed with his … Continue reading

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Pet CPR and First Aid – Would You Know What to Do?

If your pet was injured and in distress would you know how to deliver first aid and/or CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation)?  Last weekend, I attended a workshop entitled “E7 Palozza” at That’s My Dog!, a superb dog training facility in … Continue reading

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What Not to Feed Your Dog

Along with dog training, socialization, exercise and mental stimulation; a pet’s nutrition is important for optimum health.  And, it can be very confusing as to what one should and should not feed their dog.  One has to educate themselves about … Continue reading

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How Not to Exercise Your Dog

Question:  Does this dog have aspirations to be a sled or weight pulling dog?  It almost appears as if he is pulling the car.  LOL Now to get serious:  I applaud the dog’s owner for being creative and ensuring his … Continue reading

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Tips to Make Veterinarian Visits a Sweet Experience

Visits to your veterinarian should be a pleasant experience for your dog, well most of the time.  As a child, going to see the doctor wasn’t on my list of fun things to do despite getting a lollipop at the … Continue reading

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Spay/Neuter – How Long to Wait Before Obedience Training?

A question commonly asked is, “how long should I wait after my dog is spayed or neutered before they can participate in dog training?” The quick answer is to consult with your veterinarian as your own dog’s physical needs may … Continue reading

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