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Home fires can be deadly and harmful both to you and your pet. Over 40,000 pets die every year in home fires. Pets are also the leading cause of about 1,000 house fires every year, many of these are preventable. Be sure to follow the preparatory and safety measures below. Preventing Pet Fires Secure all cords in your house. Pets, especially kittens, like playing with all items that resemble a string. Electrical cords are no exception. Kittens often chew electrical wires and cords as a way of finding an oral sensation. They also do this as part of exploratory development.…

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The 4th of July may be considered as one of the most famous and loved holidays of the year, but for pets, the day might not be as celebratory as it might seem. One of the biggest things that can cause a strain is fireworks, which tend to be one of the main attractions of the 4th of July celebrations. While firecrackers might seem like one of the most beautiful things to look forward to on this day, it is not always the same case when it comes to dogs. Dogs don’t understand and consider the loud sounds as something…

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Businesses are recognizing the role that dogs play in the lives of people, and they are setting aside days where dogs are welcome in the work environment. Here are some helpful tips to consider when bringing your favored four-legged companion into the office with you. Consider your Transportation Options If you have the option of driving, we suggest taking your dog by car to work. While most dogs are welcome on Metro buses and trains, if you and your dog haven’t been in that situation before, it can cause additional stress for both of you. Provide an environment comfortable and…

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A number of citizens’ blast fireworks during patriotic days, unfortunately, dogs, cats and other types of the pets are greatly affected by fireworks. Most pets can be trained to remain calm during the celebrations. Here are a few tips on how to protect and keep your pet calm during fireworks. Train Your Pet to Remain Cool and Relaxed One of the most effective and long-term solutions is to train your pet to remain calm and relaxed whenever you blast fireworks. One way of doing so is by taking them with you to gatherings where fireworks are blasted. Make sure to…

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Whether you’re at home or around town, your pooch will face unique challenges in the summer heat. Enjoy the summertime together by following tips below to keep your canine cool. Stay Hydrated We all know how important drinking water is and how refreshing it is on a hot day. If your dog is dehydrated in the summer, he/she will quickly overheat. Keeping your pup hydrated will replace the fluids lost during urination and sweating. If your dog seems lazy, moody, has a dry nose and sunken in eyes, he/she might be dehydrated. Switch to canned food for the summer and…

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If you’re looking to get a dog, adoption should always be considered before a breeder or pet store. Did you know that over 2 million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters every year? By choosing to adopt you can save a life and gain a best friend in the process. If you’re serious about dog adoption, here are a few things you should know to make the transition easier for you both. You’ll be a Hero, but Your Dog Won’t Care It’s important to give your dog time to adjust to their new situation and understand that you are…

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Many pet owners love their yards and landscaping but can find themselves at odds with the safety of their fur-kiddies when treating their yards. Keep your pets away from lawns and other treated areas. Pets can be taken to obedience classes or taught to listen and obey your commands, such as ‘stay’ or ‘come.’ In many cases, once the lawn care products have dried or absorbed into the ground and plant-life, the area is safe for pets and children. While complete avoidance may be the best policy, avoiding for now is likely the easiest method of safety for your pet.…

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Spring is a good time to walk your family pets; strolls in the park are delightful this time of year. However, it’s important to be mindful; some poisonous plants can make animals quite sick. Follow the tips below to keep your pets safe and enjoy the spring weather. Garden Flowers That are Poisonous: Amaryllis Beautiful budding red ornamental flower, it’s sickening to dogs if they consume it so be careful to keep them from eating it. Gladiola If you suspect your dog has eaten this plant look for these common symptoms; drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and general sluggish attitude. American Holly…

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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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