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Archive for 'Dogs'

Paws Off! Protecting Paws From Hot Pavement

June 18, 2015

Super Smiley, blog dog, here with the scoop on our paws, pads and hot pavement! In working on film sets with science-based animal advocates around, I learned some pretty amazing things! Like even when the sun goes down at night and the air is cooler, hot pavement can remain over 100 degrees for hours! Even in the shade, hot pavement can still be 20 degrees…  

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Water Safety for Dogs

June 16, 2015

Just because there is a swimming stroke called “doggie paddle,” it is often assumed that all dogs know how to swim and are competent swimmers. Wrong! This is not the case at all. Dogs can get into difficulties and drown in the same way that children­ – and adults – can without proper safety precautions in place. Of course some breeds are more water-born that…  

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Keeping Your Pet Hydrated in the Summer Months

June 15, 2015

Dehydration is loss of water from the body (usually through vomiting or diarrhea), panting or decreased water intake. Being dehydrated makes your pet feel crummy, and can potentially cause problems with the kidneys and other internal organs if left untreated. With summer upon us, it’s easy for a pet left outside without water to become dehydrated, so I thought I’d share some tips for checking your…  

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3 Ways to Help Calm Dogs with Thunderstorm Anxiety

June 11, 2015

It can be heartbreaking to watch: Even before the first clap of thunder, otherwise well-behaved dogs begin to pace, pant, cling to their owners, or hide in the closet. In severe cases, they’ll claw through drywall, chew carpets, or break through windows in their escalating panic. It is unknown why some dogs become afraid of noises such as thunder. The fear can soon become a phobia, which…  

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