Busting Winter Boredom with Indoor Fun

Busting Winter Boredom with Indoor Fun

As winter continues and the cold weather lingers around Cicero, your pets are probably spending more time indoors. With less outside playtime and less exciting things like birds to observe through the living room window, your furry friends may be getting a...

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3 Tips for Using Positive Reinforcement

3 Tips for Using Positive Reinforcement

It is National Train Your Dog Month! Our canine friends are intelligent creatures and capable of learning various commands and tricks. We at South Shore Veterinary Hospital recommend using positive reinforcement when it comes to training your pet. It is an...

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Holiday Anxiety In Pets

Holiday Anxiety In Pets

The holidays are a stressful time, but humans aren’t the only species who experience increased anxiety during the “most wonderful time of the year”—our pets often feel the pain of the holidays, too.Here are some ways to keep your pet stress-free during the...

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6 Ways to Prepare Your Pet for A Baby

6 Ways to Prepare Your Pet for A Baby

Now that you’re expecting a two-legged baby, your four-legged baby is in store for some serious life changes. Do your best to prepare fur baby for human baby by keeping the following six tips in mind:1. Train basic commands first — Before your baby...

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Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

According to just about any poll you reference, a large percentage of Americans plan to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family, and many also admit to sharing their Thanksgiving dinner with their four-legged family members. But a festive time for...

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What Is My Dog Doing? 5 Odd Dog Behaviors

What Is My Dog Doing? 5 Odd Dog Behaviors

Have you ever wondered why your pup is acting so strange, or if your dog is the only one who does this strange behavior? You are not alone! Here are 5 common odd dog behaviors:Buries Bones and Other Objects. You can go ahead and blame wolves and other wild...

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Halloween: Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe

Halloween: Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe

The first thing to know about Halloween is that it breaks your pets’ routine – and they hate that.If you keep that in mind as you plan your celebration, you'll be much happier, said Julie Bank, president, and CEO of Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA,...

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Why Should You Trim Your Pet’s Nails?

Why Should You Trim Your Pet’s Nails?

For many pet owners, trimming a pet’s nails—dog or cat—can seem like a daunting task. And, if you haven’t regularly trimmed your pet’s nails since he was young, chances are you’ll have a difficult time doing it effectively now. Keeping your pet’s nails...

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How To Leash Train Your Puppy

How To Leash Train Your Puppy

Many of us have done it: brought a new puppy home, put on the collar and leash, and attempted to go for a walk, only to end up carrying said puppy back home because he can’t figure out that he’s supposed to actually walk while on the leash. Here, we will...

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4 Ways to Keep Your Pet at a Healthy Weight

4 Ways to Keep Your Pet at a Healthy Weight

Overweight and obese pets are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, orthopedic disease, and more. Here are four ways to keep your pet at a healthy weight:1. Feed appropriately Your pet’s food should be labeled for her...

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