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Pesky Parasites

Health Problems Caused by Ectoparasites and Methods to Control Them on Your Pets One of our top initiatives at Hartz is to provide effective preventative flea and tick care for your companion animals. These small and silent parasites have canny ways of creeping into your home and onto your pets. And it only takes a […]

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 […]

Housetraining 101

Spring is one of the most popular times of year for dog adoption, which isn’t particularly surprising if you take a look outside. The weather is gorgeous and the one companion who’s sure to appreciate all that sunshine and freshair just as much as you is your brand new pet! But you’re going to have […]

How to Housetrain Your Dog

If you’re a pet parent to any of the country’s estimated 78 million dogs, here’s how to make house training easier for both you and your pet.   Eight Rules Of House Training Take your dog to the “bathroom” every 1 to 3 hours, as well as after he first wakes up in the morning […]

Crate Training Your Dog

While a crate might seem like a cell to you, it can be a haven for your dog when he is trained properly. Crate training is an effective and versatile way to train your dog to control and manage his behavior. By giving your dog a confined space he can get accustomed and attached to, […]

Dog Training Basics

Whether you send your dog to school or train him at home, consistency is the key to good behavior. You and your dog may seek training for a variety of reasons: obedience, conformation or agility. Many different options are available to suit both of you. If you decide to send your dog to school remember […]

Dental Disease in Dogs & Cats

Many pet parents may be surprised to learn that dental disease is considered the most common medical condition in dogs and cats. Dental disease is known more accurately as periodontal disease because it affects the gums in addition to the teeth. There is growing scientific evidence that indicates that periodontal disease is a risk factor […]

Dog Toys to Keep Your Dog’s Winter Blues Away

Not every pup enjoys plunging temperatures, which can really cut into their recreational time. Whether it’s you or your dog who hates being outside when the air gets frosty, your dog needs playtime. “Dogs like to play in different ways. There are four primary play patterns,” says Dr. Georgette Wilson, DVM, the Director of Scientific […]

Tips & Treats for Your Pets Safe Halloween

Halloween may be the scariest night of the year, but keeping your pets safe doesn’t have to be tricky.   The ASPCA recommends the following precautions to keep your pets happy and healthy: Ditch the (Human) Treats Don’t expose your pets to the candy bowl as several popular Halloween treats are toxic to pets. “Chocolate […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]