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Warning Signs that Your Pup has a Behavior Problem

Many undesirable behaviors in puppies are typical, age-related issues that with the right guidance resolve with maturity. Several behaviors, however, are not typical and can worsen with progressing age if not appropriately managed. Keep in mind that aggressive and fearful behavior, such as growling, snapping, biting, stiffening, and cowering are not normal behaviors in puppies. […]

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No Jerky Treats Please!

Hartwood does not recommend feeding ANY jerky treats! Here are some FDA facts regarding the recent health concerns such as kidney failure. The FDA has been actively investigating consumer complaints about jerky pet treats causing illness in dogs and in some cats. As of Sept. 24, 2013, over 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have reportedly become […]

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Video: How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

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Natura Pet Issues Voluntary Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods

Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any […]

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SUP with your PUP

We are very proud of our client, Maria Schultz’s new (and first!) book, How to SUP With Your PUP: A guide to stand up paddleboarding with your dog. “Learning how to stand up paddle (SUP) is one thing, and learning with a dog is a little more involved. Some dogs are naturals while others may […]

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Natura Pet Recalls Pet Food For Salmonella

Natura Pet is recalling several brands of pet food for possible contamination with Salmonella, the company announced today. The recall includes both dog and cat food sold under the brand names Innova, EVO, Healthwise and California Natural. You can see a complete list of the recalled products, along with UPC numbers and lot numbers at […]

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How to Avoid Dog Bites Video

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Can playing tug-of-war with my dog make her aggressive?

by Dr. Ian Dunbar Many people think it’s risky to play tug-of-war with a dog. And it’s true that, if the game goes too far, it can result in a dangerously out of control canine. But when played intelligently, tug-of-war is actually a great way to practice keeping control over your dog when she’s excited. To play […]

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Safety Bewteen Dogs and Kids

When a child is bitten by a four-legged family member, it can turn the household upside-down. Owners feel puzzled and confused. In a majority of cases, the bite seems out of the blue. The humans can’t fathom why their once-trusted companion would bite an innocent child. But anyone who reads “dog” or can see life […]

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Help Start a Dog Park in Spotsylvania, VA!

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Spotsy Dog Park Inc. was founded for one purpose: Developing a public Dog Park in Spotsylvania, VA for any and all four-legged friends to enjoy! This is an all volunteer group, and we are always looking for more help! We are in search of a piece of land in order to establish our dog park. […]

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