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FIght the Fleas! Tips on prevention

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It’s spring and this means that fleas are back. Although fleas can be a year round problem, the warmer months prove to be especially annoying. How to find out if your pet has fleas Black specks on your pet or in your dog’s bed may be “flea dirt” – the fecal matter from adult fleas. [...]

4 Tips To Manage Shedding

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Spring is here and you may notice your dog or cat is shedding more. Blowing a coat can last from a couple of week to over a month and your house can become crazy. If you’re looking for ways to help control the shedding and keep your place somewhat clean, try these tips. 4 Tips [...]

It’s Spring! 5 Tips for Dog Owners

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Spring has arrived! If you’re like me you’re loving the sunnier days but also sneezing your brains out. Now is the time to clean that overcrowded garage, get the gardening tools out, and make more time for playing outside with your dog. 5 Tips for Spring Schedule a vet check – With longer days, more [...]

21 Pet Names Inspired from Movies

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Have a new family member? Can’t think of a name? Maybe one of these could be it! 1. Hairy Pawter 2. Gollum 3. Ace 4. Rocky 5. Jabba The Mutt 6. Toto 7. Stitch 8. Simba 9. Juno 10. Winnie The Pooch 11. Gizmo 12. Bolt 13. Balto 14. Fievel 15. Bud 16. Sully 17. [...]

Why Do Dogs Circle Before Lying Down?

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Have you ever watched your dog walk and turn in circles before settling in for a nap? Do you know why dogs do that? There’s a few theories but it seems to be it’s an instinct that has descended with dogs from their wild ancestors. Some experts believe circling before lying down is a leftover [...]

Why Do Dogs Chew Grass?

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Dogs are often seen chewing grass in the spring. Many animal behaviorist and vets believe this is not a cause for concern. But why do dogs chew grass? Well, dogs are omnivores and their ancestors were known to eat every bit of prey that was caught, including the stomach contents of a plant eating animal. [...]

Submissive Urination: How to Curb It

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When a dog submissively urinates, it is because their instinct is telling them someone or something that is superior to them is intimidating them. It’s an unconscious response that they cannot control. Try to not mistake as a housebreaking issue, it isn’t. It’s a reaction to something as simple as someone standing over the dog, [...]

How To Introduce A New Pet To Your Current Pet

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If you are thinking of expanding your family, be mindful that your current pet may not share in your enthusiasm. Even if your dog loves to play at the park with other dogs, a new pet in the house can be stressful to her. Cats may express territorial behavior that has never been seen before [...]

Territorial Urination and How to Curb It

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Dogs are territorial and like to protect, establish, and mark what is theirs. Territorial marking is different than just peeing. While it can be a big puddle, sometimes it’s nothing more than a few drops around the house. It’s not spiteful though, it’s a sign of insecurity. If a dog senses that the area is [...]

6 Signs Your Cat May Be Stressed

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Cats, like us, experience stress. A new home, a new pet, or change in routine can affect your cat. Your cat may express stress by running around more or hiding. Your cat may be less inclined to be pet or held. Stress may also indicate that your cat has an underlying health issue but stress [...]

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