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Did you know that your canine companion can also be a great motivator for your workout? Incorporate Fido into your fitness routine once the weather gets warm and you both will benefit from physical activity. Also, if your pup is on the upward climb to doggy obesity, some exercise can improve your pet’s health. Exercises The Hide and Seek Squats • Stand directly in front of your canine and have your feet at hip-width apart. • Slightly turn out your toes and hold up your dog’s favorite treat. • Squat and put the trade under the left leg of your…

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Being prepared for a pet emergency means creating a plan of action so you’re ready if something happens. There are several unexpected things that can happen that could result in a pet emergency. Medical issues, an accident, or even a natural disaster could prove to be problematic for your pet. Here are some ways that you can prepare for emergency pet care. Put Together a Pet First Aid Kit A pet first aid kit is similar to one that is designed for people. You can purchase one that is pre-packaged, or you can put one together yourself. Items that it…

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National Puppy Day is upon us! While we love our puppy friends all day every day, this holiday is a chance to indulge your pup. If you’re a dog-obsessed puppy owner, here are ways to spoil your best fur-friend on this special day. New Ways to Pamper Your Pup Our dogs are there for us 24/7, on our good days and even our not-so-good days. So it makes sense that we show them our full appreciation on National Puppy Day. Whether that means going for an extra long walk, hitting the dog park, or buying the best dog treats, our…

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Spring is just around the corner and you may have noticed that your cat has been acting differently. If your feline friend has become more active or restless, spring fever might be to blame. But don’t be alarmed, spring fever isn’t a medical term, it’s a term used to describe the excitement for the approaching spring season. Take Sun Bathing to Another Level Most cats love laying down in the sun for long periods of time to soak up the heat to make up for the decrease in body temperature once they fall asleep. Another common reason for this behavior…

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If you’re a dog owner then you know that dogs shed winter fluff annually. It’s on the carpet, couch and even in your bed. Never fear, springtime doesn’t have to mean spending all your time sweeping or going over your possessions with a lint brush. A regular grooming regimen will help keep shedding at bay and ensure that both you and your dog are happy and stress-free. Bath Time Bathing requirements vary based on what type of dog you have, their age, lifestyle and their unique coat. Shorter haired dogs may not need much scrubbing to loosen their winter coat…

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You are the ultimate pet parent: You make sure your beloved pet eats a healthy, well-balanced diet, sees the veterinarian regularly, and gets plenty of exercise, attention and love. But when is the last time you checked out your pet’s teeth and mouth? Signs your Dog may Have Oral Hygiene Problems • Tooth tartar that is yellow-brown • Bleeding Gums • Red and swollen gums • Difficulty chewing when eating • Dropping food when eating • Large amounts of drool • Change in eating habits • Pawing at the mouth More than 85 percent of dogs who are 4 years…

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If you have a fur baby you would like to spoil on Valentine’s Day, you won’t find a lack of gifts. From food to beds and toys to IDs, celebrate the day by remembering those who give their unconditional love. Gifts for Cats Kitty beds Cats enjoy snuggling inside a kitty bed, especially if it has back and side bolsters it can lean against. Cats also find tents irresistible and they’re available in cat sizes and colors to match your pet’s temperament and your furnishings. Laser toys While a few kitties know the difference between real prey and the laser…

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Pet costs can be overwhelming, but here are ways to reduce the amount that you spend on your pet. Manage the cost of care while saving money with the helpful hints below. Adopt, Don’t Shop Adopt a pet instead of buying one. Adoption is much cheaper than buying an animal from a breeder or a pet store and can even save an animal’s life. Compare Veterinarian Care Costs When selecting a vet, compare prices. You can save yourself a lot of money by choosing a vet that offers cheaper exam rates. There may even be discounts available if you have…

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Grooming is just as important for your dog in the winter months as it is in the summer. You may think you can go without grooming, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. You need to look out for specific issues that are particularly problematic when the weather turns cold. This guide will outline some tips and information on grooming dogs for winter weather. Keep Them Warm Whether taking a trip to the groomer’s or just giving a bath at home, it’s important to keep your dog warm. Turn up the heat in your home or in your car…

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Do you have travel plans this holiday season? If you’re taking a long road trip or jetting off to another part of the country, you might not be able to bring your pet with you. Boarding your furry friend while you’re away will give you peace of mind during your holiday travels and your pet might even enjoy it too. Ensure that your pet’s stay is comfortable and stress-free with these helpful tips. Research the Boarding Facilities in Your Area Before you decide which boarding facility to entrust with your pet, do your research. Look at all the options in…

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