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A History of Pets in the White House

“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” Whether or not President Truman ever actually said that statement is debatable. But most people would agree that presidential pets in and around the White House over the years have served as cherished companions and added charm to the public perceptions of their owners-in-chief. Many kinds of pets have graced…

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Pet Costumes Keep the Halloween Party Going in 2020

This time last year, pet parents in the U.S. were spending almost half a billion dollars preparing to dress up their pets for Halloween. That’s $490 million spent on pet costumes, or more than twice what was spent in 2010, according to the National Retail Federation. The data proves that Halloween festivities aren’t just for kids anymore. With the possibility…

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How To Be A Responsible Dog Owner Every Day

On the third Saturday in September, we celebrate Responsible Dog Ownership Month, which encourages current and future pet owners to review their commitments to their canine companions. As all faithful pet parents know, owning a dog is a joy and privilege, as well as a daily responsibility. There are some ways that you can prioritize key aspects of caring for…

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Labor Day: Working Pet Safety into Your Plans

Labor Day weekend is often considered the unofficial end of summer. With all the uncertainty and stress from the Coronavirus pandemic this year, Labor Day also represents a final opportunity to seize some summer refreshment and fun before facing the “new normal” of the fall season, whatever that ends up looking like here in Arlington, TN. Whether you celebrate the…

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Caring for Adopted Pets in Tennessee During COVID-19

If you decided to foster or adopt a pet during the Coronavirus crisis, you’re not alone. Animal shelters and rescue groups across the country have reported a significant increase in the number of pet adoptions and foster agreements since March when stay-at-home-orders went into place across most of the country. Many families who had thought about adopting or fostering in…

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A Day on the Road with BrownDog Lodge Veterinary Clinic’s Pet Pick Up and Delivery Service

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. Today is a big day. Mom said I get to go see my friends at BrownDog Lodge Veterinary Clinic here in Arlington, TN. They always give me lots of pets and hugs when I get there, and sometimes the nice people in white coats give me treats! The first fun thing is I get…

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Are Tennessee Area Pets Better Co-Workers?

5 Traits to help you decide Think back to all the jobs you’ve had in your life, from the early days as a camp counselor or burger flipper, to more professional or entrepreneurial endeavors further along in your journey. Chances are, the traits and influence of your co-workers had a huge impact on your job satisfaction, productivity, and sometimes even…

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Pet Poison Prevention

Poisoning of family pets is one of the most common dilemmas facing the veterinarian.  All too often the inciting toxin is not identified or the toxic level of the substance is undetermined.  Consequently, the treatment approach is all encompassing including intense observation and in some cases, lengthy hospitalization.  Poison prevention can be a very difficult task for a busy household…

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The Ins & Outs of Dental Health For Your Pet

Dental home care is a very important part of routine tooth health.  However, if your pup has even moderate amounts of tartar on her teeth, tooth” brushing will not resolve the problem.  At that point, there is a much greater benefit to allowing your veterinarian to “scale” the teeth.  Thick tartar is difficult to remove.  When a veterinarian performs a…

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How To Care For Your Holiday Puppy or Kitten

If you just brought home a new puppy for the holidays, you might be asking yourself: Is it too young to start training? It is actually a great time to start training simple concepts. “Sit” for example can be learned simply by raising a small treat above the puppy’s head while saying the word “Sit”.  Because of the size ratio of…

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