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Tips For Getting Your Dog Ready For The Holidays

Tips For Getting Your Dog Ready For The Holidays

Exhaust your dog before guests arrive. A tired dog is usually a well-behaved one. Take your pooch out for a good run before all the company comes over, just be sure to gradually wind down the activity level. Make sure ID tags are up to date. This should be the case anytime, but during the holidays especially, when people are coming and going and a pet might slip out the door. If you and your pooch are traveling for the holiday, tape the new...

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Things to Make Halloween Safer for Your Pet

Things to Make Halloween Safer for Your Pet

Don’t feed your pets Halloween candy, especially if it contains chocolate. Make sure your pet is appropriately identified (microchip, collar and ID tag) in case they go through the open door while you’re with trick-or-treaters Keep lit candles and jack-o-lanterns out of reach of pets If you plan to put a costume on your pet, make sure it fits properly and is comfortable, doesn’t have any pieces that can easily be chewed off,...

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Keeping Your Pet Healthy This Fall

Keeping Your Pet Healthy This Fall

When it comes to keeping your pet healthy and helping him enjoy fall to the fullest, there are some things to keep in mind. Watch out for ticks Many species of ticks are active even into the winter and can survive the first frost. Don’t let ticks cozy up. Remove their favorite environments, such as leaf and garden litter, where ticks can sometimes survive even into winter. Check for ticks frequently. Continue using tick control products,...

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Heartworm in Pets

Heartworm in Pets

What is Heartworm Disease? Heartworm is caused by a type of roundworm that lives inside the heart and blood vessels of the lungs. Heartworm disease is transferred by mosquitoes. It is a serious disease that primarily affects the heart and lungs but can also affect other parts if untreated, and can cause death. Symptoms Symptoms of heartworm disease are easy to miss. As the number of heartworms increases, the symptoms of coughing, lethargy,...

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Frustrated by your dog’s barking?

Frustrated by your dog’s barking?

Frustrated by your dog’s barking? Here are some simple tricks to head off the behavior or taking the time to train the dog out of the behavior. Try these tips: Offer distractions. Bored dogs will be less prone to bark if they are given toys to play with. If your dog is barking due to outside noises, playing the TV or radio while you’re away can drown out those sounds. Keep your dog active. A tired dog is less likely to have a barking fit....

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Fleas Are More Then A Pain

Fleas Are More Then A Pain

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...

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