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Keeping Your Pets Cool in Hot Weather

Keeping Your Pets Cool in Hot Weather

Summer weather is one of the best times to get outside and be active with your furry friend.  However, you should keep in mind that your pet reacts differently to heat than you do. Here are some things to keep an eye out for during hot weather: Pre-hot weather grooming Before the hot summer days arrive, you may want to consider grooming your pet. Thought your pet does have the natural defense of shedding as the heat approaches, it never hurts to help things along by giving a quick brushing to get out all the loose hair. This can be...

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Pet Care After an Insect Sting

Pet Care After an Insect Sting

Insect stings can be painful or itchy, or may cause more severe skin or allergic reactions. What should you do to care for your pet after an insect sting to keep the animal comfortable and avoid any other possible complications? Insects That Sting A wide variety of insects can sting, including bees, wasps, hornets, fire ants, yellow jackets, mosquitos, spiders, and more. Other insects, such as fleas and ticks, may bite but not necessarily sting, though the reactions can be the same. Many insects, whether they bite or sting, are not typically aggressive, but bite or sting only as a...

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Is The Swimming Pool Safe For Your Pets?

Is The Swimming Pool Safe For Your Pets?

The pool is a great place for your family and pets to spend their summers. It’s the perfect solution to cooling down, soaking up some sun, and having lots of fun. However, like with small children, your dog can potentially be at risk of getting hurt if not properly supervised. Not all dogs are great swimmers and not all pools are considered dog friendly. Rule number one for pet pool safety is to never leave your pet unattended around a pool. This has the potential to be a very dangerous situation. If you are aware that your dog is not...

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Pet Food Automatic Containers – Pros and Cons

Pet Food Automatic Containers – Pros and Cons

Automatic pet food dispensers can be easy and convenient for feeding your pets, but they're not right for every pet's dietary needs. Understanding the pros and cons of these devices can help you decide if one can be suitable to feed your pet. About Automatic Pet Food Containers There are several different styles of automatic pet food dispensers and containers. Some are basic dishes over multiple feeding areas with covers that retract, lift up or otherwise release on a preprogrammed schedule to allow your pet to access the food. Others are larger tubs, jars or containers of food that will...

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How To Train Your Cat

How To Train Your Cat

Many pet owners are under the impression that cats can’t be trained because they do not respond the same way that dogs do. However, any animal with the proper behavioral reinforcement can be trained. Cats are very intelligent animals and can be trained to do many tricks and behave in a way that you see fit.  I’m not saying that training a cat is easy, but it can be done. It will require a lot of patience and some creativity, but your cat will respond to training. To begin, you must first understand your cat. Cats are nothing like dogs....

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