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Know How to use Dog Treats Properly in Training

Using treats in dog training can be difficult. It’s tempting to either hand them out too freely or to refrain from using them too much. The key is to find a balance. Dog training can be a difficult process to get right. Delicate balances need to be struck between expectation and reward, incentive and instinct. … Continued

The Three Most Common Places Fleas Are Found

Adult fleas are parasites that tend to live on the back, neck and underside regions of cats and dogs, with the eggs, larvae and pupae living off the host. But where are fleas before they latch onto an unsuspecting cat or dog?   The Yard – Fleas thrive in many climates but prefer moist, humid … Continued

Climate Changes and Flea & Tick Infestation

“Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880,” reports NASA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. While we could traditionally count on the late spring and summer months as being “flea and tick season,” the effects of global warming are extending the season dramatically. When the weather gets warm … Continued

Flea Prevention is Better than a Cure

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That proverb certainly rings true once fleas have entered your home and it becomes too late for preventative measures. So what can a pet owner do to prevent fleas from jumping into their domicile? Here are the top three tips … Continued

Safe Usage is Crucial with Flea & Tick Products

There are dozens of different types of flea and tick products for pets, including powders, collars, dips, sprays, shampoos, topical spot-on liquid products, pills given by mouth, and more. Some products are only available from a veterinarian while others can be purchased at retail. These products include ingredients that kill adult and immature stages of … Continued

Preventing Versus Treating Your Flea and Tick Problems

We’ve all heard the old saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Nothing could be truer in the context of a potential flea or tick infestation of your dog and home. Be proactive and prevent a problem Fleas and ticks expose your dog to numerous parasite-borne diseases. Of course, the … Continued

Making a Pet First Aid Kit for Cats and Dogs

Having a pet first aid kit will help you be prepared to keep your pet healthy and safe. While you should take your pet to the veterinarian for any major ailments, it is important to be prepared to handle all facets of health and safety. To do this, you should keep a pet first aid … Continued

11 Fall Pet Dangers to Avoid

The crisp chill of autumn is upon us, find out the top 11 fall pet dangers to avoid. The crisp chill of autumn is upon us, that means changing leaves, cozy sweaters, and lots of holidays. But along with all that excitement comes some dangers for your adorable pooch and kitty. Find out the top … Continued

The Heat is On: Preventing Heat Stroke in Cats and Dogs

During summertime, everyone loves to be outside – and that includes your family pet. Whether he’s hanging out in the backyard, heading to the beach, or going for a hike, pets always seem like they are having a blast when they are outside. Unfortunately, you have to be mindful of heat stroke in dogs and … Continued

Milestones in a Puppy’s Development

If you’ve found an orphan puppy, you won’t know exactly how old he is. But you need to make an educated guess so you can determine the kind of care he’ll need. A two-day old puppy needs a completely different of care than a three week old. Once you’ve figured out his age, you’ll know … Continued

Finding your Puppy’s Forever Family

You’re madly in love with him, but you may not be able to keep him. Get tips for finding the perfect home. As hard as all those late-night feedings were, you’ll find the hardest part still lies ahead of you. Right now, your puppy’s little life is a one big question mark. And you have … Continued

Orphan Puppy Socialization

When should the puppy meet the rest of the family? What can you do to make him a happy, well-socialized dog? Puppies have a lot in common with their human counterpart. Both puppies and babies need physical and mental stimulation, or they will suffer behavioral and developmental difficulties as they grow up. Dogs are very … Continued

Let’s Get Warm

Newborn puppies need warmth more than food. Here’s what you need to know about warming him up and creating a cozy nest. Under normal circumstances, neonatal puppies depend on their mom to maintain their body temperature. But your situation is far from normal. Without external heat, it doesn’t take long for a puppy to become … Continued

What’s Wrong with My Puppy?

Neonatal puppies are so fragile; they can quickly take a bad turn. Keep a close eye on him and call your vet immediately when you first notice trouble. Hold a weigh-in each morning. His weight should increase a little each day. It should never decrease. Take proactive steps to keep your puppy (and your own … Continued

Bathtime for Puppies

A mother dog spends a lot of time bathing her puppies. Here’s how you can keep your puppy clean. Like any good mom, she washes her babies’ faces after dinner, and (as disgusting as it sounds), she spruces up the nest after they go to the bathroom. Her constant grooming not only keeps them clean, … Continued