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5 New Year’s Resolutions to Make With Your Dog

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Make With Your Dog

  It’s a New Year, which means new opportunities to make 2016 the best ever for you and your dog. When you’re thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions, set some goals you can accomplish together: 1. Exercise more. Get moving together for at least 30 minutes a day, whether that’s from the daily walk, extra playtime, or even a jog. 2. Try a new activity. Create new ways to deepen your bond with your dog by mixing up the routine:...

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Keep Your Dogs and Cats Safe From Holiday Hazards

Keep Your Dogs and Cats Safe From Holiday Hazards

Consumer Updates Courtesy of the Federal Drug Administration This holiday season, while you’re busy decorating, cooking, and wrapping gifts, remember to watch out for holiday temptations for your pets. FDA veterinarian Carmela Stamper tells how to keep your animals safe. Stocking Stuffers and Pet Treats If your dog received a stocking full of pet treats, make sure he doesn’t gobble them all up at once. According to Stamper, if he eats the...

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Shop at Amazon Smiles

Shop  at Amazon Smiles

If you shop at Amazon.com, you now have the ability to not only get great values online at Amazon, but each eligible purchase will have Amazon making a donation to the Lakewood Dog Park through their Amazon Smile program.   The donations do not impact the pricing on Amazon so please register our group when you logon and then shop as you would normally.   Click here or the image below to register us as your preferred charity on Amazon....

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Getting Fit: Alone or with a Pooch

Getting Fit: Alone or with a Pooch

Jordan Walker considers dogs as practical domesticated companions, which can transform from your lovable buddy, to a guard dog when it feels that you are in danger. He loves writing about them, sharing these at Coops And Cages and in blogs such as this one. In this article, he talks about working out with dogs. Stress, heart problems, weight management, high blood pressure, asthma, cancer prevention and the list could go on – these are...

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Shining a Light on Shelter Myths

Shining a Light on Shelter Myths

  Guest blog by ASPCA President & CEO Matt Bershadker With somewhere between 5 and 7 million homeless animals entering U.S. animal shelters, it’s unconscionable to suggest, as one writer did in the Washington Post, that adopting a pet from an animal shelter is a bad idea. (See a comprehensive refutation from Washington Humane Society’s Lisa Lafontaine.) But as ridiculous as anti-shelter arguments are, they reveal destructive myths...

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Dangers of Retractable Leashes

Dangers of Retractable Leashes

The Dangers of Retractable Leashes Written on 06/12/2014 by Brandy Arnold in Lifestyle w/ Dog, Reviews 456 One of the most popular devices used to restrain dogs when taking them out for a walk is the retractable leash. Many owners, however, wonder if such a leash is appropriate or even safe to use. Well, the answer generally depends on a person’s reason for using the device. While there are several ways to utilize the retractable leash...

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Cold Weather Pet Care

Cold Weather Pet Care

You’re probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pets’ health. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe during cold weather: Winter wellness: Has your pet had his/her preventive care exam (wellness exam) yet? Cold weather may worsen some medical conditions such as arthritis. Your pet should be examined by a veterinarian at...

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First 30 Days After Pet Adoption

First 30 Days After Pet Adoption

Tips for the First 30 Days of Dog Adoption Sara Lippincott, Director, Shelter Outreach, Petfinder The first few days in your home are special and critical for a pet. Your new dog will be confused about where he is and what to expect from you. Setting up some clear structure with your family for your dog will be paramount in making as smooth a transition as possible. Before You Bring Your Dog Home: Determine where your dog will be spending...

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Dog Park Location

Dog Park Location

The Dog Park is located in the Metro Park just south of the Emerald Necklace Marina.   The address is 1699 Valley Parkway, Lakewood, OH 44107 Location: We are located in Lakewood, Ohio, just south of the Emerald Necklace Marina in the Rocky River Reservation of the Cleveland Metropark and adjacent to the City of Lakewood Waste Water Treatment Plant on the East side of Metropark Drive/Valley Parkway. Parking: Please park only in designated...

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