House Training Your Dog or Puppy

House training your dog or puppy requires far more than a few stacks of old newspapers—it calls for vigilance, patience, plenty of commitment and How-To-Potty-Train-a-Puppyabove all, consistency. The key to training your dog to eliminate outside (where you want him to) is to prevent accidents, and to reward success.
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Dog Chewing

Great_Dane_On_Destroyed_SofaDogs chew. It’s in their nature, and it’s totally normal behavior. If you try to stop them the only result will be that both you and your dog will become frustrated.
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Preparing Your Dog for a New Baby

DTbCGMiWith baby #3 on the way, I needed to brush up on how to prepare our dog, Colt, for his arrival. I found a fantastic article on the ASPCA website that covers everything on how to plan and prepare to ensure all goes smoothly. It definitely takes some time but these helpful tips are a perfect guide to teaching your pup the skills they need to interact safely with your new family member and help your dog adjust to the many new changes ahead. 
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Cat Facts and Tidbits

catSummer, often referred to as “kitten season” for those dedicated to all things cat, is the time when local animal care facilities are flooded with thousands of homeless kittens and cats in need of adoption.  
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9 Dog Myths and Facts

how-much-do-you-noseThink you’ve got your pup all figured out? Not so fast, if you believe any of these nine common myths about dogs.

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Hot Weather Pet Care Tips

Summer-fun-dogWe all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger, ASPCA experts warn.  
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Is Your Pet Ticked Off?

dog-and-ticksA common parasite, especially during the summer months, is the tick. Ticks can be found in most climates. Although they are most often found in wooded, damp and grassy areas before they attach to a pet. Some tick bites are harmless, but others can cause skin damage, irritation, hypersensitivity and anemia.
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Summer Paw Care Tips

dog-pawsSummer has arrived in full force!  And the hot weather poses many dangers to pets, including to their paws. Check out ASPCA’s top paw-care tips to help keep your pet on all fours:
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Dog Bite Prevention

dog-bite-300x300With the warm weather here if you’re anything like us, you’re going to be spending a lot of time outdoors walking, hiking, biking or swimming with your four legged friends. This can also mean that you and your dog are going to be exposed to a lot of new people and pets throughout the summer. If your dog isn’t used to this, it could spell trouble if you’re not taking the proper precautions.
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5 Things Your Dog Wishes You Knew

doginsuitWe take care of a lot of dogs and cats. We feed them, get them their water, play with them, etc. But, most of all…we simply love them when you have to leave them.
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