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When Your Dog Is Growing Older: What You Need To Know

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As your beloved pet gets up in years, you may wonder what the normal characteristics of aging for dogs are, and what might be cause for concern. This is a brief guide of what to expect, and what to be aware of. Normal or Fairly Harmless Changes There are plenty of things that are common to pets as they age, just like with us. Hearing loss is one thing that can occur, and there really isn’t much that can be done about it. This will be evident if a dog seems extra jumpy or aggressive at a person’s approach, because he/she didn’t hear someone coming. If you clap your hands or stomp on the floor the dog will still be able to sense it, and will know you want its attention, or you can use a light as a signal. Sometimes a dog can develop cloudiness...

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Introducing A Dog Into A House With Cats: Tips And Advice

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have a cat (or multiple cats) at your home and are thinking about adding a dog to the mix, it’s important to be realistic. That is, you shouldn’t expect dogs and cats to be best friends right away. By nature, they’ll likely take some time to get acclimated to each other. Still, there are a few tips you can follow to ensure the transition goes as smoothly as possible. Make Sure the Cats Have a Safe Zone First of all, start with a slow introduction. When you bring the dog into the house for the first time, don’t just let it run rampant; after all, you don’t know for sure how it will react to the cats just yet. Instead, keep it on a leash and introduce it to the cats as slowly as possible. If the...

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New Puppy In Training? 3 Steps To Cleaning Up The Messes

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your kids got a new puppy. If you don’t want puppy puddles and droppings all over the house, the first thing you should do is housebreak your new addition. There are many different training systems you can try, and it’s important that you find the one that works best for you and your new puppy. While you’re housebreaking your puppy, you’re going to have to deal with a lot of messes. How you clean them up is as important as the house breaking. Here’s a few quick tips for cleaning up the messes. Clean It Up Fast The worst thing you can do is leave the mess to sit in your home. When piles and puddles are left for too long, they can soak into the carpet fibers. Once they are embedded in the fibers, your new puppy will...

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Tips To Help Keep Your Pets Safe For The Holidays

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The holidays are a great time to get together with your family to celebrate. With all of the hullabaloo going on, you may overlook the smallest members of your family – your pets. You need to keep an eye on your pets to keep them safe during the holidays. Small pieces of food that can be toxic to your pet can fall to the floor and be ingested, causing injury. See below for other holiday pet dangers and how to keep your furry buddy safe. Decoration Danger Decorating your home for the holidays is fun, but you have to be careful and watch where you put them. See below for safety tips with your holiday decor. Holiday Lights. Lights can be dangerous to your dog or your cat. Be sure strands of lights are up high and out of reach of...

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