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Dog Guard® Out-of-Sight®  Dog Fence  knows just how important it is that your dog leads a safe and happy life. Dog Guard® “Out of Sight Fencing” allows your dog the freedom he deserves and provides you with peace of mind. Dog Guard® Out-of-Sight® Electronic Dog Fencing is a safe, affordable alternative to conventional fencing.

Dog Guard®  offers Out-of-Sight® Electronic Dog Fencing, veterinarian-approved, combination of animal training and state-of-the art electronics. Dog Guard Out-of-Sight Electronic Dog Fencing is a unique 2 zone T-4 transmitter allows a wide variety of corrections to be set for your pet at the transmitter depending on your dog and it’s temperament

 

Flea Season Is Here

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Flea Season Is Here

Fleas are more than an irritation; they can cause a range of illnesses in dogs. The problem is that, unless they are allergic to flea saliva, dogs don’t always scratch when they have fleas. To complicate matters more, fleas are sly and great at hiding. So how can you determine if your dog has fleas?

Know Where the Fleas Like to Gather

The most common congregating spot for fleas is around the base of your dog’s tail and her lower back. You can certainly find them anywhere on your dog’s body but if there are only a few fleas and you want the best chance of finding them, start there.

Push the Fur Backwards to Get a Better View

Fleas don’t waste much time on top of your dog’s fur. They need to get down to your dog’s skin in order to sink their mouthparts into their host and drink blood. The best way for you to see your dog’s skin is to gently push the fur backwards with your hand.

Don’t Center All of Your Hopes on Seeing an Actual Flea

Fleas are sneaky and there aren’t always very many of them on your dog at once. You’ll need to put on your detective hat and look for more than just live fleas. The other evidence that these pesky pests are nibbling on your canine pal is their excrement. They leave flea feces wherever they go.

Flea stool impersonates small specks of black dirt, so it is called “flea dirt.”

Look for and collect any dirt that you find during your visual flea hunt and also when you search with a flea comb

If you take some of the dirt look-a-likes, place them on a white paper towel, sprinkle water on them, then give them a little rub, you will see red smudges appear. This is a definitive answer for you: your dog has fleas. The reason the flea dirt turns red is because it is just digested blood.

If you haven’t spotted fleas or flea dirt at this point, grab a flea comb and run it all over your dog, stopping every swipe or two to examine the comb’s tines. Look for fleas and flea dirt. Fleas can slip through the bristles of a regular brush, but a flea comb’s tines are too close together for the critters to squeeze between. You can catch them this way, but be ready to put them in some soapy water or squish them really hard.

Visiting The Vet

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Visiting The Vet

Consider taking your dog to the vet for a general check-up. It’s a good idea to make sure your dog’s vaccinations and other shots are up-to-date. That way you know your dog is starting the season with good health.

Get Groomed

This helps get rid of dead hair and dandruff. Brushing your dog will also help you prevent your dog’s hair from getting snarled and matted. You can go to a professional groomer or get a brush and regularly brush your dog at home.

Get Active

If you and your dog found yourselves spending most of the freezing winter in hibernation, start ramping up your walk routine so that your dog can shed some of that winter weight. This is a great chance for dog owners to tone up for spring too! Before you let your dog run free in the yard, here’s a quick checklist to make sure your dog stays safe outdoors:

Check your yard to make sure there are no holes in the fence where your dog could wriggle out. You also want to be sure that there are no harmful chemicals, fertilizers, weed killers, or ice melts lying around where your dog could eat or roll in them.

Have a defense plan against mosquitos, ticks, fleas, heartworms, etc.

Check your dog’s leash and collar. If they are frayed, it may be time for a replacement.

Make sure your dog’s identification tags are up-to-date

Tips For Dog Owners

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Nice weather is coming so the opportunities for our pets to join us for some spring and summer time fun.

  1. Get Your Dog Use to Busy Places

While some locations are great places to socialize your dog, they can also be overwhelming. If your dog has been cooped up all winter, then a crowd of people or a busy down town might be a bit of a shock. To help your dog get used to all the noise and attention, feed your dog treats frequently.

