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Should I Trim My Dogs Nails?

Should I Trim My Dogs Nails?

If a dog's nails are too long, you will hear them snap when the dog walks on hard floors. Deciding if your dog's nails are too long is really easy. The nails should not protrude over the pad and should not touch the ground when standing. You can cut your dog's nails...

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Fall And Being Pet Prepared

Fall And Being Pet Prepared

Warm Supplies In the months before the really cold weather, dogs and cats will experience the loss and regrowth of new fur. This happens because your pet’s body is getting ready to adjust to cold weather. It will shed the thin summer hair and bring in a thick, cold...

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Things To Do For Your Dog This Fall

Things To Do For Your Dog This Fall

Water – During the summer we fill the water bowl often because it’s hot outside. In the fall, keep the water bowl full also! When the temperatures drop make sure to check outside water bowls to make sure they aren’t freezing. Bed – Wood and tile floors can get cold....

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Why Is It Better To Get A Pet From The Shelter

Why Is It Better To Get A Pet From The Shelter

You help break the cycle of pet overpopulation. There are not enough homes for all the animals that are born every year. Adopting from a shelter helps weaken the pet overpopulation cycle. Each year millions of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are killed because there...

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How To Brush My Pets Teeth At Home

How To Brush My Pets Teeth At Home

Keep the following tips in mind to make the practice easier for you and your dog. Use a dog toothbrush or a recommended substitute. Never use human toothpaste. In its place, use pet-safe toothpaste Give your dog a small sample of the toothpaste Lift the lip to expose...

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Frozen Banana Pet  Treats

Frozen Banana Pet Treats

What You Will Need 1 banana 1 1/2 cups watermelon 1 cup pineapple (You can substitute the fruit in this recipe with any other dog-safe unsweetened fruit or veggie puree or yogurt.) What You Need: Silicone mini muffin pan (or use ice cube trays) Blender or food...

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Do Animals Get Hot In Summer?

Do Animals Get Hot In Summer?

Summer is here, and we are able to wear shorts and tank tops, but dogs and cats don’t have that amenity. But their fur, which keeps them warm in winter, also guards them in the summer by preventing them from taking on too much heat. It’s a fine system until it gets...

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Tips for Keeping Your Pet Cool

Tips for Keeping Your Pet Cool

Offer an ice pack or wet towel to lay on. Add ice cubes to the water dish. Offer access to a wading pool with shallow, cool water. Offer access to cool shade. Bring a collapsible water dish on your walks. Early morning or evening playtimes, exercise, and walks are...

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What Is To Hot For My Dog?

What Is To Hot For My Dog?

What temperature is too hot for a dog? The answer can also apply to those who have dogs that prefer to stay outdoors. In general, with plenty of water, air circulation and shade, most dogs will probably do okay in warm temperatures up to about 90˚F. However, there is...

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I Didn’t Get The Head Of A Tick Now What

I Didn’t Get The Head Of A Tick Now What

Never dig around in the skin to remove the remainder of the tick, as this can actually increase the risk of skin infections. Instead, it's best to let nature take its course. Your dog's body will expel the tick out naturally by itself. To avoid the possibility of...

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