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DOGGY DICTIONARY

LEASH: A strap that attaches to your collar, enabling you to lead your person where you want him/her to go.

DROOL: A liquid that, when combined with sad eyes, forces humans to give you their food. To do this properly you must sit as close as you can and get drool directly on human.

GARBAGE CAN: A container which your neighbors put out once a week to test your ingenuity. You must stand on your hind legs and try to push the lid off with your nose. If you do it right you are rewarded with food wrappers to shred, as well as beef bones and moldy crusts of bread to consume.

BICYCLES: Two-wheeled exercise machines, invented for dogs to stay fit. To get maximum aerobic benefit, you must dash out, bark loudly and run alongside. When the human swerves and falls into the bushes, your job is done and you can prance away.

THUNDER: This is a signal that the world is quickly coming to an end. Humans remain shockingly calm during End of World storms, so it is necessary to communicate the danger by trembling uncontrollably, panting, barking, rolling your eyes wildly and following at their heels.

BATH: If you find something especially good to roll in, humans get jealous and they use this degrading form of torture to get even. Be sure to shake only when standing next to human.

BUMP: The best way to get your human’s attention when they are drinking a fresh cup of coffee.

LOVE: A feeling of intense affection, given freely, wildly and without restriction. The best way you can show your love is to wag your tail. If you’re lucky, a human will love you in return.

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Treat Time

With so many treats being recalled for causing illness or worse, pet owners have to be extra careful these days about what we feed our furry friends.

Below are some tips to keep your pup safe and healthy.

Avoid generic-labels. The food is probably from bulk suppliers and may have ingredients from China. Unfortunately so many poisoned pet foods have come from China that any product from there is now suspect.

Don’t buy products that have unidentified meat or bone meal. Make sure the label specifies the protein(i.e. chicken, turkey, salmon). There are stomach turning ingredients in some dog food containing by-products.

Avoid preservatives that are controversial. BHT, ethoxyquine, BHA and propolyneglycol. Those are things you don’t want to see on the label. Other Ingredients to avoid are wheat or wheat gluten, BHT, Ethoxyquine, BHA, and Propylene glycol.

Read the small print. So many products labelled “All Natural” say packaged in USA or Canada but you may find Made in China in very small print somewhere on the package. It’s best to stick to locally produced treats and food if possible.

Following these tips will help keep your doggie healthy and out of harm’s way!