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A clean dog is synonymous with a healthy dog, and this means that their belongings such as bedding, bowls, and toys should always be fresh. Dirty dishes and linens will not only negatively impact your dog’s health but will also lead to foul odors in your home. Here is a guide on how to keep your doggy’s crate, bowls, and beddings in excellent condition. Blankets and Bedding Clean bedding not only minimizes your pet’s smells but also helps in ensuring that their coat and skin looks and feels healthy as well. Pets that spend a reasonable amount of time outdoors…

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National Dog Day is the perfect time for having fun your dog. Here are several ways to celebrate with your furry friend. Read a Book About Dogs to Your Dog Visit your local public library to find books about dogs. After bringing your library books home, you can sit on the couch with your dog next to you while you enjoy a few hours of reading. Take Your Dog On a Walk Your dog needs exercise, and you can also benefit from a walk. Attach a leash to your dog’s collar while you are walking through your neighborhood or at…

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Whether you’re the proud parent of a dog, cat, horse, pig or bearded dragon, there’s one thing all pet parents have in common: We all love our babies! Did you know, though, that February 20th is actually designated as National Love Your Pet Day? “But I love my pet every day,” you may be thinking. That’s true, but National Love Your Pet Day is the nationally (albeit unofficial) designated day to love and appreciate your pets, just as Valentine’s Day is the nationally recognized day to love and appreciate the different human relationships in your life. Origins Although the exact…

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As soon as the winter weather moves in and the snow starts to fly or the temperature dips, you may think that you can stop treating your pets for fleas and ticks. However, the truth is that you should continue treating your pet year-round. Even in the winter, flea and tick prevention is necessary as it’s still possible for pets to be affected. These Pests Are Stronger than You Think Commonly, fleas and ticks are most active when the weather is warm—and that’s true for a lot of insects, including those pesky mosquitoes. You treat your pet during these times…

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When you have a little puppy, they want to play 24/7. They always want to play, but what happens when it’s raining outside? You have to think of new ways to entertain your little furry bundle of joy. You have days where the rain clouds will overtake the skies, and you can’t do much except the things indoors. How do you cope with this? Let’s have a look at ways that you can keep your pup entertained even when indoors. Play Hide and Seek Believe it or not, you can play hide and seek with your pets! It can be…

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Winter holidays are upon us again. If your dog has celebrated a couple of Thanksgivings with you, then he knows what to expect. Even a puppy can sense when something has changed. They can feel the joy and excitement in the air. Our dogs do not need to understand the nuances of Thanksgiving or its history to partake in the holiday spirit. A DIY Thanksgiving dog treat is a magical way to tell your dog how special he or she is. You also will avoid feeding your pet table scraps that can cause an upset stomach or other issues. When…

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We all love our dogs and sometimes we want to do something special for them. While you could just buy some dog treats from the store, treating your dog is a lot like treating a friend or family member; it feels better and more authentic if the treat was made at home. That’s where this guide comes in. Provided below are five notable examples of made-from-scratch doggy treats that you can easily make in your kitchen. These particular recipes were chosen because they can suit different seasons and even different dietary needs. Peanut Butter/Coconut Oil Treats Ingredients/Tools • Peanut butter,…

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There are times in your life when you just cannot bring your pet with you. If you are going on a trip, you cannot physically care for your pet. This can be a very stressful situation as your pet is a very important part of your life and deserves the best. During the times that you cannot be there, it’s important to have someone care for your pet that you can trust. Knowing your pet is happy and well cared for is important for your peace of mind. Hiring a pet sitter can make all the difference; however, knowing what…

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One of the most exciting moments in a family is adding a furry member to the family unit. Dogs make great companions. They’re always there to love you, eager to play, and can brighten a day with a simple wag of their tail. For families who have children, dogs also play a pivotal role in teaching them about responsibility. Not to mention the kids now have someone as energetic as themselves to play with in the yard. For families who have never adopted a dog before, you likely have a few questions on how to prepare. This is an investment…

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Did you know that over 1000 home fires are started by pets every year? And, most of those fires could have been preventable with a little knowledge. If you have furry friends in your home, there are a few extra precautions that you should be taking concerning fire safety, especially if they have the run of the house when you aren’t home. Home Security System There are many advantages of having a home security system that go beyond just keeping your home safe from intruders. You can also have your smoke alarms connected to it. That way, if you aren’t…

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