Take the Bite Out of Flea and Tick Season

Take the Bite Out of Flea and Tick Season ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Tips to protect pets! Fleas are worst during warm-weather months, but they can live inside your home all year long. Spring and summer are usually the heaviest time for ticks. But they, too, can live year-round in some parts of the U.S. If you see signs of these pests on your pet, treat them right away. The best defenseis a good offense, so start treatment at the beginning of flea or tick season. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TIPS TO HELP PREVENT TICKS & FLEAS * Start prevention early with a vet prescribed, … Continue reading

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Keep Your Doggie’s Teeth in Tip-Top Shape!

Keep Your Doggie’s Teeth in Tip-Top Shape! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Doggie Dental Tips Did you know that brushing your dog’s teeth and providing plenty of chew toys can go a long way toward keeping his or her mouth healthy? Many pets show signs of gum disease by the time they’re four years old because they aren’t provided with proper mouth care. Give your dog regular check-ups and and your pup will have healthy teeth for years to come! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Brush Daily Tooth brushing should be performed daily. We recommend using a traditional flat profile toothbrush and veterinary or pup specific toothpaste. Human … Continue reading

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Tips For Preventing Dog Allergies

Spring is here! And with it, seasonal allergies. Humans aren’t the only ones who suffer during this season, many dogs will be scratching and wheezing their way throughout he next few months as well. Canine allergies are normally caused by the same triggers that occur in human allergies, such as mold and mildew, pollen, and dust mites. The good thing is that there are several ways for us to treat seasonal allergies in our dog. Signs and Symptoms Depending on the type of allergy, your pet may exhibit different symptoms. Pets do sometimes exhibit watery eyes and sneezing, however, the … Continue reading

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Buying Cheap Dog Supplies ? Think Again. Questions You Should Ask.

We just came back from yet another visit with a manufacturer of pet supplies.  As you can imagine, everyone is rushing into the pet industry but few people are doing it for the right reasons- to improve a pet’s life. On  a recent visit with a major pet manufacturer, we were shocked to learn that they were just rolling out products without any understanding how they would be used by dogs and their owner.  Product features such as batteries (not secured safely), Velcro attachments which catch a dog’s fur, sizes that didn’t make sense for any breed we know, and … Continue reading

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How to Choose the Right Cooling Product for your Dog

It’s hot outside and your dog’s only method of cooling is to pant. Dogs don’t have sweat glands in their body, except on their paws. That’s why you see them leave paw prints on the sidewalk on hot days. To keep your doggie safe, it’s critical that you help your dog cool down. A cooling vest or cooling collar are ideal solutions to keep your doggie cool while walking on a hot day. There is one key question for choosing the right product for you and your dog: What type of climate do you live in? This is the key factor … Continue reading

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Quick Tips to Determine if Your Pet is Sick

Pet Health FAQs These frequently asked questions are intended to help you learn information about common pet health problems, but are not intended to diagnose you pet. If your pet has ANY signs of illness, including constipation, vomiting, diarrhea, broken bones, bleeding or seizures, contact your veterinarian. Q. My pet ate something that could be poisonous. Who do I contact? A. Call your veterinarian immediately. If you have packaging for the substance, have it handy, so you can better answer your veterinarian’s questions. Q. My pet has swollen paws. What should I do? A. Swollen paws can occur for a … Continue reading

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How To Break the Flea Infestation Cycle

Fleas are parasites and can easily invade your home.For every flea on your dog or cat, there are probably at least nine more in your home.  Adult fleas lay eggs which hatch into larvae and get everywhere—in carpets, between floorboards, in upholstery and in your pet’s bedding. To stop repeat infestations, you need to break the flea life cycle once and for all. So you might think you’ve accomplished getting rid of fleas, only to find a new generation emerging days to weeks after you’ve started treating your pet. This can be triggered by a change in temperature. To avoid … Continue reading

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Understanding the Best Way to Treat Fleas & Ticks

There is controversy with every kind of flea treatment, we are outlining the facts so you can best understand how each treatment benefits your dog. As you will see, all flea treatments have risks and you need to understand your dog and their reactions.  Also, in several regions of the country, it may appear that a product is ineffective because fleas have actually become resistant to the drug. If your dog is allergic to fleas, it’s best to use a topical treatment to kill adults fleas before they have a chance to bite your dog. Here are the options for … Continue reading

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Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe on Valentine’s Day

People love spoiling their pets on Valentine’s Day. Who can resist a new red sweater or adding a red bow to show their love for their best pal ? Enjoy Valentine’s day with your dog but look out for these hazards: Chocolate is toxic to animals, and if enough is ingested it can create complications. Symptoms from chocolate ingestion include hyperactivity, tremors, racing heartbeat and seizures. Damage to the liver can also occur. It is risky to leave boxes of candy out in your home. As little as four ounces is enough to kill a 10-pound pet. As for flowers, … Continue reading

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Why does my dog bark at the doorbell?

There are several reasons your dog barks when the dog bell rings.  While it might be annoying, particularly when coupled with lunging and jumping, he is trying to alert you and protect you. Here’s why your dog reacts to the doorbell ringing: It’s Exciting and it Interrupts their Activities A ringing doorbell means something new is going to happen. It is a change of the daily routine.  A doorbell ringing interrupts your dog from their activity: eating, playing, sleeping, etc  and the noise of the ringing doorbell was a rude awakening. Whatever the interpretation of the interruption, it is still … Continue reading

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