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Flea Season

It’s that time of year once again, where those pesky annoying fleas invade your pet and in turn your home. Fleas are not only detrimental to your pets skin and well being, they are also a nuisance to get rid of once they are in your house. Plus, fleas are not opposed to biting the ankles of you and your loved ones. Be prepared this flea season with some of our helpful hints and tips. ...

Pit Bulls ~ The World’s Most Misunderstood Breed

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If you say the name “Pit Bull” to someone they will most likely conjure up an image of a blood-thirsty dog lunging at the throat of its victim. Indeed, the pit bull has taken a bad rap over the years. Illegal dog fighting rings most often use this type of competitor to make money with, as well as the breed being showcased as a statement of manly toughness. However, today’s pit bulls are not killers. ...

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What is Your Cat Trying to Say? Cat Behavior Uncovered

If you have ever lived with, or even just met a cat, then you already know that these furry pals may be hard to read. Unlike dogs, cat don’t wear their every emotion on their sleeves; however, they do wear them on their face and tail; you just have to know how to interpret it. Read on to discover what your cat is trying to say, it may just save you from getting an annoyed ...

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The Scoop on Litter Training Your Cat

Cats are clean animals by nature, so this is good news if you are thinking about getting a cat as a companion. A cat will not only bathe themselves, but they seem to have a natural ability and understanding of how the litter box works. However, there are times (and cats) that just don’t seem to get the whole concept of using an indoor bathroom facility. For those of you who have one of these ...

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Feline Meet Canine – Building Friendships

It is a myth that cats and dogs cannot cohabitate in the same household, or even, in fact, become friends. However this is going to take a lot of patience and understanding, along with time and training on both the cat and the dog’s part. To make the transition of introducing a new dog to your cat, we have put together some helpful tips to make the process go as smoothly as possible. Play, Prey ...

Stop Yanking My Chain! Teaching Your Dog NOT to Pull on a Leash

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It’s what we fall in love with – the exuberance and happy-go-lucky attitude of man’s best friend – that is until our canine companion turns into an arm-yanking, pulling-machine, then this well-meaning enthusiasm can become annoying (and painful). So what can you do to curb this behaviour? Read on to discover some valuable tips on teaching your dog manners on the leash. Getting Started Before you can start to train your dog not to pull, ...

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The Dog, the Myth, the Legend

10 Common Myths About Dogs Debunked 1. When a dog wags its tail, it’s happy! A dog’s tail is an important tool for communication, but wagging it doesn’t always mean they are happy. Apparently there’s a lot of science behind tail wagging and dogs are better at deciphering the code than we are. Yes, it can signal that the dog is happy, but it can also mean that it is agitated or annoyed. For a ...

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The Labrador Retriever is Still Number One

You don’t need to own one to know why the Labrador Retriever has been the number one breed for dog owners across the US. This breed is as all-American as apple pie and the fourth of July. Its loving personality and all ’round goodness has earned the Labrador Retriever a place in homes across the country and the hearts of all those who have the privilege of experiencing its soft nuzzle. Let’s dig into the ...

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What is Clicker Training?

Good pet owners around the globe know that positive reinforcement is the ONLY way to effectively train your pets. Hitting, yelling and becoming angry only leads to creating fear and stress in an animal, which will not work in curbing or training a new (or old) behavior. Gone are the days (thank goodness) of rubbing a puppy’s face in its own pee to train it not to go in the house. Professional trainers have known ...

The Ins and Outs of Air Travelling With Your Pet

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We have probably all heard the horror stories of flying with a pet; the hellish travel in dark cargo-holds and the fear this creates in a crated animal, lost pets and even some suffering from long-term conditions or even death. Although these incidents can occur, sometimes the circumstances leave us with no other choice, other than to pack up our pet and hope for the best. If you have to travel by air with your ...