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Is Crating My Dog Cruel?

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Have you ever considered crating your dog but thought, “No, that’s too cruel”? There sometimes can be confusion surrounding the idea of crate training a dog. If used in the right manner, crating your dog can actually create a private, safe space for your pet to go when he is anxious, overwhelmed or tired. According to Best Friends Pet Care, ...

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Nip Your Puppy’s Nipping in the Bud

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If you recently added a puppy addition to the family, you most likely have learned that while puppies are full of spunk, life and hundreds of cuddles, they also need a whole lot of training. At some point, potty-training your pooch, teaching her to sit and quit nipping all while getting her accustomed to your new home may seem overwhelming. ...

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How to Keep Your Rabbit Cool This Summer

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Earlier we explored the importance of keeping your dog cool in the summer with our article, Beat the Heat. However, did you know it’s just as important to cool off your pet bunny? According to the Long Island Rabbit Rescue Group, rabbits are susceptible to heat stroke and can die from it. In a previous post, How to Care for ...

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Should I Spay or Neuter My Pet?

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Did you know nearly 3 million dogs and cats are euthanized each year due to overpopulation, according to The Humane Society? Furthermore, roughly 6 to 8 million animals are brought to shelters each year because they don’t have a home. As a result, many veterinarians and pet advocates recommend spaying or neutering your furry friend to curb the number of homeless ...

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Determining Quality of Life – Is It Time to Let Go?


This is an extremely difficult topic to ponder. You have been with your beloved pooch for years, and now maybe he has been diagnosed with a chronic illness and is getting progressively worse, or maybe he is growing old and unhealthy, but how do you determine if or when you should put him down?   As hard as this subject ...

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Vaccinacting Your Pet

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Just as children get vaccines to stay healthy and help protect them from diseases, so do dogs and cats. Our furry friends are susceptible to a whole slew of unpleasant or dangerous infections, and one way to help prevent unwanted illnesses is by vaccinating your pet. You might be wondering, “What vaccines does my pet need?” Below we will discuss several vaccinations that could potentially spare ...

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Caring for Your Handicapped Pet

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Did you know here at Cane Bay we care for handicapped pets? We believe that every pet is important and deserves love. While caring for a handicapped pet is extremely rewarding, it can also be a challenge. Every type of disability is unique in its own way, but we thought we would provide a few general tips about caring for ...

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Introducing Your Dog and Cat

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I often hear the question, “Are you a dog person or a cat person?” But what if you’re both? While many people have a preference, a great number of people love the two equally. If you already have a dog at home and want to introduce a cat into the mix, or vice versa, don’t fret. While there is the ...

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22 Ways Dogs Make Humans Healthier

There are instances when you regret having a pet dog at home. You always end up in a messy house. You also have to spend time and money just to feed the dog and walk it around the park. In a way, it becomes a major responsibility. In between work and family, this is the last thing that you need ...

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How to Help Your Anxious Dog

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When we first rescued our dog Paisley, she sat in the corner of the kitchen for roughly two days, afraid to move and shaking like a leaf. After several days, the 23-pound Australian Kelpie relocated to the couch and still, for the most part, lounges there all day. Though she has become more comfortable over the past two years and ...

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