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The One Thing Every Dog Owner Should Have

I don’t work for Amazon, but I can tell you with confidence that after your dog, the single best item you can buy is a $99 Amazon Prime Membership. Here’s why: Amazon puts a ginormous 323,831 products at your fingertips, most eligible for free two-shipping, and many eligible for free same-day delivery in eligible zip codes. The average pet store carries …

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The Story of One Craigslist Havanese Puppy: A Cautionary Tale

Lora Nestor had no intention of buying a Havanese off of craigslist. She applied to numerous rescue organizations but was turned down because she has three big dogs already at home; a Mastiff and two Newfoundlands. Ironically, the three large dogs in the house that made it impossible for Lora to a adopt a Havanese, were in fact all rescues themselves. Lora figured that if …

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The Phenomenon Called “Retail Rescue”

Havanese World explores the phenomenon of retail rescue.

By Nancy E. Halpern, DVM, Esq. Movement and sales of dogs through “rescue channels” continues to explode. While more and more cities and states are restricting sales of dogs in pet stores to those obtained from animal shelters and rescue groups, the actual source of these dogs remains obscure. Yet, there is mounting evidence that movement through “rescue channels” includes …

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My First Home Grooming Experience

Havanese owner attempts first complete home grooming.

▲ You can move the slider back and forth to see the before and after. ▲ I made the assertion in my review of Jodi Murphy’s Havanese grooming instructional DVD that I thought the committed Havanese owner could successfully learn how to perform pet clips on their dogs at home. Sunday afternoon after my Seattle Seahawks lost to the Chargers …

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Havanese Home Grooming Shop in a Closet

Author Gary Fujioka built a home grooming station for his Havanese in a coat closet.

I wanted a convenient area for Rory’s grooming; her daily combing and brushing, cleaning her eyes and ears, brushing her teeth, etc. – and when I get the courage up, to do her full grooming. Update: I got the courage up. The problem is I did not have a place to set it up. Many Havanese owners adapt their laundry rooms …

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The Truth About Spaying And Neutering

Dr. Karen Becker writes for Havanese World courtesy of Mercola Happy Pets.

Once an ardent advocate of spaying or neutering every dog early in life, after being in private practice for a few years, Dr. Karen Becker noticed many of her canine patients were developing endocrine-related disorders. After a conversation with an expert in the field of veterinary endocrinology, Dr. Becker realized her practice of insisting on early spays or neuters for …

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