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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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Kitties And Puppies And Worms, Oh My! Creepie Crawlies You Can Get From Your Pet

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Worms are not something you want to find in your pet’s poop, but even more disturbing is finding them wriggling around in your baby’s poop, or even your own. Worms can cause serious illness and can be passed from your pets to your family in a variety of ways. It’s important to learn to recognize the symptoms and know the treatments to keep your pets and your family worm free. Roundworm Also called nematodes, roundworms are the most common parasitic infection in humans. The infection usually is contracted when you get infected soil gets into your mouth. Ascariasis is the most common roundworm in humans, affecting up to a billion people worldwide. Symptoms of roundworm infection include: Presence of the worm in the stool or vomit. Pets often vomit up worms as a way of ridding themselves of the...

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4 Tips For Turning Bathtime Into A Fun Activity For You And Your Dog

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Getting your dog to love baths can be a challenge if you recently adopted an older dog or a puppy that isn’t accustomed to grooming just yet. Luckily, you can make the experience of getting a bath much more enjoyable by following some expert tips. With a proper bath, you can have your dog relaxed and in a good mood while you scrub away grime so that your dog looks and smells fresh afterwards. Take Your Dog Outside to Exert Energy The easiest way to ensure that your dog stays calm while being bathed is through getting any energy released before bringing them into the bathroom. Taking into consideration what kind of physical activities your dog enjoys can help a lot in getting them worn out and relaxed for their bath. The following examples can all help your dog...

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Don’t Let Your Dog’s Barking Annoy Your Neighbors

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your dog is probably your best friend. However, if your dog has a number of annoying behaviors, your neighbors probably see your dog as anything, but friendly. Whether you live in an apartment or a house, you don’t want your dog to be a nuisance. Learn how to curb your dog’s unruly behaviors and prevent your pet from being a pest. Barking It’s okay for your dog to bark when excited, during play or when trying to get your attention; however, barking non-stop is a nuisance. If you live in a close-knit community like an apartment complex, the barking can literally disturb your entire apartment building. In addition to noise complaints from your rental office, you risk your dog being picked up by animal control or you being asked to vacate the property. There are a couple of options...

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Using Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medications On Your Pet

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Many pet medications are formulated specially for cats, dogs or other domestic pets. Some are derived from the same ingredients found in medications for people. When you can’t get to your veterinarian right away, here are some OTC medications that you can use to treat your pet. Before using any of these, contact your vet or a complete pet hospital to get the correct dosage for your dog or cat: Gastrointestinal Distress Pepcid AC, Tagamet HB – These drugs reduce the amount of stomach acid produced when your pet has eaten something disagreeable with them. They will also reduce the gastric juice production and salivary response that your pet may have. Imodium AD – This will relieve diarrhea in your dog. This medication is not safe for cats. Mineral Oil – This can be used on a dog or...

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