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The Benefits and Challenges of Adopting an Older Dog

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on September 26, 2018 11:01:42 AM EDT

Dogs wiggle into our hearts at all ages. The joy of watching a puppy discover the world is truly exciting, but there’s a lot to be said for adopting older dogs too. With older dogs, we get a good sense of who they are, their personality and maturity. We get to skip the house training and extra hours of being a baby dog pet parent and skip directly to the joy of having a grown companion and protector. For the most part, we know what and who we’re getting in an adult dog.

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Topics: Dog Adoption, Rescue Dogs, senior dogs, older dogs

What You Should Know About Dog Vaccinations

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on February 15, 2018 9:01:00 AM EST

What are the Vaccinations for Dogs?

A vaccination is a treatment to cause immunity to certain diseases ordinarily administered injected into your dog. The vaccination contains the tiniest amount of the virus which they are being vaccinated against. This isn’t enough to infect your dog, merely enough for your dog’s immune system to learn to recognize and destroy the virus.

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Topics: New Puppy, Dog Adoption, New Puppy Checklist, Dog Health, Dog Vaccinations

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Getting a Male or Female Puppy

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on October 31, 2017 1:03:00 PM EDT

In the eternal battle of the sexes, male and female dogs both have their fans. You may be wondering if the differences between a male or female puppy are really that significant, and there are in fact pros and cons for both sexes.

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Topics: New Puppy, Dog Adoption, Male Dogs, Female Dogs

Best Non-Shedding Dog Breeds for Apartments

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on September 18, 2017 9:28:23 AM EDT

This is the second in our series, Best Dog Breeds for Apartments...

Dogs who work best in an apartment lifestyle are typically quiet and peaceful by nature, content with playing ball in a small space as opposed to running for miles daily. As the human population increases and the urban living grows, dog owners look for pets that will fit comfortably into apartment living.

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Topics: Dog Adoption, Apartment Dogs

New Puppy or Rescue Dog? Pros and Cons

Posted by Krister Holm on August 28, 2017 11:17:28 PM EDT

You can’t walk past a dachshund in a designer sweater, a blinged-out bichon, or a sassy Scotty on the sidewalk without asking, “Can I pet your dog?” You’re ready to share your home and life with a new dog. Oh, you can’t wait! He’ll go everywhere with you—picnics, brunch, even vacation. Where do you find your perfect pooch partner?

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Topics: New Puppy, Dog Adoption, Rescue Dogs

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