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Crunchkins Tales & Tips

In this blog, Crunchkins founder Dr. Stephen Hoy and the Crunchkins team, share tales and tips to keep pets safe, healthy and their tails wagging. Want the scoop on a pet topic? Email us your request and we'll consider it for our next post.

 

 November 2013 Blog 10 Reasons to be Thankful for our Pets

November 2013

They can keep a secret. Your best friend may have loose lips but your Pomeranian will not tell anyone of your hideous and unsuccessful struggle  Read more...


June2013_coverDog Days of Summer! 

June 2013

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, but do so with your pet’s safety in mind.  Nationwide, studies show a marked decrease in incidents of heat-related death in pets... Read more...

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 How to Throw a Puptastic Birthday Pawty

May 2013

Nine out of ten pet owners surveyed say they consider their pet a member of the family* and we think that’s cause for celebration. Here are some tips for throwing a puptastic celebration   Read more...

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Debunking the “Seven Human Years is One Dog Year” Myth

April 2013

The main problem with pets, as any pet lover knows, is that they don’t live as long as we do. Their time at “The Rainbow Bridge” comes much too soon.  But, the equivalent of “age in human vs. dog/cat years” is a little more complicated... Read more...

 

Spring Has Sprung! (At least on the calendar)

March 2013

Love is in the air. But all that ‘love’ makes for unwanted kittens and puppies.  It’s time to spay and neuter those pets folks... Read more...

feb13thumbSay, “Cheese!”  Dental Care and Your Pet

February 2013

If you’re like the average American, you brush your own teeth at least twice a day. But, how often do you think about your pet’s?  Recent studies show more than 2/3 of pet owners overlook this important step in pet wellness. Read more...

JanBlogPhotoThe Importance of Training Your Pet

January 2013

January is National Train Your Dog month, and nothing could be more important for the health and well-being of your dog (OR cat).  A dog should understand basic commands... Read more...

DecBlogThumbHappy Howl-idays! 

December 2012

The holiday season is upon us! A time of joy, love, peace on earth, and CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS AND TREATS!  While the last part here is the best part for humans, it may not be the best part for your pets.  Read more...

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Being Thankful for What We Have Received

November 2012

With the stress of the Holidays upon us, it’s difficult to remember to find joy in the little things. Being an animal owner and lover is no exception. Read more...

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HOWL-oween: A Potentially Scary Time for Pets

October 2012

Halloween is the favorite holiday for many, but for pets, it can be a season of undue stress and potential injury. Everyone loves a costume . . . well, every HUMAN. Read more...

Sept12ThumbHelp Fido overcome boredom by putting him to work!

September 2012

Most dog breeds were originally bred to work: to hunt, guard, or herd. Because of this, many dogs get bored easily these days, lying around the house. Read more...

Aug12ThumbnailEvery Time We Say Goodbye: Dogs and Separation Anxiety

August 2012

It’s almost school time again. It’s not only a hard time for kids, it’s a hard time for dogs. They just get used to someone being around all day, then, too soon, they have no one home again. Read more...

JulyBlogCoverThe 4-1-1 on Simple 9-1-1 for your Pet

July 2012

It was late June in Cincinnati. We had just rescued a second dog (half Old English Sheepdog and half Great Pyrenees) and made a quick stop at Starbuck’s for beverages after a walk in the park. I got out of the car to move a shopping cart so my husband could park the car. Read more...

JuneBlogPhotoBeat The Heat

June 2012

Many years ago, my elderly grandmother and I spent a few days visiting my cousins, her grandchildren, down in Miami. Bear, my cousin’s Lab, kept getting in the way of my grandmother’s walker, licking her face when she was seated, and generally being a nuisance to a poor soul who wasn’t used to indoor animals. Read more...

MayBlogPhotoGone to look for America...

May 2012

Summer is soon upon us, and all across America, we are getting out the camping gear, fueling up the Winebago, and making reservations. But, what to do with Fluffy and Fido? Can they come, too? Read more...

AprilBlogPhotoPet News Alert: heartworms are on the rise this year!

April 2012

With unseasonably high temperatures throughout most of the country this winter, the American Heartworm Association and The Companion Animal Parasite Council indicate that heartworms are at a near record risk this year. Read more...

MarchBlogPhotoSpring Has Sprung!

March 2012

Spring has sprung! And, if you are like most American homeowners, that means lawn and garden season. But, do you choose landscaping plants or weed your garden with your pets in mind? Read more...

FebBlogPhotoGive me your unconditional love . . .

February 2012

Those who don’t own pets simply don’t understand. Conversely, many who own pets simply don’t get it. There is an unconditional bond when you give of yourself for your pets. But it goes deeper than that. Read more...

JanuaryBlogPhotoHappy New Year! Happy New Pet!

January 2012

Happy New Year from the staff and pets here at Crunchkins! For some of you, the Holidays meant a new pet in the household. For many more, another season of happiness with your current pets. But how do you know if Fido indulged 'til he bulged this year? Or if Fluffy is just a little too, well, fluffy? Read more...