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Is your Pooch Pudgy? What can you do?

Okay, we have all seen them… A pudgy little pug waddling down the street or a fat wiener dog rolling along with their masters.
I love my little plump bundle of fur more than anything and I know I am guilty of pampering her little too much. A treat for coming inside after using the bathroom…to a treat for just being so cute!
Yep, that’s me in a nutshell.
Maybe that’s you too? If so, that’s ok because we can fix this before it’s too late. We love our babies and don’t want anything to happen to them.
According to the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention, 54% percent of dogs and 59% of cats are overweight.  There are nearly 70 million dogs around the world! That makes for a lot of fat little doggies!
Having an overweight dog can lead to health problems plus a shorter life. I know I don’t want that for my little baby. Neither do you.
Pets that have too much fat can start to have major problems such as ·Joint Pain ·Arthritis ·Inflammation ·Fatigue ·Diabetes ·Skin conditions…Even Acne!
As humans, we k…
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Stop my doggie from jumping please!

Stop my doggie from jumping, please!

Let me guess, each day, when you come in from work, your little furry pal is so excited to see you she jumps all over you, almost knocking you down. You love her and love the affection but the paws and scratches are getting to be too much! And having guests over or a visitor at your door is downright embarrassing with loud barking and the jumping. It has to stop but you don’t know how  
Here are a few simple tips to help you calm little one down and teach her to not jump. Doggies want our attention more than anything. (Except for bones or something to chew) For starters, dogs don’t understand our language. We think they do because when we speak they perk up their cute little ears. Not so.  All they understand is “dog” So when you tell them to get down or quit jumping, it doesn’t matter to her, she’s got your attention even though you are giving her negative comments. You might even be scolding her. To her, it’s all attention!
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