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How to Protect Your Pet During the Winter

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How to Protect Your Pet During the Winter

Winter can be a dangerous time of year for all pets. Especially pets that are kept outdoors. Temperatures drop to below freezing and dangerous chemicals can harm or even kill pets. Everybody loves their pets and wants to keep them safe and comfortable so, here are a few helpful tips to protect your pets during the winter months. Keep Pets Warm Frostbite and hypothermia can be deadly for your furry friends and can happen quicker than you think. According to The Washington Post, anything below 25 degrees Fahrenheit can be life-threatening to a small, short-haired dog. Make sure to put a...

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Keeping Your Furry Friends Safe During the Holidays

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Keeping Your Furry Friends Safe During the Holidays

The holidays are a time of lighthearted cheer and spending quality time with loved ones. Of course, this includes your favorite, four-legged friends! We have tips that will keep your furry friends in check when it comes to preparing them for guests in your home, keeping them calm and quiet, and which festive foods are off-limits for pets. Preparing your pet for guests You know your pet best and whether they tend to be well-behaved and courteous with guests or if they transform into a hurricane of yipping, jumping and becoming a little too excited. Nervous, easily-upset pets can be kept in...

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The Joys of Dog Toys

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The Joys of Dog Toys

Toys--we all love them! From tiny tots' blocks and teddy bears, to grown ups' cars and tools, toys make life more fun! But you don't have to be human to enjoy the benefits of a good plaything. Dogs love them too! Providing your dog as a puppy with well-made toys puts him on a path of play for life. A sedentary lifestyle for our furry buddies, as for us humans, can lead to obesity and other secondary health concerns. Regular exercise is important, and playtime is a great way to get that exercise--not to mention the quality bonding time it...

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Grooming Your Dog

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Grooming Your Dog

He can melt your heart with one soulful glance from his chocolate-brown eyes. He is your best friend and you are a responsible, loving dog owner. You do your best to give him the most nutritious food and treats available. You take him to the vet for check-ups and vaccines. If you have a long-haired dog, you may even make routine appointments with a dog groomer to get his hair professionally trimmed. But did you know that regular, at-home grooming is just as important for his health and well-being? All dogs, even those with very short fur, need consistent, frequent...

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Car Travel with Your Dog: 5 Safety Tips to Follow

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Car Travel with Your Dog: 5 Safety Tips to Follow

As a dog owner, you'll probably take your canine companion to the veterinarian, pet store, park and other locations in a typical year. However, you should follow these safety tips to reduce the risk of injury while promoting a positive and enjoyable experience. #1) Don't Allow Your Dog to Roam Free While it may seem harmless, you shouldn't allow your dog to roam free in the car. There are simply too many things that can go wrong with an unrestrained dog: he could distract you, get underneath your feet, or sustain serious injury in the event of a collision. #2)...

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