  1. Getting Your Dog Use to Water

Going for a swim in your favorite lake, river, or pool is a great way to to cool off. But before you jump in and expect your canine companion to join you, it is best to help them get used to the idea. Slowly expose them to the water in a shallow area and make sure that interacting with the water is their choice

  1. Sporting Events and Picnics

Bringing your dog to a baseball game or neighborhood picnic can be a fun for all. Bring a blanket or mat for your dog to rest on while you root for your team. Reward your dog for staying in place with a treat and help them stay in place for a longer duration with a favorite toy .

  1. Behaviors for Outdoor Food Establishments

While you and your dog are waiting in line for your tasty treats, it is a good idea to practice polite manners. Reward your dog for sitting by your side while in line. To ensure others in line also have a great experience, make sure you only allow your dog to greet strangers who invite them to say hi.

  1. Getting Your Dog Ready for Long Car Rides

Vacations and day trips are the highlight of the spring and summer seasons. Bringing our dogs along is meant to make the experience even better. You can give them a favorite Kong or chew toy to work on during the trip. For longer trips remember to stop frequently to let your dog stretch their legs and go to the bathroom.

Tips For Dog Owners

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Tips For Dog Owners

Nice weather is coming so the opportunities for our pets to join us for some spring and summer time fun.

  1. Get Your Dog Use to Busy Places

While some locations are great places to socialize your dog, they can also be overwhelming. If your dog has been cooped up all winter, then a crowd of people or a busy down town might be a bit of a shock. To help your dog get used to all the noise and attention, feed your dog treats frequently.

  1. Getting Your Dog Use to Water

Going for a swim in your favorite lake, river, or pool is a great way to to cool off. But before you jump in and expect your canine companion to join you, it is best to help them get used to the idea. Slowly expose them to the water in a shallow area and make sure that interacting with the water is their choice

  1. Sporting Events and Picnics

Bringing your dog to a baseball game or neighborhood picnic can be a fun for all. Bring a blanket or mat for your dog to rest on while you root for your team. Reward your dog for staying in place with a treat and help them stay in place for a longer duration with a favorite toy .

  1. Behaviors for Outdoor Food Establishments

While you and your dog are waiting in line for your tasty treats, it is a good idea to practice polite manners. Reward your dog for sitting by your side while in line. To ensure others in line also have a great experience, make sure you only allow your dog to greet strangers who invite them to say hi.

  1. Getting Your Dog Ready for Long Car Rides

Vacations and day trips are the highlight of the spring and summer seasons. Bringing our dogs along is meant to make the experience even better. You can give them a favorite Kong or chew toy to work on during the trip. For longer trips remember to stop frequently to let your dog stretch their legs and go to the bathroom.

Spring Health Tips

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Spring Health Tips

Dogs tend to love spring because they get to spend more time outdoors. After being cooped up during the winter it is a joy for them to be able to take advantage of the lengthening and warming days to release all of their pent up winter energy. It is equally joyful for us watching our dogs have a good time. However the warmer days bring about certain health concerns so take a moment and make sure your dog is fully prepared for spring.
Depending on where you live mosquitoes start becoming more active. Generally heartworm preventative medication should be given year round to prevent infection because mosquitoes thrive year round in many parts of the country and as our climate continues to warm mosquitoes tend to stay active longer each year. Despite this some pet owners do not give heartworm preventatives in the winter so spring is a good time of year to make sure your dog has been checked for heartworm and is current on his heartworm preventative medication. The cost of heartworm preventative medication is a bargain when compared to how much it costs to treat heartworm disease.
In addition to mosquitoes, ticks and fleas become more prevalent as well. There are a variety of products available to combat these nuisances, so ask your veterinarian which one is best for your dog. Start early as preventing ticks and fleas from becoming a problem is far easier than dealing with a major flea infestation and get into the habit of regularly checking your dog for ticks. Ticks are typically found around the head, on the ears, neck, chest and forelegs although they can be found anywhere. Usually it is easier to find them by feeling for them instead of looking depending on how long your dog’s coat is.
Spring is a good time to check and make sure your dog’s vaccinations are up to date. Dog to dog contact increases in the spring and continues on into the Summer months. Your dog is exposed to more infectious diseases during this time of year. For example many veterinary clinics start to see increased incidence of kennel cough in the spring because of increasing dog-to-dog contact.
Spring for some people means it is time to plan and start your garden. Selecting plants that are safe for dogs will go a long way in preventing toxicities from occurring. Keep in mind that some dogs can enjoy digging as much as we do so avoid planting toxic bulbs such as hyacinths, tulips, daffodils and certain lilies. Fertilizers and mulch can be toxic as well so store them in an inaccessible area like a shed when not in use and do not allow your dog in the garden area.
With spring generally comes spring cleaning. Be aware that many household cleaning products are harmful to dogs so follow instructions as posted on the label and store all chemicals out of reach when not in use.
With spring rains come spring mud, keep your dog’s feet dry and your house clean by keeping a towel near the door and perhaps in your car as well.
Spring means fun times for dogs (and humans) so pick up the leash and go for a walk or hit the dog park. You are bound to notice a little spring in your dog’s steps.

