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  • Could Itchy Skin Land Your Dog in the Emergency Room?

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Friday July 25th, 2014 at 09:48 AM

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    Today we have a guest post from Dr. Heather Loenser, DVM of Crown Veterinary Specialists on a topic especially important during the summer months: itchy skin!

    Learn what YOU can do to avoid amidnightvisit!

    I am an emergency veterinarian who works the overnight shift. I bet youd be surprised to learn that one of the most common problems I see in the wee hours is a dog that cant stop scratching its itchy and often foul-smelling skin. The sound of the scratching is enough to wake up a sleeping...

  • Fido’s Freebie Friday Wraps Up a Staycation

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Thursday July 24th, 2014 at 01:00 PM

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    As I mentioned in this weeks post, weve been enjoying a staycation with Irie and Tiki this week. Wed planned to go to SuperZoo this week but, after Cocos hospitalization and multiple car repairs, our plans changed. We decided to take advantage of that time already blocked off on our calendars for a little R&R with the doggies which so far has included checking out the LBJ State Park and National Historic Park

    enjoying some good German food in Fredericksburg

    and water fun (on a hot, hot...

  • Washington Nationals To Host Pups in the Park September 24th

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 at 02:10 PM

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    Theyve gone to bat for the sake of our barking buddies and purring pals four times this season, and thanks to the pupclarity of the games with their doggedly devoted fans the Washington Nationals will once again play ball for a paws cause as they host a fifth Pups in the Park event on September 24th.

    As with previous Fido-friendly games, baseball buffs and their barking buddies can sit in the Outfield Reserved Section from 140 143, where they can cheer on the home team as they take on the New...

  • Keeping Your Dog Safe Near Water

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 at 07:15 AM

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    As we continue this weeks staycation plans with Irie and Tiki, we wanted to share with you an important infographic from Trupanion.com. (We know youve heard us speak about Trupanion in the past; both Irie and Tiki are insured through this health insurance company.)

    Whether your next water adventure takes you and your dog to the river or lake, pool or beach, please take just a few moments to check out these important safety tips:

  • Dirty Dogs Contest Helps Shelter Animals

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 at 02:12 PM

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    Rovers who have received makeovers are helping homeless dogs who are hoping for a clean start in life through the Dirty Dogs Contest.

    Celebrating its third year, the contest launched by GreaterGood.org and Wahl pet grooming products features the before and after photos of 25 transformed tail-wagging finalists selected by Seth Casteel of Underwater Dogs fame and celebrity pet groomer Jorge Bendersky. The pup-loving public are invited to choose the competitions top dogs, with the winning...

  • John Barrowman Shines a Spotlight on Work of Hearing Dogs

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 at 11:21 AM

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    As an actor and singer John Barrowman is accustomed to hearing the applause of fans, but the world recently wentquiet for the star of Torchwood and Arrow as he went Deaf for the Day to raise awareness of the vital role trained hearing dogs play in the lives of those with hearing impairment.

    Filmed by ITV Good Morning Britain, gel moulds which blocked 60 per cent of the stars hearing created not only physical but also emotional barriers for the star as he attempted to go about his daily...

  • #SummerSafety Tips for Your Dog

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 at 08:00 AM

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    Today we head out with Irie and Tiki on another of our staycation day trips this week. Were headed to the lake with them, one of our favorite places during the hot summer months. Its a chance for Irie and Tiki to cool off and swim with us and enjoy a summer getaway at very little cost.

    Its right at 100 degrees here right now, so were very careful to keep providing clean water (not lake water) to Irie and Tiki. Were also extra careful to protect their paws on hot summer days. We recently shared...

  • Exploring Pet-Friendly Philadelphia

    from Dogtipper.com's Dog News

    Monday July 21st, 2014 at 07:57 AM

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    Rittenhouse Square is more popular with sunbathers, readers, families, artists and even dogs than city founder William Penn ever could have imagined. The park sits in one of the Philadelphias toniest neighborhoods, aptly named Rittenhouse. Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

    Today we are off on the first of our staycations this week, hitting the road with Irie and Tikiso we wanted to share a special guest post with you from Visit Philadelphia!

    Pet lovers are crazy about their...

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