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Some pet-owners are content to let their furry friends lounge on the furniture all day, but that’s not always an option. Maybe your cat insists on shredding couch cushions and leaving clumps of fur behind. Maybe your fragile old chihuahua has a habit of hiding under blankets, where he risks being sat on and hurt. Maybe your Spanish mastiff drools everywhere and you’d rather not have to cover your sofa in plastic every day. Whatever the reason, it’s perfectly valid to not want pets on the furniture for some or all of the time. It may seem impossible to train…

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Your pet is probably as ready as you are to welcome the cool, crisp air that autumn brings. Summer weather can be rough on some pets, especially those with long fur. Unfortunately, the onset of fall can also bring about some dangers that can pose a threat to our beloved pets. You will want to make sure that you do everything that you can to prevent your pet from getting sick or hurt when the cool weather starts to come in. During the autumn months, consider the following tips for keeping your pet both healthy and happy. Watch Out for…

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After a long, hot summer, it is easy to feel excited about the arrival of fall. People aren’t the only ones who eagerly anticipate cooler, dryer weather; canines get just as excited for many of the same reasons. Learn about autumn through your pooch’s eyes and discover a magical season that you both can enjoy together. 1. It’s Cooler Out Your body temperature is around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. However, your dog’s body temperature ranges from 101 to 102.5 degrees, that is 2.4 to 3.9 degrees higher than your own body temperature. The cooler weather makes it more fun and enjoyable…

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In the summer months, high temperatures and humidity can be uncomfortable for humans as well as animals. Temperatures can be even more extreme inside cars, so it’s important to take safety precautions for the well-being of your pets. If it’s 78 degrees outside, the temperature in a parked car can reach 100 degrees in just a few minutes. If it’s 90 degrees, the interior of a car can reach 109 degrees in 10 minutes. When left in the sun for longer, cars can even reach temperatures of 160 or more. If you see a dog in a hot car, record…

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Being a pet owner, you probably do not mind sharing your food with your cat or dog, especially when they stare at what you are eating with their big, woeful eyes. Nonetheless, this habit could pose a health risk for your furry friends. Some pet owners do not realize that there is a wide assortment of human foods that would be extremely detrimental to their pets. Thus, they end up feeding them these foods, which can lead to a medical emergency or worse yet, death. For the sake of your pet’s well-being, below are some of the foods that cats…

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If you are a proud dog owner, you likely consider your furry friend to be a member of your family. Dogs require room to play, and most breeds love roaming around outdoors. Unfortunately, some dogs like to run beyond the confines of your yard, making fences necessary. When you are trying to determine what type of fence you need, you will want to choose one that can contain your dog while also being aesthetically pleasing. There are several options for fences that can keep even the largest dogs safely contained. Higher is better Having a fence that is tall enough…

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With the arrival of summer also comes the arrival of hotter temperatures. As great as they may be for the beach, they aren’t as fun for out beloved pets. In fact, dogs can easily get overheated in the sun due to their heavy coats. Some easy indicators include panting and fatigue. To help keep your furry companion cool during this summer, follow these steps to help them enjoy the new warm weather as much as you do! 1. Give you dog plenty of water. Since dogs can get rather picky if their water bowls have a strange scent or if…

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Owning a pet means living with pet hair, but dealing with your animal’s fluffy fur doesn’t have to be a chore. Adding a few of these quick actions to your daily routine can help you get on top of the proper care of your pet’s shedding and combat dust and dander. Grooming Start at the source and get into a grooming routine with your pet to help reduce the amount of hair that hits the floor in the first place. Brushing Not every pet likes to be brushed, but some love it and will consider being groomed quality time. If…

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