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Dog Yeast Infections: A Simple Guide

By Simon Tong

Yeast infections are a pretty common skin problem in dogs, just like us humans. Also similar is their manifestations as reddish inflamed skin, incredibly itchy that also produces an unpleasant odor. But while most instances of yeast infections are usually visible on your dog’s skin, the problem can also affect them internally.

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Cold Weather Pet Care

By Michele Elward

As we find ourselves in the middle of winter, it’s important to pay particular attention to our pets when they’re outside. When temperatures get into the twenties and below, with whipping winds, pets can suffer serious health problems. Besides not leaving your dog, cat or other animal outside for too long, there are several other precautionary measures you can take to care for your loving pet.

I generally don’t favor going nuts over buying every trinket imaginable for my pets, but there are a few that make a lot of sense when it’s cold and windy out. For dogs and horses, it’s a good idea to purchase a coat. I have an all weather coat for my dog that’s made of a nylon material on the outside and fleece on the inside. This provides warmth as well as protection from the snow and rain. It attaches via one Velcro strap that goes from one side to the other side of the dog around his or her belly. As for cats, they don’t often take kindly to coats, but do your best to keep them inside during winter storms. They can easily get disoriented under very bad conditions. I’d rather have more litter box duty to handle, than find myself driving around the neighborhood trying to track down a cold, wet cat!

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Hot Weather Tips For Dogs

By Nikola Marshall

Anytime temperatures turn extreme, pet owners should take extra precautions to ensure that their companions are comfortable and safe. Pets are living beings and should be treated as such. Keeping this in mind, here are some tips to keep your pet healthy and a happy during the hot months.

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How To Cope With Pet Loss: Grieving the Death of a Beloved Pet

By Marianne Soucy

When your beloved pet has died, it is perfectly normal to grieve. You might even be surprised by the depth of the grief you experience. Continue reading

5 Top Tips for Settling in Your New Pet

By Tracey Munn

First of all, remember that like us, pets have unique personalities.

Sure, each animal species has characteristics typical to them. However, your pet will also have their own personality so be prepared for that to be the case.

If you have adopted an older pet, please be aware that there may be a longer adjustment time. You really don’t know what your pet’s journey was like before you took them in. As an owner of an adopted cat, 2 years down the track he is a completely different pet than when he was first introduced. Be patient, love and time will do wonders.

For now, to help you settle in with your new pet, I am going to share some advice to help you and your pet settle in quickly. Continue reading

Four Legged Heroes: Therapy Dogs

By Jeff Enfield

Dogs make great companions and family pets, but they also do a lot of good for those who are less fortunate such as people with disabilities or people who are grieving. Most people know about service dogs but there are other dogs that help people but may be less well known. Therapy dogs are dogs that are used in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and even funeral homes, to bring comfort to people who may be suffering from grief or loneliness. The mere presence of these dogs alleviates feelings of hopelessness and despair and they give hope to depressed people. Continue reading

What Animal Makes For A Great Apartment Pet

By Andrew Reichek

Are you looking for the perfect apartment pet to occupy the space with you? There are many pets that don’t make for good companions in a small space. If you spend a little time researching, you will be able to find the perfect pet for both you and your apartment home. But don’t rush into buying a pet too quickly. There are some more options that you will want to consider. Continue reading

Grooming for Shedding Dogs With Dog Shampoo

By Cathy Forcier

For shedding dogs, grooming is an important aspect in caring for your pets health. And you need the correct tools for that. Caring for your canine is like caring for a human child. While dogs have the natural instincts to fend for themselves, domesticating those entails extensive caring so that they can achieve their best health. Continue reading

Dog Training, 6 Commands Every Dog Should Know

By Sarah L Falkner

There are many training techniques and philosophies that claim to be the fastest, easiest or most affective way to train your dog. The one thing that every dog training technique seem to mirror is that positive reinforcement and reward is the most effective. The second thing that all training techniques have in common is that the first step is to teach the dog fundamental commands. These fundamental commands will be the foundation of communication between canine and human. Continue reading

Please Don’t Leave Me: Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

By Sarah L Falkner

Separation Anxiety is the real fear of your dog that he will be left alone forever. This fear causes your dog to ‘act out’ with destructive behaviors that are sure to cause frustration in your household. The first rule of thumb is to train your family and friends to be responsible and keep valuables and important items put away and out of harms way until this behavioral problem has been solved. Continue reading