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Best Ways to Bond With Your Bird

Having a bird as your companion may not sound as common as dogs and cats, but it certainly brings a great experience with it. For someone who has just adopted […]

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Comparing Nexgard And Frontline Plus

Protecting our canine companions against fleas and ticks is the first thing any dog parent would consider doing. To achieve this goal, one would look at the treatment options only […]

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Economical Substitutes of Revolution for Cats

Revolution for cats is an all-round protection for your feline companions that protects against both endoparasites as well as ectoparasites. This multi-spectrum spot-on formula shields cats against fleas, prevents heartworm […]

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July: Pet Hydration Awareness Month

Pet Hydration Awareness Month is celebrated in July to remind pet owners of the significance of regular hydration in their pets’ lives. Your pet’s body, like a human’s, will not […]

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All You Need To Know About Comfortis For Cats

Cats are not as expressive as dogs in sharing their emotion. However, a terrible itch in cats is very easily figurable, especially if it’s due to flea. Fleas are small […]

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How to Bond with Your Pet According to Your Zodiac Sign

Whether you are a curious Gemini or a charming Leo, doing something that is best for you can help you create great bonds. Here’s what you should do to form […]

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Tips For Adopting A Cat -National Adopt A Cat Month

June is National Adopt a Cat Month, also known as Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, and there is no better time than now to bring a feline family member into […]

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Do Dogs Need Regular Deworming?

Deworming dogs has become a contentious topic, particularly because many people hold opposing views on how often dogs should be dewormed. Some dog parents hold contradictory viewpoints, and others have conflicts […]

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Protect Your Pet From Lyme Disease

Health is the foremost important thing for your dog and the most concerned topic for pet parents. This National Lyme Disease Awareness Month, we are here to aware you of […]

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Which One Should You Buy, Nexgard Or Nexgard Spectra?

Fleas and ticks are the kind of siblings every dog lover hates. They attack our loved companions externally and cause all kinds of diseases. If they were not enough, heartworms […]

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Prepare For An Emergency Evacuation With Pets

Preparing for an emergency evacuation takes extra planning when your family includes pets. Taking the time now ensures that you and your furry loved ones will have what you’ll need if you’re uprooted.   Evacuations occur for all kinds of reasons. Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, train derailments, and industrial accidents could cause you to have to […]

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Dog Friendly Road Trip In British Columbia: Vancouver To Kamloops And Back

From the rugged coast to the majestic Rocky Mountains, British Columbia is a province to behold! For a truly authentic experience, get off the beaten path and explore some of the smaller towns and less known attractions with your pet!   British Columbia is a province full of spectacular destinations. Whistler, Vancouver, Kamloops and the […]

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Best Pet Friendly Beaches In Florida

Millions of families plan vacations to Florida every year. And, with 663 miles of shoreline, there’s a beach for everyone — including your furry family members! We’re happy to share the top pet friendly beaches in Florida.   Florida’s Best Pet Friendly Beaches 1. Fort Myers Beach Fort Myers Beach is one of the most […]

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Discovering Utah’s Pet Friendly Dixie National Forest

Covering almost 2 million acres, the Dixie National Forest should be hard to miss. But with famous national parks like Zion, Bryce, and Capital Reef nearby, it’s easy to overlook a humble national forest. Our advice for anyone traveling with pets: make time to explore the pet friendly beauty of Dixie.   Southern Utah has […]

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5 Commands Every Traveling Dog Should Know And How To Teach Them

At home, commands like sit, stay, and come might be all you need. But if you travel together, teaching your dog some additional skills will make your experiences better for you both!   Part of the fun of traveling with our dogs is the opportunity to see them experience new things. And it’s our responsibility […]

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Adventures With Pets In Voyageurs National Park

Can you really explore Voyageurs National Park with your pets? The national park system is known to have some strict rules around pets, and Voyageurs is no different. But the unique landscape and layout of this park make it more pet friendly than you might expect!   Cool Whip, Hercules, and I love exploring Minnesota […]

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Tips For Finding The Right Pet Boarding Facility

Boarding your pets might be the best decision … but that doesn’t make it easier. However, knowing that they’re safe and that they’ll enjoy their stay can help relieve your stress!   Being away from our pets is never easy. But there are times when they simply can’t go with us. In those situations, knowing […]

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Pet Friendly Flagstaff: What To Do, Where To Stay, Places To Eat

Pet friendly Flagstaff is nestled at the base of the San Francisco peaks at 7,000 feet in elevation. From its historic downtown, you’ll have easy access to mountain wilderness, scenic trails, national parks, and more!   Outdoor adventurers, history buffs, aspiring astronomers, foodies, and local brew enthusiasts all find Flagstaff, Arizona to be a fantastic […]

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Sniffspot Private Dog Parks: An Option For Traveling Dogs

For people who travel with their pets, finding a safe place where dogs can burn off some energy is a challenge. The doggy dynamics at local dog parks are a gamble. And letting dogs run off-leash in an unfenced area far away from home is risky. Sniffspot private dog parks could provide a solution! Not […]

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59 National Parks Where Your Dog Can Be A BARK Ranger

National parks have always been popular vacation destinations. And now some parks are making it easy for pets to join in the fun! Read on to learn where your dog can get his BARK Ranger tags.   Without compromising their rules or affecting the wildlife, some national parks are inviting dogs to become BARK Rangers. […]

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Dog Training: How To Completely Train Your Dog
Are you ready to train your dog? Training dogs isn’t always easy if you’ve ever had a dog. It can be downright frustrating. However, if you’re really willing to put in the time and effort, you’ll be able to have a pet who listens to every command with ease. Dog training is a skill that…
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14 Reasons You Should Adopt A Greyhound
Greyhounds are known for their exceptional speed. Other than speed, they make good friends and obedient ones too. Unfortunately, not all Greyhounds have the opportunity to live in typical homes with great pet parents to take care of them. Some end up in foster homes waiting for families to adopt them and allow them to…
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How And When To Switch From Puppy To Adult Dog Food
A dog’s lifespan can be categorized into three age groups: puppyhood, adulthood, and senior years. As it ages, your dog’s dietary requirements transition to accommodate its changing needs. Also, their appetite may transform as they mature. This is why it’s essential to know the best time to switch brands and types of kibbles that’d suit…
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Flat 10% Discount on Pre-Ordering IAMS Cat Foods, Don’t Miss The Golden Chance!
Heads up all Cat Parents, Globally renowned pet food brand IAMS is now launching their cat foods in India on April 22nd 2022. The brands’ success with dog foods was so emphatic, now the cat lovers are really looking forward to buying their cat foods. If you are a proud cat owner, then here is…
- Akhil Krishnan
Why is Breed-Specific Dog Food a Better Option than Standard Dog Food?
If you are the owner of a purebred dog, then you would probably be looking for the best diet for your four-legged friend. From German Shepherd to Labrador, every species is unique in its way. When feeding a breed-specific dog, you need to consider their different genetic traits and nutritional needs, so that you can…
- Akhil Krishnan
Is It Possible to Train a Cat? Here is All You Need to Know
One of the main common questions which is asked by almost all cat lovers is whether cats are trainable or not. Which cat owner doesn’t want their beloved cats to do some amazing skills while listening to all their commands? If your pet is listening to you, people who are coming into your house would…
- Akhil Krishnan
Best Home-Made Foods Which You Can Feed Your Cats
If you are a cat owner and want to feed your lovely feline healthy and nutritious food, then you can also consider home-cooked meals over packaged products. These homemade recipes are ideal to keep your cat happy and satisfied. When your little friend is in the growing stages of his life, one of the most…
- Akhil Krishnan
Picking an ideal cat food for your kittens and adult cat can become a bit tricky especially if you don’t have enough information about the foods. It is not entirely your fault as there are umpteen number of cat food brands out there. Besides, every owner would like to give their lovely cats the best…
- Amber Kingsley
7 Simple Ways To Make Your Dogs Happy
As a fur parent, showering your fur babies with love should be one of your top priorities. After all, they can make you happy when you’re stressed or sad, they’re adorable, and most importantly, they love you. When it comes to pampering your fur baby, there are many simple yet fun and healthy ways to…
- Petsworld Team
Why IAMS Dog Food Has Become A Popular Brand Among Dog Owners?
IAMS is a premium pet food brand that has become hot favourites now for dog owners when it comes to feeding their dogs with high-quality foods. But what all things have made this brand this popular among pet parents? In this blog, we will see 5 top reasons which make it one of the leading…
- Cherese Cobb
Licorice Root for Cats: Uses, Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects, and More

Licorice root may soothe your sore throat, curb your hot flashes and relieve inflammation. But is it safe to have licorice plants, licorice tea, licorice hydrosol, licorice essential oil, or black licorice candy around your cat? Licorice root is safe for most cats in low doses for a short time. We spoke with Melissa M. Brock, a board-certified veterinarian, a full-time veterinarian and an animal welfare expert at Pango Pets. She explained what types of licorice are safest for your cat.

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- Cherese Cobb
10 Waving Lucky Cat Gifts (Maneki Neko) That Will Bring You Good Luck
The Maneki Neko, or beckoning cat ( 招き猫), attracts wealth and prosperity. Are you feeling down on your luck? Need a powerful good luck charm for the cat lover in your life? From traditional to kawaii, here are 10 Maneki Neko gifts that will turn the wheel of fate in your favor.

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- Cherese Cobb
German Chamomile: An Annual Herb That Will Soothe Your Cat’s Anxiety
Chamomile might lower your blood sugar, boost your immune system, and help your wounds heal faster. But is it safe to have chamomile around your cat? We spoke with Dr. Iram Sharma, a full-time veterinarian and feline welfare expert at Happy Whisker, to find out what forms of German chamomile are safest for your cat.

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- Cherese Cobb
Top 200+ Black Cat Names (With Their Meanings)
Have you fallen in love with a panther-esque cat? From classic to magical, here are 200+ names that will match your black cat’s slick dark fur. 

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- Cherese Cobb
6 Best Japanese Manga About Cats

Cats are a pure shot of serotonin. They're unabashedly cute, whip-smart, and sometimes downright devilish. Don't have a cat in your line of sight right now? These 6 Japanese manga will help you embrace your inner cat person.

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- Cherese Cobb
Lavender: A Mediterranean Herb that Calms Cats
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Lavender is mildly toxic to cats, so be cautious when using it around your BFF.

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Related to the mint family, lavender includes 39 different species with 450 varieties. The most common types of lavender are: English lavender, French lavender, and woolly lavender.", "url" : "https://www.munchiecat.com/blogs/news/lavender", "publisher" : { "@type" : "Organization", "name" : "Munchiecat" } }, { "@context" : "http://schema.org", "@type" : "Article", "name" : "Lavender: A Mediterranean Herb that Calms Cats", "author" : { "@type" : "Person", "name" : "Cherese Cobb" }, "articleSection" : "Health Benefits of Lavender for Cats", "articleBody" : "There’s limited research on the health benefits of lavender for cats.

Researchers at the University of Pisa used a blend of English and Portuguese lavender to treat ear infections in cats. Because lavender oil is antibacterial, it can be used as an alternative treatment for feline ear infections caused by fungi.

Veterinary nurses Samantha Goodwin and Helen Reynolds also used lavender aromatherapy to calm hospitalized felines. Cats were less stressed out by previous negative veterinary experiences and unfamiliar sounds and smells.

A 2010 study in the Journal of Applied Animal Behaviour Science found that certain scents enrich the lives of house cats. Researchers at the University of London gave 150 cats lavender, rabbit, and catnip-infused cloth. While they responded to the lavender-infused cloth, they had stronger reactions to the catnip and rabbit scents. They caused the indoor cats to actively explore their environment and experience deep sleep", "url" : "https://www.munchiecat.com/blogs/news/lavender", "publisher" : { "@type" : "Organization", "name" : "Munchiecat" } }, { "@context" : "http://schema.org", "@type" : "Article", "name" : "Lavender: A Mediterranean Herb that Calms Cats", "author" : { "@type" : "Person", "name" : "Cherese Cobb" }, "image" : "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0228/9614/8544/files/Munchiecat_Cat_in_Lavender_36ac479d-b248-4513-9c36-011d3580bf44_600x600.png?v=1654480929", "articleSection" : "Are dried lavender plants safe for cats?", "articleBody" : "“Not all cats will react to lavender in the same way,” LaRock says. “Some may find the scent calming while others may be bothered by it.”

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These pretty purple flowers contain toxic compounds called linalool and linalyl acetate. Your cat’s liver doesn’t have P450 cytochrome enzymes, so it can’t break down the components of lavender plants.

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“If you have a fresh lavender plant, make sure the leaves are out of reach, so your cat doesn't nibble on them,” LaRock says. “Small amounts of fresh or dried lavender flowers rarely cause severe problems in cats.” Don’t want your kitty to have a belly ache? Stuff these bright purple blooms in a sachet pouch", "url" : "https://www.munchiecat.com/blogs/news/lavender", "publisher" : { "@type" : "Organization", "name" : "Munchiecat" } }, { "@context" : "http://schema.org", "@type" : "Article", "name" : "Lavender: A Mediterranean Herb that Calms Cats", "author" : { "@type" : "Person", "name" : "Cherese Cobb" }, "articleSection" : "Is lavender oil safe for cats?", "articleBody" : "Lavender oil has a stronger smell than the lavender plants it comes from. This colorless or yellow liquid contains concentrated forms of linalool and linalyl acetate. That makes it more dangerous than fresh or dried lavender plants.

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Diluted lavender oil is safe for your cat to breathe in, as long as she doesn't have asthma or other breathing problems. But you should never confine her to a room where lavender oil is being diffused. Make sure she can escape to another room to get away from the essential oil diffuser.

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“Depending on the concentration of the lavender oil and how sensitive your cat is to strong smells, using lavender oil topically may cause skin irritation or even an allergic skin reaction,” LaRock says.

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If lavender oil isn’t weakened with a carrier oil, it can cause your cat to have liver failure or chemical burns. "Your cat will also lick lavender off her body. This can have serious health consequences like breathing problems,” LaRock says.

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You shouldn’t let your cat eat lavender oil. It can burn your cat’s lips, gums, and tongue. Researchers at the University of Arizona studied the chemical compounds in lavender oil. Cats that licked lavender oil had excessive drooling, muscle tremors, an uncoordinated gait, depression, and hypothermia.", "url" : "https://www.munchiecat.com/blogs/news/lavender", "publisher" : { "@type" : "Organization", "name" : "Munchiecat" } }, { "@context" : "http://schema.org", "@type" : "Article", "name" : "Lavender: A Mediterranean Herb that Calms Cats", "author" : { "@type" : "Person", "name" : "Cherese Cobb" }, "image" : "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0228/9614/8544/files/Munchiecat_Cat_in_Lavender_1_600x600.png?v=1654480996", "articleSection" : "Are lavender-scented products safe for cats?", "articleBody" : "Lavender-scented products are safe for cats. “Not all lavender products are created equal, and some may be more potent than others,” LaRock says. Err on the side of caution. Talk to your vet before using any new lavender products — especially if your cat has a history of allergies or sensitivities", "url" : "https://www.munchiecat.com/blogs/news/lavender", "publisher" : { "@type" : "Organization", "name" : "Munchiecat" } }, { "@context" : "http://schema.org", "@type" : "Article", "name" : "Lavender: A Mediterranean Herb that Calms Cats", "author" : { "@type" : "Person", "name" : "Cherese Cobb" }, "articleSection" : "Can I give my cat human lavender products?", "articleBody" : "You should never use human lavender products on your cat. Lavender-based cat products like flea sprays have much lower concentrations of lavender than those made for humans.", "url" : "https://www.munchiecat.com/blogs/news/lavender", "publisher" : { "@type" : "Organization", "name" : "Munchiecat" } }, { "@context" : "http://schema.org", "@type" : "Article", "name" : "Lavender: A Mediterranean Herb that Calms Cats", "author" : { "@type" : "Person", "name" : "Cherese Cobb" }, "articleSection" : "Should I wear lavender products around my cat?", "articleBody" : "It depends on how much of the lavender product you’re wearing and how much it has been diluted. “Lavender hand lotion doesn’t have as many harmful substances that could be a problem for your cat, at least as far as inhalation is concerned,” LaRock says. “Avoid petting your cat if you have applied lavender-containing creams to your hands.” When your cat eats lavender skin products, it can cause nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite.", "url" : "https://www.munchiecat.com/blogs/news/lavender", "publisher" : { "@type" : "Organization", "name" : "Munchiecat" } }, { "@context" : "http://schema.org", "@type" : "Article", "name" : "Lavender: A Mediterranean Herb that Calms Cats", "author" : { "@type" : "Person", "name" : "Cherese Cobb" }, "image" : "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0228/9614/8544/files/nature-grass-plant-lawn-meadow-flower-799625-pxhere.com_600x600.jpg?v=1652487125", "articleSection" : "What should I do if my cat eats lavender?", "articleBody" : "“If your cat eats lavender, induce vomiting at home by giving her hydrogen peroxide or salt water in small doses,” LaRock says. “They should only be used if the situation is complex and you can’t get to your vet in time.”

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That’s because hydrogen peroxide can cause severe, life-threatening stomach ulcers. If your cat is a senior or has kidney disease, salt water can also result in kidney failure. Brachycephalic cats like British Shorthairs shouldn’t be forced to vomit. If your flat-faced cat breathes in her own vomit, it can cause the air sacs in her lungs to fill up with fluid or pus.

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massage with essential lavender oils may soothe your anxiety, beat away your blues, and improve the quality of your sleep. But is it safe to have lavender oil and lavender flowers around your cat?

We spoke with Amber LaRock, a licensed vet tech and animal welfare expert at Pet Worshiper, to find out what types of lavender are safest for your cat. 

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- Cherese Cobb
Celebrities & Cats: Interview with Rebecca Metz from Showtime's Shameless and FX's Better Things

Rebecca Metz is best known for playing Tressa on FX’s Better Things and Melinda on Showtime’s Shameless. But she's landed supporting roles in everything from Scrubs to Criminal Minds. But behind the scenes, she’s an outgoing and open-minded cat mom. We spent an afternoon chatting with Metz about her cats: Gabi, Harper, and Tallulah. 

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- Cherese Cobb
19 Cat-themed Gifts Under $25 That Will Make an Impact Without Breaking the Bank
For proud cat parents (or cat ladies and dudes, BFFs, fans, staff — whatever title you prefer), we've rounded up 19 purrfect (Sorry again!) cat-themed gifts for under $20.  With no litter boxes to clean or hairballs to pick up, your cat-loving friends and family might enjoy them just as much.

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What Is Cat Grass? 4 Possible Reasons Why Your Finicky Feline Eats Her Greens
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Deodorizers For Pets: All You Need To Know

We've all experienced it before: entering a friend's house and BAM! You get smacked down with a heavy pungent smell coming from the pet and its crib due to pee or dampness.

But just because you sense it doesn't mean others are smelling it too. However, it's human for others to become insensitive to surrounding odors, especially if it's a long persisting odor.

 

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Even if you're aware of odor from your pets at home, the situation might be more difficult.

Although you pay close attention to your pet's cleanliness, you will have days when your pet stinks. This might be due to more than simply dirt or dust. It could also be due to moisture in the air. If you're attending any big event and wish your dog to look and smell nice, you'll need to invest in dog deodorizers.

Here's all you ought to understand about pet deodorizers for your home before you go out and buy one.

 

Why Use The Best Pet Deodorizers?

Are you aware that the air quality within the average home is 2–5 times worse than the air outside? The harsh chemicals and scents in the cleaning products and sprays you use are the culprit.

So what should you do? Opt out of using mediocre sprays and deodorizers at all costs!

 

Using The Right Fragrance

Even if your dog smells like it crawled out of the dumpster, you don't want to use a perfume that is excessively strong or unpleasant. Also, if you're not too fond of scents, you could wish to opt for something with a more natural aroma.

Most products aim for a pleasant unscented smell. However, some smells might be too strong at times. Therefore, it's essential to carefully consider how a specific fragrance will affect the odor and your pet. Generally speaking, if you have allergies, a subtle, natural smell is your best choice.

Chamomile and lavender are good alternatives for a more relaxing smell for your pet. Another perfume that isn't overpowering and equally helps freshen up your dog's fur is orange.

Here is one of the primary reasons you need to only opt for the highest quality pet deodorizers.

Now that it's agreed that you need to opt for nothing but the best pet deodorizers. Let's look at the top sprays and deodorizers available on the market.

 

King Klean pet bedding spray

 

King Klean Deodorizing and Sanitizing Cat and Dog Bed Spray - 12 oz

 

King Klean pet bedding spray has a natural lemongrass perfume that will leave your house and the car feeling fresh and clean. Most significantly, this mixture is fully alcohol-free and environmentally friendly.

 

WEE Away Odor Rescue Carpet Shampoo

WEE AWAY TM Odor Rescue Carpet Shampoo is a specialist carpet and upholstery cleaner that effectively removes all stains and filth. Manufactured with Natural enzymes and a proprietary recipe fuel, this deodorizer is eco-friendly, Green Certified, and all-natural.

 

Mauro MySpace Cat And Dog Deodorizer

A mild and delicate enhanced aroma-therapeutic blend meant to stimulate and reassure your dog's daily routine, and a sense of personal space, either at home or on the road.

 

Earth Friendly ECOS Skunk Odor Remover

Natural Pet Skunk Odor Remover is a natural method to remove scents from your pet, textiles, carpets, sealed wood floors, upholstery, tile, furniture, and any other non-water-affected surface. It doesn't cause skin irritation, nor does it affect the paws or coats of pets.

 

Boxiecat Dog and Cat Odor and Stain Remover

 

Boxiecat Cat and Dog Stain and Odor Remover Extra Strength - 24 Oz

 

BoxiePro Stain & Odor Stopper eliminates the need for scrubbing and makes cleanup a breeze. This multi-surface cleaner has a sophisticated combination of probiotics to combat any pet filth, old or new.

 

Choosing The Best Dog Deodorizers

Many individuals struggle to discover the ideal pet deodorizer for their homes and pets. That's due to how stressful the purchase process usually turns out. You must first identify a trusted supplier with genuine products before determining which product is ideal for your needs.

Usually, rating websites, word-of-mouth testimonials from friends or family, online forums where people discuss their experiences, online product reviews, and YouTube channels are excellent places to find out more about the best deodorizers. You can do the homework necessary to acquire the perfect products with these.

But given the list above, you can considerably cut down the research time. If you're wondering how to select the best pet deodorizers, consider the factors below.

 

Factors to Consider

 

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Specifications/Ingredients - Checking the ingredients and their percentages is vital when dealing with products like fragrances and sprays, whether for pets or personal use. Therefore, the primary goal is to choose pet deodorizers that lack harmful ingredients or are made entirely with natural components.

Features - The best pet deodorizers don't need to be feature-packed, but it's essential to look for some key features. These features include anti-itching, soothing scent, neutral pH, environmentally-friendly ingredients, etc.

Brand Value - To choose the best deodorizer for dogs or cats, you first need to look for the best brands. Failure to do this due to compromise on price could increase the possibility of purchasing a low-grade product.

Value For Money - They say you get what you pay for, and it's no different with pet deodorizers. However, it's not always the case that the most expensive product is the best. Thus, You need to ensure that the spray you choose and your initial budget aren't too far apart. Fortunately, each pet deodorizer on this list offers exceptional value for money.

Availability - Some previously popular pet products might not be available anymore, while some go out of stock. Hence, you need to choose a deodorizer that you can restock regularly, so your pet doesn't have to deal with new products every other day.

 

Conclusion

The Mauro MySpace Cat And Dog Deodorizer is the finest overall dog deodorizing spray since it stimulates and detangles hairs while leaving a lovely, fresher fragrance afterward. On the other hand, Boxiecat Dog and Cat Odor and Stain Remover is also an excellent alternative that's alcohol-free and suitable for dogs and cats with skin allergies, all at a highly competitive price.

Hopefully, the mention of these top five best dog deodorizing sprays will assist you in narrowing down the multitudes in the market by selecting the best product for your pets. Now, you'll be able to overcome any unpleasant pet odor in-between grooming sessions. Have fun shopping!

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Dry, Canned, Or Semi-moist: Best Dog Food Choices

Choosing the right dog food is not a matter of preference but what the pet requires. Depending on the dog's needs, vets may recommend specific food types, primarily wet and dry. Generally, though, wet foods are better than dry ones because they have more proteins that are easy to digest, and also, the fact that they have more moisture keeps the dog well hydrated.

 

Canine Caviar Open Range Grain-Free Buffalo All Life Stages Dry Dog Food - 4.4 lb Bag

 

What may be different is the brand you choose to buy since other manufacturers and companies have varied foods on the market. If you wonder which food to buy for your dogs, this article will help you know what matters. Keep reading to find out more.

 

Food Choices for Dogs

There are numerous food choices for dogs. These can be dry, canned, or most (semi-moist) foods. It is usual for a pet owner to wonder which food would be best for their pet. Fortunately, your vet is the best person to recommend the specific food type based on the dog's needs at any given time.

However, it helps to understand the pros and cons of each food type. This will make it easy for you to make the right decisions.

 

Semi-Moist Foods

If you consider giving your dog semi-moist foods, you should know that these food types contain a lot of added sugars and salts. Consequently, they are not suitable for all dogs, especially if you are interested in regular feeding. Most semi-moist foods also come with chemical preservatives, color, and flavoring.

These enhancers make such food only suitable for occasional treats when you want to reward the dog. It may also work when traveling since these foods are very convenient since all you need to do is open a pouch and pour it into the feeding bowl. Just find out the calorie proportions and the amount your vet recommends for your dog per feeding time.

 

Wet Dog Food From Petlife

There are numerous weed dog food brands you can choose from, but none beats the foods from pet life. These have been formulated to meet your dog's immediate needs. The foods are flavored perfectly to make your dog crave for more. But before we get into the specific choices you can make; you may want to understand these wet food types more.

As one of the top pet brands, you can be sure that you will get the right wet food choices easily at Petlife. The variety of brands includes Natural Balance, Blue Buffalo, and Nutro Weruva. Besides that, these wet foods also come in different textures, making it easy to choose what works for your pet.

If your pup is a picky eater, then the variety of wet dog foods from Petlife will be ideal. They come in various exciting flavors and are even more suited for older dogs who may need softer food since kibble is hard. One other reason to pick wet foods is that they are easier to digest than raw foods. What's more, they are a lot cleaner and fresher, with lots of tasty flavors too.

Healthy wet dog food brands offer a lot. For instance, wet food has a higher protein concentration than dry foods. This makes them more ideal for puppies. In addition, these foods are also well hydrated, which is a plus when feeding newborn puppies and younger pups in general. The foods also tend to have more natural ingredients and fewer preservatives, making them a healthier option for a pet.

If you are dealing with an old dog that suffers from indigestion and constipation due to poor digestion, you should consider getting wet food types because they are more appropriate. You can now understand why many households prefer wet foods from Petlife for their pups with all these advantages. Below are a few flavors you can get for all the textures your pup loves. Wet dog flavors from petlife can be categorized into two different flavors, namely the exotic and traditional flavors.

 

Exotic Flavors

These are the not-so-common flavors for dogs. They are excellent when considering changing the dog's foods or mixing the flavors for variety. Note that exotic flavors are not meant to replace the traditional flavored wet foods but should only work as a change. These flavors include:

Quail: This is an excellent substitution for dogs that may be allergic to chicken and beef. It is an excellent hypoallergenic food for pups with a problem with digestion. It is made of raw ingredients and makes it perfect for dogs. While some people believe that quail is better than chicken, it is all a matter of your pet's preference. Pheasant: This is another alternative for dogs who may be allergic. The flavor is exciting and will be one that your dog enjoys. It is free of artificial coloring and preservatives and highly recommended for sensitive digestion dogs. Rabbit: Rabbit-flavored wet dog food is excellent and more available. It works better for dogs that may be allergic to fish, chicken, and beef. Your dog enjoys a superb food choice just as they would in the wild.

 

Traditional Wet Dog Foods

This is a selection of wet dog flavors that are more common and readily available. They make the main meal and are more staple than exotic foods. They include:

Beef: This is a popular food flavor that is readily available. What's more, beef is a must-have for dogs at all stages of growth. They mostly come as chunks with flavored gravy. They are also excellent when mixed with kibble for boosting digestion. Chicken: This makes one of the three readily and most common available dog foods. Wet chicken is available in chunks and is often deboned, making it easier even for puppies to enjoy. Pork: This is an excellent choice, especially if your dog enjoys the taste. It is also the fattest food choice for your dogs that contributes to helping with omega-six fat supply for the dogs. You can choose to use this dog food type as a staple because it includes vegetables such as carrots, which improve flavoring and make the meal complete for a serving. Salmon: Salmon is one of the fish foods that work perfectly as dog food. It is excellent for both puppies and adult dogs and provides omega oils. Your vet may recommend it for specific dogs because of its richness. Turkey: This may be similar to chicken but different in nutritional value. It is leaner and has a more concentrated level of protein than chicken. It also has high concentrations of macronutrients, just as chicken has. Duck: Duck is a great traditional flavor that works perfectly for dogs with sensitive stomachs. This explains why some people consider it an exotic brand. It is available in chunks and purees, making it an easy choice for older and younger dogs.

Now that you have understood the available wet food flavors for your dog from Petlife, you will be pleased to know that there are numerous specific brands and foods to pick from. Below are a few you can choose from.

 

Grandma Mae's Country Naturals Dog Large Breed - 32 lbs

 

Nature's Logic Beef Tripe Canned Dog Food - 13.2 oz Cans - Case of 12 Ziwi Peak Chicken Pate Canned Dog Food - 13.75 Oz - Case of 12 Stella & Chewy's Lil' Bites Stew Chicken Turkey Wet Dog Food - 2.7 Oz - Case of 12 Evanger's 'Against the Grain' Nothing Else Pork Canned Dog Food - 11 oz Cans - Case of 12 Cesar Canine Cuisine Gourmet Filets Prime Rib Flavor Wet Dog Food - 3.5 oz - Case of 24

Before settling on what you consider the Best Canned Dog Food, consider feeding your dog a variety of foods in the wet category and observe what it likes best. You could also have a list of favorites and change the food choice after a while. The bottom line is to ensure your dog is happy and well-fed.

