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Doggie Danger: Not All Peanut Butter is Created Equal

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Most dogs love peanut butter, and it’s a main ingredient in many doggie treats. At Tradewinds, many pet-boarding parents bring a jar along so we can use a dab to disguise a nasty tasting pill. But several years ago, a few manufacturers started putting xylitol in peanut butter products. This artificial sweetener can be toxic […]

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Oh no! Hawaiian faves not so ono for dogs

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If your dogs are like ours, they know the best spots in the kitchen to lie in wait for a morsel of people food to pop off the cutting board and onto the floor. Gulp! But if it’s Aloha Friday and you’re prepping the puupuus for your Pau Hana party, keep an eye on your […]

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Pawsome! 6 Tips We Think Make Great Pics

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First the disclaimer: We’re not professional photogs. Not even close. But in nine years of dog boarding on Oahu, we’ve taken thousands of pics. And the most fun ones aren’t the posed shots, but rather the candid, unexpected (sometimes blurry) ones that manage to capture a dog’s quirky personality or amazing talent and make us […]

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When a Hurricane (or Tsunami) Hits, Where Will Your Dog Stay?

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More Than 15,500 Pets Had to be Rescued After Hurricane Katrina; 80 Percent of Them Were Never Reunited With Their Families It’s not a trick question or even a rhetorical one. It’s purely practical because here in Hawaii it’s not a question of IF a hurricane or tsunami will hit, but WHEN. Where will your […]

 
 
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