Recent Blog Posts

  • The Language of Wag: What Your Dog is Really Saying

    October 1, 2017
    The classic telltale sign of the emotional state of man’s best friend is the position and movement of the tail. Wagging infers happiness or excitement, while the well known “tail between the legs” demonstrates fear, shame, or timidity.
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  • Dog Begging Prevention Tips

    September 15, 2017
    Dogs can be cute, heart-breaking and irresistible when they whine, paw, bark or otherwise beg for a treat during dinnertime, but begging behavior isn't desirable. By understanding what begging is and isn't, dog owners don't need to feel bad about taking steps to stop their dog from begging.
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  • How to Trim a Dog's Toenails

    September 1, 2017
    Trimming a dog's toenails may seem like a simple task, but it isn't always easy. Many dogs are nervous and anxious when getting their nails trimmed, and improperly done, a badly cut nail could cause injuries or infections, as well as adding to the dog's stress.
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  • Tips to Help Calm Your Pets During Storms

    August 15, 2017
    A sudden thunderstorm can be terrifying for any pet, and cats and dogs can become very stressed during storms. There are easy ways to help your pet feel more comfortable, however, and keep them from getting too excited or anxious when storms pass by.
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  • Training Your Pet to Be Fearless

    August 1, 2017
    There are many things to be afraid of in a pet's life – loud noises like thunder, fireworks and vacuum cleaners, scary places like the vet's office, a kennel or an unfamiliar park and even other animals, such as a neighbor's pet, a friendly visitor or a new member of the family.
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  • Why It's Important Not to Leave Your Pets in the Car During Hot Summer Months

    July 1, 2017
    It can be deadly to leave a pet in a car during the summer, even if a day seems cool, it's only a few minutes time or the pet seems fine.
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  • Pros and Cons of Different Dog Bowls

    June 15, 2017
    While you may think that a dog bowl is just a dog bowl, that is simply not the case. There are many different types of dog bowls that serve diverse purposes. Jenna Stregowski of About.
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  • Learning the Difference Between Treats and Poisons for Your Pets

    June 1, 2017
    Every pet owner wants to give their pet a special treat now and then, either to celebrate a holiday or birthday, as a reward for a special trick or training or just because.
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  • Stopping Your Dog From Digging

    May 15, 2017
    Dogs can dig up your backyard for many reasons. Sometimes it’s to escape the heat, to hide food, or because they smell something. One of the biggest reasons is because they are bored. To stop your dog from digging, follow these simple steps.
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  • Poisonous Plants for Pets

    May 1, 2017
    Pet owners take great care to feed their pets a healthy, nutritious diet (with an occasional treat, of course! But do you know there are many potentially toxic, even lethal, plants lurking around our homes that are dangerous to pets)
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  • How To: Help Protect Your Dog Against Fleas and Ticks

    April 15, 2017
    As temperatures begin to rise and you and your family begin to enjoy the warmer weather, it's important to get a jump start on protecting your dog from fleas and ticks.
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  • Introducing Your Puppy to Your Dogs

    April 1, 2017
    If you’ve ever ventured to the doggy park, you’ve seen how antsy dogs can get when encountering one another for the first time. This is entirely understandable and normal for random encounters, but what about introducing a new puppy to the dogs you already have?
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  • Pet Drying Methods

    March 15, 2017
    Regular baths are essential for your pet's health. Not only do baths help keep the coat and skin in good condition, but they also remove lose fur to minimize shedding, discourage fleas and reduce odors. But after the bath, how do you get your pet dry again?
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  • Helping Dogs Cope With Visitors to Your Home

    February 1, 2017
    Dogs can have many different reactions to visitors, from excited piddling and jumping to fearful growling and anxiety to barking and aggression.
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  • Training Your Pets Not to Get on the Furniture

    January 15, 2017
    Pets and furniture don't always mix, and pet owners have many reasons they may not want their furry family members to make themselves comfortable on a recliner, sofa or chair.
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  • How to Get Your Pet to Use the Bathroom in Cold, Snowy Weather

    January 1, 2017
    It can be a challenge to get even the best housetrained pet to do their business outdoors on a bitterly cold, snowy day. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to encourage your pet to use outdoor bathroom areas and avoid indoor accidents all winter long.
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  • Lasagna for Potluck

    December 6, 2016
    Vitamins are essential for good health. They naturally come from foods, however, vitamins can also be made in a laboratory - these are man-made or synthetic. There is a significant difference between the two. In foods, vitamins are part of a complicated mix of ingredients (called a complex).
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  • Getting Rid of Pet Urine Smell – For Good!

    November 15, 2016
    Every pet owner has to deal with the occasional indoor "accident" whether it is before a young pet is properly housetrained, consequences of an illness, the aging of a pet or just an overly excited or stressed pet that may have less control.
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  • Synthetic Nutrients Routinely Added to Pet Foods May Cause Digestive Upset

    November 6, 2016
    It is no wonder that synthetically compounded additives in pet foods can be a little repulsive to our pets’ super sensitive smell and taste causing both palatability issues as well as digestive upset.
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  • Benefits Of Pumpkin In Your Dogs Treats And Foods

    November 1, 2016
    With fall right around the corner, it’s only a matter of time before pumpkin becomes a part of our diet. However, did you know there are a number of benefits for using pumpkin in your dogs’ treats and foods?
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  • Should Your Dog Sleep on the Bed With You?

    October 15, 2016
    Dogs can be great friends and loyal companions, but they don't always make the best sleeping partners.
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  • Food - Our Genetic Lightswitch?

    October 6, 2016
    Remember the old saying “you are what you eat? ”  What you eat affects mood, energy, and weight.  More importantly, diet has a huge effect on genes, how they behave, and how healthy we are.   Genetics is a hot topic today.
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  • Games to Play With Your Cat

    October 1, 2016
    Cats may seem independent and aloof, but they still need the attention and interaction of play. Fortunately, there are many fun, simple games cat owners can play with their feline friends. Benefits of Playing With Your Cat Playing with a cat is more than just a game.
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  • Ridding Your Dog of Skunk Smell

    September 15, 2016
    If you live in a rural area, the threat of your dog getting sprayed by a skunk is always looming. If you’ve never had the distinct “pleasure” of your dog getting sprayed, it’s like having a wet dog come into your house…times 10.
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  • The Importance of Moisture in Our Pet’s Diet!

    September 6, 2016
    Dry dog and cat foods (kibble) are popular and convenient ways to feed our pets. Dry dog foods were first created way back in 1860 to feed hunting dogs owned by the British lords. In the past 100 years, the pet food industry has seen explosive growth, selling $21.4 billion of pet food in the U.
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