 

Dry Dog Foods

 

Cesar Canine Cuisine Savory Rotisserie Chicken Flavor with Bacon and Cheese Wet Dog Food - 3.5 oz - Case of 24

 

Besides wet foods for dogs, you also have the option of choosing to feed your dog with dry foods (kibble). Most pet owners prefer kibbles because they are more economical and easier to store. Besides, dehydrated foods are also straightforward to get, and they last longer. These foods do not require special storage like wet or freezer foods.

You can always find hard and soft dry dog food to match your pet's preference. With the numerous flavor types and varieties available at Petlife, you can be sure that your dog will find something that works for them, no matter how picky they are. Below are a few flavors for both traditional and exotic categories.

 

Traditional dry dog foods Beef: This is undoubtedly one of the staples you will find as dog food. The beef-dried foods are available either as air-dried beef slices or kibbles. You do not have to worry about finding a freezer for your dog to enjoy a completely healthy meal when you can purchase the dry beef kibbles. Chicken: Dried chicken is available and packed with beneficial nutrients for your dogs. In addition to the chicken, this feed also has added healthy ingredients such as chickpeas and oats. This makes the dried chicken meal a wholesome meal that boosts your dog's health. Turkey: Another popular dry dog meal for your dog would be the turkey flavor. It is an excellent option for a dog with extra fat since it is leaner than other feed choices. You can also add it to the grains and give your dog a wholesome meal. Duck: Duck is also nutrient-packed and works perfectly for dogs with limited food choices. It is perfect for dogs with sensitive stomachs and is highly recommended for allergic dogs. Salmon: This is a fish meal that works perfectly for your dogs, especially those deficient in omega 3, vitamin B12, and potassium. It is a rich source of nutrients and a worthy investment for your pet. Your vet may recommend it for anemic dogs and those with high blood pressure. Lamb: Making it to the list of favorite dry traditional foods is the lamb kibbles. These are high in omega 3 and are considered one of the options given to pets with fewer options due to their allergies. It has quickly become stable in the dog food industry since most pet owners pick it for their sensitive dogs.

 

Exotic Dry Dog Foods

 

Pets Global Zignature Pork Formula Dry Dog Food - 25 lb Bag

 

The exotic dry food section is also filled with several options. These foods should be picked as substitutes and not necessarily a total replacement of the staple foods. They are good for occasional treats as well. They include rabbit and sweet potatoes.

Generally, when choosing dry foods for your pet, go for foods rich in nutrients. Consider buying pet life brands because they come with clear labels, and you get to know what is in the food. What's more, the brands from petlife are all perfectly vetted and ensured to be safe. Some of the brands you can buy include:

Stella & Chewy's Raw Coated Wholesome Duck Dry Dog Food - 22 lbs Verus Puppy Advantage Dry Dog Food - 4 lb Bag Verus Adult Maintenance (Lamb & Oats) Dry Dog Food - 35 lb Bag Pro Pac Performance Dry Dog Food - 40 lbs Verus Life Advantage Dry Dog Food - 25 lb Bag Pets Global Zignature Kangaroo Formula Dry Dog Food - 25 lb Bag

 

Final Thoughts

Choosing the right dog food for your pet makes a huge difference. You want to select a product full of nutrients and easy for the dog to digest. Fortunately, there are numerous choices to settle for. Make sure you go for an affordable option, available and fresh. Try to mix both kibbles and wet foods if possible. The health and well-being of your dog sometimes depend on the food you choose for it, so make sure to make the right ones. Consult your vet if you must or when you are stuck on what food to pick.

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Getting your pet the playpen they need is something you ought to prioritize. Besides ensuring the pet is well-fed and properly vaccinated or checked by the vet regularly, it is essential to ensure that they enjoy an active lifestyle. Taking your dog for walks and playdates is good, but it may not be enough, especially if it is super playful.

 

Dog Crates and Gates

 

It may be necessary to create an indoor playpen to ensure that the dog does not damage your property or mess up the entire house as it jumps and runs from one section to another. A designated play section or area within the house is always a great idea. You can always know where your pet is and, at a safe time, have peace knowing that it is not destroying any of your essential items as it plays. So, how does one select the right playpen, and are there any brands that come highly recommended? Keep reading to uncover more.

 

What to Consider when Choosing a Dog Pen?

Generally, a dog Playpen gives your puppy or mature dog a safe place to play. However, it matters which pen you go for because they come in different shapes and sizes. Not all playpens are suitable for the dog you have at home. Here are a few things you may need to consider when choosing the playpen.

 

The Material Used

There are different materials used to make a dog playpen. Some of the most common materials include metal, plastic, and mesh. Meta is ideal for large, strong dogs that love to push and chew on things. It may be expensive, but it is also very durable and strong hence a worthy investment. They are also versatile to use since they give room to add more. Once you get the right Pet Playpen, add different products & interlink to accommodate the dog as it grows.

With metal pens, the investment is guaranteed since it does not go out of style or functionality. You can constantly adjust the size as the dog grows.

Dog playpen in blue color

On the other hand, we have affordable plastic pens, considering they are mid-point priced. Like metal pens, they are excellent for indoor and outdoor use. Many people seeking indoor pens will go for plastic since it does not cause any scratches on the floors. However, you need to be careful when choosing plastic for dogs fond of chewing items. It is also unsafe for puppies and dogs with teething issues since they will chew on it.

If you are looking for a temporary solution for your dog, consider getting the mesh playpens. These are the least expensive and also the least durable. They are suitable for old dogs who just want to relax and chill. Puppies and mid-aged active dogs may not survive in mesh playpens because they will be hurt as they bump on the mesh. You do not want to cause any injuries to the pet.

 

Size Matters

When choosing a playpen for dogs, go for a size that suits the dog. Not all dogs have similar dimensions. A pen can be too small or too large for a dog. If possible, invest in an adjustable pen to change the pen's size as the dog grows. This will save you a lot of time and avoid reinvesting in the same thing every few months, especially if your dog grows fast. When securing a pen-based on size, make sure that the pen allows the dog to stand, sit, lie down, and stay comfortably in its favorite position. What's more, it should be large enough to accommodate the size of your pet.

Now that you know what matters when choosing playpens for dogs, your focus should be on finding a pen that makes financial and functional sense for you. The following are a few examples that will be worth your investment. You can be sure that you will be getting value for money with these pens.

 

Pet Life ® Zippered Folding Collapsible Lightweight Pet Dog Crate

This is a lightweight crate for your dog and is perfect for indoor use. It is excellent for small dogs and is made of a nylon cover that is scratch resistant. The mesh used in making the crate is of excellent quality, making the crate suitable for indoor and outdoor use. You can also feel comfortable moving around with it since it is portable and lightweight. Your dog will enjoy having a great time in its own space.

 

Pet Life "Interlude" Folding Travel Pet Tent

Pet Life Interlude Folding Travel Pet Tent

 

This is a perfect dog crate with thermal controls. It's ideal for cold weather, and the dog or cat feels uncomfortable staying anywhere else. You can have the pets relax in this crate. It is safe and light in weight, making it perfect for when you have to travel. The convenience it offers is unmatched as you don't have to bring out several blankets just to ensure your cat is comfortable.

 

Pet Life ® Rectangular Mesh Wire-Folding Travel Lightweight Pet Dog Crate

This is a rectangular collapsible tent for your dog. The mesh canvas makes it light in weight and perfect for your small-sized dog. It has a double-sided mesh view and a nylon casing, making it easy to maintain. It works perfectly for indoor and outdoor settings, allowing your pet to enjoy some privacy as it plays and enjoys itself.

 

Pet Life 'Hush Puppy' Cooling Smart Pet House

If your dog has been great recently, you can go all out and get this fantastic smart pet house. The house is electronically powered and has excellent temperature control for heating and cooling. At the power of a button, your dog can have the time of its life. Make sure it counts.

 

Pet Life Hush Puppy Cooling Smart Pet House

 

Petlife has a variety of pen houses for dogs and cats. You can find one that suits your dog's needs at an affordable rate. All you have to do is check their website for more examples.

 

Final Thoughts

Getting your dog a playpen is a great idea. It is one of the easiest ways to ensure that your dog has a great time without destroying anything in your house. It could also come in handy when traveling, especially for the small portable ones. The good news is that there are different types of playpens for all dog sizes. Choose one whose material and size suit your needs ideally.

- Himanshu Sapra
Top 7 Savory Cat Treats Your Feline Will Love

After a hard day at work, chances are you’re looking forward to playing with your furry friend. Your bonding time with your cat will usually include a few delicious treats. Cats are highly food motivated and typically ready for treats when their teeth have grown in, and you've weaned them onto solid foods. The top cat treats are delicious and helpful during kitten training and as a reward for good behavior.

 

Grey cat

 

If you’re training your feline and dream of a day when your cat will shake paws and jump through hoops on command, it’s essential to choose a delectable treat your cat is willing to work for. Besides, delicious treats make your pet’s life more exciting.

If you love to pamper your cat and lavish it with treats and affection, your feline will love these top 7 savory cat treats:

 

1. Northwest Naturals Freeze-Dried Raw Turkey Neck Freeze-Dried Cat and Dog Treats - 4 count Bag

When you think of healthy treats for your feline, you probably think of natural ingredients, and Northwest Naturals contains just that. This cat treat features freeze-dried raw turkey neck. Cats are carnivores and need meat to remain healthy. Poultry is one of your best bets as it offers high amounts of protein and other nutrients your furry little friend requires in its daily diet.

These Northwest Naturals cat and dog treats contain only a single ingredient. And the gluten- and the grain-free formula is perfect for pets with food-related sensitivities. The treat is palatable and easy to feed your pet. The dried turkey necks come in convenient pieces so you can treat your pet while training it. It comes in a four-count pack that's portable to travel with. The soft texture lets you use these treats as a food topper. You can easily crumble them over your pet’s food to boost the nutritional value and make the food tastier.

The Northwest Naturals cats and dog treats are freeze-dried using high-pressure processing. The process takes out the moisture and locks in the nutrients and flavor. This makes it an ideal, relatively safe choice for those who would like to feed their cat raw or fresh food without being exposed to the disease and contamination associated with handling raw meat.

Benefits:

Four whole turkey necks An all-natural, single-ingredient raw treat for cats and dogs Grain- and gluten-free treats for cats with sensitive stomachs Easy to break into pieces Ideal as a food topper or whole treat 83 Calories per ounce Freeze-dried using high-pressure processing Available in 6. oz bags

 

2. Tiki Cat Soft & Chewy Tuna Cat Treat

Reward your feline friend with premium cat treats that offer him the protein he needs for daily energy. This Tiki Cat Soft & Chewy Tuna cat treat offers an enticing soft and chewy texture. With no fruits or vegetables, the low-calorie recipe is just a meaty flavor, making it a perfect reward for pets. The soft and chewy texture makes it easy to chew for cats with sensitive or small mouths, such as kittens or seniors with dental issues.

The tuna flavor of these Tiki cat treats is sure to entice even the pickiest eaters. And with only three calories each, you can indulge your furry friend as often as you want without feeling guilty. They’re great as meal toppers, training treats, or everyday rewards. These Tiki Cat Soft & Chewy Tuna cat treats are a top choice for pet parents looking for something delicious, rewarding, and highly nutritious.

Benefits:

The first ingredient is Natural tuna Small soft, and chewy cat treats packed in tuna flavor Low-calorie recipe – only three calories per treat No fruit or vegetables Free of artificial colors and flavor Great for cats of any size or breed

 

3. ProDen Plaque Off System Crunchy Bites Salmon Flavor Cat Dental Treats - 3-oz bags

Feed your cat’s craving for fish while cleaning its teeth simultaneously with ProDen Plaque Off System Crunch dental bites. These cat treats provide an easy complement to ordinary oral hygiene.

Made from specially selected algae and other 100% natural ingredients, ProDen PlaqueOff helps support your kitten’s gum and dental health and helps freshen the breath while tasting so yummy. These fresh-breath treats lean almost entirely on the “crunchy texture equals clean teeth” premise. The porous texture allows the tooth to penetrate it, delivering a quick, effective clean to reduce tartar buildup and remove plaque. The salmon formula contains apple fiber, coconut oil, potato starch, lecithin, etc.

You can add these bites to your feline’s food each day or give them as a rewarding treat or motivation during training.

Benefits:

Crunchy treats to support your kitty’s dental health Freshen your cat’s breath while cleaning its teeth and reducing tartar Available in 3 oz bags 3-8 dental bites daily Made with natural ingredients with a crunchy texture Gluten-free and gluten-free for little furry friends with sensitivities Excellent to use as treats while training your cat

 

4. The Granville Island Pet Treatery The Happy Moo'D Food Dehydrated Beef Liver Dog & Cat Treats - 3.17-oz bag

Keep your furry best friend in a happy mood with these Granville Island Pet Treatery dehydrated beef liver treats. For those looking for a meat-based treat to satisfy their furry friend’s cravings, the Happy Moo'D Food Dehydrated Beef Liver is a great choice. Beef liver is one of nature’s most concentrated sources of Vitamin A and contains B vitamins, boosting eyes, coat, and immune health. Research has found that beef liver is low in fat and cholesterol and makes for a particular cat treat.

Made with a single ingredient, these beef liver treats are rich in pure protein and offer a full meaty flavor that drives your feline crazy. These Granville Island cat treats are an excellent alternative to raw foods with the same health benefits. Dehydrated cat treats come in perfect travel sizes, so you can help your pet maintain healthy levels of protein intake. They’re light, chewy, and easy to feed your cats on the go, whether traveling or anywhere. Besides, these dehydrated snacks don’t require freezing or taking up space in your fridge.

Benefits:

Made from a single ingredient – beef liver It contains no artificial flavorings, fillers, or preservatives 100% all-natural human-grade beef sourced from Canada and inspected for safety Low in fat and cholesterol Rich in B vitamins and vitamin A Dehydrated on the heat for over 20 hours to remove moisture and preserve them naturally 48 calories per treat Suitable for cats and dogs Available in 90g bags

 

5. Get Naked Cat Grain-Free Treat Kitten Healthy - 2.5 Oz

Delight your kitten with the delectable, chewy Get Naked Kitten Heath soft cat treats. The kitten stage is an exciting time in your feline’s life, so it’s crucial to provide them with the essential nutrients it needs to grow healthy and strong. These all-natural cat snacks are specially made for kittens, and the first ingredient is real chicken. The DHA omega-three content helps support your furry little friend’s cognitive development and overall health. It also contains vitamins and minerals, including taurine, that your kitten needs during this crucial growth and development phase.

In addition, Get Naked cat treats, purebites cat treats, fruitables cat treats are grain-free and contain no soy or wheat. Added taurine caters to kittens’ unique needs. These tasty treats are low-calorie for those concerned about their cat’s health. With only three calories per yummy treat, you can be sure your little friend will maintain a healthy weight while enjoying the nutritional benefits of these delicious kittens. These tasty rewards come in adorable heart shapes and are soft and easy on your kitten’s growing teeth to entice your kitten to eat.

Benefits:

Promotes your kitten's brain, skin, heart, and respiratory health Rich source of Omega-3 fatty acid DHA Free of added sugar, salt, and sweeteners Contains no soy, corn, or wheat Made with real chicken 3 Calories per treat Available in 2.5 oz bags

 

6. Purebites Shrimp Freeze-Dried Cat Treats - 0.38 oz Bag

Purebites freeze-dried cat treats feature only one simple human-grade ingredient: no grains, artificial flavors, or additives. If your cat has diabetes, allergies, or other sensitivities, these single-ingredient treats give you peace of mind. You are sure of what you're feeding your pet.

These Purebites cat treats contain 100% pure wild-caught shrimp and work as a real treat or food topper for your furry best friend. The shrimp has undergone the freeze-drying process when raw to lock in the aroma, texture, and freshness cats crave. And with only one calorie per average treat and high protein content, Purebites ensures your cat is getting 100% pure treats rich in nutrients for a healthy diet.

Benefits:

Only one calorie per treat High in protein Freeze-dried to preserve freshness and nutrition Only one ingredient - 100% human grade shrimp Available in 11g bags Ideal for cats with health issues or kitties who are diabetic,overweight, allergic, or on a restricted diet. No added preservatives Made in the USA

 

7. Fruitables Wildly Natural Salmon Crunchy Cat Treats - 2.5 oz Bag

Get your furry friend excited by treating them to the tasty flavor of this Fruitables Wildly Natural cat treat. These salmon-flavored treats' crispy, crunchy exterior and flaky interior delight your kitty's senses. Wildly Naturals contains a blend of 14 ingredients, including fruits and vegetables, cutting down on a lot of the "junk" often found in cat treats. At less than 1.9 calories per treat, these Fruitables cat treats help ensure your cat will weigh in at its most lean and healthy self.

Another thing your pet will love is the six-petal flower shape that provides an interesting texture that appeals to cats and adds to the snacking experience. This Fruitables Wildly Naturals offers up to about 180 treats per bag and comes in 2.5 Oz bags you can take along anywhere.

Benefits:

All-natural, salmon flavored treats The crispy, crunchy exterior and a flaky interior Free from wheat, corn, soy, artificial flavors, and color About 180 treats per bag Six-petal flower shape appeals to cats Only 1.9 calories per treat

 

Factors to Consider When Buying Cat Treats

You want to treat your cat as a reward for good behavior or special occasions, but treats need the same attention as food. Checking labels and checking out certain ingredients will help you distinguish healthy cat treats from toxic ones.

Here are some tips for choosing the best treats for your "paw-friend.”

 

Look for High-quality Ingredients

Avoid artificial preservatives and colors as they add no nutritional value. Brands that use more natural ingredients, such as Crumps Naturals, are your best bet. You should also eat wheat and other grains, especially if your pet is allergic. Experts advocate a grain-free diet as the best for cats. Cats are carnivores and need nutrients supplied by fats and proteins. So meat-based treats and protein sources, such as salmon and chicken, are a good start. Ensure the treats are made explicitly for cats.

 

Consider Your Cat's Unique Needs

A flavor different from your cat's regular food could be an extra special treat. If your kitten likes variety, choose a different taste. However, it would be best to go for a flavor similar to your pet's favorite food.

Additionally, your vet could recommend prescription diet treats, dental treats, or even low-calorie food, depending on your cat's unique needs. If your furry best friend is on a special or restricted diet, ask your vet if the treats' ingredients are compatible with what you're feeding it.

 

Avoid High-Calorie Treats

Saying no to your cat could be problematic when they're begging for a treat. As a result, you could feed your feline too many calories in the form of treats. One way to cut down your pet's calorie intake is to go for treats low in calories. Checking the calorie content on the label will help you manage your cat's weight.

 

In Conclusion

Cat treats add fun to your cat's life and help improve bonding with your furry friend. They also serve as motivation when you're training your pet. The best quality treats can also help boost your pet's nutrition. These top savory treats are a must to satisfy your feline's cravings while ensuring they maintain a healthy diet.

- Himanshu Sapra
Pet Bowls & Feeders: Choosing The Right Ones

One of the essential aspects of pet parenting is feeding your pet dog. To ensure your pet has a healthy lifestyle, you must learn what is suitable for your pet and check the list of ingredients in their food. While we can be experts in selecting the right food for our pets, most pet parents overlook the importance of dog bowls.

In the post below, we’ll go over the best bowls for dogs, their benefits and features, and how to select the suitable bowl and pet feeders for your fur babies.

A few facts about your pet dog's age, size, jaw structure, breed, jaw length, and typical behavior should be considered when selecting the perfect bowl to provide your pet with the optimal feeding experience. With countless options for dog bowls on the market, it is even more critical to choose the best one for your pet.

 

A dog is standing with a Pet bowl

 

What to Think About Before Purchasing Dog Bowls and Feeders?

There are several things to consider before making any purchases. Consider the following issues before purchasing a dog bowl or feeder.

Space

If you have enough space in your home, getting a much bigger bowl than you feel you will require would be better. It slows your dog down and helps them avoid overeating. Also, it is easier for them to pace themselves when their meal is spread out on the bottom of the feeder.

Feeding Frequency

If you have to feed your pet multiple times a day, an automated pet feeder may be a good investment because it allows you to schedule all of your pet's meals. However, smaller, more regular meal portions can benefit many dogs. Puppies, for example, should be fed this way (about 3-6 times daily) to help regulate their glucose levels. Four months and older dogs fare great with one or two large meals per day, but smaller and frequent meals can also help obese or overweight dogs.

Bowl-washing Frequency

Dishwasher-safe bowls can help ensure that your dog's bowls are cleaned regularly. However, even if they appear clean, harmful microbes, especially bacteria, can grow in your pet's food and water bowls. Therefore, it's best to wash them daily, or at least every couple of days. However, if your dog feeds on raw food, you must wash their dishes twice daily. Hand-washing your dog's bowls may be more accessible in this case, allowing you to select nearly any style and material.

Your Pet's Age

When buying your pet’s bowl, it's critical to consider their age and any ongoing medical conditions. Age will help you determine how much your aging dogs can bend towards their bowl and eat. Every life stage has some challenges and requirements, whether puppies, adults, or seniors.

Senior dogs or cats have various medical issues that make it difficult for them to bend. Arthritis is one of these issues, and it is critical to select bowls that can fit a specific height. Puppies require a shallower bowl so that their tongue can reach every corner of the bowl, and they finish their food quickly. Adult dogs' jaws vary in size. Shallow bowls will suffice for the long snouts. These bowls keep their flappy ear outside and provide enough space to reach for their food.

 

a dog is craving for a pet bowl & feeder

 

Your Pet's Energy Level

If your dog is a more energetic breed, you might want to consider slow feeders for dogs. They can assist in stimulating dogs who require more exercise.

Bowl Placement In Your House

Most parents place pet bowls on hardwood or tiled flooring. However, we recommend putting them on a placemat. All dogs, especially adult dogs, can lose their footing on slick or smooth floors. In addition, the traction provided by a mat makes feeding more accessible to them and provides a place for them to lay down while eating, something some dogs enjoy doing.

Your Dog Breed

Your dog breed is another crucial factor to consider when selecting a bowl for your pet dog. Every breed is unique in terms of body structure, jaw size, and, most importantly, energy.

Your Dog's Chest-to-Waist Ratio

Each dog breed has a unique body structure and thus a unique chest-to-waist ratio. As a result, bloating in dogs can be caused by an uneven eating posture, which is especially common in barrel-chested dogs. "Barrel-chested" implies that your dog has the shape of a barrel, with a broader top and a lean or smaller bottom.

 

What Is the Best Bowl for Your Pet?

Here are the major factors to consider when selecting the best bowl for your beloved pet. We have made an effort to include both the advantages and disadvantages of each bowl type.

Steel vs. Ceramic vs. Plastic Bowls

Pros: Buying a metal dog dish shows you're serious about your pet. Unlike low-quality plastic dishes, these bowls will not break under pressure and are very accessible when cleaning. Even if your dog is energetic and messy, these dishes will last quite a long time. Ceramic dog bowls, however, can provide a stylish bowl design. In addition, ceramic is durable and comes in a much wider variety of styles and colors. Both types are excellent options for your pet.

Cons: Stainless steel dishes can be noisy, especially if your pet is a messy one. Plastic dog bowls of lower quality can bounce and slide on your floor. Hence it is best to avoid them long-term. On the other hand, Ceramics can crack without proper care and hence are not intended for use in extreme temperatures.

Hand washing and rinsing your ceramic dishes is usually a good idea to keep your dish in good working order. However, poor-quality ceramic dog bowls have been linked to lead poisoning, so opt for a lead-free, high-quality dog bowl.

 

a cat is taking a healthy pet meal

 

Metal vs. Wood Bowls

Pros: Wooden and metal bowls are typically more contemporary than ceramic or stainless-steel options. Pet parents are learning more about quality in terms of dog products and now realize that the least expensive option at any point in time may cost them more in the long run.

Both metal and wooden bowls are a little expensive, but they are more durable and add some style to your household. In addition, metal bowls, just like stainless steel, are longer lasting than wood. Wooden bowls are also non-breakable and can complement the wooden furniture in your home.

Cons: Metallic bowls, just like stainless steel bowls, are excessively loud, occasionally making unpleasant noises. Wooden bowls are long-lasting, but the amount of leftover water that does not enter your pet’s mouth can cause them to become warped or stained. Also, we all know that when dogs drink, they drool and slurp, which can damage wooden bowls.

Stylish vs. Simple Bowls

Pros: Stylish dog bowls are often more expensive than traditional and straightforward bowls; however, more people recognize that your pet bowl is very much a part of one’s interior design. Furthermore, stylish bowls are usually better quality and will last ten years or more. Finally, simpler bowls are ideal for moving around your home, whether outside or indoors, downstairs or upstairs, or wherever it may be around your house.

Cons: Stylish dog bowls may be more costly. However, if high-quality, they will outlast cheaper alternatives. Simpler bowls might not be as durable, and the replacement cost can quickly add up.

Raised vs. Regular Feeders

Pros: Elevated dog feeders can help your dog's digestive system while also preventing numerous health issues that might occur when eating from a regular dish. Mega-esophagus and dog bloat are two examples. Unfortunately, both illnesses are fatal.

An elevated dog feeder is also easier to clean because it allows your dog to make very little mess on the floor. In addition, Fido will be more at ease and have improved body form if he eats from an elevated feeder. It is also easier for Bruno to swallow when eating from a raised feeder, which often helps your pet slow down.

Cons: Higher dog pet feeders are typically more expensive. Furthermore, you can find raised feeders of various heights, so ensuring you have the correct height is critical. However, you can prevent these adverse effects by checking the best height or size according to your dog and purchasing a more stable feeder.

Slow feeders vs. Regular dog bowls

Slow feeders may appear to be a fad, another way for manufacturers to take advantage of stressed-out pet parents. Slow feeders, however, are not a gimmick and are beneficial to your dog's health for a variety of reasons.

Pet parents of deep-chested breeds, i.e., pets who are more prone to bloat, are advised to switch to slow feeders or puzzle feeders to reduce the amount of air the dog consumes.

Slow feeders, such as the Pet Life ® 'Tumbowl' Slow Feeding Pet Bowl, have the potential to save lives by lowering the risk factor for bloat. In addition, a slow feeder reduces the risk of indigestion-related medical issues. There are numerous shapes, ideologies, sizes, and colors choices. In addition, these puzzles come in a variety of designs and are interactive enough to help improve your pet dog's mental abilities. The following are the primary advantages of slow feeders:

They will grow accustomed to finishing their meals. Assist in enhancing their brain or mental level They will become enthralled by even the most mundane foods. Limit the number of spills.

Automatic Feeders vs. Gravity Feeders

Automated feeders store dry pet feed and can be scheduled to dispense a specific amount to your dog at a set time. Besides making it easier to feed your dog when you're not home, automatic feeders are excellent for overweight dogs. Most pet parents over-measure pet' food, so automated feeders ensure you aren't giving your pet excess food. Many automatic feeders come with Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to control feeding frequency from your phone.

Gravity feeders, such as the Pet Life ® 'Auto-Myst' Snail Shaped 2-in-1 Automated Gravity Pet-Filtered Water Dispenser And Food Bowl, are similar to automated feeders, the major difference being that the food dispensation is not regulated, and you have no control over how much feed it administers. The bowl automatically refills due to gravity just as your dog empties it. As a result, gravity feeders might not be suitable for dogs given to overeating. They're better suited to dogs with weaker appetites.

Travel Feeders

Are you planning a trip? Don't forget your dog's travel bowls, whether you're flying, hiking, or on the road. Most travel bowls, such as the Pet Life ® 'dual Folding' Food And Water Collapsible Pet Travel Cat And Dog Bowl, are made of lightweight materials like plastic, silicone, or fabric so that they won't add bulk to your luggage. In addition, they're built to last, are more accessible when cleaning, and are safe for outdoor feeding.

Double Bowls

Why not combine your dog’s meal and water for a cleaner and simpler look? Elevated double-dog dishes, just like the Pet Life ® 'Couture Sculptured’ Dishwasher Safe Melamine Food And Water Double Pet Bowl, exist in various styles. They usually include dishes with the same holding capacity, so you might want to go sizes higher if you have a particularly thirsty or hungry dog. When it's time to clean up, just throw everything into the dishwasher, and you’re good to go.

 

Conclusion

Dog feeders and bowls can significantly impact your dog's feeding habits and overall lifestyle. They can also last you years if you choose wisely. Putting your dog's personality, needs, and lifestyle into consideration will assist you in selecting a superb option.

Dog bowls come in various styles and sizes, so there's bound to be one that's perfect for your pet. You can easily select the suitable dog bowl for your pet by doing a little research and planning, providing years of healthy eating, fun, and style. Your veterinarian can help you create a meal plan appropriate for your pet. If you combine suitable bowls or feeders with the right food, your pet is very well on his way to eating healthily.

- Himanshu Sapra
Bird Food 101: The Ultimate Guide

When you visit the supermarket and see all of the different bags of food, it's natural to get overwhelmed and question which seeds and mixes are ideal for your backyard birds. However, garden bird feeding can be a lot of pleasure for wildlife and bird enthusiasts of all ages so that you and the birds are both safe.

 

Selective Photography of Bird House

 

Whether you're new to bird feeding or annoyed by the quantity of food wasted at your feeders, you may expect to learn the following things today if you read:

What are the benefits of feeding your birds all year round? The ten most popular and widely used varieties of bird food. The nutritional value of each recommended meal and the kind of birds it will attract.

Let's get started by answering what and why.

 

How Do Birds Feed?

 

Three birds on the ground surrounded by snow

 

Insects, seeds, and fruits make up most of a songbird's diet. These are the delicacies you may use to greet our feathery friends and prepare the table for them. Offering food in a tube, hopper, or platform feeder is the simplest and most common approach to start drawing birds to your yard.

Different birds enjoy different seeds. However, the black-oil sunflower attracts the highest number of species. This is because this seed contains a significant meat-to-shell ratio and, despite its small size, provides a lot of nourishment. Other small-quantity seeds to search for are golden and white safflower, peanuts, sunflower hearts, white millet, and maize.

Therefore, oil-rich seeds like sunflower hearts, whole sunflower seeds, and peanut granules are found in the finest mixes. So, anytime you consider bird food to page into your shopping cart.

