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Don't Let Them Bite: Preventing Fleas & Ticks

Don't Let Them Bite: Preventing Fleas & Ticks

Spring is finally upon us, which means the days are getting longer, the grass is getting greener, and bugs are going to start making a comeback. Fleas and ticks are parasitic pests that can pose health risks...
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Does Your Dog Have Any Separation Anxiety?

Does Your Dog Have Any Separation Anxiety?

Many dogs suffer from separation anxiety, and it can be heartbreaking to see your dog go through that as an owner. While it's impractical to stay home with your dog 24/7/365 when you have to go to work...
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Dogs and Cats and Fleas: Oh My!

Dogs and Cats and Fleas: Oh My!

Fleas are little brown insects which thrive in particular temperature and humidity levels. Which means most pet owners will deal with them at some time or another. For many, it's not just a summer problem. Dogs and cats...
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6 Reasons Why You Should Be Changing Your Pet’s Food

6 Reasons Why You Should Be Changing Your Pet’s Food

Should you be changing your pet's food regularly? We may be used to feeding our furry friends the same food but there are a variety of reasons why their food should be switched up every once in a while. These reasons include their life stage, activity level, dietary deficiencies...
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5 Tips For Dealing With Bullies

5 Tips For Dealing With Bullies

Aaah, a trip to the dog park. Sounds fun, right? But what if there is an ill-mannered dog who bullies and their human pack-member is clueless? Here's how to handle tricky canine social situations like a pro.

  1. No Bad Dogs: First of all, there are no bad dogs, just clueless human handlers. As soon as you recognize the signs that your own dog is uncomfortable (no tail wags or play bows), step in. With a firm "No" directed at the bully, along with a motion indicating it should move off, you communicate that your dog is off limits. Lead your own dog away in a calm, controlled manner.
  1. Identify Responsibility: Locate the owner of the bully and inform them that your dog is not interested in playing with their dog. Be polite, explaining that you would appreciate cooperation in re-directing their dog away from yours. But don't expect much. Understand that bully-dogs are often shaped by their human. It is still important, however, that they be made aware of their dog's unacceptable behavior.
  1. Monitor: Remain close to your pet and monitor any interest by the bully-dog. Ward off any approach before it comes too near. Guide your own dog toward other companions that are more agreeable. Sometimes simply breaking the line-of-sight between a bully-dog and the source of interest is all it takes.
  1. Breaking Things Up: If bullying turns full-scale scuffle, of course you want to intervene. To break things up without getting bit there are options. Try dousing involved parties with water or a loud noise distraction, like a training whistle.
  1. Rewards: Referring back to number 1, the "no bad dogs" rule, brings us to the final solution. Rewarding good behavior. When the bully-dog backs down and minds its own business, offer a treat. In other words, convert the bully to a friend.

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Good Dental Hygiene is a Must for Your Pet's Optimal Health:

Good Dental Hygiene is a Must for Your Pet's Optimal Health:

As February marks National Pet Dental Health Month, it's essential that we take a moment to remember how important good oral health is to our furry friend's overall well-being. Whether you have...
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