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  • How Much Exercise Does Your Pet Need?

    Did you know that exercise is paramount to your pet's health just as it is to you? Well, you need to engage your precious one in various activities that will be able to keep them fit without straining them. These exercises can be provided indoor or outdoor depending on the weather, type of the pet, its present health status, and its feeding regime, as well as your pet energy level. So, let me take you through some exercises you can easily engage your pets in. Food Hunting With the various types ...

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  • How to Survive Allergy Season?

    Spring is considered prime allergy season because that’s when pollen is the worst and that’s one of the most common allergies. But the truth is that allergies come in all shapes and sizes and can happen all year long, depending on what triggers them. And if your dog is experiencing reactions to certain stimuli, it’s time to get serious about allergies. Is It an Allergy or a Cold? Colds and allergies are often mistaken for each other because they have similar symptoms. Runny eyes, runny nos...

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  • Spring Cleaning All Year Round

    Dogs are bundles of love covered in fur. Whether you’ve got a long haired lhasa apso or a short haired chihuahua, most of us deal with shedding. The spring cleaning spirit may have you in the mood to finally do something about it. We’ve all had those big spring cleaning days where everyone in the house gets together and organize. But instead of doing it once this spring and forgetting about it, use these tips to stay spring clean fresh all year round. Prevention The best defense for hair rel...

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  • Can a Dog Get a Cold?

    There are two myths floating around about dogs and colds. The first is that dogs don’t get them. That’s just not true. They get colds the same way humans do--through the spread of viruses from body to body. It actually has nothing to do with cold weather. In the winter, colds are more common because we’re far more likely to be in close quarters and the virus has more opportunity to spread. This is also why you can still get a cold in the summer. It’s all about the spread of the virus. Wh...

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  • Why Doesn't Organic Oscar Lather?

    Some customers, who are not familiar with organic products, asked us why Organic Oscar shampoos did not lather. They felt that they were not cleaning their dog’s fur. The big misconception is to believe that the shampoo should lather in order to clean. When I first switched to organic care products for myself, it was also an adjustment. I grew up with conventional shampoos with lots of bubbles. These products would foam well, but would also cause itchiness and dryness to my scalp. So I chose q...

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  • Holiday Sweet Potato Biscuit Recipe For Dogs

    We’re swiftly coming upon the holiday season. While traditions and presents play a big part in the holidays, it’s the food we really get excited about. What you make for the holidays says a lot about who and what you care about. So while you’re baking pies for your co-workers and deep frying turkeys for your relatives, don’t forget to make a little something for your dog. Not only are these doggie sweet potato biscuits delicious, they’re easy to make. And they’ll fit right in with al...

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  • How to Care for an Aging Dog

    Whether you first met your dog as a puppy or adopted him as a full grown dog, you’re committing to a lifetime of love and care. As the years go by, you’ll see your dog get older and go through the changes that all aging animals do. To give him the best care, it’s important to focus on consistency at home and regular vet care. Consistency All dogs like routines and consistency but older dogs really crave it. They’re set in their ways. They are used the same walks, the same food, and the s...

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  • Gingerbread Dog Treat Recipe

    The best part about the winter holidays is the food! Turkey, stuffing, candy canes, and gingerbread cookies are all seasonal favorites. But your dog shouldn’t eat most of the food you and your family will have during the holidays. If you don’t want him to feel left out, try making these gingerbread dog treats. Start by preheating the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, mix three cups of whole wheat flour, two tablespoons of ginger, one teaspoon of cinnamon, and a half teaspoon o...

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  • Prepping Your Dog for Holiday Visitors

    The winter holidays mark a time when it’s suddenly cold outside and we warm up our homes with parties and gatherings. You’re not the only one welcoming visitors into your home--Your dog is also a part of the equation. But is your dog ready for your guests? Here’s how to get him prepared. Educate Your Visitors Start with explaining to your visitors how to interact with your dog. You already know what training rules you’ve made for him so now let your visitors know, too. Make it clear that...

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  • Holiday Sweaters for Your Dog

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    Winter is finally here. As the temperatures drop and the holidays fill up on the calendar, you’re pulling out the holiday sweaters for your whole family. But don’t forget about your dog! Whether it’s just to keep you company by the fire or as the guest of honor at a holiday party, there’s a perfect sweater out there for your pup. Halloween Stripe If you’re not ready for Halloween to be over, don’t let it be! You may have to take off your costume and take down your decorations but yo...

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