Dunnocks, House sparrows, finches, collared doves, and reed buntings like tiny seeds like millet, while blackbirds prefer flaking maize. Sunflower hearts, peanuts, and sunflower seeds are favorites of tits and greenfinches.

Big chunks or entire nuts in mixes are only suited for winter feeding since tiny and immature birds can choke on large bits.

 

Why It's Crucial to Feed Your Birds Throughout The Year?

 

American Goldfinch Bird Eating Black Bird Food

 

You don't have to be a bird feeding guru to figure out that an empty feeder won't attract many birds. So preferably, keep your feeders stocked with tasty birdseed and food to keep your birds happy!

For various reasons, nourishing your birds all year is an excellent idea.

You may provide more food and water to parental birds in the spring to ensure that their young chicks grow during the breeding season. Although our backyard birds have a variety of food sources throughout the summer, dry ground and a lack of water can cause birds to become dehydrated and unable to obtain the additional delectable fat treats (such as mealworms) they require. Many migrating birds come to bird feeds hungry in the second part of the year, and most birds in our gardens prepare themselves for the winter months by seeking out more fatty nutrition.

Late in the summer, birds begin to shed their feathers and develop new ones, all the while staying warm during molting, which takes a lot of energy. As a result, supplying an energy-dense food source is critical for the birds' health and survival at all times of the year. While food scarcity can arise at any point during the year, the benefits of garden feeding are most remarkable in the winter and spring as natural food supplies are at their lowest.

However, you must exercise extreme caution while purchasing bird food! Many companies entice you in with low costs by convincing you to buy a 50-pound bag of "General Birdseed" mix with lovely cardinal and finch photos on the package.

 

The top Choices of Bird Foods to Purchase

Unless you can only serve one type of food at your feeders, sunflower seed would be your choice! Sunflower is not only loved by a variety of bird species, but it's also easy to come by and quite affordable.

Whether you believe it or not, there are three types of sunflowers available for bird feeding, each serving unique benefits and purposes.

 

Kaylor of Colorado Conure & Lovebird Sweet Harvest Bird Food

 

 

Kaylor of Colorado Conure & Lovebird Sweet Harvest Bird Food - 4 lb Bag

 

In 1977, Sweet Harvest was created and released for the first time. There was a relatively limited assortment of natural items for birds and small animals at the time. The bulk of the items on offer was just artificially colored and flavored. Sweet Harvest was the first to use all-natural ingredients to produce its vibrant look. Kaylor of Colorado additionally adds vitamins to its mixes, utilizing a proprietary application method that offers a balanced benefit for all dogs. When you feed Sweet Harvest foods to your pet for the first time, you will notice positive changes in their health and emotional well-being.

 

Zoo Med Laboratories Can O' Mini Size Crickets

Great for freshly acquired chicks, heat-stressed backyard hens, and companion birds during difficult adjustment times!

Hydration, neuron and muscle activity, and other biological activities are all regulated by electrolytes. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that is beneficial to the immune system. Beta-carotene assists in feather pigmentation and is converted to vitamin A, an antioxidant. B vitamins aid in the healthy functioning of the metabolism and energy levels. Probiotics require prebiotics as a source of energy. Probiotics are beneficial to gut health. It contains a source of four live (viable) microorganisms that exist naturally. There aren't any fat-soluble vitamins! Use in conjunction with a regular vitamin supplement regimen.

All these and more come in crickets of smaller size. Most tiny birds and other small creatures will thrive on this nutrition.

 

Higgins® Spray Millet Birds Treats

Indeed, every bird adores Higgins® Spray Millet. This feed has a natural delight and an antique gold hue and is Non-GMO, pesticide-free, selected by hand at harvest. Higgins® Spray Millet is also unprocessed, with no preservatives added. Plus, it is a nutrient-dense natural forage delight.

 

Lafeber's® Avi-Cakes

 

Lafeber's® Avi-Cakes for Cockatoos & Macaws - 1 Lbs

 

Avi-Cakes are a 50/50 mix of quality seeds and nutritionally balanced pellets manufactured with non-GMO ingredients and bound with a delicious molasses binder. Its square form is ideal for your cockatoo and macaw to grab, tug, twist, and chew to stimulate the foraging instincts of birds.

 

Conclusion

Serving high-protein live or dried mealworms as a supplement is a delight among most backyard birds, particularly around nesting season. However, don't get disheartened should you set up a new feeder and don't see any birds immediately away. Birds are creatures of habit, and it might take up to a month for them to notice a new feeder.

 

- Himanshu Sapra
How To Groom Your Cat At Home: Benefits And Tips

Cat grooming seems like a simple task. However, not everyone can do it properly. It's a skill that needs time and practice to perfect. It involves more than brushing Figaro or bathing him.

If you observe your feline as they groom themselves, you'll notice how they spend a lot of time on it. They stroke their fur carefully with their tongue to ensure that the process serves its purpose.

As a cat parent, you should strive to groom Kitty as excellently as you can. Sure, it's a chore if you're not used to it. However, you can pull it off with the right cat grooming tools and skills.

 

groomed orange baby cat

 

How and Why Felines Tidy Themselves?

Cats have a reputation for being clean creatures. It's one of the many reasons why most people love them so much as pets. You probably don't have to worry too much about them making your home dirty.

Cats clean themselves frequently. They spend at least one-third of their waking hours cleaning themselves. If Chloe sleeps for approximately sixteen hours each day, she grooms for an impressive two and a half hours daily.

The licking action you see them doing to their fur is called 'grooming.' Their tongues have raspy hooks called papillae that keep their fur from matting as they lick it to remove debris, excess hair, and parasites.

Grooming is not only essential for them to stay or get clean, but for staying healthy as well. It stimulates the skin beneath the fur, which is vital for kittens as it helps them pee and poop as often as they should.

 

Allogrooming and Autogrooming: What Do They Mean?

Simply put, allogrooming is when kitties clean each other. It often happens when they live in a cat colony or multi-cat household. It starts at a young age, and the mother cat is the one who introduces it.

Autogrooming is the exact opposite- a cat cleans itself. It also begins while they're young and proceeds to adulthood. They might resort to allogrooming as they get older due to conditions like arthritis.

Interestingly, pet research, a higher-ranking feline grooms a less dominant cat. They clean around sensitive parts like the face, head, and neck.

 

orange baby cat and silver tabby cat

 

Benefits of Grooming Your Cat

Cats love grooming. It relaxes, calms, and comforts them, and they tend to be in a good mood after a good grooming session. Besides making sure that your cat is clean and healthy, there are other benefits of grooming them:

Trims their nails- When you brush their fur regularly, you also help trim their nails. How? The process pushes the nails back, which makes them wear away gradually. Prevents hairballs- grooming eliminates dead fur before it can end up in their stomach after self-grooming or allogrooming. It helps distribute their natural oils evenly, making the fur softer and less likely to end up in hairballs. Builds the bond between you and your feline- When you take the time to groom your cat, it helps build a strong bond between the two of you. As you brush their fur or massage them, they'll start to trust and feel comfortable around you. It helps you tackle tangles in your feline's fur before turning into unpleasant mats.

 

How to Groom Your Feline at Home?

The best way to clean your cat at home is by using the right products and following a specific routine. Doing so will ensure that the process is as smooth as possible for you and your cat.

Here's what you need:

A good quality cat brush- Look for one that has natural bristles like boar hair as they gently remove the dead fur without irritating the skin. A comb- It will help you eliminate any knots or tangles in their fur. A shedding blade- You can use this instead of a brush if your cat doesn't let you brush them. It's a large-toothed comb that you can use to remove dead fur. Cat shampoo and conditioner- Only use products specifically designed for cats, as regular ones can dry out their skin or make their fur oily. A cup or bowl- This is for wetting their fur before you start shampooing them. A few old towels- You'll need these to wrap your cat in after the bath and dry their fur. Pet-friendly wipes- These come in handy for cleaning your cat's face and bottom.

 

After you've gathered all the supplies, you need to follow these steps:

Prepare everything before you start bathing your cat. This will make sure that the process is as smooth as possible. Start with wetting your kitty’s fur with lukewarm water using a cup or bowl. Apply cat shampoo to their fur and avoid getting any in their eyes, ears, or mouth. Gently massage it into their hair and work up a lather. Rinse off the shampoo thoroughly using lukewarm water. Be sure to remove all the suds from their fur. Apply conditioner to their fur and leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing it off. Wrap your cat in a towel and gently pat their fur dry. You can try using a hairdryer on the lowest setting to dry the hair. Be sure not to hold it too close to your pet’s skin. Once their fur is dry, you can use a cat brush or comb to remove any knots or tangles. Begin from their head and work your way to the tail. Use pet-friendly wipes to clean your cat's face and bottom. Be sure not to get any in their eyes or ears. And you're done! Your cat should now be clean, fresh, and ready to take on the world.

 

a groomed white cat sitting on brown couch

 

 

Tips for Grooming Your Cat

Here are a few tips that will make grooming your cat a breeze:

Choose a time when your kitty is happy and relaxed. Avoid doing it when they're hungry, thirsty, or tired. Start slowly and gradually increase the time you spend grooming them. This will help them adjust to the process and make it less stressful for both of you. Be gentle and patient while grooming your cat. Avoid using forceful or harsh motions, which will only make them anxious and stressed. Use their favorite treats or toys as a means of positive reinforcement, especially when clipping their nails. This will help them associate the grooming process with something pleasant. First-time clipping can be uncomfortable since they're not used to it. You can prepare them several days before the procedure by touching their paws. You can rub your hands up and down their legs and then mildly press or massage each toe. If your cat gets agitated or stressed, take a break and try again later.

 

How Often You Should Groom Kitty

The frequency of grooming will depend on several factors, such as the type of fur, length of hair, and whether your cat goes outside or not. Cats with long hair need to be groomed every day to avoid mats and tangles.

You can groom short-haired cats every week or two. If your cat goes outside, they may need to be brushed more often to remove dirt, debris, and any parasites they may have picked up.

The best way to know how often you should groom your cat is to consult with your veterinarian if all else fails. They will be able to give you specific advice based on your cat's needs.

 

How to Tell That Your Feline is Enjoying Grooming

There are several ways you can tell if your cat is enjoying the grooming process:

They'll have a relaxed and contented look on their face. They'll purr or make other happy vocalizations. They'll remain relatively still and not try to squirm away or hide. They'll allow you to groom them for extended periods without getting agitated. They'll actively participate in the grooming process by licking themselves or helping you brush their fur.

If your kitten displays any of these behaviors, they are most likely enjoying the grooming process. However, every cat is different, and you know your feline best.

 

Quality Grooming Products for Your Cat

Of course, not just any cleaning item will bring out the best in Figaro. Here are some of the best cat grooming products that'll give satisfying results:

 

Pet Life 'Clip Tronic' LED Lighting and USB Charging Precision Cat and Dog Nail Clipper

The Pet Life 'Clip Tronic' boosts effectiveness by allowing you to see Bella's nail bloodlines so you won't cut into their fragile nail beds. It makes this possible with its inbuilt LED illumination.

It also features a strong file and a USB port to charge it in less than ten minutes. Its impressively lightweight characteristic is an added advantage. Additionally, its rubberized handle grip ensures that you maintain complete control of the clipping experience.

 

Pet Life 'WAGNIFY' 360 Degree and Multi-Directional Modern Grooming Pet Rake Comb

With this Multi-Directional Modern Grooming Pet Rake Comb, you won't have to worry about ruining your furry baby's precious coat. It has a circular rake that can clear even the most stubborn tangles and knots on fur.

It also has a rubber handle for a better grip and stainless steel blades for durability and extra combing strength.

 

KIN + KIND Organic Skin And Coat Oatmeal Calming Cat and Dog Shampoo- Rose- 12 oz Bottle

This shampoo is USDA organic and boasts of being alcohol, SLS, paraben, and cruelty-free. It's also vegan and gluten-free for a health-conscious pet parent.

It contains ingredients like aloe vera, oatmeal, and chamomile to cleanse your feline friend's coat while leaving it soft and shiny. It's also great for sensitive skin as it's free of harsh chemicals. You can use it on both long-haired and short-haired cat breeds.

 

brown and white groomed cat lying on grey textile

 

Pet Life 'Knuckler' Handheld Travel Flexible Grooming Pet Rake Comb

The first thing that'll capture your attention about this grooming Pet Rake comb is its convenient size and inner rubber lining that keeps your fingers and knuckles pressure-free as you brush Figaro's fur. The rubber lining also serves to offer a firm grip during brushing.

The rake bristles are impressively soft yet firm to work through the fur without agitating your cat's skin. It's impressively easy to use, and the bristles' length allows you to use it on long-haired and short-haired cat breeds comfortably.

 

Pet Life 'Aero-Groom' 2-in-1 Electronic Pet Dryer and Pin Brush

Cats hate it when their fur catches water. Luckily, the Pet Life Pet Dryer and Pin Brush is all you need. It brushes and dries the coat in minutes. Thanks to its overheating security mechanism, you can clean your furry companion without stress.

Additionally, its manufacturers created it with durable and robust material to ensure that it serves its purpose effectively and for a long time. It's gentle on your adorable fur ball and is impressively lightweight for easier handling and use.

 

TrueBlue Cat and Dog Conditioning Shampoo- Creme Aloe and Avocado- 12 oz Bottle

The TrueBlue Cat and Dog Conditioning Shampoo is a favorite for many reasons. First, it's made of gentle and safe ingredients for your cat's skin and fur. These include creme aloe, avocado oil, jojoba seed oil, sweet almond oil, and chamomile extract.

It's also soap-free and has a pH-balanced formula perfect for your feline's delicate skin. The creamy and rich lather it produces makes bath time a fun experience for you and your cat.

 

Pet Life Flex Series 2-in-1 Dual-Sided Pin and Bristle Grooming Pet Brush

The Pet Life Flex Series pet brush has a simple yet practical design that makes working with it easy. It features a unique patented flexible hinge for a smoothing brushing experience while putting as little pressure as possible on Bella's fur.

The product's lower bristles are firm and work into the fur to make it softer equally while spreading the natural oils all over the beautiful coat. The upper strands have blunt ends to brush hair effectively without hurting your furry baby.

The item comes in a variety of colors, and its ultimate feature has to be the rubber handle that keeps your hand firmly on the brush no matter how long or tough Figaro's fur might be.

 

Conclusion

As a pet parent, you want only the best for your beloved feline. Luckily, many great products on the market can make maintaining your cat's coat easy and fun. The seven products reviewed above are among the best and will leave your cat's fur looking shiny and healthy.

Try any or all of them today and witness the noticeable, pleasant difference in Bella's overall appearance.

- Himanshu Sapra
Healthy Dog Treats: How and When To Give Them

Every pet owner loves treating their canine friend to some delicious snacks once in a while. With 69 million US households owning a dog, it is no surprise that entrepreneurs have flooded the market with some delicious and healthy dog treats. Each fills a particular niche, with products ranging from healthy dog treats to grooming equipment.

 

hand putting Dog Treats on Bowl

 

Our article will guide you on when and how to give your pet the best quality dog treats based on the recommendations from dog owners and the top brands.

 

Things To Keep In Mind While Buying Treats For Your Pet

Pet owners should exercise caution in choosing and feeding pets with treats. Some of them are made using risky sources like dead animals, which are cheap but can cause infection. So, always feed your furry friend the best quality healthy dog treats.

To give your dog the best nourishment, you should consider a few factors. These include local manufacturing since food items regulations are tighter than in certain nations. They should contain recognizable ingredients since unethical producers can mask harmful ingredients such as butylated hydroxyanisole with less familiar names. Treats formulated with all-natural products are preferable, such as Crumps dog treats.

Ideally, healthy snacks should have a low-calorie count. Many pets are at high risk of obesity nowadays, especially if they are strictly indoor, so smaller treats are encouraged since they have fewer calories. Additionally, they should be free from pesticides, artificial preservatives, and flavors because they are linked to cancer, neurological conditions, and digestive issues.

Spending within your budget is vital. While many customers prefer premium products for their pets, you can also buy reasonably priced, high-quality pet treats.

 

Dog food in a glass container

 

How To Give Dogs Treats?

Handing your pet treats from the bag may seem very easy to do. However, you should know the proper treats to food ratio, what type of food, and the best time to give them. Below are some tips on how to give dogs healthy treats, so please keep reading.

Hold It Towards Them

Dogs have a strong sense of smell, so you don't need to hold it close to their nose. An over-excited dog may jump around and drool all over you, so remember to give it to them once they are calm to train them to be submissive. Training a dog to be calm will help stem behavioral issues and promote discipline.

Try Fruits and Vegetables

Our furry friends are not picky eaters. From vegetables to fruits, dogs are open to all these options and don't care if it's meaty. You could give them steamed broccoli, carrots, peas, or green beans. Steaming them makes it easier on their teeth, thus preventing dental damage. You can also occasionally feed them fruits such as bananas, berries, watermelon, and apple slices. If Fido is a picky eater and runs away at the sight of fruits, try Grandma lucy's dog treats. They are available in various options, from oven-baked cranberries to apple slices.

Follow The 10% Rule

Dogs love treats, and dog owners love giving their dogs treats. It forms a good bonding exercise with your pet but can quickly get out of hand if you say yes once too many times. Treats should make up only 10% of your pet's calories. While dog treats may contain essential nutrients, they should not constitute their primary source of nutrition.

Your vet can help by providing a recommendation based on your pet's weight, likes, and overall health. A good brand to consider is Roam pet treats which are low in calories and rich in micronutrients.

Avoid Using Human Snacks

Human snacks may attract your dog's attention with their delicious smells. Their puppy face may cause you to give in to their demands, but this is not advisable. Fatty foods pose a significant health risk due to their high-calorie count and low nutritional value. Some of them, such as chocolate, are also toxic, so place these snacks out of their reach.

Instead, consider giving your pet something like Granville island dog treats to boost their immunity and improve their overall health.

 

Dog Treats Laid on Brown Cardboard

 

When to Give Dog Treats?

Use Treats As Rewards To Reinforce Good Behavior

Typically, dog owners use treats as a positive reinforcement when the dog performs a desirable behavior. This includes actions such as (but not restricted to) biting, hyperactivity, disobedience, chasing, digging, barking, peeing in inappropriate places, and growling.

According to psychologist Ivan Pavlov, classical conditioning using positive reinforcement leads to increased occurrence of the desired behavior and is far more beneficial to practice in the long run. So, if your dog expects rewards for good behavior with tasty treats, they are more likely to please you than simply looking for ways to stay out of trouble. Many trainers recommend positive reinforcement because it helps form a better relationship in the long run with your pet.

Do Not Give Them Before or During Mealtimes

Treats can be filling since some treats, such as Einstein dog treats,  contain real peanut butter.  For this reason, treat time should not coincide with regular meals. Dog food contains a full spectrum of nutrients like protein, vitamins, water, fats, carbs, and vitamins. Although there are some healthy dog treats, one must not replace meals with treats. Maintaining a regular feeding schedule will help keep your pet’s health in the long run.

Ensure you give your dog treats a few hours after breakfast, lunch, or dinner. At that point, their stomachs have digested the food and can accommodate a few treats.

 

A woman training his dog

 

Conclusion

Providing your pets with the best nourishing food is essential to their well-being. While this may sound simple enough, you should also consider that your pet has needs similar to humans. They get bored of the same meals and may want some small bites during the day.

Just follow our easy tips on when and how to feed your dog healthy treats for a more active, healthy, and happy canine, who will live longer to form more pleasant memories with you.

- Himanshu Sapra
Supplements And Vitamins For My Dog: Are They A Good Idea?

Pet owners want nothing more than their furry friends to live a long and happy life. After all, we consider dogs to be part of our families. For this to occur, you need to provide them with the best of healthcare, high-quality dog food, and living conditions. Some owners have even begun giving their pets vitamins and supplements to boost their health.

 

white short coated dog

 

Due to the high numbers of pet owners, it is no surprise that several entrepreneurs have entered the market, claiming to offer the best products for your furry friend. But is there any truth to this, or is it just another money-grabbing fad that offers little to no benefits for your pet? The following article will examine just that.

 

Definition

Vitamins are organic substances that contain micronutrients necessary for proper metabolic functions. Manufacturers will consider what dogs need, including choline and vitamin A, B, C, D, E, and K. These foods also cater to different life stages and eating habits. For example, you may have noticed puppy, adult, or senior dog food on sale.

On the other hand, we have supplements that boost physical and mental health using functional ingredients. They include chamomile, CBD, glucosamine, mussel, and probiotics. This helps alleviate both physical and psychological health conditions, hence their popularity.

As such, we can say that dogs need vitamins and supplements, but there are some things you need to understand before purchasing them.

 

annamet enhanced dog supplements - 240gram

 

 

Why Dogs Need Them?

As you may know, vitamins are essential to health. However, our furry friends may lack sufficient nutrients due to parasites, poor quality canned or homemade food, age, illness, malabsorption, genetics, poor soil, water quality, or reaction to the medication.

Some pharmaceutical products deplete nutrients by speeding up the metabolic process. For example, antacids interfere with gut microorganisms and vitamin B12 absorption. Additionally, genetics can cause poor methylation where folate(B9) is not methylated, leading to miscarriages, detoxification issues, cancer, cardiovascular, reproductive, kidney, and digestive disease.

Malabsorption increases the risk of illnesses such as Colitis and Crohns, but stress is an additional trigger. Many commercial foods have a low nutritional count since they are cooked at overly high temperatures. At the same time, homemade meals may lack nutrients since the owner may be unaware of what a proper diet constitutes.

Once your dog falls victim to any of these causes, they become deficient and exhibit lethargy, excessive thirst, drooling, shedding, skin conditions, weight loss, and joint disease. You need to regularly keep tabs on your dog's diet and take them for vet visits to detect issues before they spiral out of hand. Deficiency can lead to adverse health effects which take the joy out of your pet's life and dent your wallet with additional medical expenses.

Supplements offer your dog several benefits that aid in their comfort. For example, many dogs get agitated and anxious when hearing loud sounds, suffer from joint injuries and discomfort, and have poor digestive systems. A caring pet owner would want them at ease and can provide supplements.

 

hand putting dog treats on bowl

 

 

Benefits

Manufacturers formulate vitamins focusing on certain key ingredients to solve specific health problems. For this reason, it is necessary to understand the vitamin your dog requires and the brand quality. Once your dog receives a vitamin deficiency diagnosis, they will prescribe vitamins and supplements from various options. One is vitamin A which helps in growth, fetal development, immune and cell function, and proper vision.

B vitamins are essential for neural development, enzyme function, hormone regulation, metabolism, protein synthesis, and gene activation. Grandma Lucy’s Pumpkin Pouch Bladder Dog and Cat Supplements are rich in vitamin B and will help your pet improve its metabolism.

For oxidation, you will need vitamin C and vitamin D for healthy bone growth, which brands such as Evanger’s EVX Restricted Diet: Senior and Joint Health can provide.

Your pet could also benefit from vitamin E, which helps with cell function and fat metabolism, or vitamin K for blood clotting. Finally, we have choline, which supports healthy brain and liver function. For this, you could try Dave’s Dog Food Bland Lamb Meal and Rice: Delicate Formula is rich in choline and vitamin C.

Concerning supplements, your pet can greatly benefit from consuming them. Your dog suffers from neuropathic pain, anxiety, and panic attacks. CBD-isolate dog treats can help alleviate all these and are free from any psychoactive elements which could make your dog high.

Moreover, chamomile biscuits provide calming effects and reduce itching and inflammation. You could also consider green-lipped mussels for joint support and probiotics for better digestion and immunity. Annamaet Impact Dog Supplements form an excellent source of probiotics, so be sure to try them.

All these vitamins come in different forms, ranging from fresh fruit and vegetables to commercial products, depending on what your vet recommends. Fresh foods are known for providing enzymes, antioxidants, fatty acids, and phytonutrients, so they remain significant for your dog's health. These include yogurt, cottage cheese, eggs, sardines, pumpkin, goat milk, bone broth, kefir, sweet potato, brown rice, broccoli, zucchini, peas, carrots, bananas, and many more.

Dry food options such as Essence Pet Foods Ocean and Freshwater Recipe also contain high fatty acid and mineral content for your pet’s needs.

With such a wide selection, your dog will enjoy at least some of them, boosting their health tremendously.

 

Safety

It is understandable to have concerns about your dog's diet. After all, you may not be an expert on pet nutrition. Additionally, many pet food brands have come under scrutiny for their 4D meats (dead, dying, diseased, or down). This leads to many concerns about the safety of pet food.

Ensure you purchase brands that have commissioned clinical trials of their products to ascertain their safety. Always look for products with reasonable health claims and those with quality control checks on their products. It also helps to be aware of the ingredients and vitamins you are looking for to avoid carrying the wrong item home. Finally, consider how much of an element is in the food, and choose prescription doses that contain therapeutic levels of the supplement.

 

annamet endure dog supplements - 200 gram

 

Conclusion

Your dog could live a long and healthy life if provided with all the essential nutrients for their health. This can be done using vitamins and supplements, which you can find in plants or commercial foods.

Vitamins and supplements offer numerous physical and mental health benefits and are widely available. However, it is necessary to exercise caution and only go for high-quality products with ingredients you are sure of. So, buy some today, and start your dog on the road to better health.

- Himanshu Sapra
Chomp-Worthy Chews: Are They Good For Dog's Dental Health?

It's uncommon to find a dog that doesn't like chewing on something, be it a toy, stick, or something discovered on your regular walks. However, not everything you put in your dog's mouth is suitable for chewing. In reality, many objects that dogs find on their own and those offered in stores can endanger your pet's dental health.

 

brown dog is eating dog food

 

Dental health can influence a dog's general health, including the heart and digestive system. Every pet parent who likes doggie kisses is well aware that tartar and plaque development may cause foul breath in even the prettiest of dogs.

Some commercially made chews can damage your pet's overall health, from cracked teeth and punctured gums to intestinal blockages and tummy discomfort. You can select your pet's best dental chew items by following these guidelines.

 

How Dental Chews Works?

Most dental chews eliminate plaque and tartar by scratching the surface of a dog's teeth. Anytime your dog chomps on its chews, its chewy texture enables the teeth to dig in for optimum contact with large areas of the tooth, resulting in a mechanical washing and scraping of the tooth surface.

For example, delmopinol, an anti-plaque chemical, reduces the stickiness of plaques, diminishing plaque cells' capacity to adhere to the tooth surface. Before plaque sticks to the tooth surface, enzyme cleaners break down plaque cells in different ways.

 

Benefits of Dog Dental Chews

hand putting dog treats in a bowl

 

Dogs, like their human counterparts, suffer from dental hygiene issues:

Pain Foul breath Germs, drool, and food buildup on teeth (plaque) Irritated, bleeding, swollen gums Harsh yellow or brown tartar formation on teeth

 

The following are the principal ways these chews help combat these dental issues:

 

Improve Dog Teeth And Gum Health

The best dog dental chews produce less plaque accumulation. Furthermore, some dental treats for dogs can reduce plaque by up to 70%. As previously indicated, the chewing mechanism can make a difference. According to one study, a 50% increase in kibble diameter resulted in a 42% reduction in tartar. In the same study, the chemical coating of polyphosphate on the treats reduced tartar by 55%.

 

Getting Rid of Foul Breath

It's fairly common for a dog's breath to be a little unpleasant. Germs in the mouth commonly cause this, suggesting that your dog needs better gum or dental care. However, you should consult your veterinarian to ensure that poor breath isn't because of something more serious.

Some dog treats are developed to aid enhanced breath in addition to expert cleaning and regular dental brushing. Hard chew toys could also be beneficial. Check with your veterinarian for advice.

 

The Best Dog Dental Chews

short coated white dog chewing a teddy shaped dog toy

 

Crumps' Naturals Sweet Potato Chews - These are all-natural snacks created from sweet potatoes cultivated in North America. You find no preservatives, additives, or artificial colors in these delectable snacks. Each treat is chock-full of fibers, minerals, and vitamins and is an excellent alternative to rawhide chews. Gaines family sweet potato dog chews - Gaines Family Farmstead is committed to making chews with only one ingredient that your dogs will appreciate. Each piece is entirely composed of sweet potatoes cultivated in the United States and fashioned into a bone shape for additional fun munching. The sweet potatoes are cultivated in Vardaman, Mississippi, just a short distance from the food-grade production plant that cleans and slices them before blanching and drying. Indigenous dog dental chews - Indigenous Dental chews have a VOHC stamp of Approval and a revolutionary structure for cleaning teeth for fresher breath while battling tartar and plaque build-up. They're convenient and easy to digest for dogs of all types and sizes. Ascophyllum nodosum, organic kelp sourced from the clean, cold North Atlantic seas of Iceland, Canada, and Norway, is used to make these dental health chews. Ark naturals dental chews - Brushless Toothpaste from Ark Naturals is a gluten-free dental chew that contains natural herbal components to assist in between teeth cleanings. Plaque and tartar are removed safely and abrasively by the outside ridge of the dental chew. The chew's inner contains Ark's unique toothpaste core, which aids in the killing of germs that cause foul breath and remove tartar and plaque formation in the mouth. Pet naturals of Vermont calming dog chew - This chew’s research-backed recipe allows you to double or triple the dose safely. This calming dog chew isn't a sedative. Hence it won't give your pet any unpleasant side effects like sleepiness, dependence, or mood swings. Therefore, dog owners don't have to worry about long-term changes in their pet's health.

 

Precautionary Measure with Dental Dog Chews

As a result, not all dental dog treats are created equal. Some are more helpful or healthier than others. Consider the following aspects when selecting a dental chew for your dog:

Pick The Perfect Match - Adjust the treat or chew to your dog's size, taste, and disposition. For instance, aggressive chewers may prefer a tougher product.

Limit edible treats - Per the brand you decide to purchase, your edible chew could dissolve too quickly to fully impact your dog's teeth. Furthermore, these sweets can quickly accumulate a large number of calories. The general guideline is that the tinnier the dog, the less the treats should be. In any case, consult your veterinarian if you have any concerns.

Choose compressed chews with care - For instance, rawhide chews taste great and are also good for dogs' teeth. However, some breeds, especially vicious chewers, may swallow whole pieces or eat them too quickly.

Avoid Pig Ears And Hard Bones - Hard plastic chews, cow hooves, or sterilized beef bones will likely harm your dog's teeth strength. Even though dogs may adore pigs' ears, research has shown that they do not provide any dental advantages but increase the possibility of bacterial contamination.

