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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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  • No Bake Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe

    Dogs love treats. You can use them to motivate your dog during training. You can use them to spoil your little four-legged baby. There are number of commercial treats on the market but there’s something special about making your dog’s treats yourself. Even if you aren’t a wiz in the kitchen, you can make something homemade and healthy for your pup. Follow this recipe for No Bake Peanut Butter Treats today. Your dog will thank you later. Ingredients Pumpkin Puree (1 cup) Peanut butter (1/4 ...

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  • Four Pet Costume Ideas to Rock Your Halloween

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    Halloween is all about candy, costumes, and things that go bump in the night. Although most dogs don’t like loud noises at night and candy is usually out of the question, your dog can help celebrate the holiday with a costume specially designed with her in mind. Shark You know your dog is a cuddly little bunny but this Halloween let him be the most ferocious animal in the sea. A shark costume can let your pup pretend to be all bite and no bark for one night. Minion The Minions was a blockbus...

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  • Coconut Oil for Dog Grooming

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    When you think of coconuts, you may think of tropical vacations. Or maybe you think of deserted islands. But maybe you should think about your dog’s next grooming treatment. Coconut oil has been a popular addition in beauty products for some time. It can be found in everything from cleansers to moisturizers to deep conditioners for humans. But dogs can benefit from this versatile ingredient, too. The Coconut and Its Oil The coconut is a stone fruit that flowers from the tropical tree of the s...

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  • Ouchless Nail Trimming for Your Dog

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    Along with his teeth, your dog’s nails are its best all purpose tool for getting things done. Those nail can help protect him, scratch him when he itches, and help him open things. But if you let a dog’s nails grow too long, they can turn inward and become painful to walk on. Most dogs can go about six to eight weeks without a nail trim. You can enlist a professional to do it. Or you can save a few bucks and do it yourself. Tools The most important thing you’ll need is a nail trimmer spec...

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  • Summer Grooming Tips

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    Summer: lots of things are changing. You’re probably spending more time outside, participating in water sports,  or taking family vacations. And your dog is doing all of this with you. Make sure that he is ready for all of this summer activity with these grooming tips. Summer Cuts Now that it’s hot out, it is the perfect time to give your dog a cut. There are a number of options out there--anything from a full shave down to a puppy cut to just a trim. Dogs naturally use their bellies when ...

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  • Answers to Your Questions about Dog Flu

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    There’s been a lot of talk lately about dog flu. Several cities in the US have seen outbreaks of it in the past few months.  Does your dog currently have dog flu? If he doesn’t, is there a way to prevent him from getting it? Read on for the answers to your questions about dog flu. How would my dog catch it? Dog flu is an airborne virus. Your dog could catch it from other sick dogs if he were to come in contact with them while they were contagious. The virus also can live on objects for a p...

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  • How to Teach Your Dog to Be a Grooming Pro

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    Grooming is a part of a healthy dog’s lifestyle. Unfortunately, it can also be stressful process if your dog doesn’t like getting clipped or bathed. But there are some ways that you can help make your dog more at peace with the process. Start them young. Puppyhood is the most impressionable life stage for dogs. During that first year or so, they learn the life rules they’ll live by for the rest of their lives. Like housetraining and chewing behaviors, your dog should start learning about ...

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  • How to Keep Your Dog Fresh Between Groomings

    Dogs smell. They have lots of fur that holds onto dirt and odors. They are low to the ground and spend more time in dirt and grass than you might. Also, dogs have a different relationship with smells than we do. What you may think of as gross, your dog thinks would be lovely to roll around in. Nothing you can do will change those instincts. While baths are necessary for your dog’s care, too many or too frequently can lead to skin problems. Depending on whether your dog enjoys baths, they can a...

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