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Startled Australian Cattle Dog Chases Bikes

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My young ACD is chasing bikes and sometimes runners. I think they startle her. They move so fast she goes into prey mode. How do I teach her to stop and wait when she is aroused?

Puppy Whining: Driving Owners Crazy

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My 9.5 week old Lab puppy is pretty good at night in her crate, but during the day, she barks, digs, salivates for the entire time. When I let her out she comes out crying and follows me everywhere.

Tips for Traveling with Pets

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It’s time to plan for summer vacation. Increasing numbers of owners will include their pets. Some planning and a few tips will make traveling with pets safe and enjoyable.

Puppy Potties in Playpen

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I am crate training my 4 mo Yorkie. He responded the first few weeks. I added an exercise pen so he can play unsupervised. He no longer wants to potty on his area but goes in his pen. Is the pen a bad idea?

Why Joggers Avoid Dogs

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I was running in on a bike path, says an avid marathon runner. A Rottweiler came running towards me. I stopped and stood still but when he jumped up, I instinctively tried to protect my face and he bit my arm.

Preventing Dog Bites

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The CDC reports 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year. One thousand victims per day are seen at hospital emergency rooms. Animal care professionals are at risk.

Keeping Flea Products Straight

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With so many dog and cat flea and tick products on the market, it’s hard to determine which is best for your pet. According to Ronald Baynes, DVM, PhD, knowing how they work is key to sorting things out.