 

Conclusion

Per the VOHC, dental treats for dogs decrease tartar and plaque by approximately 15–20%. Provided you get the right dog chews, you can use them to enhance the effects of brushing using an authorized toothpaste and decrease tartar and plaque by up to 25%. Fortunately, the VOHC Seal of Approval has been given to the aforementioned dental treats. So, you can shop for each one with confidence!

- Himanshu Sapra
Avoid These 5 Mistakes When Buying A Dog Bed

Dogs are one of the best pets to have. As a dog owner, you will want to create a comfortable and happy lifestyle for your dog. You might need to shop for several dog accessories like dog mats. But this can be catastrophic if you make the same mistakes that so many dog owners often make, buying the wrong bed.

 

brown and white long coated small dog lying on a dog bed

 

The wrong bed can ruin your dog's sleep quality, and like humans, dogs' moods are also affected by poor sleep. You will notice that your dog is sadder when it doesn’t sleep well. So, what should you consider when buying a good sleeping mat for your dog?

 

Mistakes To Avoid Making When Buying A Dog Bed

 

touchdog performance max dog bed

Buying The Wrong Sized Bed

Dog size differs with the breed. Choosing the wrong size of a bed is one of the biggest mistakes that many dog owners make. Imagine sleeping a whole night with your body squeezed in one position. It sounds uncomfortable, right? If you buy a small bed, your dog will have to sleep in a squeezed position. Resting in such a position might be painful for them and damage the body long-term.

A big bed for a small dog like a chihuahua can be unnecessary and might take up extra room space. To Avoid buying your dog a bed that is too small or too big, measure your dog from its head to the point where its tail meets its body, preferably when sprawled out sleeping. If it is a puppy and you are unsure what size it will eventually grow into, please consult your vet. A perfectly sized bed should allow the dog to sleep naturally. It is the best for your dog and will be comfortable.

 

Buying A Poor Quality Bed

Cheap is expensive. You might want to cut costs when purchasing dog accessories. Yes, you will save some extra coins from buying dog beds, but what about the quality? If you buy a low-quality bed, it will wear out faster, and soon, you will have to buy a new one.

Also, a poor-quality bed will not create a comfortable sleeping environment for your dog. A high-quality bed is comfortable and durable. This means it's advisable to buy a high-quality Bed even if it might cost you more.

The bed should also fit perfectly with your house decoration. After all, it does become part of your furniture. And a high-quality bed will retain shape and color even after several washes.

 

Buying The Wrong Shaped Bed

 

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Every dog has a variety of sleeping positions. Observe your dog's sleeping positions to avoid buying a wrongly shaped bed. Take a few days and closely monitor the various sleep positions of your dog and choose a dog mat that will suitably accommodate all those sleeping positions. A round-shaped mat will be best if your dog loves to sleep in a curled-up position and a matted bed is ideal if your dog loves to sleep in a stretched-out position.

Avoid buying a bed shaped not to suit your dog. The shape of the bed you buy should adequately fit your dog's resting habits. If the bed accommodates the dog and all its sleeping positions, you will be guaranteed a happier and healthier dog.

 

Purchasing A bed That Is Not Chewing Proof

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It’s the nature of dogs to chew on anything and everything. Puppies will do it to ease the pain of teething. Adult dogs do it to sharpen their teeth. Or they might do it because they are just bored, need attention, or are stressed.

Chewing destroys the bed so fast. And you end up finding yourself needing to buy a new one too soon. Also, there is the risk of your dog getting hurt by the contents from the bed. For example, an item may stick to their teeth, or they might swallow something that may injure their intestines.

Therefore, when purchasing a bed for your dog, consider buying a bed made from a PVC pipe or aluminum and is covered by a canvas fabric for your chewy dog. Be cautious of material that your dog may be allergic to.

 

Buying A Bed That Is Not Suitable For Your Dog

When buying a dog bed, you should consider the breed of the dog. It will help you buy a bed that perfectly suits your dog. The goal of purchasing a bed is for the dog to find a haven to sleep and relax. If you buy a bed that does not suit your dog, it will undoubtedly find a better place to sleep.

If your dog is too furry, you should consider buying a bed that keeps warmth only for a short period to prevent your dog from feeling too hot while sleeping. And if your dog is not furry, you should buy a bed with a thick coat that stores heat. Purchasing a bed that suits your dog guarantees quality sleep for the dog, and you also get good use for your money.

It would be best to consider special needs if your dog has any. For example, if your dog is aging, it might suffer from sore joints. For such, you should consider buying an orthopedic mat. Also, opt for an orthopedic bed if your dog is suffering from hip dysplasia or recovering from an injury.

Make sure to buy a bed that is removable and washable. This will help create a hygienic resting place for your dog and house.

 

Conclusion

The process of choosing a dog bed can be stressful. Should you find yourself stuck, check online for guides that might give you the assistance you need.  On factors to consider, place your dog’s bed in a comfortable position for the dog (do not place it in the hallway!) and also for you. Keep observing your dog’s interaction with their new bed. It will help you know if the bed is right for them or not. If you notice your dog displaying any signs of discomfort, please do not hesitate to change or return the bed.

- Himanshu Sapra
Dog Grooming Tips: 5 Ways to Make It Fun

Whether you own a sporting dog or a toy breed, the importance of regularly grooming your canine friend cannot be emphasized enough. Forget the many publications you’ve read that suggest some dogs can do without grooming. Despite his age, breed, or fur size, every dog requires regular grooming.

Grooming your dog serves various crucial purposes. First, it’s an excellent way to keep your pooch parasite-free. Grooming also allows you to examine your dog for any issues that could potentially degenerate into full-blown skin conditions. Most importantly, grooming helps you bond with your furry friend.

However, all dogs aren’t made equal. While most canines have a high affinity for water and will gladly walk themselves into the bathtub, some dogs can be so skittish as to resist any grooming gestures.

That notwithstanding, dog grooming can be a fun and rewarding experience. You only need to know how to approach the exercise.

Listed below are the top five ways to make every dog grooming a fun-filled activity to always look forward to.

 

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Start Early

The first tip to make every dog grooming session a fun-filled experience is to start early. This means introducing grooming sessions earlier in your dog’s life.

There’s no standard rule on how old a dog should be before you can start grooming him. The conventional wisdom is to introduce grooming sessions as soon as the dog is weaned. You can even start earlier, provided that the nursing dog can let you mingle freely with her litter.

The good news is that dogs are generally water-loving pets. So, your canine friend will likely be more welcoming of grooming than opposed to it.

That said, your dog’s temperament and personality can play an instrumental role in making him more receptive or averse to grooming. As we already mentioned, skittish dogs may require more time before they can fully embrace the idea of grooming.

 

Use Pet-safe Grooming Products

There are several items you require for a successful dog grooming session—these range from a dog comb to dog shampoo and even dog deodorizer.

It’s best only to use pet-safe grooming items for your dog. Pay particular attention to shampoos and deodorants.

Some shampoo products could leave your dog’s skin dry and itchy, depending on the ingredients used. Itchiness after every grooming session might cause your dog to associate the exercise with unpleasant experiences. Your pet may blatantly oppose any grooming attempts on a long enough timeline.

That underscores the importance of investing in pet-safe shampoos. Shampoos containing moisturizing properties that don’t trigger allergic reactions are usually safe for pets.

As you endeavor to select the best shampoos, also give some thought to deodorants. Insist on products formulated with compounds not known to trigger respiratory reactions in dogs. A bonus point is to prioritize deodorizers that contain naturally-soothing herbs, such as lavender.

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Understand Your Dog’s Fur and Coat

Understanding your dog’s fur size and coat type can go a long way in making every grooming session fun-filled.

For instance, Shih Tzu breeds have long, flowery coats that may dry out and even start to flake if groomed using strong shampoos. If you have a Shih Tzu or similar dog breed, your best bet would be to consider dog shampoo specially designed for pets with sensitive coat types.

Fortunately, numerous brands offer pet shampoos intended for dogs with longer furs and tender coats. Once you find such a brand, be sure to read the product’s label to establish that all the ingredients are considered pet-safe.

Kin and Kind dog shampoo is a noteworthy recommendation when looking for the best shampoos for dogs with sensitive coats. This product is formulated with pet-approved ingredients, including moisturizing compounds like coconut oil, olive oil, and glycerin. You can use Kin and Kind shampoo without worrying about your dog developing allergic reactions, which happens to be a common concern with standard dog shampoos.

Dogs like Bloodhounds have an all-weather coat. Such dogs secrete sebum that keeps their coats moisturized. The sebum acts as a water-proof layer, preventing water from penetrating the dog’s coat.

 

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Tire Your Dog Down

Dogs are hyperactive creatures with plenty of pent-up energy. Regular exercise helps them release this energy to lead a healthy life free of destructive behaviors like obsessive digging and scratching.

Regular exercise is also recommended for your dog’s overall well-being. It promotes the healthy function of vital organs, particularly the heart, muscles, and brain.

Exercise has been cited as one of the most effective natural ways to avoid canine mental conditions like separation anxiety. That’s due to its ability to trigger the release of endorphins, chemicals associated with happiness.

It seems there’s no limit to the benefits of exercising your pup regularly.

Like humans, dogs feel their best when happy. The fact that exercise triggers ‘feel-good’ neurotransmitters mean it can make your dog happier and psychologically disposed to grooming.

Exercise may also help tire your dog down for a necessary training or grooming session. Approaching a grooming session before walking your dog or playing the game of fetch together means the animal will have too much energy, hence easily distracted.

 

Keep the Sessions Short

Dogs have a shorter attention span than humans. Your canine friend is bound to become disinterested in grooming despite your best efforts if the sessions go on too long.

Therefore, it’s essential to keep every grooming session short. 5 to 10 minutes would do.

Although, 5-minute grooming may seem too short for a dog with heavy fur and a thick coat. But it shouldn’t be too much of a problem if the dog gets groomed regularly.

Besides, there are several ways to make the sessions longer if need be.

For instance, you might consider doling out treats whenever you realize that your dog is losing interest in the exercise. Proper timing is vital. The goal is to ensure the animal can find a reason to last three or five minutes longer.

You could also get your dog a special grooming toy. A chew toy would work wonders here. It helps distract the dog while you work your fingers through the fur.

Lastly, shower your dog with compliments.

 

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Final Word

There are numerous ways to make every dog grooming exercise something you and your pup can always look forward to. We hope you can implement the above tips the next time you want to groom your canine friend.

- Himanshu Sapra
Here Are The Top 5 Interactive Cat Toys For Your Indoor Feline

Having your pet indoors requires you to be creative to keep them busy and active when you are on your daily activities or when you're busy. Choosing the best interactive toy for your cat will keep it contented, healthy, and active. When your cat is energetic and playful, there are high possibilities of protecting it from various diseases and some unnecessary body weights. In addition, the interactive cat toys will keep your cat busy and active in cold weather, especially if you're not in a position to play with your cat.   

There are thousands of cat toys online you can review before buying them. You can go through the reviews by other clients on their experience and outcomes of buying the toys to help you select the best cat toy.

Choosing the best cat toy for your feline friend will benefit physically and mentally stimulate it and give it an interactive session independently, with or without your presence. When cats get bored, they end up dragging anything they come across, making them nagging and a nuisance in the house. You do not want to have a cat all over you and nagging. Therefore, you have to select the best interactive cat toys to keep your cat active and train them on essential skills.  

The following article will take you through the best interactive cat toys for indoor cats that you can always consider. 

Windmill' Rotating Suction Cup Spinning Toy

The Pet Life Windmill rotating suction cup spinning cat toy is one of the best interactive cat toys that will keep your cat busy and active. This cat toy helps reduce your cat’s anxiety and improve its IQ.

Further, the toy is well designed with some ridges that your cat can use to massage gums and brush teeth as it plays around. The soft material used in making the middle part of the toy provides some comforting feeling to your cat while playing.  

In addition, the material used to make this cat toy are friendly and smooth; hence won’t harm your cat when playing around. The windmill rotating suction cap cat toy is dual-sided, which contains two catnip balls with one side having a led lighting ball.  

The two-sided rotating windmill provides an engaging and fantastic experience for your cat. You can also add two small bells on each side to attract our cat.  

This toy can be placed on any soft or hard surface, such as tiled, glass, wood, or plastic surfaces. It is available in various colors you can choose from depending on your preference.  

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KITIQUE 3-in-1 Retractable and Extendable Feathered and Laser Wand Kitty Cat Teaser

The Pet Life KITIQUE 3-in-1 is another fantastic interactive cat toy to keep your cat engaged. When a cat is lonely, it suffers from boredom and might even develop mental health problems. Hence it requires someone or something to play with and keep itself busy. This cat teaser is fun and unique as it comes with fantastic features that retract and detract.  

Further, this cat toy has features such as a pom-pom and feather, enhancing your cat’s teasing enjoyment. This toy is battery powered, operating the laser pointer for extended teasing for further fun. You can buy cat toys online and have them delivered straight to your home.   

Broom-Lick Plush and Jute Rope Squeaking Newborn Cat and Dog Toy

You can consider the broom-lick plush toy if you have newborn puppies and kittens. The features and materials used to make this toy are soft and safe for your young pets. The style and design of these toys make them more exciting and fun for your small pets.  

Interestingly, the toy comes with an in-built speaker that adds more fun and engagement for your feline. The polyester used to make the inner part allows your fur baby to gnaw while teething. Moreover, it is durable, and you can be sure of long-term service. The Broom-Lick plush toy will help your cat grow healthy, active, and have better cognitive skills. It can even help reduce anxiety and stress for your kitten.  

Broom-Lick Plush cat toy

Kitty-Tease Interactive Teaser Kitty Cat Puzzle Toy  

When looking for the best interactive cat toy, you must consider durability, safety, flexibility, and engagement. The cat teaser toy comes with a feature that will entertain your cat and keep it actively engaged.  

Apart from the fun your cat gets, the teaser kitty helps your cat improve its cognitive skills. This cat toy is safe as the material used to make it is non-toxic, and you can be sure of your cat's safety whether you are around or not. Further, the quality of the materials used is durable and well designed.  

The teaser cat toy is flexible and retractable, making it easy to store and carry around. You can even change the teaser to attract your cat more and kill the boredom. The teaser cat toy is beneficial to your cat's health as it helps your cat do long hours of exercise, keeping it fit and stimulating its senses. Further, it will help your cat learn jumping, chasing, and teasing skills. 

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Sticky-Swipe interactive suction cup kitty cat toy  

Cats love balling. If you want to keep your cat active and prevent obesity, sticky- swipe interactive suction cup kitty is the best solution. It comes with four balls; hence can even accommodate two of your pets.  

The balls are meant to roll around the inner track, which helps your cat to develop exceptional skills such as cognitive as it plays and gets entertained. This cat toy is durable as the material used to design it is strong and durable.  

The toy is portable, and you can travel with it anywhere and keep your cat busy as you go around with your daily duties. You can easily install the stick swipe toy on the wall or the floor. You can get the toy in any color that suits your preference.   

Sticky-Swipe cat toy

To wrap up 

The market has a variety of cat toys you can always choose from. However, you have to select the best toy for your cat, considering the safety and the health benefits. Further, the toy you choose for your cat should be interactive and keep your cat busy and moving. Before setting up the toy for your cat, kindly read the provided instructions. 

- Himanshu Sapra
Get Your Pooch Ready For The Monsoon With These 5 Raincoats

Ensuring the proper care of your beloved dog during the monsoons may be difficult. With torrential rainfall and excessive humidity, it's more necessary than ever to devote careful attention to your pet dog's sanitation. In addition, infections and allergies are more likely to affect your pet, causing discomfort. We've compiled a list of some of the most popular monsoon needs for dogs to help you pamper your pet throughout the rainy season. 

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Look at a list of monsoon basics for dogs to make your life as a dog parent a little simpler. Then, purchase a product that matches your requirements and enjoy pleasant walks and playtime with your pet. 

What is a Dog Raincoat? 

Dog raincoats, like raincoats for humans, are generally composed of water-resistant or waterproof material that helps keep dogs dry in rainy weather. Some come with hoods, while others are just designed to keep your dog's body safe. 

Dog raincoats come in various designs and features, including several closures and functions. Some models include a simple poncho shape that goes around a dog's neck but lacks sleeves to cover the dog's limbs. Others are secured with a vest or harness. These, too, protect a dog's back and torso while leaving the legs free. Dog raincoats with sleeves are also available, providing full-coverage protection. 

This collection of dog raincoats, on the other hand, may prove more troublesome to wear for your dog, and they may not enjoy the restrictions of sleeves when walking. 

Reasons Dogs Need Raincoats 

It's vital to note that some dog breeds, primarily those having thick double coats such as Newfoundlands and Labrador Retrievers, don't need wet wear outfits. Nevertheless, there exists more than one reason why you might need to shop dog raincoats for your pet. 

Keep Your Canine Dry 

Raincoats keep your dog dry on wet walks, although it sounds obvious the benefits are pretty many. This is particularly useful if your dog lacks a thick, protecting coat. For example, Boston Terriers and French Bulldogs might greatly benefit from the additional protection. Even if your dog has a double coat, you want to avoid the possibility of returning home with the stench of a wet dog or a soggy mess. 

For Cleanliness And Dog Hygiene 

Dirt often gets kicked up and splattered on dogs' coats as they play and run around through puddles or walk in the rain. During such walks, a dog raincoat becomes vital in helping keep your dog's coat clean. 

To Provide Warmth 

Cooler temperatures are associated with rainy weather. However, a raincoat may give a protective layer of warmth to a stroll with your pet in the rain when it's freezing outdoors. Many small and large dog raincoats have insulation to keep dogs dry and toasty while out on walks. 

Improve Visibility Outdoors 

Because visibility is sometimes reduced during rainstorms, some motorists may find it difficult to notice your dog while on the road. On the other hand, dog raincoats are frequently available in bright colors designed with reflective elements, allowing your dog to be spotted by passing motorists. These traits have the potential to save your dog's life. Therefore, you should not overlook them. 

Top 5 Dog Raincoats For The Monsoon  Dog Helios Adjustable Raincoat 

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The Dog Helios Waterproof and Adjustable Full Body Dog coat are hundred percent waterproof and ultralight. This coat is designed to survive the most severe weather conditions, including windy and wet environments. The outer cover is Nano-Stitched and carefully developed for maximum breathability. For additional night visibility or emergency protection, the outer shell is sewn with specifically reflective thread and reflective tape around the top and sides. Additionally, this raincoat has adjustable and customizable water stoppage jaw strings via the hood and over the waist for an adequately fitted jacket while avoiding water seepage. 

This raincoat also has specially constructed elastic banding across the entire length of the torso and on each sleeve for a more consistent and adaptable fit that adapts to the body while allowing for more development while keeping water out. A waterproof zipper can be located below the belly button for enhanced water protection and easy on and off access. When connecting a leash to a collar or harness, the top has Dual Waterproof Leash Zippers to keep water out. Get Outside with Helios the Dog! There are a variety of sizes and colors at your disposal. 

Helios Extreme Soft-shell Raincoat 

Winter fleece dog jackets are available from Dog Helios, and a classic example is the Dog Helios Extreme Soft-shell Performance Raincoat. It is both warm and comfy all around. For a complete warming system, these soft-shell dog jackets are outer-lined with a Water-Resistant brushed-like soft-shell and reversed with Polar Fleece, and also Inner-lined with exclusively designed Blackshark Insulation Technology - a thin inner layer that is warm, lightweight, Warm, impermeable, and Snow-Resistant — With Dual Adjustable Jaw-strings that's adjustable in four separate regions, it has a Neck Rise that reaches to sections of the face, covering most of the vital extremities.

Also, these soft-shell dog coats include elastic webbing along the length of the jacket to keep the cold out, as well as reflective tubing and printing for increased visibility at night. Winter fleece dog jackets come in a variety of colors and sizes. 

Pet Life Reflecta-Sport Raincoat 

The sleeves, hood, and tail-area of the Pet Life ® Reflecta-Sport Windbreaker Dog Raincoat Jacket are all adjustable in three sections. But it's not only the hood on this dog coat that you can remove and adjust. This dog jacket also has a reflective strip down the back for enhanced safety when walking your dog at night. Meanwhile, the inner lining is lightweight fleece, which makes it great for all seasons.  

In addition, the backside also has a leash-slit holder, and the belly has Velcro for easy on and off. You purchase these excellent raincoats for your canine today at an affordable price and in different sizes and colors.  

Touchdog Reversible Raincoat 

For those who love to please the eyes, a trendy designer print runs through the midst of the back of the Cloudburst' Reversible Fashion Waterproof Raincoat. As you might have guessed, this is just any dog weather jacket. With highlighted designer stitching across the body, it has an Exo-shell that's waterproof. The hooded pulls and back strings may require adjusting for a proper customized fit. 

Also, it comes with Belly-snap enclosures for handy On and Off access and the Touchdog embroidered seal of perfection on the reverse. These fashionable waterproof dog raincoats are for sale in various colors and sizes.  

Ultimate Folding Waterproof Raincoat 

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Waterproof Polyester and Super-Lightweight Nylon form part of the complete make-up of the Ultimate Folding Thunder-Paw Waterproof Dog Raincoat. When opened, the hood and tail-end sections of this Dog Raincoat may be adjusted, and it entirely folds into a little zippered bag that can readily serve as a compartmental zipped Dog Backpack pouch. Zippered belly Velcro closures make it simple to put on and take off. All pet travelers will find it convenient no matter the destination or dog breed. Like the others in this list, you get to choose between various colors and sizes. 

Measuring Your Dog

Not every dog has an outer coat to withstand snow and rain, and most dogs will require some protection while traveling through dirt and cold weather. Consider this from a more practical standpoint: while taking lengthy automobile drives to beautiful places, it's helpful to have a little cover to keep your pooch clean and comfy while in the car. 

Don't forget to accurately measure your dog before selecting the best dog rain suit. 

Three measures are required: 

Chest  Necks  Back 

Although no two raincoats are the same, they should all have one thing in common: they should be waterproof. Plus, they should feel natural on your dog and make them forget they're even wearing a coat. Also, depending on your location, puppy raincoats may be a must-have, but don't neglect to upgrade them as your puppy grows bigger. In addition, an ill-fitting coat can limit your dog's movement and enjoyment of his daily walks and, in the long run, may cause chaffing or soreness. 

The manufacturer's size guide is reasonably practical, and there's a very slim chance you'll buy the wrong raincoat size if you measure correctly. Just keep in mind that each manufacturer has its sizing chart. 

After the measurements have been completed, it is time to go through the top dog raincoats available by looking at some essential features.  

Key Factors to Ponder Before Choosing a Dog Raincoat 

Dog raincoats come in a variety of prices, styles, and materials. If you plan on using one frequently, invest in a coat that can withstand several walks in rainy weather and is simple to use and clean. 

When purchasing a dog raincoat, keep the following points in mind: 

Safety Closures 

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Ensure your dog's raincoat's fastening mechanisms are secure and that the coat stays in place. Closures that are too flimsy might cause the coat to slip off or move, defeating the primary purpose of wearing it in the first place. The last thing you'll want to do on a rainy stroll is to stop and adjust your coat, so look for something that fastens securely and stays in place.  

Reflective Components 

As formerly mentioned, dog raincoats may let your dog stand out when out on a stroll. Select a raincoat with reflective panels, patches, or stitching. In low-light, wet situations, this will assure your dog's safety. 

Harness Support 

Although not all raincoats include a harness opening, most dog owners these days carry a harness for their dogs, especially if they frequently go on long hikes in the woods. So, while it may seem odd, read the beginning of the dog jacket before you buy. You don't want the rain jacket to leak or be limited to a collared version. 

Lining Materials 

If you reside in a warm or tropical climate, you may not need or prefer a dog raincoat lined with insulation. If you live in colder weather, though, lining a raincoat can easily keep your dog comfortable and warm. The most frequent fabrics for these linings are wool, fleece, or a synthetic alternative. In addition, the ability to remove the liner might be an additional benefit, allowing for easier cleaning and usage throughout the various seasons. 

Full Body Protection

Despite the popularity of these kinds of dog jackets, they are just a tad more challenging to put on but provide more overall coverage. While no rain jacket can guarantee that your dog will always be clean, it can help keep the muck and snow away. It's preferable for those of us who live in harsher weather instead of tropical places.

Leash Availability 

Pick a good dog raincoat that enables you to link your dog's leash to his collar or harness with ease and security. This may sound insignificant. However, if the jacket makes connecting a leash for walks difficult, you'll be frustrated and unlikely to utilize it. 

Waterproof vs. Warmth vs. Lightweight 

When purchasing a raincoat, consider why your dog requires one. If your dog is tiny and easily frightened, it may prefer a protective barrier from the outside world rather than warmth, in which case an anti-anxiety dog coat should be your first choice. You may have to compromise certain waterproof features for a lovely warm, comfortable lining if you have short hair and a slender frame, like a whippet. A lightweight and breathable coat is also essential if you have a more giant dog, such as a Boxer or a Great Dane.

Conclusion

Walking your dogs is every pet owner's responsibility that you need to perform regularly. They're necessary for both physical and mental stimulation. So even if the weather is awful, you should neglect to take your dog for a walk. Fortunately, investing in a dog raincoat will keep your pup comfortable and dry during rainy outings outside. Even more than that, they look stylish and adorable. Seasons are changing, as they should be.

The good news is that you're in the right place if you're looking for a new coat. You won't find the quality of jackets in stock anywhere else. We offer coats and jackets to fit every weather, terrain, or occasion, from Pet Life to Helios and many other prominent brands. 

 

- Himanshu Sapra
Best Dog Food To Keep Your Pup Happy And Healthy

Every food meant for dogs would be created equal in a perfect world. Instead, dog owners are confronted with a puzzling assortment of choices, all professing to be the greatest dog chow available. It may be challenging to go through all the options to select a nutritious dog food brand with the necessary ingredients, reasonable cost, and delicious taste.

 

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Those who own a puppy should pay close attention to this topic. If you're considering puppy food, quality is of the utmost importance. When it comes to good nutrition, a dog's formative years are crucial, and providing your dog with the best food might certainly make things simpler down the road. In addition, provided you choose your dog food brands carefully, you may avoid some of the health issues that occur with a poor diet.

This post will go through the top markers to look out for when getting the best dog foods, including cost, ingredients, availability, and others.

 

What Characterizes "Good" Dog Food?

 

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A large percentage of dog owners feed their pets wet or dry dog food. These processed meals contain the elements dogs require to be healthy, even if they aren't appealing. Commercial dog foods of high quality are strictly regulated and have been thoroughly tested by veterinarians.

Dogs, unlike cats, are not solely carnivores. Cereals, fruits, and vegetables can provide the nutrients they need, but meat makes up most of their diet. These non-meat meals aren't merely fillers; they are high in fiber and other essential nutrients. So, fruits, meat, grains, and vegetables are components of a decent dog meal. The best diets have high-quality versions of these nutrients that are suitable for your dog's digestion.

 

Best Dog Foods Available on The Market

Best For Puppies - Verus Fresh Meat Formula

Dogs' dietary requirements change throughout their lives. The nutritional demands of puppies differ from that of adult dogs, hence requiring more care. Most dog food brands have specifically created puppy diets for each stage of a dog's life, which makes narrowing down your options easier. A puppy and an adult dog have different nutritional needs. This is particularly true in the case of big breeds. A puppy diet customized for large breeds can help since their growth must be closely managed to avoid bone and joint issues. With these considerations, the fresh meat formula from Verus is the best bet for most puppies. But see your veterinarian if you're unsure which dog food is ideal for your dog's life stage.

 

Best Dry - Nature's Logic Dry Dog Food

Dry dog food has become readily accessible and the cheapest dog chows since it comprises about 10 percent water and 90 percent dry matter. It doesn't require cold storage, which is its principal advantage over wet dog food. It's much easier to store as a result of this. Ingredients such as meat and wheat are combined and cooked to make dry dog food. When you want an affordable but original and purely natural dog food that stores easily, look no further than Nature's Logic Original dry food.

 

Best Special Dietary Dog Food

 

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Dogs, like people, suffer from allergies, dietary limitations, and sensitive stomachs. It might not be easy to provide for dogs having unique nutritional requirements. In case of any doubts, please consult your vet for recommendations on the dog food that would best benefit them, given their conditions. Our top pick for this category is the Moxie Gluten-free chicken freeze-dried dog prepared with an assortment of different high-quality ingredients to taste so palatable.

 

Best For Older Dogs - Grandma Lucy's 3 Bears

Senior dogs, mainly those aged seven and up, have different dietary requirements. Younger senior dogs may suffer from obesity, while older dogs may battle underweight, which explains the wide range, making the Grandma Lucy's 3 Bears the apparent option due to its well-proportioned ingredients.

Nevertheless, deciding on the finest senior dog food boils down to your dog's preference. Many senior dogs like wet food, while others may want their meal to be reheated to bring out the scents. Lastly, your vet can assist you in selecting the best dog food for an older dog.

 

Best Wet - Tiki Dog Whole Foods

Wet dog food, popularly called canned dog food, is an excellent substitute for dry dog food. Wet dog food is more appealing than dry dog food and can help increase the appetite of fussy eaters, though it's pricier. Many of the same components are found in wet dog food and dry dog food, although not in the same proportions. A classic example is the Tiki Dog Whole Foods variety pack. Just remove the lid to give your dog a treat.

 

Nutritional Values in Dog Food

Your dog's nutritional requirements should be easily met, provided you get the best dog food. Although the better part of commercially produced most dog foods contain the primary dietary needs, you can't discount the fact that every dog's body has a unique nutritional demand.

Throughout their lives, dogs require a variety of nutrients in varying amounts. Because a puppy's nutritional requirements differ from an adult dog's, it's a good idea to give your young dog a puppy formula. The Merck Veterinary Manual states the essential nutrients for dogs in the appropriate quantity according to age and weight. So, if you're confused about the changes in dietary requirements between pups and adults, this is the perfect material to reference. In addition, the dietary needs of large breed dogs and pups differ from those of small breed dogs to puppies.

