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Be SAFE Around Strange Dogs

Part 2 in our series for kids on being SAFE around dogs   Information in this series provided by Good Dog in a box. Visit their online shop for books, games, training programs, and more for kids and adults. MAKE DOG BITE PREVENTION FUN Talk about dog safety in your home Dog bites are scary, but dog bite prevention doesn’t have to be. It’s important to have a conversation w...
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Be SAFE Around Dogs You Know

  We’re so happy to bring you this week’s BLOG courtesy of our new friends at Good Dog in a box. They have a wonderful array of free information on keeping kids of all ages safe around dogs as well as a COOL online store. We’re not stopping here. COMING YOUR WAY NEXT WEEK: Be SAFE around strange dogs. Now, let’s get started! EVEN FAMILY DOGS CAN BITE Don’t let your child become a st...
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Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Pets

The middle of an emergency is no time to plan — if you have pets, taking some simple steps now can prevent tragedy in case of a fire, flood, or other disaster. Although no one likes to think about these things, it’s important to plan ahead and be prepared. Here are some tips: PET CARRIER Be sure you have at least as many pet carriers as number of cats or other small anima...
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Traveling By Air With Your Pet

For those times when you want or need your pet to travel with air, we’ve provided some important information to make your life easier and your pet safer. Airline Pet Policies Airlines quite often have different rules for traveling with pets. It’s important that you become familiar with the requirements and restrictions your airline imposes, so that your arrival and departure run smoo...
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Dog Adoption Tips

Did you know? Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. The main reasons animals are in shelters: owners give them up, or animal control finds them on the street. Homeless animals outnumber homeless people 5 to 1. PLEASE. Before rushing out to adopt a do...
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A Little Brushing Goes a Long Way

No aspect of home dog grooming requires as much devotion as brushing. Routine brushing keeps your pet’s hair clean and tangle-free, while keeping his skin healthy by stimulating blood flow, removing dead hair and distributing natural oils. How often should you brush your dog? It varies from breed to breed and dog to dog but there are general rules of thumb. If he has a smooth, short coat, ...
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10-Minute Cat-Play Tips

Because of their highly developed drive to pursue prey, cats aren’t very interested in playing alone. That’s why cats love it when you play with them. Try these games with your cat to give a great workout in 10 minutes or less. They’re perfect for even the busiest days when it’s hard to find time to play. Ideally, your cat should spend a total of at least 20 to 30 minutes playing daily. Fe...
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Games Kids Can Play With Dogs

There are few things more heartwarming than seeing children and dogs playing happily together. Playing with the family dog is not just a great bonding experience – it’s also a fun way to enjoy the outdoors, provide some mental stimulation for your dog, and even teach your kids important values like patience and empathy!  It is important to remember, though, that young children do ...
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10 Simple Ways for Organizing Pet Supplies

When you need your pet’s hairbrush, do you end up searching through the whole house for it? When you find it, is it under the bed or worse in the refrigerator vegetable drawer? If so, you need help and if not, you probably still could do better. Organizing pet supplies doesn’t have to be a complicated endeavor and it won’t be if you break the task of organizing your pet supplies down i...
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How To Prevent Tear Stains On Your Dog's Face

By: Stephanie Uva With white-coated breeds such as Bichons Frises, many at some point in their life will develop those very distracting, ugly, red-brownish tear stains underneath their eyes, around their muzzles, and in between their toes. The cause can be related to health issues, shape of the eye, blocked tear-ducts, puppy teething, ear infection, allergies ...
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