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Does Your Dog Need Clothes?

Does Your Dog Need Clothes?

How warm your dog is able to physically keep himself may depend on his breed, size and even age, but if he just doesn’t have a heavy hair coat, there is only so much curling up he can do to save heat. Smaller, light bodied breeds, toy breeds, and breeds that naturally...

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Keeping Your Dog Active In Winter

Keeping Your Dog Active In Winter

So its cold outside, and the amount of daylight hours is short, but your dog does not sleep through winter, and it’s vital that your dog gets their daily exercise. On days when bad weather makes walks impossible, you can still give your pup the exercise they need with...

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Holiday Foods To Keep Away From Your Pets

Holiday Foods To Keep Away From Your Pets

Bones: Bones easily splinter and can cause serious health problems for your pet. Candy: Mainly chocolate—which is toxic to dogs, cats and ferrets—and any candy containing the toxic sweetener Xylitol. Citrus and pits: Keep foods containing citric acid away from your...

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Thinking Of Adopting For The Holiday Season?

Thinking Of Adopting For The Holiday Season?

Whether or not you adopt a pet during the holidays, it is a personal choice. Just make sure you are taking into account your family, lifestyle and holiday plans. Here are some tips for adopting during the holidays to make the change as smooth as possible! Make sure...

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Do I Still Have To Use Flea Medicine In The Winter

Do I Still Have To Use Flea Medicine In The Winter

Many pet owners incorrectly believe that fleas die off in the winter, and hence choose to decline proper pest control when the cold kicks in. While it’s true that these irritating bugs can’t survive freezing temperatures, they plainly seek out warmer locations when...

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Frostbite In Your Fur Baby

Frostbite In Your Fur Baby

20 min walks outside are not likely to result in a problem, but if you take your dog outside for long time when it's less than 20 degrees Fahrenheit or with a significant wind chill, ice crystals can develop in outer tissues (like the ears, prepuce, vulva, tail tip,...

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Pumpkin Chicken Cake Recipe For The Pooch

Pumpkin Chicken Cake Recipe For The Pooch

Not sure what to do with the left over pumpkins, puree them and make your dog a cake. Ingredients for cake 1 cup of pumpkin puree 1 cup of oat flour 2 tablespoons of honey 1 pound of minced chicken 1 egg, beaten 1 tsp of baking powder For icing: Peanut butter...

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Dogs And Cold Weather

Dogs And Cold Weather

Like people, cats and dogs are vulnerable to frostbite and hypothermia and should be kept inside. Longer-haired and thick-coated dog breeds, such as huskies and other dogs bred for colder climates, are more tolerant of cold weather; but no pet should be left outside...

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Pet Halloween Tips

Pet Halloween Tips

Make sure your pet is suitably identified (microchip, collar and ID tag) in case the babies escapes through the open door while you're distracted 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,...

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