 

Myths and Misinformation About Dog Food

There are many dog food misconceptions and disinformation surrounding even the most delicious dog treats on the internet. It's easy to filter through it if you follow one basic rule: double-check your sources. Many well-intentioned people make assertions regarding canine nutrition that aren't backed up by scientific research. While conducting your research, always verify if the advice is substantiated by a trustworthy source, such as a recent scientific study, veterinarian, or canine nutritionist. Furthermore, it isn't wrong to stay on alert. If you find something too promising to be true, better avoid it.

Grain-free or grain-containing dog food, pea-free dog food, and dog meals containing animal byproducts are all topics that consumers are curious about. Supposing your dog has been identified with a grain allergy, you can follow your veterinarian's advice and provide him with a grain-free diet. Grains are a good source of nutrition for most dogs. Animal byproducts of high quality are also nutrient-dense. Organ meats and guts, for example, are frequently higher in nutrition than the muscle meat humans consume. Hooves, hair, floor sweepings, digestive contents, and feces are not regulated byproducts. Feel free to share any worries regarding your dog's diet with your veterinarian, just as you would with any other pet-related question.

 

What to Look for on a Dog Food Label?

 

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Checking the label is one way to tell if the dog food is any good. But it's trickier than it sounds since labels can be difficult to read owing to their nature and the inconveniences of transporting large bags containing dog chow from the vendor. Yet, as the Merck Veterinary Manual says, labels can be deceiving. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires labels on different pet edibles like dog kibbles to outline eight vital facts, and every state may have different labeling requirements:

Name of the product The product's net weight Manufacturer's name and address Assurance of analysis Ingredients' list Species of animals to be targeted (i.e., dog or cat) Nutritional adequacy statement Feeding recommendations

 

Product Name

Looking solely at the product name gives you a lot of information about the product's contents. For example, beef must account for at least 70% of the total product when the term "beef" is used. The words "beef dinner," "beef entrée," and "beef platter," on the other hand, only need beef to account for at least 10% of the total product. "With beef" simply means the amount of beef in the product is enough to flavor it, and "beef flavor" simply means that there is enough beef in it to flavor it (less than 3 percent). Other named ingredients, such as "chicken," also work the same way.

 

Ingredients

The ingredients' quality or origins is often left out of the dog food labels. Also, some producers break up the ingredients to ensure the allocation is more uniform. For instance, different varieties of corn can be written apart from each other, such as ground corn, kibbled corn, or flaked corn. Although the actual quantity of corn in the product is considerable, this lowers corn's ranking on the ingredient list.

Meat is another complex factor to consider.

Since whole meats include a significant amount of water, the overall proportion of meat after processing is smaller than it seems.

Nevertheless, a meat meal may seem less enticing to some people, but it contains a higher quantity of meat when compared to "whole meats" since there is no water weight to factor in. Whereas the ingredient list does not indicate the quality of the components, it does provide information about the food's contents. This is particularly crucial for dogs with unusual dietary requirements or allergies and owners who want to feed their pets specialized fiber, protein, or carbohydrate sources.

 

"Complete and Balanced" Dog Foods

The line "(Name of product) is developed to satisfy the nutritional levels set by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles." Hence, this factor is one of the primary things you should check when looking at a dog food label. However, this is more than a simple product catchphrase. The AAFCO, also known as the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), has stringent guidelines to ensure that food is complete and balanced for dogs. Complete and balanced meals need to provide the bare minimum of all essential elements for dogs, as stated in the "assured analysis." This approach indicates the levels of protein and fat and the highest levels of water and fiber.

However, scientific studies fail to outline the exact amounts of these components, implying that there is much room for error. Therefore, the manufacturer's average nutritional profile is essential when analyzing a product.

To learn more about the dog food company's goods, you can always contact them directly. A good vendor that cares about your dog should be delighted to answer your inquiries. Also, they'll go out of their way to inform you beyond what is provided on the product label and the internet. Fortunately, you can find the necessary questions to ask these companies and sales representatives in the handout issued by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association.

 

How Much to Feed Your Dog?

 

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Obesity in dogs is an increasing concern both for dog parents and veterinarians, and it has been associated with several health complications in pets at large. Fortunately for dogs, most pet owners are strict about monitoring their dogs' diets. It's difficult to know how much to feed your canine and what constitutes a healthy canine weight. Many pet owners unintentionally overfeed their dogs, explaining why it's crucial to take your pet in for frequent check-ups and discuss portion sizes with your veterinarian. The instructions located on the bag's back are simply what they are - instructions.

 

How to Choose the Best Dog Food?

It falls to owners to find the most suitable dog food for their dog. Since only you get to interact with your dog daily as the owner. However, if your canine's appetite is high while passing firm, healthy feces, then your dog food is generally okay.

During the purchase process, your veterinarian is a vital resource for information. They possess more knowledge about pet nutrition than most owners, and they have access to information and resources that most owners simply don't have. Your veterinarian enables you to narrow down your choices.

 

Conclusion

Dogs provide their owners unconditional love and emotional support, which pet owners appreciate even more during trying times. Apart from a proper dog bed, fun toys, and dog treats, serving your dog the perfect food is one way to show you care. In short, dogs deserve to eat correctly - in fact, the American Veterinary Medical Association ranks "suitable diet" fourth in their Guidelines for Responsible Pet Ownership. Providing adequate care, a nice place to sleep, and decent nourishment to your dog, whether you acquire a rescue dog or adopt an American Kennel Club–certified puppy, is a significant responsibility. Fortunately, everything you need to make the right decision is here in this guide.

- Himanshu Sapra
Smart Pet Supplies You Didn't Know You Needed

As a pet parent, it's good news to leverage technology to make your life easy. Whether it's grooming your pet, training, or keeping them as comfy as possible, there's a smart pet product to meet your needs. Products like self-cleaning litters, smart cameras, heating pads leave you wondering why you never thought of them before.

 

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The following pet supplies help you achieve your pet goals while maintaining a busy lifestyle:

 

1. Pet Dryer

 

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Bathing your dog at home has a lot of benefits, including more bonding with your pet and saving money on groomers. However, if you opt to go the home washing route, the drying part is one more task you have to tackle. You don't want your dog unleashing the mighty shake that sends water everywhere. And while you can use a towel, it might not get all the moisture out, and you have a wet dog running around.

It's best to invest in a blow dryer meant for dogs rather than using your hairdryer. Unlike hair dryers, dog-specific blow dryers don't generate heat but rather shoot air at high speed to blast water from the coat. A pet dryer is meant for home use to give your canine a professional and perfect grooming experience.

Here are some benefits of investing pet-specific dryer:

Cleaner: A wet fur will immediately pick up dirt if you allow your dog to run and play while it's still wet. Your dog's hair will be cleaner after a blow-dry. Better Appearance: Blow-drying will leave your pet's hair fluffy, straight, and clean. Pets look their best when their coat is "bone dry." Less Stinky: Blow drying reduces wet dog smell while keeping your pup's skin healthy as prolonged dampness or matted fur could result in fungus or infections.

 

2. Heated Pet Blankets

 

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Most dog owners want to keep their pets cozy and warm during the cold season by getting them heating pads or heated beds. In addition, veterinarians advise pet owners to provide an extra layer of warmth through heating, clothes, and blankets. And while you may have a heated blanket at home to keep you warm when you get cold, it's best to buy a pet-specific heated blanket for dogs due to the differences in our body temperature. A human heated pad could be much too warm and make the canine afraid of the heat source. Pet heated blankets work on low voltage, heating up safely and providing subtle heat for a pet's needs making them safe for canines.

Here are some incredible benefits of a heating pad or blanket for your pet pal:

A heating pad can soothe your canines pains and aches, which can be worse during the cold season. It may serve as a form of heat therapy for comfort, anxiety reduction, and relaxation for senior pets. Heat blankets help senior dogs with mobility issues by improving their range of motion during and after exercise.

 

3. Electric Dog Brush

 

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You are probably aware of how time-consuming brushing your pup can be. However, regular grooming helps prevent tangles and matting. Besides, removing by hand ensures less hair ends up on your floors, clothes, and furniture. In addition, frequent brushing is an excellent bonding opportunity.

An electric dog brush features a motor drive to gently remove excess undercoats and get rid of dead skin cells and let the skin breathe better. Some electric pet brush like the PetLife 2-in-1 Electronic Pet Dryer and Pin Brush comes with an air-pocketed cushion that's gentle and easier on the hair follicles. The fur becomes silky and looks well-groomed while your furry friend feels comfortable in its coat.

An electronically powered pet brush can offer you these benefits:

You save time Automatic stop mechanism makes the brush safe and straightforward to use Effortless brushing

 

4. Laser Cat Toy

 

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Keep your cat active and busy with a laser pointer. This laser diode emits a laser beam of visible light powered by its battery. Reports show that many cats enjoy chasing after red dots. A laser toy is a quirky toy that can stimulate and keep pets from getting bored. Its beam bounces randomly off your kitten, the wall, or the floor, mimicking a fast-moving prey.

Cats are predators and like to hunt everything that moves back and forth. So, this boredom beater appeals to the natural hunting instinct of cats. It not only encourages your cat to play but also stimulates physical and mental activities.

Benefits of a laser pointer include:

Challenges your cat to get moving as it tries to catch the light. Great for indoor cats who don't get enough exercise. Improves the bond between you and your kitty It fulfills your cat's natural prey hunting instinct. It stimulates the mental part of your cat and keeps the boredom away.

 

5. Remote Training Collar

 

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When it comes to training dogs, there are no one size fits. And some pet parents have great success teaching their dogs using training collars. Training collars provide some stimulation. It could be a vibration, beeping noise, or static pulse that's designed to capture your dog's attention. Even when your pet is far away from you, a long-range training collar is helpful for off-leash training or sporting.

A remote training collar sends a wide range of electronic haptic signals communicated to the dog through radio transmission. This ability allows you to touch your dog at a distance without being physically tethered to it.

Contrary to some people's beliefs, not all remote collars are shock collars. Most of these devices available for purchase feature the vibration mode. This is gentle enough to be paired with a treat as a "good dog" signal. You can also use it to get the attention of hearing-impaired dogs. The non-vibration modes can serve as a gentle warning to your dog to teach "never do that again."

Here are some reasons to include a training collar in your smart pet supplies:

Teach basic commands such as Sit, Stay, and Come. Train off-leash from up to 10,000 yards away. Caution your dog from engaging in destructive habits such as chewing, pulling, and digging Caution your dog from engaging in destructive habits such as chewing, pulling, and digging

 

Conclusion

There are tons of smart pet accessories that can help improve your furry friend's quality of life. With these products, your pet is well taken care of in different capacities such as grooming, movement, and interaction without breaking your schedule.

- Himanshu Sapra
5 Purrfect Cat Beds For Your Kitty

Although it may not appear to be an essential factor in feline care, selecting the ideal bed for your furry baby as a cat parent is vital. Cats naturally like making themselves at home wherever they're comfortable. What better area to do so than in a kitty bed?

Perhaps you already have some cat beds lying around, but they are either too small or too low. Your precious feline deserves so much better. There are many options on the market, making purchasing the right one seems like a task.

We know, and that's why we've made things easier for you by providing Premium Cat Beds. Of course, there are many things you should consider as you buy a kitty bed. The article below has all the information you need to buy the right kip for Figaro.

 

 

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Manufacturers create cat beds for sale to fit all types of cats. These beds are comfortable, are made from all kinds of materials, and can last for a long depending on the producer.

 

Types of Cat Beds

There are several different cat beds and loungers, and all of them vary in design and construction. Some feature a particular material, such as velvet or chenille, while others focus on style and size. Your choice depends mainly on your kitty's preference and the space available.

Cotton Cat Bed: It's made from 100% cotton. These beds are usually filled with new materials, like fiber-like balls or fur. Some feature a combination of various fabrics to make the bed feel less flat and more comfortable. Chenille Cat Bed: These cat beds are covered in soft chenille fabric. Usually featuring dark colors like blue, purple, or black, they complement a bedroom. Most kitties find chenille beds very comfy because of the soft material. Wool Cat Bed: Naturally insulating, wool is an excellent material for kitty bedding. The thick fabric is perfect for keeping pets warm throughout the colder months. This bed is often waterproof. Cat Beds For Small Spaces: If you live in a small space, these types of cat beds are ideal for giving your furry friend the privacy they need without taking up too much room. They work well with more petite kitties who like to curl up into tight spaces. Gel Cat Bed: Gel beds are the newest form of cat bedding. They are made from gel material, so your pet will stay cool throughout summer and warm during winter. This type of bed is non-porous, so it's easy to clean if need be. Round Cat Bed: The round type of kitty bed is circular, with no sharp corners to get in the way. This makes it perfect for small spaces where your cat needs a lot of room to stretch out or curl up. Cat Caves: This type of bed is just a cave designed exclusively for your furry friend. Usually made from soft material, these are ideal for cats who love to relax in dark spaces. The downside is that they are designed to be relatively small, so don't expect it to fit two or more cats unless you have a tiny house! Tower Cat Beds: Tower-style cat beds are made from soft plush material. They have a broad base, but the top part is thin. These kitty beds are perfect for older cats who need an elevated place to comfortably rest their bodies throughout the hot summer months. Kitty Perches: Finally, perches are ideal for cats who like to rest on high surfaces. These comfy beds are perfect for giving your furry friend a place they can call their own. They arrive in all shapes and sizes, too.

 

Which are the Best Kitty Beds for Your Precious Furry?

Here are some of the cat kips that your feline will love despite how fussy they may be:

 

Pet Life 'Nestler' High-Grade Plush and Soft-Rounded Pet Bed

This cozy pet bed is perfect for your kitty. It has a plush upper surface for them to relax on, with an x-shaped cushion that secures their body in place. The bottom of the bed is made from non-skid material, so it won't move around when they hop up for a nap or at night. You can get it in different sizes and colors.

 

pet life nestler high grade plush and soft rounded pet bed

 

 

Touchdog' Lazy-Bones' Rabbit-Spotted Panoramic Cat Bed With Teaser Toy

If your feline loves to have something to play with when they are napping, they'll love this bed. The teaser toy acts as a feline magnet. It's easy to take off, so you can quickly switch it out for another one if they lose interest in it.

It comprises a Polyester-Cotton Outer shell rimmed with Sherpa edging by the entry and inner-lined with Fleece-Polyester.

touchdog lazy bones rabbit spotted panoramic cat bed with teaser toy

 

Touchcat' Molten Lava' Triangular Fashion Designer Pet Kitty Cat Bed House Lounge Lounger w/Hanging Teaser Toy

If they like to perch on the top of furniture, this is the bed for them. It has a unique triangular design that works well in corners or against walls. The outer surface is soft and comfortable for your kitty to lay against, while the inside is lined with polyfill and smooth fleece material.

It also has an inbuilt stitched rope toy that's soft and enjoyable to play with. You can get it in white and black colors.

 

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Touchcat' Exquisite-Plush' Premium Kitty Fashion Designer Pet Cat Bed Lounger Mat Lounge

If your kitty loves soft and plushy bedding, this is the perfect bed for them. It's made from premium faux fur material that feels smooth against their fur while keeping them comfortable at the same time. The inner lining is lined with T/C fabric, which keeps them warm in cold weather.

It has a water-resistant bottom and comes in small, medium, and large sizes. Plus, it's available in beige and brown colors, and you can use it indoors and outdoors.

 

touchcat exuisite plush premium kitty fashion designer pet cat bed lounger mat lounge

 

 

Touchcat' Claw-ver Nest' Rounded Scratching Cat Bed w/Teaser Toy

If your cat loves scratching, they'll love this uniquely-shaped cat bed. It has a cylindrical outer design that they can comfortably fit in, and the material is covered with durable 100% Cotton twill for them to scratch their claws on when they get bored.

The teaser toy has a creative pom-pom appearance for interactive play. Its producers inner-line the inner cushion with High-grade Polyfill for unmatched comfort when your furry relaxes. Its cushion zips open easily and enables you to put the inner cushion directly into the wash.

 

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Below we have answered some questions that pet owners often ask before investing in a kitty bed-

 

Should You Buy One for Luna?

It's best to observe her tendencies before running out and getting the latest bed. Verified animal consultant Amy Shojai advises that you should 'ask' her and see what she does naturally.

If she likes to sleep, then yes, you should. If you notice that your cat gets sleepy in the house during the day, it is the perfect time to buy them a bed. It can invite them much closer to home, meaning longer hours spent with you.

 

What's More Important: Size or Shape?

It depends on your furry friend. Cats are pretty versatile in their habits, so ensure that the cat bed you choose for them is of a reasonable size. You should pay attention to the material it's made from and whether or not it is waterproof.

 

Is It Necessary to Buy One with Catnip?

Catnip isn't an essential ingredient in cat beds. However, some do include it in their design. This is especially true of waterproof ones, where manufacturers like to add a bit more pizazz by including catnip to the mix. You must think about your furry friend's safety above all else when buying one for them.

 

 

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Where Should You Put the Bed?

It's best to place the bed in a quiet area of your home. If possible, cat beds and loungers should be placed away from any food areas. Also, ensure that the chosen room is not near their litter box, as most cats will automatically avoid anything that smells like their bathroom!

 

 

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How Regularly Should You Clean or Replace Figaro's Kip?

Regularly changing and cleaning your cat's bed is an essential part of good pet care. A good rule is to switch out the bedding once a week or whenever it begins to look dirty or worn out. Place it in the washer with some warm water and detergent to clean the material. You can also wash it by hand.

If you have a perishable material, such as wool bedding, use a cold water cycle when washing them to protect the texture. Kitties love the soft fabric, so it is recommended that you buy one or two extra beds so you can cleanse one while the other is drying.

 

What Other Items Should You Add?

Once you have an excellent selection of cat beds for sale around your home, you'll want to think about something that can provide a little extra comfort. Kitties love to curl up in plush blankets or cushions to sleep and relax in.

These are perfect for giving them a little boost when it comes to finding a comfortable spot to nap. You can also get your cat one of those fancy self-warming kitty beds. These are perfect for ensuring that your furry friend doesn't get too cold in the winter or too warm during summer.

 

What Are Some Tips For Buying One?

When buying a kitty bed, it's essential to consider your pet's age and if they have any injuries. Older cats, for example, may need beds with lower sides so they can quickly get in and out of their bed without much effort.

Also, make sure that the cat bed you purchase is at least two inches larger than your kitty when she's completely stretched out. This ensures that she has room to move around and get comfortable.

 

What Else Should You Think About?

Some other things to consider are as follows:

shape depth and material of the bed you're thinking about buying for your furry friend.

For example, if they like cuddling up against walls, you should try to find one with straight sides. They should also be wide enough for your kitty to fit her whole body onto the bed, but not too big that it becomes difficult for you to move around.

Try to avoid buying overly fluffy and very soft cat beds as well. While some cats like these beds, they can encourage cats to urinate on them. This is especially true for older cats with health conditions, such as urinary tract infections or kidney disease.

 

How to Make Your Furry Baby Get Used to Their Kitty Bed?

When you first bring home Premium Cat Beds, your cat may be hesitant to use them. Thankfully, some tricks can help them get used to their bed and hopefully enjoy using it for years to come.

Start by placing the bed in an area where they already like to sleep and play around. Put a familiar blanket or cushion on it to help them get used to the new bed. Be sure that you leave it in its original packaging for a while before removing all of the plastic. The idea here is that your feline can come to check out their new bed and see if they like sleeping on it with all of its different feels and textures. Once your kitty starts to take an interest in their new bed, it's time to remove the plastic. After that, start placing your kitty's other favorite bedding materials on top of the bed. This may include a familiar blanket or cushion that they sleep on at home. Once you notice them sleeping on the bed more often than not, you should feel confident removing the other bedding materials. Again, your cat should start recognizing that their new kitty bed is where they like to sleep!

Remember not to rush or force your cat to start using the bed as soon as you'd want. Allow it to take its time so the attraction can come naturally. You should go for an attractive bed with excellent features for the pull to be quicker.

 

 

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Conclusion

Your cat deserves the best sleeping products available. That's why the alternatives above are available. The key is to get one that works for them and stick to it. Go for a bed within your price range and watch in satisfaction as your adorable furry lies curled up in it and purrs.

- Himanshu Sapra
What to look for When Buying A Harness For Your Furry Friend?

Taking your puppy for an evening walk can help tire them out and provide some much-needed fresh air. However, it can be a source of frustration if your dog pulls on the leash. A harness can help restrain the dog by evenly distributing the pulling force across its body, making it easier to control.

 

 

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Dog harnessing can also be necessary when you are out in the park. Investing in a quality dog leash will not only keep your pet safe but also make walks more enjoyable for both you and your furry friend.

 

Why and When Is Harness Necessary?

Sometimes, you may wonder if you need a leash before taking your dog for exercise. Why not use the collar your pup always wears?

Collars are essential dog accessories, but a harness becomes vital when you want complete control over your pet. Some dogs can pull hard on their leashes, and this can cause a collar to break, choke or even hurt the dog.

A harness for dogs makes it easier for you to control your pet when they start pulling on the leash. The device helps prevent choking and injury to your pet's neck, spine, or trachea.

You can use a dog harnesses to stop your pet from jumping on people or other animals. When visiting a public park or a friend's house, you can use the harness to keep your pet in control and prevent them from causing trouble.

Security dogs also need harnesses to help with their work. Police dogs, for instance, are typically fitted with bulletproof and stab-resistant vests and a harness. This safety gear will protect the dog while performing their duties, and they also make it easier for them to apprehend suspects or pursue criminals.

Apart from that, a harness can help prevent your dog from running away. The device can attach to a seat belt, which will keep the dog safe in the car. A harness also stops the dog from distracting you while driving.

 

Types of Dog Harness

Dog harnesses come in different types. Your harness choice can determine your dog's safety and how much control you have over them when out and about.

 

1. Body Harness

This harness covers the entire body of the dog. It usually fastens with a buckle or clip. This type of harness is best for dogs still learning how to walk on a leash, as it gives you more control over them.

The body harness also prevents your pet from slipping out of the collar, which can be dangerous if they run off or get into a fight with other animals. It is ideal for dogs that pull too hard on the leash, as it will distribute the force evenly across their body.

The body harness is one of the most common dog harnesses, and it is easy to find an option suitable for your pet. When choosing this type, look at how secure the fastenings are. You do not want a buckle that might snap under strain.

 

2. Neck Harness

A neck harness is a dog accessory that goes around the dog's neck and attaches to the leash. It can also be used together with a collar.

The neck harness is not as popular as the body harness but can be ideal for certain dogs. For example, dogs that do not pull on their leashes can use a neck harness without any problem.

A neck harness is ideal for walking dogs learning to walk on a leash. The device is simple and easy for them to get used to.

 

3. Step-in Harness

A step-in harness could be the solution you need for the dogs that hate restrictions. The name of this dog accessory comes from how it is worn.

This type of harness can be put on by stepping into it. Then, you will need to pull the straps back over the dog's body and secure it. This process is quick and will not take long, making the step-in harness ideal for dogs that hate having anything tight around their necks.

The step-in harness is also perfect for excited dogs that like to jump on people. When you are out on your walks, your pet will be much more contained than when wearing a collar.

 

4. Safety Harness

 

 

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Safety harnesses are the best choice for people who love traveling with their pets. This type of dog accessory will attach to your car's seat belt, securing your furry friend in place.

The safety harness is also great for dogs that like to run around in the car. You can focus on driving without worrying about them by keeping them restrained.

The safety harness is a simple device but could save your dog's life during an accident. Always ensure you buckle your pet in when using this type of harness.

 

What Do You Look For In A Harness?

When you want to shop dog harnesses, it is prudent to find one that helps you achieve your goal and make your furry friend safe. So many details determine what type of dog harness you will buy. It is vital to have every information right to avoid disappointments and regrets.

Here are a few vital points you need to consider:

1. Size Of The Harness

The size of your harness is crucial in ensuring your dog's safety. Buying a harness too tight or too loose can be dangerous for your pet. For instance, a tight one can cause your dog to suffocate.

On the other hand, a loose one will slip off easily and become useless. You can determine the size of harness you need by measuring your dog's chest and neck.

 

2. Type Of Harness

There are different types of harnesses for you to choose from. Each type of harness has its advantages and disadvantages. Knowing the right one for your furry friend is crucial in picking the best dog accessory.

You can pick the best dog harness for your furry friend according to the event or activity you will be using it. For example, a harness suitable for walking your furry friend may not be ideal when traveling in the car.

For example, a body harness is the best type of harness for a dog that pulls on its leash. It will distribute the force evenly across their body and prevent harm to your dog's neck. Also, a body harness is perfect for dogs that jump about when walking outdoors.

 

3. Style Of The Harness

The style of your dog harness is an essential factor that you should consider when buying one. There are various styles of harnesses on the market. Your choice will determine how successful you will get in harnessing your pooch.

To determine the best harness style, you will need to think about what you and your furry friend are most comfortable with. You can also pick a style that complements your dog's personality.

One of the best styles you may consider is a harness with a backpack feature. It will make it easier to carry your furry friend's supplies when going on a walk. For instance, you can pack the dog's identity, health record, and vaccination certificate in the backpack.

Another popular choice is the mesh harness because it is lightweight and breathable. It will be perfect for dogs that like to exercise in hot weather. When going out during summer, a mesh harness is the best choice for your furry friend.

It will keep them cool and prevent overheating. Minimize the use of this harness style when it is cold outside because it will not keep your furry friend warm. If you have to use it, consider some dog jackets to keep them warm.

Also, choose between a buckle and a clip-on harness. A buckle harness will have a strap that goes around your dog's neck and another one for its chest. It is easy to put on and take off. However, it can be a choking hazard for dogs that try to pull away from their owners.

A clip-on harness has two clips that attach to your dog's collar. It is perfect for dogs that do not pull on their leash because it can release the clip. It is also easy to put on and take off.

 

4. Material

The material used for making the harness affects its durability, usability, and price. You will want to determine if the material you buy will last long to avoid frequent purchases. Also, some materials are not suitable for all weather conditions.

 

 

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For instance, a nylon harness is perfect for rainy days because it is water-resistant. However, you must avoid using it during summer because it can irritate your furry friend's skin.

Another suitable material is leather, perfect for cold weather because it is heat-resistant. It will also last longer and does not require a lot of maintenance. Leather comes in different colors and styles, making it a popular choice for dog harnesses.

Durable dog harnesses may be expensive, but you will get your money's worth in its lifespan. You will not need to replace it often. The material used for making the harness also determines how easy it is to clean.

For instance, if the harness is made of leather, you will need to condition it regularly. Otherwise, it will become rigid and uncomfortable to use. The material used in a harness will also determine how easy it is to manage your dog's shedding.

 

5. Price

 

 

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The pricing of a dog harness relies on the quality of the product. An expensive harness may not necessarily be perfect for your furry friend, and a cheap one may offer you value for money. But, generally, better-quality items tend to be more expensive.

When buying a harness, you should consider how much use it will get. If your dog is constantly pulling on it, a harness made of durable material will be perfect. However, if you only use the harness occasionally, you may consider a cheaper one.

Production cost, handling and shipping fees, and other associated costs also affect the price of a dog harness. You may be able to find discounts when buying online, but you should consider the quality of the product.

 

How to Buy a Harness for Your Dog?

When you know the type, design, material, and price you want in a harness, it is time to buy one. But how do you go about purchasing the perfect one?

The best way to buy a harness for your dog is by trying it on them. It will help you determine if the harness is properly fitting and comfortable. That will require you to visit a local store with your dog.

Another thing you can do is to measure the circumference of your furry friend's chest and neck. Measurements will help you to find the perfect harness size. Also, look for a harness with adjustable straps to get the ideal fit.

You can also find online reviews of dog harnesses to see what other pet owners think of the product. Most people are honest about their experience, and it will help you make an informed decision.

Another advantage of buying a harness online is that you can get discounts. You can also find a wider variety of designs and colors. However, not all online stores offer free returns, so be sure to check the store's terms before buying.

Apart from that, you would not need to spend too much on gas driving around to find a harness. The delivery services should not cost you much.

 

Conclusion

A dog harness is perfect for managing dogs that pull on their leash. It will ensure they do not hurt themselves when they pull or run. It will also make it easy to manage your dog's instincts, such as chasing and sniffing everything during a security operation.

When buying a harness, you should find a durable one, which is comfortable, and fit well. Also, consider the price and whether you can find discounts online. Buying a harness should not be difficult, especially when you know what to look for.

Also, remember that not all harnesses are perfect for dogs of a specific breed—research well when finding the right one for your furry friend. You can also ask friends for recommendations.

- Himanshu Sapra
Best Dog Treats And Chews For Your Dog's Dental Health: Know Everything!

Your dog's dental health is crucial. Taking your pet to the doctor for a proper dental treatment once a year and brushing their gums at least twice a week at home is vital. During cleanings and brushings, however, the measures you take might be just as crucial in keeping your pet's mouth hygienic. Dental treats are a terrific (and entertaining) way to ensure dental hygiene for your pet.

Do the best dog dental sticks help clean teeth without any fuss? How do these treats work?

Dog dental nibbles are treats for your dog to help prevent plaque and tartar accumulation on their teeth. They function like chewing pulp to aid in preventing tooth disease.

 

 

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There are numerous dental treats and snacks on the market, but only some are truly worthy. You can even find vegan dog dental chews if your fur baby is on a diet restriction. Since each dog has specific requirements, choosing a dental treat can be difficult. Here are the finest recommendations of the best dog dental sticks for your furry friend:

 

Greenies Dental Chews:

According to studies, over 80% of dogs will have some dental illness, mainly gum disease, by the age of two or three. Plaque is a sticky material formed when food particles and saliva combine.

It accumulates on the teeth and is impenetrable to the human eye, making it difficult for dog owners to detect. If left unchecked for an extended period, plaque hardens into tartar, which a veterinarian can only eliminate.

Greenies for dogs come in various sizes, ranging from 3 oz to 54 oz, and are recommended for dogs weighing from 25 to 50 pounds.

The dental dog chews have a bone-like form on one end and a toothbrush-like shape. They feature a unique texture that attacks plaque and tartar down to the gums while refreshing their breath. The chews are made from natural, easily digestible components and are rich in many nutrients.

 

Merrick Fresh Kisses:

Merrick is a well-known, respectable brand that is somewhat more expensive than other alternatives. Merrick Fresh Kisses are part of a line of dog coaching treats and meals that have received excellent reviews.

