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How to Trim a Dog's Toenails

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How to Trim a Dog's Toenails

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. By learning how to trim your dog's nails correctly, however, you can save money on grooming and use trims as a chance to take better care of your pet. To Safely Trim Your Dog's Nails There are several steps necessary for trimming your dog's claws in an easy, stress-free way… Use the Proper EquipmentDo...

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How to Greet a Dog

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How to Greet a Dog

Dogs are friendly, social animals, and a proper greeting is essential to establish and maintain the correct, safe human-dog relationship in a pack hierarchy. Whether you are greeting your own pet, a friend’s familiar dog, a working animal, or any other dog, knowing how to greet a dog the right way can make introductions much smoother for you and the animal. Why the Greeting Matters How you greet a dog is your first impression on the animal and helps establish your place in the dog’s pack. This will influence how the dog may respond to your voice, gestures, and commands,...

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Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

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Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

February has been declared Pet Dental Month --and for good reason. The most common disease seen by veterinarians is dental disease. In fact, 75-85% of pets over the age of 2 have dental disease of some form. You’re probably thinking: Great, I don’t like going to the dentist, I can only imagine how my pet feels about it! The truth is, the same philosophy that applies to you and your family also applies to your pets when it comes to dental care. Below, we’ll discuss the importance of healthy dental practices for your pets and what you should do to ensure they...

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Best Practices for Caring for Your Pet During Extreme Cold

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Best Practices for Caring for Your Pet During Extreme Cold

The dangers extreme cold poses to humans are well known – hypothermia, frostbite, dry skin, breathing problems, increased risk of heart attack, and more. But do you know that extreme cold can be just as dangerous to pets? Fortunately, there are easy steps you can take to keep your pets safe and comfortable no matter how low the temperature drops. How Extreme Cold Can Hurt Pets Many pets are naturally equipped to tolerate cold, with dense fur, insulated foot pads, and layers of fat under their skin, plus the ability to shiver to raise their body temperature and controlling their...

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What Should You Feed Fido? Regular Vs. Grain-Free Dog Food

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What Should You Feed Fido? Regular Vs. Grain-Free Dog Food

As a dog-lover, keeping your canine companion healthy and happy is your top priority. You're likely informed on the newest trends in nutrition and diet, including the ongoing investigation by the FDA on regular versus grain-free dog food in relation to instances of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (or DCM). Before you start meal prepping for your dog, have a look at the science and explanations behind these claims. What Is DCM?  To understand where the debate originated from, we must dig into the science behind these claims. Canine dilated cardiomyopathy is a disease that affects the cardiac muscle, resulting in a decrease in the ability...

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