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Top 5 Commands to Teach Your Dog

December 22, 2015

Super Smiley, blog dog here, and as a dog, I vote “yes” on training! Training lets us feel totally confident and comfortable in our environment. We know what’s good, what’s safe and what gets us super good attention and rewards. We also know clearly what not to do. So all we have to do is not do that thing, and we’re good! Often what makes…  

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Tick Geography 101

December 21, 2015

Where do ticks live? Each species that affects our furkids has a different geographic distribution. The main ticks that affect dogs and cats include the American Dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), the Brown Dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus), the Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum), and the Deer tick or Blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis). These ticks are found throughout the United States, except Alaska. Deer tick or Blacklegged…  

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Winter Safety and Exercise for Pets

December 17, 2015

I can’t hold out hope for warmer weather any longer. Winter is upon us and with winter come some winter pet hazards and the ever present threat of boredom and inactivity – for you and your pet. This time of year, there’s lots of pet-related information about keeping your pets safe and comfortable in the chilly weather, so I thought I’d share some of that…  

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Naughty or Nice? Pet Products to Save Your Holiday

December 15, 2015

There’s no question that whether our pets have been naughty or nice, we are going to spoil them this holiday season and, where possible, include them in family gatherings and holiday parties. However, it’s really important to remember that what may be deemed to be naughty behavior can in fact be stressed-related behavior because many pets can’t tolerate noisy activities and parties. Often they will…  

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