The double brush design on these dental chews is distinctive. A brush is present on either end of the goodie, pointing in opposite directions. This implies that the bristles rotate in a twisting manner as your dog chews, effectively cleaning both the upper and bottom sets of teeth.

No matter which flavor you pick, Merrick Fresh Kisses are crafted with all-natural components that are healthful, flavorful, and filled with benefits for your dog's mouth and general health.

Furthermore, they are one of the few treats that are gluten- and potato-free, making them ideal for dogs with food sensitivity.

 

Himalayan Dog Chew:

Everything about these snacks would appeal to you. They are free of preservatives or chemicals and are made with healthy ingredients. These treats are produced ethically and adhere to the same fair-trade rules that you require from your food.

They last longer than other chews. Ideally, they will last hours, if not days, if you choose the correct size reward for your dog (depending on the aggression of chewing).

Although big dogs can devour these chews in a matter of hours, a medium-sized dog would consume the most considerable size of this snack in days. You can even put leftovers to good use by microwaving tiny pieces of this chew to make another nice treat for the pets. Overall, it'll be a terrific purchase for your pets.

 

 

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Emerald Pet Twizzies:

Twizzies are another chewing snacks that make dogs go crazy. Even though these dental dog chews are entirely digestible, you should continually monitor your dogs while giving them these snacks.

Ensure they don't bite off large portions, and if they get very eager, divert them and put the food away until the following day or two.

Twizzies are available in three sizes: 6 inches, 9 inches, and 12 inches. Give the Emerald Pet treats sparingly and not too frequently if you want to keep them exceptional for your pets.

 

Crumps' Naturals Plaque Buster:

Plaque Busters Dental Chews from Crumps' Naturals maintain healthy teeth and gums while also giving your furries long-lasting, delicious chewing enjoyment. These tasty chew sticks include just four all-natural ingredients that work together to keep your dog's teeth clean and gums healthy.

Simple, natural components come together to provide a robust tooth-scrubbing solution that your dog will enjoy. They're also ideal for dogs on restricted-ingredient diets since they're free of additives, pesticides, and artificial colors. Add Crumps' Naturals Plaque Busters Oral Chews to your dog's dental care routine for plaque reduction.

 

 

How To Keep Your Dog's Teeth Healthy?

Dogs' oral hygiene is as vital as human oral healthcare. Poor dental hygiene may cause major health problems, including damage to your pet's kidneys, liver, and cardiovascular system.

Exercising excellent oral treatment at home will provide more benefits for your furry friend; your dog will live a satisfied, wholesome, and longer life. Cleaning your canine companion's teeth is surprisingly easy even on a strict timeline.

Even the busiest dog parents may easily include these techniques into their weekly routines, ensuring that your four-legged friend's pearly whites shine for years to come. There are some methods to guarantee that your dog's dental hygiene is impeccable. Here are two things you must check for in your pet regularly:

 

Examine your dog's breath

Take a whiff of your dog's breath. Your dog's breath will never smell peppermint fresh, and that's just natural. Suppose your dog's breath is particularly nasty, and they seem to be having a lack of appetite, nausea, or excessive drinking/urinating. In that case, it's time to take them to the vet to be evaluated for infections.

 

Examine Teeth and Gums:

Do a periodic check of your dog's gums and teeth while brushing the teeth, or even once per week. Ensure there are no symptoms of swelling, bleeding, or discoloration, and your puppy's gums should be pinkish, not white, red, or brownish.

 

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In Conclusion

The finest dental treats for dogs can help maintain your dog's teeth and oral hygiene, as well as freshening their breath. The products given above should assist you in your quest, but you should always contact your veterinarian before introducing anything to your dog's meals!

- Himanshu Sapra
Cat Dental Products: Importance Of Dental Health For Your Kitty

Most pet owners ignore their cat's oral health. Sure, they check their teeth once in a while and feed them, but they're not consistent in their efforts to ensure that their furry babies' whites are in good condition.

Some put effort into getting cat teeth cleaning treats for their pets, but they're not always the right ones. Veterinarians always say that cat dental products are essential to your cat's health. That being the case, it would be best if you took your time to find reliable and quality items.

Perhaps you're a cat owner who has never taken pet oral hygiene seriously and are wondering why it's vital for your cute four-legged friend. Keep reading to learn more on this.

 

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What Is Dental Health?

Dental health is defined as the state of your or your cat's oral cavity, which includes the following:

Teeth Gums Palate

You need to take your cat for a dental checkup at least once a year or more frequently if required. Why? Because veterinary dentists (yes, they exist) say that periodontal disease can spread through your cat's body if left untreated.

Bacteria from the gums and teeth may enter your cat's bloodstream and affect its organs, joints, or kidneys.

 

Healthy Teeth: Why Do Cats Need Them?

A picture is worth a thousand words. And cats' mouths are proof of that statement - most often than not, you'll find it hard to look at your cat's teeth and gums if they're in bad shape.

The good news is that with the right cat dental products, you can make a difference and improve their oral health gradually rather than immediately. And by doing so daily (or nearly every day), you ensure that your furry buddy doesn't have any problems eating or drinking.

Remember that a cat's teeth are not like ours - they're honed for tearing meat, and their back molars are used to grind food. A good oral health routine helps them maintain proper chewing action, preventing periodontal disease, tartar buildup, and bad breath.

 

Symptoms of Poor Dental Health in Cats

There are many ways to tell that Figaro's teeth are in bad shape. Some of them are:

Tartar buildup throughout the years Bad breath (halitosis) - often described as a "fishy" smell, several factors can cause it: Cancer, periodontal disease, infection, tooth resorption, and others. Drooling (ptyalism) - watch out for drool with blood as it can indicate cervical line lesions or other dental issues. Receding gums or loose teeth Itching and pain around the mouth - a sign of gingivitis, an early stage of periodontal disease. Dark teeth color due to the accumulation of bacteria on the tooth surfaces, which darken as they accumulate. Lack of appetite or difficulty eating- cats with poor dental health often don't want to eat due to the pain they feel when chewing. Meowing or withdrawing when you touch it close to the mouth- gingivitis and resorptive lesions can cause so much pain that your feline may get aggressive or withdraw when you scratch it on the chin or pet it on the head. Rubbing or pawing at their face- when you notice Bella rubbing her face on objects such as furniture or pawing at it, it may be time to rush her to the dentist. Little to no self-grooming- an oral problem like gingivitis can make self-grooming painful.

 

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Which are Some Other Causes of Feline Oral Aches?

There are many other causes of cat oral pain aside from gingivitis, resorptive lesions, and periodontal diseases. Some of them are:

Malocclusions- teeth don't align properly and rub against each other. Fractured teeth- since cats' teeth are not designed to last for a lifetime; they may fracture when Figaro bites on something hard like a toy or piece of furniture. Stomatitis- an inflammation of the gums usually caused by a foreign body in the mouth, food allergies, or a viral or bacterial infection.

 

How Frequently Should You Brush Your Cat's Teeth?

Proper daily brushing is the best way to go. If you've been putting this off for a very long time, don't worry as it's never too late to start - keep in mind your cat needs a bit of patience and practice.

 

Which are the Best Cat Dental Items?

Here are some of the best cat dental products that can help in preventing and even treating feline dental issues:

 

Pet Life 'Denta-Clean' Dual-Sided Action Bristle Pet Toothbrush

Manufacturers created this product to combat gingivitis and plaque by enclosing and focusing on each tooth while making a nice foam. It has a flexible neck to reach every area in your cat's mouth and a zero-slip handle to help you maintain a steady grip as you brush Figaro's teeth. Use it with Rinses, Pastes, and Gels for best results.

 

pet life denta clean dual sided action bristle pet toothbrush

 

TropiClean Fresh Breath Made In USA Oral Care Drops For Cats

This item has a powerful solution that producers created to handle tartar and plaque instantly. Put several drops of it into your cat's mouth. Its fast-acting characteristic ensures that your furry baby gets their fresh breath within seconds.

 

Plaqueoff Cat and Dog Dental Care- 40g Bottle

Here's another item that creators designed to fight bad breath (plaque). It has an appealing taste that'll make administering it to your kitty easier. It also acts fast and spreads to every area in Luna's mouth for quick fresh breath delivery. It is meant to be used daily.

 

Emerald Pet Stixx Chicken Dental Cat Treats

What will you get when you mix creativity with healthy feline treats? Emerald Pet Stixx Chicken Dental Cat Treats. This item is high in protein and chock full of chicken flavor that your cat will love. Its primary purpose is to reduce plaque buildup and encourage clean teeth while giving them a healthy, tasty treat.

 

Tropiclean Oral Care Gel For Cat

This is a package of two 5-fluid ounce bottles of gel featuring an advanced formula that targets tartar and plaque. Its makers designed it with a fresh minty taste to mask the taste of medication as you brush your cat's teeth. It has no side impacts and is mild on your cat's mouth.

 

emerald pet stixx chicken dental cat treats

 

Conclusion

Your cat's dental health is essential. That's why you should strive to maintain it with the quality cat dental products above. They all have different mechanisms and features, but they're designed to do one thing- clean your feline’s teeth and fight oral problems that can affect their health in the long run.

Your kitty doesn't have to have poor dental health to enjoy the products above. Remember, prevention is better than cure!

- Colby

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- Britt Kascjak

If you follow BlogPaws on social media, then you already know that our team attended the SuperZoo 2022 pet trade show in Las Vegas. It was an opportunity to see what is up and coming in the pet industry including fun new products, the latest pet trends, and emerging brands. But, with over 1000 exhibitors you may be wondering – what are the pet brands that stood out to us this year? The following pet brands are doing something new, exciting, or innovative. We aren’t just talking about the best-selling pet products with the highest sales on record. These are the pet brands that are making changes that we believe could have a significant impact on the pet industry. As we move towards the end of 2022 and into 2023, we believe that these are 10 brands to watch! Health & Habitat The following pet brands are prioritizing the health and well-being of our pets. They do this by educating pet owners, providing high-quality products that encourage a healthier environment, and making it easier than ever to provide the care that our pets need. MidWest Homes For Pets There has been a lot of discussion in recent years about the habitat needs of small animals, but many cages and small animal pens on the market are still too small. This continues to feed into the cycle with new pet owners purchasing these habitats unaware that they aren’t the ideal environment for their newest family member. When we saw the Hamster Nation hamster cage from MidWest Homes For Pets, it instantly brought a smile to the faces of the whole BlogPaws team. This cage provided 417 square inches of floor space, giving your hamster plenty of room to run and exercise – and it wasn’t even their largest model! It was an incredible step towards normalizing a healthy habitat and, in turn, healthier pets. Zilla This is another example of pet companies doing innovative things to provide an ideal habitat for our pets. At the show, Zilla introduced us to a line of reptile decor that alerts reptile owners when it’s time to change their UV light. If you’re not a reptile owner, you may not know how important UV light is for a reptile’s well-being. In the wild, these incredible creatures can be found soaking up the sun for hours every day. This is because UV light plays a necessary role in their body’s ability to manufacture vitamin D3 and absorb calcium from their food. Failure to get enough UV light can cause a serious and potentially fatal nutritional deficiency. Being able to recognize when the UV light in your reptile’s habitat needs to be changed is essential. 5 Strands Affordable Testing This is a company that is making the health of our pets priority #1. They make home testing kits that can be used to better understand the food and environmental intolerances that our pets are experiencing. This information can then be used to make dietary and lifestyle adjustments […]

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- Jessica Shipman

Whether you attend large trade shows like SuperZoo or Global Pet Expo, smaller regional shows, or local events like festivals and farmers’ markets with your business, in-person networking is an important skill to have. In this article, we’re going to help you prepare with a few key tips for networking events. Just like many things, there are three parts of networking – the beginning, the middle, and the end. In the beginning, you want to prepare by making lists and schedules, printing business cards and marketing materials, and preparing your elevator pitch. While you’re at the event, you’re actively engaging in conversations, asking questions, meeting new people, and learning new things. Once the event wraps up, your work isn’t done. Take some time to rest your feet and your mind, but you still have work to do to truly leverage your networking experience. Why Networking Is Important in the Pet Industry Just like many other industries, we’re doing more and more of our work online. When we have the opportunity to meet each other face to face, it’s important to take advantage of it. In-person networking events allow us to meet new people who are outside of our normal radius, learn about new products and brands within the industry, and stay up to date on the latest industry trends and happenings. It doesn’t hurt that many of our pet industry networking events feature pets too! Though there’s been a push for virtual networking over the last few years, these virtual events still don’t provide the same opportunities for striking up a conversation in the coffee line or while riding the elevator. These unexpected encounters can sometimes be the most valuable in adding new people and new information to your radius. Long story short, in-person networking is still valuable and here to stay. That was further reinforced by the 16,000+ pet professionals who flocked to Las Vegas for SuperZoo earlier this year. 6 Follow-Up Tips for Networking Events in the Pet Industry 1. Organize your business cards and flyers If you don’t come back from a networking event with a bunch of business cards and other pieces of paper, then did you really even go to a networking event? We are fans of going paperless when possible, but business cards are still the norm for exchanging contact information with those who you meet. That means that it’s likely you’ll return home with a stack of business cards. Whether you’re following up, meeting someone new, or just raising awareness for your brand, business cards offer an important opportunity. The trick to getting the full value out of these tiny pieces of paper is to keep them organized. While you’re at the networking event, have a system in place for where you store the cards you collect. For some, a pocket of a bag, a small pouch, or inside their name badge might work. Others might want a notebook specifically designed for storing business cards. No matter what your system is, keep them […]

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- Jessica Shipman

Every year thousands of pet professionals descend on Las Vegas, Nevada to share or search for the latest in pet product innovation. SuperZoo is an annual pet retail trade show that brings together pet industry manufacturers, distributors, store owners, and more across a multi-day event.  This year the BlogPaws team attended with three goals in mind – honoring innovative brands through our BlogPaws Best awards, identifying brands to watch, and keeping a close eye on the future of the pet industry through major trends. After a bit of reflection, we’re ready to share the biggest pet industry trends we witnessed during the show.  Attending SuperZoo 2022 SuperZoo 2022 took place from August 23-25 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 16,000 pet professionals walked the show floor made up of over 1,000 exhibiting brands. SuperZoo also featured a New Product Showcase with over 900 new products, educational sessions, and networking events. This year’s show was also the first opportunity for all five members of the BlogPaws team to meet in person. To cover as much of the show floor as possible, each team member – Chloe, Jessica, Emily, Britt, and Christy (with Elvis the Beagle) – individually focused on finding major innovations and significant trends that they believed will drive the future of the pet industry. We then came together to share our findings each evening.  Overall the experience was one of excitement and celebration as this in-person tradeshow was back in full swing. We can’t wait for next year, but before we start thinking about 2023, we want to reflect on the pet industry trends of 2022. 8 Pet Industry Trends at SuperZoo 2022 1. Enrichment Toys & Activities Enrichment is a hot topic for all members of the BlogPaws team as we have pets that struggle with separation anxiety or need a little extra entertainment while on crate rest. Plus, we know that keeping pets enriched and entertained helps keep them healthy both mentally and physically, which is important for all pets. On the show floor, we saw an ever-growing emphasis on providing stimulating experiences for pets of all kinds. Enrichment isn’t a new trend within the pet industry, but like many other trends, it started with dogs. This year we saw products for dogs, cats, rabbits, other small animals, birds, and more.  This trend was further emphasized with the winning products from the New Product Showcase. In the Cat category, Catit by Hagen took home first place for their Senses Mushroom Interactive Cat Toy. Meanwhile, Licki Mat placed first in the Dog category for their Licki Mat Keeper, which helps keep all their existing Licki Mats in place for more enjoyment and enrichment. For Small Animal, Oxbow took first for their new additions to their line called “Enriched Life”. And in both Bird and Aquatic, first place featured feeding options that would keep these pets engaged longer. Products We’re Watching: Talking Pet Starter Set by Hunger For Words Wobbler Chew by Tall […]

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- Emily Hall

Whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em, Instagram Reels are here to stay and continue to remain the #1 way to grow organically on the social media platform. Perhaps you’re wanting in on the action but are having trouble coming up with Instagram Reels ideas. Brainstorming content ideas, trying to crack the code on what makes a Reel go viral, or figuring out your optimal time to post can be overwhelming for sure. It can sometimes feel like there’s some magical Reels formula that you just haven’t mastered yet. While there is no one-size-fits-all magic formula, there is some strategy involved. The good news is that we are here to break it down for you and help you learn how to create amazing Reels on Instagram in no time! What Makes Instagram Reels Go Viral? If you’ve spent any time watching Reels on Instagram, you’ve likely seen some that have hundreds of thousands if not millions of views. You might feel like you’re running on a hamster wheel trying to recreate what those content creators have done to go viral yourself. While aiming to create a viral Reel isn’t necessarily a bad goal to have, you should instead set a more attainable goal of going “viral-for-you,’ or VFY. This just means that instead of trying to get millions of views on your Reels, you instead aim for numbers that would be considered viral in comparison to the stats you normally get for the audience size you have. What is considered to be VFY will be different for everyone. For example, a Reel with 5,000 views might be considered VFY if you have an account with 500 followers and normally get a couple hundred views on your Reels. “Okay, that’s great, but how do I do that?” you’re wondering… Thankfully there are several things you can do to help influence a Reel going “viral.” 1. Use trending audios. A trending audio or song on Instagram is one that is gaining popularity and being used or saved over and over. As you scroll through your Instagram Reels feed, you can search for trending audios by looking for the upwards arrow that displays to the right of the track name (see screenshot below). For the best chance at success, you should try to create Reels on Instagram using trending audios with less than 1-2K uses. A low number of uses indicates you’re getting in on the trend early, which will give your Reel a higher chance of going VFY. If an audio already has thousands and thousands of uses, then the trend is likely on its way out. You can check how many times an audio has been used by clicking on the audio file name, which will bring you to a page that displays all the Reels that have used that specific audio clip along with the total number of uses. 2. Create highly shareable content. The Instagram algorithm will keep pushing your Reel out to more viewers if it sees that […]

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- Jessica Shipman

Beginning on July 1, 2023, Google Analytics 4 (GA4) will be the only option available for website owners to continue tracking their website traffic via Google Analytics. Universal Analytics (UA), the current version of Google Analytics, will retire. Though historic UA data will be accessible through UA for at least 6 months, the tool will completely stop collecting data on July 1 and will eventually be fully deprecated. Do you own a business with a website in the pet industry? If yes, then I’m here to challenge you to tackle a small but mighty business goal before 2022 comes to a close – to get Google Analytics 4 installed and set up on your website(s). Are you unsure how to install Google Analytics on WordPress? If you’re ready to tackle this to-do list item, then let’s get started. For the average WordPress user, this setup process will only take about 15 minutes, so there’s no reason to put it off today! Why You Need to Set Up Google Analytics 4 Today If I haven’t already convinced you to get GA4 set up today, don’t worry. I have even more reasons to share. Depending on when you’re reading this article, the Google Analytics deadline is probably still a few months away. So why should you spend the time today to get it set up? There are several reasons actually. First, if you get it done today, you get to cross it off your to-do list. Who doesn’t love the feeling of getting something off their plate? Second, by getting it off your plate today, you don’t have to experience a stressful June 26-30, 2023 where you are panicking to fit the time to install GA4 on your website as the July 1 deadline closes in. You won’t have to imagine me sitting at my desk, casually clicking around in my own Google Analytics account, and trying really really hard to not say “I told you so.” And third, if you want the real business reason, the sooner you get Google Analytics 4 set up and installed on your website, the sooner it will start tracking YOUR data. Let me remind you that eventually, ALL Universal Analytics data will go away. You can download reports for your own records, but that data won’t be integrated into GA4. If you set up GA4 today, then five years from now the oldest data you’ll be able to access through Google Analytics will be the traffic data from today. In a way, GA4 install day is like your site’s new birthday. Let’s get the party started and get this thing done! How to Set Up Google Analytics 4 on WordPress We are going to break down the process of how to install google analytics on WordPress into four sections: Preparing your site Creating your GA4 property Connecting GA4 to your WordPress site Confirming your data connection In each of these sections, I will provide you with the step-by-step instructions that you need to take to get […]

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- Emily Hall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Emily Hall Email: emily@blogpaws.com Phone: 720.445.6890   Announcing the “BlogPaws Best” Award Winners for SuperZoo 2022 BlogPaws is pleased to announce the winners of the BlogPaws Best of 2022 Awards from this year’s SuperZoo Tradeshow. The event was held August 23-25, 2022 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and featured 900+ pet product debuts, 1,000+ exhibitors, and 16k+ pet professionals. The BlogPaws Best Awards winners are: Best New Product: Cage & Crate Cleaner by OxyFresh, Booth 3419 Best Cat Product: Adjustable String Wand by RompiCatz, Booth 4258 Best Dog Product: Recovery Overall by Paikka, Booth 7812 Best Small Animal Product: Enriched Life Wooden Puzzler by OxBow, Booth 4939 Best Bird Product: Foraging Fun Pack by Lafeber Company, Booth 7624 Best Reptile Product: Original Wood Reptile Enclosure by Zen Habitats, Booth 5219 Best Aquatic Product: Premium Shelf by Marco Rocks, Booth 5206 Best Technology Product: Smart Bottle by Healers PetCare, Booth 4366 Best Natural Pet Product: Dog Balm by Lucky Pup, Booth 7014 Best Household Cleaning Product: Pet Odor and Stain Eliminator by Unique Pet Care, Booth 3956 Best Grooming Product: P2 Pro Pet Grooming Kit by Neakasa by GenHighTech, Booth 6770 Best Sustainable Product: Organic Plant-Based Pet Waste Bags by Doo Good, Booth 3947 Best Travel Product: TickCheck Tick Testing by TickCheck, Booth 7515 Best Health Product: CheckUp at Home Wellness Tests for Dogs and Cats by CheckUp, Booth 7715 Best Enrichment Product: Magic Trick! Training Set by Brightkins, Booth 6866 Best New Innovative Product: Arkus Daily by Native Microbials, Booth 3803 Best Emerging Brand: Bow Wow Labs, Booth 3218 Best Packaging: Recycled packaging by Because, Animals, Booth 1246   Best of Awards from the BlogPaws Team: Chloe’s Best in Show Pick: Farm Stand Collection by Lord Jameson, Booth 3719 Jessica’s Best in Show Pick: Stuffless Big Foot by Tall Tails, Booth 6911 Emily’s Best in Show Pick: The Cheese Adjustable Tunnel Cat Toy by PETradise, Booth 5014 Britt’s Best in Show Pick: Freeze Dried Raw Diet for Dogs – Fish Recipe by Boss Nation, Booth 1369 Christy’s & Elvis’s Best in Show Pick: Crispies by Bocce’s Bakery, Booth 1858   For photos of BlogPaws Best 2022 award winners, please visit here.   BlogPaws attended SuperZoo 2022 as media covering the show’s products and trends. The team scoured the floor on Tuesday, August 22 in search of products and brands with award-winning products to recognize. Awards were delivered to winning products and brands on Wednesday and Thursday and featured in BlogPaws Instagram Stories.  “BlogPaws Best awards allow us to acknowledge and support pet brands within the pet industry across 23 categories. These winning brands are constantly innovating and pushing industry standards by developing species-specific products, solving simple but frustrating problems for pet parents, or even creating an entirely new product category,” said Jessica Shipman, CMO of BlogPaws. “Each BlogPaws Best Award Winner has innovated and improved the pet industry. We consider it an honor to help ensure that pet professionals and […]

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- Britt Kascjak

Google has recently announced a new update to its search algorithm with a focus on “people-first content”. This will prioritize content that provides real value to the people searching rather than just writing content to appease a search engine. But what does this mean for you as a creator? When discussing how to write SEO-optimized content, we often focus on the importance of keyword research. But there are other considerations when creating content that you want to see perform well in organic search. One factor that has been gaining a lot of attention in the world of SEO is search intent or keyword intent. If this is the first time that you are hearing about search intent or if you aren’t clear on how to apply intent when creating content, we are here to help. In this article, we will answer the question “what is search intent”, break down the different types of search intent you may encounter, and how you can use this to create high-quality content that will provide value to your audience. What is Search Intent? When doing keyword research, we analyze what phrases and keywords people are searching related to a specific topic. Search intent takes this one step further by looking at why they are searching for that word or phrase. Anytime you type something into a search engine like Google, you do so with specific intent. You may be looking for a recipe, seeking the answer to a question, or searching for a product to solve a problem that you are faced with. When choosing which links you are going to click through to, this intent will be front of mind. For example, if you are looking for a recipe, you aren’t likely going to click a product link. It simply isn’t what you are searching for. This is search intent at work. How Does User Intent Impact SEO? Google and other search engines work to create algorithms that will return exactly the search results you need. This means narrowing the results down from every article about “pumpkin cat treats” to just those that offer a DIY pumpkin treat recipe, if that’s your goal. While doing your keyword research, you want to consider the search intent of the words or phrases you are considering. This will allow you to create content that will rank successfully while also ensuring that your content is being shown to your ideal audience. 4 Types of Keyword Search Intent 1. Informational Search Intent Arguably the most common of the types of search intent listed here, information search intent are searches that are done where people are looking for information about a topic. This includes educational articles, DIY videos, recipes, or any other content that is focused primarily on delivering information. Informational searches are intended to help the searcher learn more. 2. Commercial Search Intent Commercial search intent, otherwise referred to as Commercial Investigation, occurs when the searcher is trying to find out information about a product but isn’t prepared […]

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- Lindsay Pevny
How embarrassing! Have you ever brought your totally, long-ago potty-trained dog over to your friend’s house, only for them to pee or poop in their home? This is something I’ve …
- Lindsay Pevny
When I was a kid, the old dog books I’d pore over in the library would say to ignore your dog when you first come home. It’s one of the …
- Lindsay Pevny
You’ve probably seen your dog kick their back legs after pooping. Many pet parents wonder if their dog is trying to – without success – bury their poop. Sometimes, your …
- Lindsay Pevny
Most dogs love food, and are highly motivated by treats, but some are more food-obsessed than others. Matilda, for instance, has a one-track mind. She’ll do anything for a crumb, …
- Lindsay Pevny
If you’ve been on my blog for a while you might have seen me cover doggy toothpaste and dental care a few times. If not, a quick refresher: Those of …
- Lindsay Pevny
When I first saw headlines going around about a canine cancer that’s passed through sniffing one another’s private parts, I was alarmed. My dogs, like all dogs, love sniffing other …
- Lindsay Pevny
In case you’re new here, Matilda is my five-pound Chihuahua mix, and Cow is my 30-pound… well her DNA test says she’s a Chow-Chow, German Shepherd, Jack Russell, Cocker Spaniel. …
- Lindsay Pevny
I’m a lifelong dog-person, dog-girl, dog-lady, all of that. I never saw myself owning a cat. Sabrina, our little black cat, has been living with us for about six months. …
- Lindsay Pevny
Sometimes our dogs alert us when the delivery driver knocks on the door, and that’s fantastic and warranted. You grab your food before it gets cold, or you scoop up …
- Lindsay Pevny
I think a lot of my weirdness is coming out in this blog lately, and I’m thrilled about it. I’ve learned so much about dogs in the past seven years …
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- Kyle J. Larson

You’ll∂≈å love these music-inspired dog names if you love a good tune. There is no better way to infuse your puppy with an air of coolness than using a name […]

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- Kyle J. Larson

These spiritual dog names are perfect for those looking to capture the beauty of life in their companion’s name. You’ll find ideas that come from natural, mystical, and religious sources. […]

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- Kyle J. Larson

Our list of nautical dog names has excellent names for anyone who loves boating, sailing or just hanging out by the water. Read on for ideas from ships, explorers, sea […]

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- Kyle J. Larson

Here are our favorite dog names that start with H. We’ve found some of the most popular H names and grouped them into fun categories. We have many visitors to […]

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- Kyle J. Larson

Here are some of the best dog names that start with I. These ideas are perfect for finding a unique name for your puppy. Every year we have many visitors […]

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- Jessi Larson

Witchy dog names

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- Kyle J. Larson

These space dog names are excellent for anyone who loves science and exploration. We’ve gathered a great list of ideas from outer space, famous astronomers, astronauts, and sci-fi. Read on […]

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- Kyle J. Larson

If you love the games or the series and want Pokémon dog names, you’ve come to the right place. Our list includes all the dog-like creatures in the universe of […]

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- Kyle J. Larson

If you want to know all the PAW Patrol Dog Names you’ll find them here. We’ve gathered names and descriptions for all the main characters in the show as well […]

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- Kyle J. Larson

If you’re a fan of Japanese animation, you’ll love these anime dog names. We’ve gathered some ideas from dog characters and a bunch of other popular anime characters that are […]

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- Lorraine Rhoads

When it comes to taking care of your dog, many people wonder about how much exercise and activity their pup should be getting every day. With society’s current focus on healthy daily routines for humans, why not create the perfect routine for your pet as well? Shockingly, more than half of the 90 million dogs […]

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What your dog’s tongue says about their health

Nothing says “love” like getting showered with wet doggie licks. But did you know that your dog’s tongue can reveal health imbalances? Eastern Medicine practitioners have used the proven practice of examining the tongue to help correctly diagnose health issues in people for over 5,000 years. More recently, the practice has expanded to include our furry […]

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Dog Treats Going Moldy Is a Good Thing. No, Really!

