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5 Pet Grooming Tips

Games to Play with your Dog

Keep the fur stink away with regular grooming of Fluffy and Fido. Besides bonding with Fluffy or Fido, pet grooming helps to keep beloved pets happy and healthy. Regular grooming includes bathing, brushing, hair clipping or trimming, and nail trimming, which is essential for all breeds. We understand that not every pet owner can take…

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Teeth Cleaning Tips for Pets

Cat teeth cleaning

Oral hygiene is essential not only for pet owners but also for their furry companions. Fluffy and Fido need good oral hygiene for eating as well as to avoid stinky breath. Regular teeth cleaning helps Fido and Fluffy avoid severe health conditions such as: Heart muscle damage Liver issues Kidney issues Periodontal disease Incorporating good…

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It’s Raining Cats and Dogs

It's raining cats and dogs over Chicago.

No one is sure who coined “it’s raining cats and dogs”, which means raining heavily, but origins date back to the 17th century. Loud thunder and bright lightning can be scary at times for even the bravest of humans and is increasingly difficult for pets and often terrifying for Fido and Fluffy. Extreme Weather April…

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The Dog Days of Summer

A dog is laying on a chair outside during the dog days of summer.

We can thank the Greeks and Romans for the saying “dog days of summer.” These summer days are possibly the hottest days of the year. The dog days of 2021 run from July 3rd to August 11th, and these might be the hottest 40 days 2021 has to offer. However, with some preparation and forethought,…

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Dehydration in Dogs

A dog might be dehydrated.

Dehydration risks increase during hotter times of the year. We can typically tell when we haven’t been drinking enough water, but not many of us know when a dog hasn’t been drinking enough water. Dehydration in dogs is a severe and potentially life-threatening condition. What Causes Dehydration in Dogs No one wants to think of…

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4 Summer Pet Care Tips

A dog is sitting in a field of flowers.

With the rising temperatures marking the arrival of summer days, let’s not forget the dangerous effects of heat on our pets. To keep pets safe and protected during these warmer months, follow these five summer pet care tips: Provide extra water Be aware of heatstroke symptoms for pets Ground temperature testing Use sunscreen Summer Pet…

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Dog Shoes for Every Dog

A dog is laying on the floor showing their paws.

With the arrival of summer heat, we can’t forget about our pets. With the increase in temperature comes the need for extra water and cooling off measures, but not many people think about the effect of the ground’s heat on their pet’s paws. After all, we are wearing shoes to protect our feet from the…

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Why Is My Dog Eating Poop?

A person is picking up a dog's feces.

Fido was doing their business in the backyard yesterday when, much to my disdain, Fido started eating their poop. After witnessing such a heinous act, the questions started flowing. Why is Fido doing this? What does eating poop mean? How can it be stopped? The frantic search for answers began, and we are here to…

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Less Talking, More Walking

A dog is holding a leash in its mouth.

Taking Fido on daily walks is more than potty breaks. Do days feel long and tiresome, or are Fido’s chewing habits becoming destructive? Walking a furry friend(s) is beneficial for pet owners and pets alike. Benefits of Daily Walks Daily walks with a furry friend have numerous benefits. The American Kennel Club lists perks that…

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No! Stop Chewing!

A dog is chewing a shoe.

Any dog owner knows the frustration of theirs pet’s chewing destroying objects from a favorite pair of shoes to vintage books or even their homework assignment. Yikes! Do teachers still not believe that one? Normal vs. Destructive Chewing It is typical for a puppy to chew. Just as infants place objects into their mouths to…

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