Spring Health Tips

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Spring Health Tips

Dogs tend to love spring because they get to spend more time outdoors. After being cooped up during the winter it is a joy for them to be able to take advantage of the lengthening and warming days to release all of their pent up winter energy. It is equally joyful for us watching our dogs have a good time. However the warmer days bring about certain health concerns so take a moment and make sure your dog is fully prepared for spring.
Depending on where you live mosquitoes start becoming more active. Generally heartworm preventative medication should be given year round to prevent infection because mosquitoes thrive year round in many parts of the country and as our climate continues to warm mosquitoes tend to stay active longer each year. Despite this some pet owners do not give heartworm preventatives in the winter so spring is a good time of year to make sure your dog has been checked for heartworm and is current on his heartworm preventative medication. The cost of heartworm preventative medication is a bargain when compared to how much it costs to treat heartworm disease.
In addition to mosquitoes, ticks and fleas become more prevalent as well. There are a variety of products available to combat these nuisances, so ask your veterinarian which one is best for your dog. Start early as preventing ticks and fleas from becoming a problem is far easier than dealing with a major flea infestation and get into the habit of regularly checking your dog for ticks. Ticks are typically found around the head, on the ears, neck, chest and forelegs although they can be found anywhere. Usually it is easier to find them by feeling for them instead of looking depending on how long your dog’s coat is.
Spring is a good time to check and make sure your dog’s vaccinations are up to date. Dog to dog contact increases in the spring and continues on into the Summer months. Your dog is exposed to more infectious diseases during this time of year. For example many veterinary clinics start to see increased incidence of kennel cough in the spring because of increasing dog-to-dog contact.
Spring for some people means it is time to plan and start your garden. Selecting plants that are safe for dogs will go a long way in preventing toxicities from occurring. Keep in mind that some dogs can enjoy digging as much as we do so avoid planting toxic bulbs such as hyacinths, tulips, daffodils and certain lilies. Fertilizers and mulch can be toxic as well so store them in an inaccessible area like a shed when not in use and do not allow your dog in the garden area.
With spring generally comes spring cleaning. Be aware that many household cleaning products are harmful to dogs so follow instructions as posted on the label and store all chemicals out of reach when not in use.
With spring rains come spring mud, keep your dog’s feet dry and your house clean by keeping a towel near the door and perhaps in your car as well.
Spring means fun times for dogs (and humans) so pick up the leash and go for a walk or hit the dog park. You are bound to notice a little spring in your dog’s steps.

Tips for Taking Care of Your Dog

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Tips for Taking Care of Your Dog

Provide a safe and clean living space for your dog.  Shelter from the elements and hazards, as well as good hygiene, are basic to a good life.

Always keep fresh water.  Keeping hydrated is important for health and energy.

Feed a Balanced diet.  Overweight animals can affect health in many ways.  Follow the dietary recommendations that your veterinarian will make according to the nutritional needs of your dog, based on size, age, level of activity and breed

Have your pet examined regularly.  Your veterinarian will provide you with the information on vaccination schedules, deworming and external parasite control.  Contact your veterinarian if you believe that your pet may be ill, injured, or if something just doesn’t seem right.