You might not think of mold as a good sign, but if your dog’s treats eventually grow mold, then it means you’re feeding your pup natural, preservative-free goodies that will help them enjoy a happy and active life. Finding a loaf of moldy bread in your pantry might be an inconvenience that means an unscheduled […]

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- David Thomas

Learn how to protect your fish tank from curious cats and determined dogs! These five tips will prevent accidents and interactions between your dog or cat and your new fish tank. Owning a fish tank and watching its colorful inhabitants swim peacefully back and forth has many advantages. However, it’s not something your dog or […]

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Does Your Dog Pee in the House? Find Out Why and How You Can Help

You go to great lengths to teach your puppy not to pee in the house, so what’s a pet parent to do when an adult dog starts making messes inside? Active Chews Cranberry Chews for Dogs can help keep puddles at bay by supporting healthy bladders. As a dog parent, you expect to find little […]

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Surprising reasons why you should be giving your dog a probiotic

The history of probiotics can be dated back to 10,000 years ago and they are now one of the most popular supplements used today. It hasn’t been until very recently though that they have become more mainstream in the pet industry. Now people give their dogs probiotics to help them with a whole host of […]

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- Heather Beck
The Definitive Doggy Daycare Checklist

Dogs are members of the family, and you’re not going to trust an unvetted daycare for your four-legged kid anymore than you would for your two-legged kid. Use this comprehensive checklist to find the best doggy daycare for your fur baby. Doggy daycare is an invaluable service for working pet parents, people who travel a […]

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Protein rotation is an excellent way to ensure your four-legged friends get all the nutrients and water they need. Nature’s Logic dog and cat foods make it easy to give your furry friend a varied and well-balanced diet that’ll never get boring! Have you ever met somebody who eats the same meal, day in, day […]

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Make a Bold Best Friend Statement with Matching Initials for Mom and Pup

Pet tags are important to help identify your four-legged friend, but Dogily knows that pet tags can be more than just functional. Their luxury Bold Initial Best Friend Sets are giving a chic edge to the bond between dogs and their moms. Go to any pet store and you’ll notice that just about every pet […]

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Animal Reiki: The benefits for your pet

You want to do right by your pet. You take them to the vet for regular check-ups, give them healthy, natural food, take them on regular walks and play with them as much as possible. But what if they have a mental health or physical health issue they just can’t kick?  Sometimes what they need […]

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Sustainability in the Pet Industry

As we forge into the future, a focus on sustainability has become much more in the forefront of consumers’ minds. People are conscious of the environmental impact they are having, and consumers and businesses alike are placing an emphasis on buying from or partnering with eco-conscious brands. For animal lovers, that also means finding sustainable […]

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- Jim Scott, Co-Founder, RAWZ Natural Pet Food
Guide to Crystals in Cat Urine [Causes & Treatments]

If you’ve found your cat straining to urinate, urinating around the house or crying from the litter box, you may have a case of urine crystals or bladder stones on your hands. In addition to causing your cat pain and discomfort, untreated bladder crystals or stones can lead to serious health complications.  Urinary crystals are […]

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Wild Alaskan Pollock — good for the environment and your pet!

It’s no secret that our earth is suffering, and the effects of global warming are only worsening and becoming more drastic. With CO2 emissions rising, deforestation and harmful fishing practices, it’s no wonder we are seeing dramatic climate changes in our world. According to The Guardian, we don’t have much time until our earth becomes […]

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Why You Have to Try Pumpkin for Dogs

Autumn is just around the corner, and love it or hate it, that means pumpkin season is coming! Pumpkin spice, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin everything! With the right foods and treats, even your dog can get in on the pumpkin action. Not only is this tasty winter squash safe and delicious for pups, but […]

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Take the EnduraPet Challenge Today!

EnduraPet wants to challenge you to take a proactive approach to your dog’s or cat’s health. EnduraPet’s four-step challenge makes it easy for animal guardians to see the effectiveness of their Multi-Immune Combo Pack, supplements that support the overall health and well-being of your fur baby. EnduraPet is a holistic pet wellness company that makes […]

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Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96, and she will always be remembered as the monarch who loved Pembroke Welsh corgis, and who was devoted to these pups her entire life. This is the legacy of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. When Princess Elizabeth was 18 years old, her father gave her a Pembroke […]

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- Omer Rashid, DVM, Msc Parasitology

Heterogeneity means cancer treatments need to be individually tailored for better clinical outcomes. The canine population has a considerable vulnerability to cancer. One in four dogs is likely to suffer from the disease. With canine cancers being a common occurrence, an estimated treatment failure rate of around 20% should be of concern. Heterogeneity is a […]

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- Sabrina Giardina

Massage is a valuable way to create bonds between a person and an animal. Moreover, massage can relieve stress, tension, and pain while promoting circulation and relaxation for your fur baby. Massages for dogs have numerous benefits, and you can also tailor the frequency to suit the specific needs of your pup. Some dogs may […]

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- Amber Drake

Skin cancer in dogs is a serious and potentially fatal condition, especially if left untreated. The earlier a vet diagnoses your pup, the better the chances that treatment will be successful. Skin cancer in dogs can be difficult to spot, and dogs can’t tell you when something is wrong. Skin cancer in dogs can also […]

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- Karen Elizabeth Baril

Does your dog look uncomfortably hot? Think twice before reaching for the dog clippers. Your dog’s coat is perfectly engineered to protect from the elements, and shaving them could do more harm than good. 1. Shaving a Dog with a Double Coat Can Lead to Permanent Hair Damage Most dogs have double coats. Dogs like […]

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- Elizabeth Muenzen
Are Strawberries Good for Dogs?

Strawberries are a great low-calorie treat for your dog to enjoy. Before giving your dog any new foods, check with your veterinarian to see if they have any concerns.

dog smiling at camera Health Benefits of Strawberries for Dogs

Strawberries have lots of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin C. They are low in calories, so they can be given as a sweet treat to dogs who are overweight. In fact, fresh fruit may help slow the aging process and strengthen the immune system, making them a great tool for long-term weight management.

Strawberries also contain malic acid an enzyme that can help whiten your dog's teeth and freshen their breath.

How Many Strawberries Can Dogs Eat?

Although they are healthy for your dog, strawberries do contain a lot of sugar, so just make sure to feed strawberries to your dog in moderation. Once you get the green light from your vet, below is the number of strawberries you can typically give to your dog based on their size.

Small Dog: 1 strawberry per day. Medium Dog: 3-4 strawberries per day. Large Dog: Up to 5 strawberries per day.

As with any new food you’re introducing to your dog's diet, start with a small portion to avoid digestive upset and check for any adverse reactions.

The best way to give your dog strawberries is to thoroughly wash the fruit and cut the stem off. Then cut the strawberry into small pieces to avoid the choking hazard. You can also puree a few frozen strawberries in the blender for a dog-friendly smoothie or to add to your dog's food.

Be prepared that your dog simply might not like strawberries! There are plenty of smells dogs hate, and strawberries might be on that list for your dog.

Interested in improving your dog’s health? Check out the benefits of chlorophyll for dogs. Here are five more ways to improve your dog's health.

- Mia Daniele
What You Need to Know About the Kennel Cough Vaccine

If you take your dog to a day care or regularly house them in an overnight dog hotel, then you probably have heard of the bordetella vaccine, also known as the kennel cough vaccine.

dog lying in sun

Bordetella is a “noncore vaccine” (also known as unrequired) vaccine that is given to dogs that are frequently among other dogs. It’s often required by canine facilities like dog daycare centers, dog parks, boarding kennels, dog shows, and group training classes before your dog can attend them

The Bordetella vaccine is meant to protect against bordetalla bronchiseptica. Which causes inflammation in the upper respiratory system. This inflammation leads to what we know as kennel cough disease and other secondary infections.

Kennel cough itself is a term used to encompass many highly contagious respiratory diseases common among large groups of dogs socializing and boarding together. It spreads through aerosol droplets, which can contain toys, bowls, food, and the air your dog breathes. While it is non-fatal, it can lead to long-term health complications for puppies and senior dogs.

You can often tell that your dog has kennel cough based on their loud, honk-like cough. While that is the most distinctive symptom, infected dogs also suffer from:

Runny nose and sneezing Loss of appetite Lethargy Fever

If you believe that your dog has kennel cough, make an appointment with your vet immediately. The symptoms are similar to canine distemper and canine influenza virus, which are much more serious illnesses. Additionally, your vet may want to have your dog be brought into their office a certain way to avoid exposing other dogs.

Despite its contagious nature, kennel cough is very treatable. Your dog may be prescribed rest, cough medicine, and antibiotics. The treatment may be more aggressive if you have a puppy, senior dog, or an immunocompromised dog, as kennel cough could potentially lead to worse long-term problems.

Should I Get My Dog the Bordetella Vaccine?

Despite being a noncore vaccine, it’s generally recommended that your dog gets it if they are often in contact with other dogs, whether that be on a farm, in the household, or out in public at dog parks, daycare, or boarding facilities, and training classes. All of these put them at risk of contracting kennel cough.

Generally, dogs need the bordetella vaccine annually with some facilities requiring one that was administered less than six months ago. Ask your veterinarian what your options should be.

Additionally, while there are no harmful side effects to the vaccine, your veterinarian may recommend holding off if your dog is immunocompromised, sick, or pregnant. Like with humans, any of these conditions can lead to your dog suffering from an adverse reaction to the vaccine.

- Mia Daniele
Can Dogs Get Hiccups?

Hiccups are an annoying, but normal part of our lives. But did you know that dogs can also get hiccups?

Just like for humans, hiccups are a normal part of being a dog. They do not indicate any serious illness and will often go away on their own.

Hiccups are caused by spasms in the diaphragm, which are the muscles under the lungs. These spasms cause the opening between the vocal cords (the glottis), to close abruptly, resulting in a hiccup sound. 

Scientists have no clear idea as to why people or dogs evolved to hiccup. The prevailing theory is that hiccups are leftover from when we developed inside our mother’s wombs as a means of testing the breathing muscles. 

Hiccups are most common in puppies and will most often develop after your dog attempts to drink or eat too quickly. 

There are a few methods you can use to cure your dog’s hiccups:

Calm their irregular breathing patterns by rubbing their tummy while they lay on their backs Give them plenty of water to drink (but make sure they drink calmly and slowly; drinking too quickly causes more hiccups) Help your dog to eat more slowly by portioning out their food or putting it in a puzzle device 

If your dog has hiccups, make sure they actually are hiccups. If your dog’s hiccups last for more than a few hours and are accompanied by a wheezing sound, then take them to the veterinarian immediately. This could be a sign of serious breathing difficulties.

- Elizabeth Muenzen
How to Get Rid of Fleas Naturally

Fleas are often an inevitable part of living with dogs and cats. Despite our best efforts, they seem to find their way into the home. But what are your options if you prefer not to use harsh chemicals to treat your home or your pet? Below or some natural ways to treat your pets for fleas, and some natural remedies for eradicating fleas from your home.

dogs lying on grass Natural Remedies for Fleas on Pets Flea Comb

A flea comb has closely spaced teeth that can be used to pull fleas from your pet’s coat. This can be a tedious process but is generally an effective way to remove both fleas and flea eggs. Dip the comb in soapy water after each pass to kill anything that’s picked up.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is a great natural remedy for lots of situations. Apple cider vinegar is slightly acidic, making it deadly for fleas. You can mix six cups of apple cider vinegar with four cups of water into a spray bottle, then spray this solution all over your dog’s coat (just make sure you avoid their eyes).

Lemon

Lemon is a natural flea repellent that can be applied to your dog’s coat to repel fleas. You can try dipping the flea comb into a solution of lemon and water and passing it through their coat to remove fleas. Another option is to soak a rag in lemon and water and run it over your dog’s coat.

How to Get Rid of Fleas in Your Home Baking Soda and Salt

Baking soda and salt dehydrate fleas and flea eggs. Sprinkle the mixture around your home and leave for a day or two before vacuuming it up. Make sure to clean your vacuum afterward as salt can cause rust!

Sulfur

Powdered sulfur can be sprinkled in your backyard in areas where your pets like to lounge. The powder interferes with a flea’s energy production and eventually kills them. Sprinkling it around your yard will kill any fleas who come in contact with it. However, if dogs or cats ingest large amounts of sulfur it can be deadly, so take care not to use too much. Always consult a veterinarian before using sulfur for flea prevention.

Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth is a talc-like powder made from silica. It can be sprinkled on carpets, furniture, and bedding around the home to kill fleas. The powder dries them out and can be vacuumed up after sitting out for a few hours. This natural remedy is a great solution for eradicating fleas from your home.

Citrus

Citrus peel contains an extract called linalool that can work to rid your house of fleas and flea eggs. Even lemon juice on its own can help. Try mixing lemon juice with water and using it in the home to repel fleas. It won’t kill them, but it works as a repellent as flea hate the smell of lemon.

If you have cats, remember that they also don’t like the smell of citrus! Try to use this remedy in areas of the home your cat doesn’t frequent. Also ensure that any citrus extracts you use are out of reach, as they can often cause bad reactions in cats.

Boric Acid

Boric acid is a white powder that can be purchased from your local pharmacy. Just like with the Diatomaceous Earth, you can sprinkle it on your carpet and then vacuum it up after a few hours. It kills fleas but is safe for dogs and cats. Note that this isn’t a great choice if you have a baby and that it may cause damage to your carpet over time.

It’s a good idea to talk to your veterinarian before using any natural flea remedies on your dog. Sometimes, a prescription flea medicine is a good route to take. There are many flea medicines that prevent other parasites like heartworms from infecting your dog. Dogs and cats might be good pest control, but they can’t prevent fleas from getting onto them and into your home. When ingested, fleas can lead to a host of other problems like heartworm, so it's important to consider the best possible way to prevent fleas. Here are five other ways to improve your dog’s health.

- Elizabeth Muenzen
Can Cats See Color?

Do you ever wonder what colors your cat can see? A common misconception is that cats can only see in black and white. Luckily, cats do not only see black and white and can see color, although what they see differs from what humans see.

cat going through window pet door

Cats have many more rod cells than cone cells in their retinas. Rod cells are excellent for picking up activity in dim light. They also refresh more quickly and allow cats to track the quick movements of their prey or a toy.

Feline photoreceptors are most sensitive to blue-violet wavelengths, and semi-receptive to green shades. Their vision is similar to that of someone who is colorblind. They can’t tell the difference between greens, yellows, and reds. So they mostly see muted blues, yellow-ish greens, and grays.

Check out the answers to more common cat questions below:

Can Cats Drink Milk? Do Female Cats Spray? How Do Cats Get Tapeworm?
- Mia Daniele
Do Dogs Have Belly Buttons?

Even if you are a life-long dog lover, you may be surprised to learn that dogs have belly buttons, just like humans. Like most other mammals, their belly button (also known as the umbilicus) is a residual scar from where the placenta of the mother is attached to the puppy in the womb.

dog using in wall pet door

When a puppy is born, they are usually still in their sac of fluid. Their mother will typically break the sac themselves. They will also chew off the umbilical cord about an inch or two from the puppy’s belly, with the remaining parts drying up and falling off within a few days.

However, while dogs technically have belly buttons, they are difficult to see.

Is My Dog An Outie Or An Innie?

“Outie or Innue” is a very common question for humans. But don’t expect to get any solid answers from a dog owner.

Unlike humans, a dog’s belly button is not a hole in the dog’s stomach. Instead, it is often a flat scar. But while an unnoticeable scar is common, it is not the only form their belly button can take. Some variations include a belly button that looks like a wrinkle, an oval, or a rosette scar. In short. your dog is neither an innie or outie.

If your dog has any kind of protrusion in his stomach area that looks like a human belly button, then you should take them to the veterinarian. While it may look like an outie belly button, it is far more likely a hernia that needs to be immediately treated.

Hernias can occur in any breed, through they are more common in some dog breeds than others. Beagles, Basenjis, Pekingese, and Airedale terriers are among the main breeds that suffer from hernias the most. Hernias also often occur in puppies. If you have a puppy that is only a few months old or less, make sure you check their belly era often for any signs of a hernia.

How Do I Find My Dog’s Belly Button

Even if a dog’s belly button is flat and hard to notice, it does not mean that it is hard to find. But it is easier to find the belly button of some dogs rather than others.

If you have a particularly furry or long-haired dog, then you may not be able to find their belly button. Owners with a short or light-haired dog will have an easier time.

To find your dog’s belly button, check the area of your dog’s stomach that is below their ribs. The vertical scar will be around the middle of their abdomen where their coat layers. Your best chance for finding their belly button is when you have to provide them with a quality stomach rub.

Besides the threat of hernias, there are no inherent benefits to finding your dog’s belly button. It’s just a fun fact to know and a great way to satiate your curiosity.

- Mia Daniele
At What Age Can Puppies Bark?
dog running through hale pet door in snow

There is nothing cuter than a newborn pup. If you have never raised a litter from birth before, you may be unaware dogs do not bark as soon as they are born. Often, young pups have to rely on whines and touch in order to communicate their needs during the first few weeks of their lives.

Often, puppies do not begin canine vocalizing until they are about two to three weeks of age, or around the time their eyes and ears open. These vocalizations are very simple, like whines and grunts. It won’t be until they are about seven or eight weeks older that they begin to yip and bark.

Generally, dogs bark in order to communicate with other dogs and humans. The amount your dog barks can change as they age, but it often depends on their breed and temperament. Some dogs like Beagles are prone to barking in order to alert their owners of perceived threats, no matter how insignificant they seem to be to us. Other dogs, like chow-chows, are revativally quiet.

However, many puppies learn how and when to bark from older dogs. A talkative breed can be raised to be quieter when raised with a dog with a calmer temperament. The rate your dog barks will also depend on how well socialized they are. A dog who is not socialized properly will bark more frequently.

If you are ever concerned with the rate of your pup’s rate of development, then check in with a veterinarian to make sure your dog is healthy.

- Elizabeth Muenzen
Can Cats Drink Milk?

It’s a common misconception that you can give cats milk as a tasty treat. In reality, most cats are lactose intolerant, and feeding them cow’s milk can cause serious digestive upset. Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning their diets only require nutrients found in animal flesh. This means milk is not a necessary part of a cat’s diet and can actually do more harm than good.

cat looking through pet door Can You Give Kittens Milk?

For the first four to five weeks of their lives, kittens rely on their mother’s milk for survival. Kittens can have their mother’s milk or kitten milk formula, but they should not be consuming cow’s milk. Kittens have an enzyme in their stomachs that allow them to break down the lactose in their mother’s milk, but not the lactose found in cow’s milk.

When the lactose from cow’s milk starts to ferment in a kitten or adult cat’s tummy, it can cause significant stomach upset resulting in diarrhea or vomiting. While a little bit of cow’s milk probably won’t harm your cat, it’s best to avoid it altogether to avoid the risk of digestive upset.

Do Adult Cats Crave Milk?

You might notice that your adult cat gets excited when you pour yourself a glass of milk. Many cats are drawn to the scent of dairy products and will convince you to give them a taste. If your cat is begging for the piece of cheese in your hand, try replacing this craving with a cat treat, like fish flakes or another cat-friendly snack.

Always make sure your cat has access to plenty of clean water throughout the day. You can also incorporate wet food into your cat’s diet to increase their daily water intake. Here are some other ways to keep your indoor cat happy.

Will a Small Amount of Milk Hurt Your Cat?

No, a small amount of cow’s milk probably isn’t going to hurt your cat. However, any more than a small taste adds a lot of fat to your cat’s diet and increases the risk of stomach upset. The amount of lactose in cow’s milk is much higher than the amount in a mother cat’s milk and is hard to digest, but it is not unsafe for your cat in small amounts. So don’t worry if you’ve given your cat a taste of milk before, but avoid making it a regular treat.

If you want to share some of your human snacks with your cat, check out eight human food your cat can eat instead of reaching for milk or cheese. Interested in a new pet door for your feline friend? Here are the Top 16 Cat Doors of 2022.
- Elizabeth Muenzen
How Do Dogs Get Heartworm?

Heartworm is a serious disease caused by a parasitic worm called Dirofilaria immitis. These worms are spread to dogs through the bite of an infected mosquito. When a dog has heartworm, it is not contagious and cannot be spread by contact with other animals.

dog carrying toy through endura flap pet door

Inside a dog, a heartworm can live five to seven years and can grow anywhere from four to twelve inches long. Here are some signs of heartworm in dogs:

Mild but persistent cough Fatigue Reluctance to exercise Swollen belly Weight loss

If your veterinarian diagnoses your dog with heartworm, they will proceed with the treatment process accordingly. Most infected dogs can be treated successfully, so it's important to look out for the symptoms and catch the disease early on.

The best treatment for heartworm is prevention. There are plenty of FDA-approved heartworm prevention medications dogs can take topically or orally. Some also contain ingredients that prevent other intestinal worms and parasites from infecting your dog.

- Mia Daniele

No one wants to live in a house filled with pests like mice or mugs, but hiring an exterminator can be expensive and troublesome while setting out traps can be noxious and dangerous for small children.

But if you have a cat or dog, you may be surprised to learn that both pets have the potential to become adequate pest controllers.

Out of the two, cats are probably one of the best pets you can get for pest control. For centuries, people have adopted cats and brought them into their households to hunt and kill mice. Cats are not only good at seeking out rodents. Many cat owners find that a cat is naturally inclined to hunt down creatures and bugs that invade your home. This includes mice, squirrels, spiders, and scorpions.

However, because cats are such great killers, we recommend preventing your cat from going outside unsupervised. Outdoor cats are known to decimate local wildlife, often killing birds and animals for enrichment. That’s why we recommend giving your cat access to an enclosed catio through their own cat flap.

While cats reign supreme over indoor pest control, your dog can do a great job protecting your garden. A dog with easy access outdoors through a dog door can use their excellent sense of smell and hearing to protect your backyard from critters.

If you have a garden that is being picked over by animals before you can eat from it yourself, then a dog might be the solution to your problems. Dogs will hunt down any squirrels, rabbits, and gophers who try to each your vegetables, as well as scaring away crows and other birds. Dogs are less likely to kill these pests as well, though you may hear some barking when your dog comes upon one of them.

- Mia Daniele
Do Female Cats Spray?

Everybody wants a cat, but no one wants to deal with their cat’s bathroom habits, especially when it’s outside the litterbox. Seasoned cat owners might be prepared for their cat’s inappropriate peeing but new cat parents might be surprised to find their cats spraying.

But even veteran cat owners may be shocked to realize that both male and female cats spray.

cat going through pet door What Is Spraying?

Spraying (also known as marking) is a common behavior for both male and female cats to mark their territory, especially when they live near other cats. Unlike normal bathroom breaks, spraying involves urinating outside of the litterbox vertically.

There are a few ways to tell when your cat is spraying as opposed to having a bathroom accident. Your cat is spraying when:

Your cat pees on a specific item or area, like a wall, a piece of furniture, or toy. The marked item in question will often be a high traffic area or be highly coveted by other cats, and vertical. Your cat makes deliberate moves to pee on the item by standing up, raising its tail, quivering, then finally backing up to pee directly on the item. Your cat pees only a small amount, as opposed to a steady stream that occurs when they are relieving themselves

If your cat is exhibiting all of these behaviors, then they are marking their territory. If they seem to just be having an increased number of bathroom accidents unassociated with spraying, then you should take them to a veterinarian to be examen for any health issues.

Why Do Female Cats and Kittens Spray?

Despite the difference in gender, female cats spray mostly for the same reasons as their boy counterparts.

Spraying urine is a way for all cats to mark their territory. While there is very little hierarchy among cats, it is still important for them to have a sense of ownership over their things. If they are experiencing new stressors, then your cat is more likely to start spraying.

Environmental stressors can include a lot of things that humans would not find stressful themselves, such as:

A new member being added to the family, either human or animal Loud noses, such as those from nearby construction Boredom from lack of playtime or enrichment (which can be solved with a cat door leading to an enclosed catio) Bathroom issues, such as litter they don’t like or a friendly cat denying them access

Any kind of stressor is a cause for spraying. Female cats in particular may start spraying when they enter their heat, as the smell of their urine is meant to attract mates.

How Do I Stop My Female Cat From Spraying?

Inappropriate urination can be difficult and frustrating to deal with, but it’s not unsolvable. If you haven’t yet, spaying a female cat will decrease the chances of them spraying significantly. This is because this hormonal shifts decrease your cat’s stress, especially in response to territorial responses.

However, about 5% of female cats will continue to spray even after they have been fixed.

There are a few other less surgical ways to reduce spraying, all of which involve reducing your cat’s stress levels, including:

Neutralize any remaining urine odor with an enzymatic cleaner to discourage your cat from spraying the same spots over and over again Change your litter or litter box to what makes your cat more comfortable, such as switching to uncenter litter or putting the litterbox in another room for privacy Use pheromones or anxiety medications made to help chronically stressed cats to relax
- Elizabeth Muenzen
Five Ways Dogs Improve Your Health
dog outside dog door

It’s no secret that dogs bring so much love and joy to their families. But can adopting a new pet also improve your health? The answer is yes! Here are five ways having a pet can improve your overall health:

Reduced Stress Levels: Research has proven that petting a dog lowers the stress hormone cortisol and interacting with your dog increases levels of the feel-good hormone oxytocin. Lower Blood Pressure: The reduction of cortisol and increase of oxytocin also lowers blood pressure. Looks like petting your dog really is making you healthier! Increased Physical Activity: Dogs can’t take themselves on walks, which means they keep their people up and moving with at least two walks per day. Improved Heart Health: Owning a dog can help prevent cardiovascular disease. The increased physical activity and lower stress levels associated with dog ownership keep your heart healthy. Mental Health Benefits: Dogs are great companions and their company can benefit your mental health significantly. The companionship dogs provide can improve symptoms of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.

And this doesn't just apply to dogs! Pets of all kinds can improve our physical and emotional health. Most types of pets can become support animals for this very reason.

- Elizabeth Muenzen
What Are Tapeworms in Cats?

Tapeworms are intestinal parasites that can live in cats and dogs and reach up to 11” in length. There are a few types of tapeworms that can infect pets, the most common being Dipylidium caninum.

cat standing before pet door How Do Cats Get Tapeworms?

Tapeworms are transmitted to cats through fleas. A tapeworm egg must be ingested by a flea larva, in which the tapeworm egg continues to develop as the flea grows into adulthood.

If a cat accidentally swallows the flea, they’ve also ingested the tapeworm egg. When the tapeworm egg is released into the cat’s digestive system, it anchors itself to the intestinal lining with its hook-like mouth. This completes the lifecycle of the tapeworm.

Can Cats Get Tapeworms from Eating Tapeworm Eggs?

Unlike other intestinal parasites, cats will not become infected with tapeworms by ingesting their eggs. Tapeworm eggs must be ingested by a flea before infecting a cat. The flea is the intermediate host and cats are the final hosts for the tapeworm.

What Are the Signs of Tapeworms in Cats?

The most common way you can detect tapeworms in your cat is by examining their feces. Segments of tapeworm can break off and pass through the cat’s stool or vomit and can be seen crawling on the surface. The tapeworm segments will look like grains of cooked white rice or cucumber seeds.

Physical symptoms of tapeworm may vary between cats, but there are a few symptoms you can look out for if you suspect your cat has tapeworms:

Seizures Unpredictable appetite Irritability Mild diarrhea Intestinal blockages Shaggy coat Weight loss

Not all cats will present symptoms when they have tapeworms, and it’s important to note that routine fecal exams will not identify tapeworms unless there happened to be segments of the parasite in the sample.

If a tapeworm goes untreated, it can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and poor appetite. These symptoms can put your cat at risk if they start losing weight rapidly. Tapeworms can live up to two years in cats.

Sometimes they will not cause great harm to their host, but kittens and older cats are particularly susceptible to adverse effects of tapeworms. It’s important to keep an eye out for signs of tapeworm to pursue the proper diagnosis and treatment from your vet.

How is Tapeworm in Cats Treated?

Luckily, there is a cure for tapeworms in cats. If your vet examines your cat’s fecal sample and identifies tapeworms, they will prescribe deworming medications like epsiprantel, praziquantel, and fenbendazole. If not already treating your cat for fleas, you’ll need to do that as well.

Whether you have an indoor cat or an outdoor cat, you will also need to treat your home and other pets for fleas to eradicate any remaining tapeworm hosts that could re-infect your pets. The best way to prevent tapeworms in cats is to give them a monthly flea treatment to reduce the risk that your cat will ingest a flea while grooming.

Interested in learning more about cats? Check out these 8 human food cats can eat too.

- Mia Daniele
When Should You Start Training Your Dog?

You have just brought home the newest member of your family– an adorable little puppy. You want to get started on training your dog as soon as possible, but while old dogs can always learn new tricks, you might be worried that your puppy is too young to be trained.

That begs the question: when should you start training your dog?

There’s no wrong or right time to start training your dog. Even senior dogs can learn new skills as well as young puppies. In fact, a puppy can start their training as young as 8 weeks old, which is about the time you would be allowed to bring a new puppy home for the first time anyway.

While training is great enrichment that can stave off boredom and keep your dog intellectually engaged, too much training all at once can be frustrating for your puppy. When a dog is very young, you should keep any training session to small spurts of about 5 to 10 minutes long. Like always, you should also focus on reinforcing good behavoir with treats and attention.

Keep the type of training simple too with basic commends of sitting, laying down, or shaking your paw. This would also be a good time to potty train them and teach them how to go through a pet door.

No matter your dog’s age, remember to be patient with your dog as they learn a new skill.

- Mia Daniele
What Is a French Bulldog's Temperament?

French bulldogs are one of the world’s most popular small dog breeds. They can always be found living among urbanites who need a good companion for their tight living spaces. With their iconic bat-like ears and square head, a French bulldog can be recognized a mile away.

If you’re considering adopting a French bulldog as a new member of your family, you should first make sure that a French bulldog’s temperament matches what you’re looking for as a pet.

french bulldog What Are Dog Temperaments?

A dog’s temperament are common personality traits and physical needs that are common in every member of a certain breed. Because purebred dogs were bred with specific traits or tasks in mind, every dog with that breed’s ancestry can be expected to all share these traits.

For example, a dog from a breed raised for hunting can be expected to be high energy and their owner can expect needed to give them a lot of physical exercise everyday. However, a dog that were bred to be lapdogs will not need the same amount of exercise daily.

This is what makes mutts so both so unique and challenging! Because they are a blend of two or more breeds, you never know what their temperaments will be. Often, mutts from the same litter will even have exact opposite needs. This means that every mutt you meet is wholly unique, but it can be hard to know for certain what kind of dog you’re going to get.

A breed’s temperament is not a guarantee of your dog’s personality. While a dog breed can be well known for being playful or smart, personal experience plays a huge role as well. Any dog that is mistreated will be unfriendly no matter how great the breed generally is for families. A dog that has been poorly socialized will not get along with other dog no matter how layback their breed is.

French Bulldog Temperament and Personality

While every French bulldog is different, they are known for being great for families, very playful, very adaptable, and having mild energy levels.

