Greenfield Puppies Blog

May 4-10, 2015: Puppy Mill Action Week.

  Puppy Mills are a tragic reality for many dogs. By working with reputable breeders and shelters, you can help destroy puppy mills and give dogs better lives. Here are a few ways you can help stop puppy mills in your town and around the world. Keep your eyes open There are several signs of puppy mills you can watch out for. If you see signs saying the specific breed and the price on the road you can call the […]

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May 3-9, 2015 is American Humane’s Be Kind to Animals Week.

  This weeklong event has been celebrated since 1915 to promote being well, kind to animals. There are many ways you can celebrate this week and there are plenty of things you can do everyday that will promote the well-being of animals all over.   If you have a pet   If you have a pet there are plenty of things you can do to better your pet’s world. You can purchase a new toy for them, prepare a tasty […]

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Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month.

Lyme Disease can be a painful, tiring, chronic illness that if not treated with caution can shorten the lifespan of your pooch. Luckily it is not only manageable but you can take action to actually prevent the disease. Here are a few tips on how to prevent contraction or deal with the illness if your dog has already been infected. Check up Always check your pup after they have been outside. It may have been four hours or 30 minutes. […]

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May 3: National Specially Abled Pets Day

  Many pets, just like people, live with disabilities everyday. If you decide to adopt a pet that has low vision, is hard of hearing, or requires a wheelchair be sure you are able to care for them and their needs. This way you will have a pet that is comfortable and happy and you can truly enjoy the time you have together. If you’re unsure how to properly care for a pet that requires adjustments or modifications in their […]

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May 1 is National Purebred Dog Day

What are the most popular purebred breeds in the U.S.? Labrador Retrievers These sweet pups are loyal and endlessly loving. They need plenty of exercise but are always happy playing a game of fetch or just relaxing on the couch. If you decide to adopt one, be sure to keep them on a semi strict diet. They often gain weight easily. German Shepherd These pups are strong, intelligent dogs that love to be around their owners. They are popular because […]

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Dogs that love being in water

Not every dog is a water-loving dog. Those with shorter statures or thicker coats may not be huge fans of the water or wonderful swimmers. If you enjoy the great outdoors and love to swim, fish, and hike you may want a pooch that will be happy to jump right in with you. Here are a few that we thought could be great companions in you aquatic excursions. Labrador Retrievers One of the most popular breeds in the world, Labrador […]

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Monday April 25, 2015 is World Veterinary Day

It is a day many pups dread but World Veterinary Day is an important day for you and your pooch. It reminds you of the importance of your dog’s health and can help you become a better caregiver for your pet. Here are a few things you can do on World Veterinary Day Say thank you Your veterinarian deals with millions of issues, sicknesses, and scared pups everyday. While we know you are the apple of your dog’s eye, your […]

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National Pet ID Week

Pets Can Get Lost Many pets, indoor and outdoor, can get lost and find themselves far away from their families. Very few of them will ever find their way home and it is more likely that they will find themselves in the shelter system. While the shelter system is much better than living on the streets the best place for your pet is being home with you. This month take time to purchase a pet id for your furry friend […]

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National Pet First Aid Awareness Month (Part 2)

We wanted to continue our post about first aid kits for your pets. Here are a few more ideas you may find useful! Hand sanitizer You may not have time to wash your hands before you begin bandaging up your pet. Make sure you have a bottle of hand sanitizer in your kit so you can quickly clean your hands and completely avoid contaminating the wound. Flashlight A flashlight can help you find a small shard of glass or any […]

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National Pet First Aid Awareness Month (Part One)

Creating a first aid kit for your furry friend can help relieve stress and anxiety if/when your pooch or kitten gets hurt and needs some help. While you should always call your veterinarian if your pet is hurt you can help them by applying basic first aid. While a bandage or a quick cleaning may not seem important at the time, keeping the wound clean and safe can mean a world of difference down the road. With some education and […]

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