Provide plenty of chances to exercise.  Make sure your dog gets the regular exercise needed to enable it to be fit.  By being in shape, your dog will be more capable of participating in the activities that it enjoys.

Train your dog to follow commands.   Puppy and dog training classes can be very helpful.  The better your dog is at following basic commands, the greater the chances are that your dog will live a safe and long life.

Dental care is important.  Many dogs are predisposed to to gum disease, which can have serious effects.  Infection resulting from this condition leads to premature tooth loss, and can commonly cause infections in major organs, including the heart valves.

Don’t overlook grooming and nail trimming.  Long hair dogs are prone to developing hair matts and ice balls in their hair.  Overgrown nails are common in elderly dogs and can make it more difficult for them to walk.

Winter Grooming Tips

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Winter Grooming Tips

If you normally have your pet’s fur clipped or shaved, keep the length longer in winter to keep your dog warm.

Nails may need more regular trimming since your dog is spending more time indoor on soft surfaces.

If you bathe your dog at home make sure he is completely dry before going out. You may even want to switch to a waterless shampoo for the winter.

Inspect the pads of your dog’s feet for signs of cracking or irritation. A pet-specific foot ointment will help condition the pads.

Keep Your Dog Warm

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Keep Your Dog Warm

In many areas, winter is a season of bitter cold and unpleasant wetness. Make sure your four-footed family members stay safe and warm.

Keep your pets inside with you and your family. Under no situations should pets be left outdoors, even if they roam outside during other seasons. Don’t leave pets outdoors when the temperature drops.

If your dog is outdoors much of the day, they must be protected by a dry, draft-free shelter that is large enough to allow them to move comfortably, but small enough to hold in body heat. The floor should be raised a few inches from the ground and covered with cedar shavings or straw. The doorway should be covered with waterproof burlap or heavy plastic.

Pets that are outside a lot of time need more food in the winter because keeping warm depletes energy. Routinely check your pet’s water dish to make certain the water is fresh and unfrozen.

Rock salt and other chemicals used to melt snow and ice can irritate the pads of your pet’s feet. Wipe all paws with a wet towel before your pet licks them and irritates their mouth.

How Much Exercise For My Pooch

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How Much Exercise For My Pooch

Daily exercise is good for both your pooch’s mental and physical well-being. Exercise can help your baby dog avoid arthritis and other problems with his joints later on in life. Dogs are also prone to the same types of obesity-related illnesses as humans, so exercise is crucial to helping them keep off the pounds.

Puppies need exercise for mental stimulation. Moving around keeps them from becoming bored. Many owners find that taking their dogs out for regular outdoor play and walks cuts down on behavioral issues like incessant chewing and digging and nonstop barking that make owners want to pull their hair out.

How Much is Enough?

Make sure you’re consistent with the amount of exercise your puppy gets. You need to help him build his stamina, and the only way he can do this is by exercising regularly but with caution.

The amount of exercise your puppy needs depends on his age, breed and medical condition. Not every breed will be up for a long walk. Some breeds are just not built to go the distance, while others are always ready to romp.

Puppies need five minutes of exercise per month of age up to twice a day. In other words, a 3-month-old puppy will need 15 minutes of exercise while a 4-month-old will need 20 minutes. This may take the form of low-impact activities like swimming or playing with small dog exercise balls. You can also take your puppy out for short walks on a leash. However, if he starts to sit down, give him time to rest. If he does not start walking again, you may have to carry him home.

Most adult dogs should participate in some form of physical activity for at least 30 minutes and up to two hours every day. Your puppy’s genetics will determine when it’s time to move her up to adult dog exercise. If she won’t get any larger than 25 pounds then she can start at around 9 months. If she’ll end up weighing between 25 to 100 pounds it’s best to wait until she’s at least 14 months old. If she’ll be tipping the scale at 100 pounds or more, you can introduce these activities to her when she is at least a year and a half old.

So, how will your pooch feel after exercising? Pretty much the same as you and I feel after a great workout. Taking your puppy on a nice short walk or letting him play in the yard translates to a calmer dog that will more than likely sleep very well that night.