Other great traits include:

Great For Families: French bulldogs are not only very affectionate with family members, but they are very tolerant and patient with children. You can depend on the family bulldog to be friendly with your child with minimal supervision just as much as you can depend on them to want to cuddle and be your best friend. Very Playful: French bulldogs are an extremely enthusiastic breed. Even past puppyhood, they still want to play all of the games they grew up playing. You can always depend on a French bulldog to want to have a good time. Very Adaptable: Some dogs thrive in routine and hate experiencing any kind of changes in their living conditions. Not French bulldogs. They do well with any kind of variations in their daily lives. Plus, you can depend on them to be friendly with any new dogs or people they meet. They are a social breed who you can depend on to remain calm and friendly when making a new friend. Mild Energy Levels: While French bulldogs are playful, they are not extremely energetic, especially when compared to breeds raised for hunting or herding. They still need time every day to do some exercise to stay healthy and happy, but you are not going to have to exhaust them with extreme sports to keep them in good health.

If a French bulldog seems like the right dog for we, we highly recommend adopting from a shelter instead of buying from a breeder. Shelter dogs are always in need of a loving family, and there are plenty of rescues that specialize in specific dog breeds.

- Elizabeth Muenzen
Are Shock Collars Humane?

Shock collars are not a humane way to train your dog, despite what some might say. Shock collars are collars that your dog wears that administer a shock to the dog at varying intensities and lengths. Sounds painful, right?

dog using endura flap

Shock collars are not an effective or humane option for training your dog. Fear and pain-based training systems are short-term solutions that only serve to hurt your dog and make them fearful of the world around them.

The electronic pulse administered with a shock collar can be quite painful for a dog. Although they can be set up to administer a very light shock, any amount of negative reinforcement can lead to behavioral issues down the road. It’s best to stick with positive reinforcement training methods when training your dog.

What’s the Problem With Shock Collars?

Aside from being painful and scary for your dog, shock collars can also cause a multitude of other issues:

Increased aggression Tense muscles and anxiety Fear of people and other dogs Lack of confidence in new environments Panting, yawning, and other signs of distress

It’s sometimes believed that dogs will associate negative behavior with the shock from the collar. But it’s also possible that they won't make that connection and will simply fear a “random” shock to their neck. This is scary and harmful for your dog physically and mentally. And it will only serve to worsen negative behaviors.

The Best Alternatives to Shock Collars

There are lots of humane alternatives to using shock collars to train a dog. It’s best to focus on positive reinforcement to reinforce good behavior and discourage bad behavior. This has been proven to be the most effective way to train your dog.

Clicker Training: This is a great positive reinforcement method for your dog. All you need is a clicker and some treats. First, you will charge the clicker by repeating the process of clicking and immediately giving your dog a treat. This will let them know that the sound of the click means a treat.

Next, you can move on to giving a click and treat when your dog performs the desired behavior (sitting, staying, not jumping on the table for food, etc).

Clicker training can also help you teach your dog which behaviors are not desirable, like jumping on people, scratching at the door, or chewing their pet door flap.

If your dog jumps on people, you can train them to stay calm when a guest enters your home by having a new person come inside and ask your dog to sit and stay. When they remain seated as the guest enters, click and give them a treat.

Spray Collars: Citronella spray collars are an option if positive reinforcement training simply is not working for some behaviors.

Unlike shock collars, a spray collar administers a painless spray of citronella, a scent that dogs do not like. Make sure that the collar releases the spray at the exact moment of the bad behavior so that the dog associates this unpleasant smell with whatever they just did.

For pet door flap chewing, one option is to coat the flap with something that smells or tastes yucky to your dog. Here are some scents that dogs hate.

We hope this helped give some alternatives to shock collars for dogs. Here are 10 tips for being a great pet owner.

- Elizabeth Muenzen
First Bloodhound To Ever Win the Westminster Dog Show

On Wednesday, June 22, an adorable bloodhound named Trumpet became the first-ever bloodhound to win the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Trumpet emerged triumphant after competing for best in show at the Westminster Dog Show.

The Westminster Dog Show is an all-breed competition hosted by the American Kennel Club. The dogs are judged on their agility, obedience, and conformation. The 2022 show marked the 146th year of the event, and the first year to crown a bloodhound “Best in Show.”

The five-year-old bloodhound made a splash this year, beating a French bulldog, German Shepherd, Maltese, English Setter, Samoyed, and a Lakeland terrier. The most common breed to win at this show is the Wire Fox Terrier, followed by the Scottish terrier.

In other news, find out here if you should let your dog decide where to walk during your next evening stroll. Also, take a look at our latest customer photo contest results

- Elizabeth Muenzen
6 Simple Tips To Keep Your Dog Out Of Trouble While Working From Home

Working from home with a dog can be a challenge. Dogs are naturally curious and want to be involved in everything their owners are doing. Unfortunately, this can lead to them getting into trouble if you're not careful. In this post, we will discuss some simple tips that will help keep your dog out of trouble while you're working from home!

dog using pet door Exercise Is Important

One of the best ways to keep your dog out of trouble while working from home is to ensure they are getting enough exercise. Dogs that are bored or have too much energy are more likely to get into mischief. But, as the saying goes, a tired dog is a good dog!

This is why it's important to give your dog a good amount of exercise before you start your work day. Taking them for a nice long walk will tire them out and prevent them from wanting to misbehave. They'll be more interested in resting or taking a nap than getting into something they shouldn't in an attempt to get your attention.

Then when it comes time for lunch, you can play some fetch with them or set up an automatic ball launcher so they can tire themselves out while you enjoy your food.

Ways To Help Them Stay Mentally Stimulated

Another way to keep your dog out of trouble when you're working from home is to make sure they are mentally stimulated. Dogs need ways to stay occupied and use their minds just as much as they need to exercise their bodies.

The first way to do this is with puzzle toys. These are great because a variety of them come with varying difficulties to help your pup from becoming bored. The premise of puzzle toys is that they allow you to add food to the toy and your dog has to figure out how to get the food out of it. When they figure it out, they're rewarded with food or treats.

Another way to keep your dog mentally stimulated while you work is to leave them with a wide range of toys they're interested in. While it may require a little clean-up at the end of the day, if they have a variety of toys to play with when one starts to bore them, they'll be less likely to get into trouble.

Lastly, you can try some homemade enrichment games. My personal favorite is called spin the bottle. Don't worry, it doesn't require inviting furry friends to your home and getting them to sit in a circle.

This spin-the-bottle game only requires a 2L pop bottle, a string, scissors, and kibble or treats. You simply cut a hole in both the left and right sides of the bottle, put the string through the holes, and tie the string to something secure on each side. Then, put some kibble or treats inside the toy and let your dog paw at the bottle until they figure out how to get the food out.

Breaks Are Good For Both Of You

While it may be tempting to work straight through the day, taking breaks is important. Not only are they good for your mental health, physical health, and productivity, but its also a great way to give your pup a quick break from not getting any attention.

Use your break time to play fetch or tug-of-war with your dog. If you have a backyard, let them run around and explore for a bit. If you live in an apartment, take them for a quick walk around the block.

Whatever you do, ensure you're spending quality time with your pup during your break. They'll love the attention, and it will help prevent them from getting into trouble while you're working.

two dogs sitting on the ground Certain Gadgets Can Be Helpful

If you find your dog is still getting into trouble while trying to get work done, there are several gadgets that can help.

The first helpful gadget is a dog camera. This way, you can keep an eye on your pup while you're working and see what they're up to. Then, if they start to get into something they shouldn't, you can quickly intervene.

If you think your dog is being mischievous because they need to go to the bathroom, an automatic dog door could be helpful. Not only would this allow them to go outside to relieve themselves when they need to. But it will also allow them to get a change of scenery and some fresh air when they get bored instead of rummaging through the trash.

Lastly, there's the option of a dog treadmill. This is a great way to tire your dog out and keep them occupied without having to take a break from work. You can set it up in your office or another room and let your pup walk on it while you continue working.

It's important to note that you should have this set up where you can notice if anything goes wrong right away. With a low speed, there should be no issues, but it's better to be safe than sorry.

Establish a Routine and Be Consistent

One of the best ways to keep your dog out of trouble when working from home is to establish a consistent routine. Dogs thrive on routine and predictability, so if they know what to expect each day, they're less likely to get into trouble.

Try to stick to the same schedule every day, including during the weekends. For example, if you usually take them for a walk first thing in the morning, do the same thing each day. If you typically play with them before bed, stick to that schedule as well.

The more consistent you are with your routine, the easier it will be for your dog to adjust to your work-from-home lifestyle and reduce their interest in acting out.

Grab a Gate Or Pen If Necessary

If your dog is particularly mischievous or you just can't seem to keep them out of trouble no matter what you do, you may want to use a gate to keep them in a separate room while you work. This doesn't mean they have to be locked in the room all day, but it will help prevent them from getting into things they shouldn't while you're trying to focus on work.

You can choose to gate them in your office where you work so you can keep an eye on them. Or, if your pup wouldn't leave you alone, you can gate them in another room where you know there's nothing they can get into that they shouldn't.

Final Thoughts

Working from home with your dog can be a great experience. But it's important to take some precautions to prevent them from getting into trouble. By following these simple tips, you can ensure your dog stays out of trouble and enjoys their downtime while you get some necessary work done.

- Elizabeth Muenzen
Everything You Need to Know About Support Animals

Animals have a unique ability to support people in all sorts of ways. Whether by guiding people who are visually impaired, sensing low blood sugar, or providing emotional support, it seems there are endless ways that animals serve our communities.

With a support animal, you can legally have your pet with you in places where generally you could not. This may include restaurants, stores, and apartments that generally aren’t pet-friendly. It’s important to understand the difference between a service animal and a support animal to understand the full rights of each.

dog laying by wait here sign What is a Service Animal?

A service animal is a dog who is trained specifically to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of someone with a sensory, physical, intellectual, or psychiatric disability. Service animals are vital to the daily functioning of the humans they work with.

What is a Support Animal?

A support animal provides emotional support for an individual to alleviate their symptoms to improve their quality of life. Emotional support animals provide great comfort to those with anxiety and depression. However, they are not specifically trained to do so. Oftentimes support animals are personal pets who became support animals with a letter from the individual’s therapist or psychiatrist. All sorts of animals (not just dogs) can become support animals.

What is a Therapy Animal?

A therapy animal (or comfort animal) works during crisis situations to provide comfort and distraction. This typically occurs in an institutional setting like a school or hospital. Comfort animals help ease the physical symptoms of anxiety during high-stress situations. They are trained to interact with all sorts of people in a variety of environments, but they are generally not trained to perform specific tasks the way a service animal is.

Where can You Take an Emotional Support Animal?

As we understand more and more the beneficial impact of animals in daily life, emotional support animals are becoming increasingly common. This begs the question of where exactly an emotional support animal has the right to go. The most important thing to remember is that a support animal is not a service animal, so the rights of these two will differ.

A support animal can live with you even in non-pet-friendly buildings in most circumstances. Additionally, you cannot be charged any extra fees or deposits to have your support animal with you. They are exempt from breed, weight, and size restrictions commonly used in pet-friendly buildings.

However, there are a few exceptions to this. A landlord can legally deny an emotional support animal in the following circumstances:

The animal is too large for the accommodation. For instance, you cannot have a horse in a studio apartment. The building has four units or fewer and the landlord lives in one of those units. It is a single-family home that was rented without a realtor and the owner owns less than three single-family homes. Having the animal in the building would bring financial hardship to the landlord. The animal causes damage to the building or is a danger to the other residents.

Emotional support animals cannot go into all the same public facilities as service animals. You must follow the guidance of local businesses to determine whether your emotional support animal can come with you into restaurants, stores, and other establishments. Many will only allow registered service animals, so it’s important to check before heading inside with your support animal.

Emotional Support animals can fly in airplane cabins with you free of charge so long as they fit the size requirements on board. Hotels and lodging are not required to allow support animals, so you’ll need to determine whether a hotel is pet-frioendly before bringing a support animal with you.

How Does a Pet Become an Emotional Support Animal?

A pet can become an emotional support animal with the help of a licensed therapist. If your therapist determines that you would benefit emotionally from a support animal, they will write a letter that acts like a prescription. The letter establishes that you reqwuire this animal for emotional support to improve your daily life.

A letter from a mental health professional is the only thing you need for your pet to be an emotional support animal. So be wary of emotional support animal “registries” that you pay for. These are not legitimate and are mostly just a scam. A landlord also cannot request that your animal is registered as an emotional support pet. The only thing you need to show them is the letter from your licensed mental health professional.

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Mr. Happy Face Wins the 2022 World’s Ugliest Dog Contest

Mr. Happy Face, a 17-year-old Chinese crested-Chihuahua mix, took home first place this year at the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest.

world's ugliest dog

After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest is up and running again in Petaluma, California. This annual contest takes place during the Sonoma-Marin fair, typically during the fourth week of June.

On Friday, June 24th, Mr. Happy Face was crowned the winner of the competition after its two-year hiatus. Mr. Happy Face’s guardian Janeda Banelly adopted the unique mutt in August 2021 from a shelter in Arizona after he was rescued from a hoarder’s home.

The World’s Ugliest Dog Contest has been going on since the 1970s and became a part of the Sonoma-Marin Fair in 1988. The contestant dogs generally come from the United States, but they are welcome from around the world.

The Sonoma-Marin Fair has partnered with the Sonoma County Humane Society to educate the public about rescue animals and to provide opportunities to adopt. Here are some reasonswhy you should adopt from local dog shelters and help a dog in need.

- David Smith
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We Need Your Help Ending Needless Euthansia!

It’s so important to me to give every vulnerable animal the chance at life they deserve. That’s why APA!’s No Kill mission is at the heart of everything I do, even at home. When my own pup Echo came to APA! during Hurricane Harvey, she and her brother had distemper, a dangerous virus with symptoms like tremors, lethargy, and fever.

Echo’s brother sadly passed away shortly after arriving at APA!, but Echo has been by my side ever since. If Echo had stayed much longer in another city without the resources to give her the round-the-clock care and mobility support she needed, she might not have grown up into the talkative companion she is today. Needless euthanasia is still an unfortunate reality for pets like Echo in cities that haven't adopted No Kill yet.

Without APA!'s experience and passion for saving pets like Echo, animals with severe illnesses or injuries might have nowhere to turn. Because of the lifesaving and innovative programs pioneered here (including for dogs with distemper!), vulnerable pets have a shot at recovery and the life they deserve. We can only save animals in need and give them the chance to thrive in loving homes because of the support of friends like you!

APA!'S Parvo Puppy ICU Began at Home

Austin was a very different city for vulnerable companion animals just 14 years ago. Some of the animals most at risk were puppies with parvovirus. Each day these tiny lives were needlessly lost because shelters didn't have programs set up to treat parvo.

Inside the Parvo Puppy ICU

Take a look inside our Parvo Puppy ICU! In June we partnered with Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. and they donated all their proceeds from their Rescue Roast to our Parvo Puppy ICU to help us save even more little lives. We appreciate your support!

Dog Behavior Training Program

Check out the amazing work our Dog Behavior Team does working with our dogs so they have the skills they need to thrive in a home! 

Heat Help Needed Now

Emergency Fosters


With temperatures soaring to ranges of 105-110 degrees and the possibility of rolling blackouts, our shelter is at great risk of losing power and we need your help! We’re calling on members of our community to foster a dog or cat for a minimum of 1 week starting now. Temperatures this high severely strain our facility making conditions dangerous for the most vulnerable animals in our care, even with our hot weather protocols in place. Willing to help?

APA! Thrift Stores
Shop for you, save a life.

APA! Thrift is a boutique-style shop – now with three locations – that sells high-quality new and gently used items for very low prices. In addition to the incredible deals on amazing finds, all net proceeds directly support the innovative lifesaving programs and animals of Austin Pets Alive!.

Share the Love with Subaru
Subaru of America’s Share The Love Event has donated more than 200 million dollars to charities nationwide. 

Locally, Austin Subaru selects organizations to support right here at home, and APA! is honored to be one of those partners since 2015! This generous company has firmly established a commitment to community involvement, and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of it.

URGENT HEAT HELP - Friday Update

The weather is forecasted to be brutally hot this weekend, starting at 100 degrees today and going up to 104 tomorrow. Even though the heat is bad enough, we know that this could get much worse if there are any power outages. The more we do TODAY, the more likely we are to stay on top of any catastrophic changes that may arise without warning. You can help us get the resources we need to stay ahead of the danger by giving NOW.

URGENT HEAT HELP - Act Now
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Austin area, with temperatures expected to reach dangerous and deadly levels. 

With forecasted highs above 105 degrees Saturday and Sunday, we are activating emergency measures to keep our animals safe in the extreme weather conditions. At this time we are also urgently asking for your help!

As important members of the APA! community, we are committed to keeping you aware of our preparedness plans, top priorities, and what we need most to continue our lifesaving work:

Adopt or Foster Today!

URGENT HEAT HELP - What We Need and What To Know
With upcoming forecasted highs of 105+ degrees, it is much hotter much sooner than we would expect right now! With the strain the extreme heat puts on our animals, staff, facilities, the power grid, and pets in our community, we have activated emergency preparations and need your help. 


Thursday update


Friday update

Shelter Pet Social Fundraising Guide
It's time to get social to save pets! 

Thank you for joining us to save shelter pets this summer! By creating a fundraising page in partnership with Austin Pets Alive!, you will help to save the lives of vulnerable animals. Engaging with your friends, family, and social networks through sharing a Classy and/or Facebook fundraiser is a great way to connect people with a mission you care about, tell them about your shelter pet, why you adopted from, volunteer for, donate to, or support APA!, and why they should help us to save more animal lives.

2021 Annual Report
Our 2021 Annual Report is here! CLICK HERE to download a PDF version of the report.



















Parvo Puppy ICU Flooding | Help Needed!
One of Austin’s pet lifesaving treasures is at risk after ANOTHER flooding situation with sewage spilling into all three parvovirus treatment wards.

Heat Safety Tips for Pets
As we Austinites know, Texas summer heat is real – and sweltering hot.

With most summer days reaching at least 90 degrees in Austin, Texas, Austin Pets Alive! is alerting pet owners to exercise caution on these brutally hot days. Temperatures like these can be very dangerous for pets, especially dogs, leading to dehydration and in some cases, death.

Paddle for Puppies is Back!
Paddle for Puppies is back on May 15th and better than ever! Paddle for Puppies, an annual event presented by Austin Subaru, provides incredible support for our Parvo Puppy ICU Program at Austin Pets Alive!.

Our Parvo Puppy ICU cares for puppies that contract canine parvovirus, a highly contagious and life-threatening virus that increases their risk for euthanasia in certain shelters. In 2021 alone, a record-breaking 963 lives were saved from the Parvo Puppy ICU. That’s 400 more puppies than we saved in 2020 – this program is expanding by the minute!

Austin FC 2022 Mascots of the Match
Since the inaugural season in 2021, Austin FC and Austin Pets Alive! have partnered up to showcase eligible dogs as honorary Austin FC mascots at each regular-season home match.

The first-of-its-kind partnership features APA! dogs through social media outreach and in-venue activations during each match at Q2 Stadium, all in support of Austin’s status as the country’s largest “no-kill” city and the promotion of APA!’s rescue, adoption, foster, and volunteerism efforts through this unique community platform. Last year, all 18 of the honorary mascots were adopted into loving homes, and many more will be adopted this year!

Cryptocurrency Can Now Be Used to Support Austin Pets Alive!
You asked about crypto, and we answered! Austin Pets Alive! is at the forefront of innovation in eliminating the killing of companion animals, which is why we’ve added a brand-new tool for fueling our work: cryptocurrency donations! Below are some of the new ways you can support our mission using crypto.

NFTs

Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are a new technology in the cryptocurrency space that allows for the exchange of digital media. Now, our community is using NFTs to support the animals of APA!.

Letter from Dr. Jefferson: Tornado Help
Hi Everyone, I hope this finds you and yours safe after last night’s scary weather event.

With multiple tornado touchdowns in Central Texas and morning reports today of damage, we wanted to reach out to let you know how we fared and what we’re doing to support response efforts.

Letter from Dr. Jefferson: Properties Update

I'm excited to let you know that on February 17, 2022, Austin City Council approved a one-year extension on our Town Lake Animal Center (TLAC) license agreement so that we can continue to negotiate the much longer-term license of 75 years. You may recall that we didn't want a long extension at first, but we now have a more equitable agreement in place which allows us to serve our mission and the City of Austin at the same time while we go into another year of negotiation.

We are very pleased with this agreement, as it has unrestricted our work for the next 12 months. This means we will be able to help any animal in need and intervene in euthanasia lists, while also committing to our continued partnership with Austin Animal Center and to all the dogs and cats in Austin that need our specialized help. We believe this extension will give us enough time to negotiate the terms of the public-private partnership between APA! and the City of Austin so that it is strong and successful, long into the future.

While continuing to negotiate with the city the terms of the 75-year agreement to build and operate at our TLAC campus, we will have time to find the right spaces to house our pets during the eventual demolition and rebuild of the TLAC facilities as well as to move the part of our operations that will need more space than the future restricted TLAC site can provide. The APA! Board of Directors has been continuing to work hard using their connections to lead the search for potential properties to support our planned expansion throughout Austin.

As part of this property search, we are moving ahead on locating land of our own to house a rehabilitation center for dogs who have experienced trauma and provide sanctuary for dogs and cats. This land will also act as a transport hub for animals who are in imminent danger of death in shelters across Texas so that we can connect these cats and dogs with organizations in other states who don't have enough adoptable pets in shelters to fill the loving, adoptive homes that are available in the northern region of the country.

Knowing that much of what we do will no longer fit at the future TLAC site, we are also continuing our search for additional facilities in Central Austin for adoptions, clinic, and treatment wards such as parvo and ringworm, as well as exploring properties that would be suitable for foster and clinic services and would make fostering more accessible to all of Austin. Though these centrally-located real estate options are few and far between, we are determined to find the right match for our needs.

We will continue to update you on our progress toward these exciting possibilities, and let you know how you can help join us as we work to build an even brighter future for pets and people. Thank you so much for caring about APA! and being such an important part of this lifesaving journey.

This Is a Call for Innovators and Entrepreneurs to Help Us End Pet Homelessness
An estimated one million pets will be dying in shelters this year because they haven't been adopted—or weren't kept out of the shelter with safety net programs to support people and pets.

Meanwhile, in some parts of the country, there are not enough cats and dogs for the people who want to adopt them. See the issue?

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Pet of the Week: Torturo
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The Pet Shop: Coco
I have fallen in love.
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Pet of the Week: Mochi
Mochi is a good-natured kitty who has dignity.
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Polly is spayed and completely vaccinated.
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Pet of the Week: Stuart
Stuart and his brother are ready for their forever home.
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This young cat would do best in a quiet, restful home.
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Pet of the Week: Harli
This puppy is almost 5 months old.
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Pet of the Week: Miss Scout
Miss Scout is a very loving and affectionate girl!
International Advisory Committee holds monthly meeting online Aug. 18
The City of Greensboro’s International Advisory Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting online at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. Participants and the public can join the meeting via Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/96192387706#success using the meeting ID: 961 9238 7706 or…
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Pet of the Week: Patch
This beauty would do best in a home with no other pets.
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Pet of the Week: Dakota
This older puppy loves cats and dogs!

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- Jennifer
What’s New at Adopt-a-Pet.com in September 2022

Questions? First, try our Help Library. Then if you still need help, email helpdesk@adoptapet.com. We’ll reply within 1 business day. Thank you! Shelter & Rescues: Register NOW for this free webinar taking place TOMORROW Sep 14, 2022 starting at 5PM Central featuring our very own Ana De Luccia! Supported self-rehoming is a great way for organizations […]

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- Jennifer
What’s New at Adopt-a-Pet.com in August 2022

Service Notice: RescueGroups AutoUploads are processing slowly; updates may take a few days to appear. PetPoint & Chameleon are also experiencing delays. Our apologies for these technical issues! Questions? First, try our Help Library. Then if you still need help, email helpdesk@adoptapet.com. We’ll reply within 1 business day. Thank you! Are adoptions really down nationwide? We’ve […]

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- Jennifer
What’s New at Adopt-a-Pet.com in July 2022

Questions? First, try our Help Library. Then if you still need help, email helpdesk@adoptapet.com. We’ll reply within 1 business day. Thank you! This is Adopt a Pet Whether you saw the new logo or noticed some fun gifs on the homepage, searching for a pet on our site isn’t business as usual. We’ve dropped the .com […]

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- Jennifer
What’s New at Adopt-a-Pet.com in June 2022

Questions? First, try our Help Library. Then if you still need help, email helpdesk@adoptapet.com. We’ll reply within 1 business day. Thank you! Uvalde, TX – Support Needed We know so many of you are at capacity already, but in this difficult time we are sharing a plea we received in our Adopt-a-Pet inbox from The Humane […]

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- Frances Vega

Kitten season is upon us and we want to make sure you have the tools you need to get through it. In honor of Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month, our friends at Advantage® II are offering $100,000 in Advantage® II cat flea prevention product to 30 shelters and rescues throughout the month of June. That’s 30 chances to win over $3,300 in product!  We hope […]

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- Jennifer
What’s New at Adopt-a-Pet.com in May 2022

Questions? First, try our Help Library. Then if you still need help, email helpdesk@adoptapet.com. We’ll reply within 1 business day. Thank you! Seresto® Circle of Love Grants Are Back! Why are these pups so happy?! Could it be because the 2022 Seresto® Circle of Love grant program is now open for applications? Our wonderful friends at […]

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- Frances Vega

Springtime is here, and while that means blooming flowers and deep cleaning for many, for Adopt-a-Pet.com it’s time to give out some love. Now in its fourth year, the Seresto Circle of Love grant program will provide  $100,000 in Seresto® product grants to shelters and rescues. Seresto® collars can help keep dogs and cats protected from fleas […]

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- Jennifer
What’s New at Adopt-a-Pet.com in April 2022

Questions? First, try our Help Library. Then if you still need help, email helpdesk@adoptapet.com. We’ll reply within 1 business day. Thank you! Kitten Season Resources Adorable baby kitten showers aside, kitten season can be overwhelming and heartbreaking for those of us in the shelter and rescue world. To support you and your community, here are some […]

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- Jennifer
What’s New at Adopt-a-Pet.com in March 2022

Questions? First, try our Help Library. Then if you still need help, email helpdesk@adoptapet.com. We’ll reply within 1 business day. Thank you! Solidarity with Ukraine Animal Organizations When crisis hits, our animal welfare community is inspiring. We band together to safeguard the well-being of animals and people helping them with shelter, food, medicine, and care. Sharing […]

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- Frances Vega

Celebrate 3 Million Pets with Wisdom Panel™ It’s time to get your party hats on! Our friends at Wisdom Panel™, the world leader in pet genetics and maker of Wisdom Panel™ pet DNA tests, have reached an incredible milestone and they want to celebrate with you. They’ve hit a big number, with 3 million pets […]

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- Animal League America
Walkers & Waggers Take Manhattan!

Greeted by stunning views of the Hudson River, supporters of North Shore Animal League America gathered on a sunny Saturday morning on Pier 84 with their furry pals for the sixth annual Walk & Wag.
The in-person event on September 17 served as the kickoff for the final two weeks of Walk & Wag fundraising. Virtual walkers participated from their own communities across the country, and those who showed up at Hudson River Park were able to enjoy vendors, snacks, and entertainment before embarking on the three-mile stroll along the waterfront.

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- Animal League America
Hurricane Ian Relief

Our shelter partners along Florida’s southwest coast are facing the aftermath and clean-up of damage caused by Hurricane Ian and the subsequent storm surge. North Shore Animal League America’s Emergency Rescue Team is collecting relief supplies to be distributed to affected animal shelters in in the wake of this catastrophic storm. Supplies will be hard to come by in areas hit hardest by the hurricane. That's why we are reaching out to animal lovers in the Long Island and tristate region for help.

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- Animal League America
October Adoption Special

If you're thinking about adopting a furry friend, now is the perfect time! We're waiving adoption fees for all dogs and cats older than six months through Monday, October 10 at our Port Washington, NY Adoption Centers to free up space for displaced animals we would like to help as a result of the hurricanes.

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- Beth Stern
Grief is Love Continuing

We know when they’re happy — that crook in the tail. We know when they’re angry — the flattened ears and the arched back. And we certainly know when they’re scared or annoyed — hiss! Our cats have rich emotional lives and we've learned to understand their eloquent body language. So, after Grogu died on August 4, I wasn’t surprised to see his best friend Yoda, grieving. But it broke my heart, just the same.

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- Animal League America
Rescue Partnership Celebrates a Milestone

As our mobile rescue unit rolled onto our Port Washington, NY campus on Wednesday, August 10, with our dedicated staff standing by to receive the weary four-legged travelers, it seemed like just another day at North Shore Animal League America. But this was not just another day, nor was it just another rescue. This day marked the 50th rescue with our shelter partner, Paws4Life, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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- Beth Stern
Back to School!

The Beth Stern Socialization School for Feral Nuggets was briefly in session again this month, and this year’s freshman class was well…fresh! Still, it seemed to take no time at all for my four pupils to go from naughty to nice. I expected to collect many wounds like the one on my left index finger, but there was just the one and it healed quickly. It will take longer for these babies to heal my broken heart.

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- Animal League America
Sweet Oreo and Her Pups Find Safety in Our Nursery

We have a special place in our hearts and in our facility for new mamas. Within our Sponsorship Nursery, we can give extra TLC to animals like our recent rescue Oreo, and her new litter of eight precious pups. Oreo came to us from our partner Rescue Dog & End Read More

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- Animal League America
What is a Rescue Dog?

When you hear the term “rescue dog,” you might imagine a canine wearing a cape saving you from peril. Exactly what IS a “rescue dog”? At North Shore Animal League America, we like to refer to rescue dogs and cats as Mutt-i-grees: any dog, cat, puppy, or kitten who has been adopted into a Read More

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- Animal League America
Is It Better to Buy or Adopt a Dog?

You have made the decision to bring a dog into your home! Now you must determine whether to adopt your new companion, or if you will buy a dog from a breeder or store. There are many factors to take into consideration: Millions of homeless dogs and cats are euthanized in animal shelters annually. Read More

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- Elinor Molbegott

I have a neighbor who gave me his dog about 3 years ago. He got angry with me and demands his dog back. I've had her spayed, got her shots etc. He called police saying I stole her.

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