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    Cool Pet Tips for the Dog Days of Summer

    Cool Pet Tips for the Dog Days of Summer

    Summer is a great time to enjoy all sorts of outdoor fun, but when temperatures rise too high, conditions can become uncomfortable and even dangerous for pets. Conscientious pet owners, however, can take easy steps to keep their pets cool and safe even on the hottest days. Know Your Pet’s Temperature Tolerances Different pets enjoy different temperatures, and some pets are more sensitive to heat than others. Fish, for example, are more temperature-sensitive and must be kept within an optimum range or they can begin to suffer ill effects very quickly. Many reptiles, such as lizards, tortoises and snakes, often...

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    Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

    Healthy Dental Practices for Pets

    February has been declared Pet Dental Month --and for good reason. The most common disease seen by veterinarians is dental disease. In fact, 75-85% of pets over the age of 2 have dental disease of some form. You’re probably thinking: Great, I don’t like going to the dentist, I can only imagine how my pet feels about it! The truth is, the same philosophy that applies to you and your family also applies to your pets when it comes to dental care. Below, we’ll discuss the importance of healthy dental practices for your pets and what you should do to ensure they...

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    Keeping Pets Busy in the Winter

    Keeping Pets Busy in the Winter

    Pets need to keep busy for many reasons, but it can be a challenge to help your pets stay active in winter. Not only can cold temperatures and icy weather make playing outside impossible, but shorter days can limit the opportunity for winter outdoor activities. Fortunately, there are many options for keeping pets busy in winter that are safe, effective, and fun for both you and your pet. Why Pets Need to Stay Active in Winter Just like their owners, pets need exercise and physical activity to stay healthy no matter what the season. Keeping busy and active will help...

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    How to Housetrain an Adult Dog

    How to Housetrain an Adult Dog

    Housetraining a puppy can be a challenge, but what about an adult dog? No matter what the age of your canine companion, there are ways to housetrain an adult dog and help improve their potty habits. Why an Older Dog May Need Housetraining An adult dog may need housetraining for many reasons. If the dog has been adopted, it may never have been housetrained previously, or it may have spent a long period in a kennel or shelter and lost its housetraining habits. Dogs that have always lived outdoors may not have been formally housetrained, or older dogs may need...

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