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Good Dog Pet Care
 We Love Pets, Just Like You...
Are Your Pet's Yearly
Vaccines Necessary?
By Terie Hansen   
 
If your pet has been vaccinated in the past, adequate antibodies may be present in their system. “While there is evidence that some vaccines provide immunity beyond one year, revaccination of patients with sufficient immunity does not necessarily add to their disease protection and may increase the potential risk of post-vaccination adverse events.”- AVMA vaccination principles. “The patient receives no benefit and may be placed at serious risk when an unnecessary vaccine is given” says Dr. Ronald Schultz. “Few or no scientific studies have demonstrated a need for cats or dogs to be revaccinated.”  
 
We now offer Gift Certificates!

Do you know friends or family whose furry ones are getting into mischief? Perhaps a gift certificate for Professional Dog Training or Pet Sitting by Good Dog! Coaching & Pet Care, LLC would be the perfect gift! .  Call us today!  404-422-9832 
We can help bring peace to your home.
At Good Dog! Coaching , we coach you on how to communicate with and train your dog.
Good Dog! Coaching is a proud member of
APDT – Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
 
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Amazing Pit Bull Heroes

By Terie Hansen
 
Professional pet sitters know that animals are known for saving other animals from predators, but they are also known for saving humans from danger.  We are so used to hearing negative stories about Pit Bull Terriers attacking or biting people that I thought it might be refreshing to hear some positive stories that are often swept under the rug because we seem to be a society that values drama, sensationalism, blood and gore over positive happy endings.  Read more here. 
Bay Creek Bites
by Dr. Kristen Arp
Weighty Issues 
 
This is the time of year when we start to think of the warmth of spring. And the shedding of heavy clothes in exchange for sleeker summer styles. And we start to think of our physique, and any extra pounds we may have added over the long winter.
 
While our pets do not suffer with the insecurities of body image, they do suffer many of the same health risks that we do with added weight. These can be serious, life shortening diseases, and minimally they decrease the quality of our friends’ lives. It is an ever more common problem for our pets. A recent survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention found that 53% of dogs and 58% of cats were overweight or obese. That means that over half of our pets are at risk for serious health problems!  Read more here.
Awarded Best of Gwinnett 2013!
It's Official! Good Dog! Coaching & Pet Care is Best of Gwinnett for 2013!!! Thank you to all of you who voted for us. We couldn't have done it without you! Look for us in Gwinnett Magazine.
Enter our Good Dog! Pet Trivia Contest
We know you love pets just like us, but how well do you know them?
 
Fetch the right answers to the questions below and you could win a prize! (HINT: the answers are in this newsletter!) 
 
Prize:  Pride Bites, Sadie the Squirrel, it floats!
It squeaks! It’s durable! Measures almost 9” tall!
 
All entries must be received by 12:00 EST,
March 20, 2014. Winners will be randomly selected from the entries that have all five or most correct answers. Simply email your responses to cole@gooddogcoaching.com Subject: pet trivia contest, to enter!  Ready? Let’s begin!
 
Q: What breed of dog was Petey from the Little Rascals
a. German Shepherd
b. Rottweiler
c. Pit Bull Terrier
d. Chihuahua
 
Q: Most core vaccines have been shown to protect dogs for how long?
a. 2 years
b. 7 to 15 years
c. 1 year
d. 5 years
 
Q: Your pet is considered overweight if their weight is what percent above ideal body weight?
a. 15%
b. 25%
c. 10%
d. 5%
 
Q: Overweight pets are at risk for developing what illness?
a. Arthritis
b. Insulin resistance & Diabetes
c. Pancreatitis
d. All of the above
Apple Cinnamon Dog Treats
4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup grated apple w/peel
 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup warm water
2 eggs, lightly beaten
chicken broth
 
In large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Blend in the eggs. Stir in water and apple. Mix until dough forms. If dough is still unworkable, add enough broth so it will come together. Knead and roll on lightly floured surface until smooth.  Cut with cookie cutters and placed on lightly greased cookie sheets.  Bake at 325 until brown and crunchy, about 10-12 minutes.  
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In this issue:
We'd Like It A Lot!
If you liked us!
Pet Picture of the Month
Meet Curbie
 
Curbie is a sweet little cat that shares his home and humans with his four siblings. Curbie loves to play with toys, chase treats across the floor and of course loves a good back scratch. He is well loved and taken care of by his humans and can often be found lounging in the sunshine. 
 
 
Best of Lilburn Award
 
We are proud to announce that Good Dog! Coaching and Pet Care has been awarded "Best of Lilburn"
 
Rescue Group
of the Month
Atlanta Boxer Rescue
 
We are an organization dedicated to the rescue and adoption of Boxers in the metropolitan-Atlanta area, and to provide support and education for Boxer owners. We are operated and managed by a group of dedicated volunteers, and we are funded by adoption fees, fundraisers, and gifts from generous donors like you! Read more here.
 
 
Pawfest 2014
May 10th, 10am-4pm
Come visit our booth
and join in the festivities.
This a great event put on by the Gwinnett Humane Society.
Testimonials
"We have used Terie for both training and pet sitting. The difference is amazing ! We can walk the dogs with confidence, they are less hyper and even allow guests to enter with ease! Can’t believe how much difference a few training sessions made. Our doggies love having you visit with them!! We are so comfortable knowing our girls are receiving the best care when we are away."
DeNita M.
 
"My overall experience with Good Dog! Coaching & Pet Care was excellent. The dogs were super excited and seems they had a blast with you. Thank you."  
Peter V.
 
More testimonials here.
Good Dog Pet Care • 3891 Yellowstone Way SW • Lilburn, GA 30047
http://www.gooddogpetcare.com
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