QPG Blog

How to handle pet vomiting (what is normal, when is it a concern)

06/05/17 at 11:15 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

It’s never fun when one of your kids is sick. As pet parents, we want the best for our dogs. And when they are vomiting, we know something isn’t right. But how can we tell if we need to seek medical attention or just let them ride it out?

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How to Keep Dogs From Digging Up Your Garden

05/30/17 at 11:12 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

Your adorable pup loves to dig for so many reasons, but none of which are to purposefully destroy your beautiful garden. Dogs like to dig to find a cooler or warmer place to relax, to bury their valuables like food, bones, and toys, to hunt prey like moles, groundhogs, and gophers, but most often dogs like to dig because they think it’s fun.

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Pet First Aid Awareness

05/22/17 at 11:09 AM | by Sandy Robins

If you regularly take your dog places, it’s a good idea to put together a first aid kit to keep permanently in your car to take care of minor issues and possible emergencies until to can get proper veterinary care.

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Your Dog’s Week in Toys

05/18/17 at 11:25 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

Dogs, just like children, love the novelty of a new toy. Once way to amp up the fun is to select a different toy from the toy box to give him every day of the week. Here are some fun suggestions.

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Introducing probiotics into your pet's diet (why do it, and what are best ways)

05/15/17 at 11:07 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

The topic of probiotics is everywhere in the human world. It is also a hot topic rising in the pet community. Much like humans, your dog can benefit from probiotics.

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Breed Spotlight: Shiba Inu

05/08/17 at 11:05 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

This pup is almost too handsome for words. Having deep-set, almond-shaped eyes gives them a look of deep thoughtfulness and an alluring attractiveness.

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Signs of the Zodiac Dog Toys

05/01/17 at 02:48 AM | by Sandy Robins

What does your dog’s zodiac sign say about the way he plays and the kind of toys he enjoys? According to the astrology charts featured in The Old Farmer’s Almanac that spell out canine personality traits, we’ve hand picked a special toy for each of the 12 signs that we believe will have his tail wagging with delight.

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Toys and Dental Care

02/01/17 at 12:05 PM | by Sandy Robins

February has been designated as pet dental month on the pet calendar and many veterinary clinics nationwide offer discounts for dental cleaning and general preventative care.

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Exercise Alternatives for Cold Weather

01/19/17 at 03:07 AM | by Sandy Robins

Baby, its cold outside! However, irrespective if there’s a blizzard or rain coming down in buckets, the chances are your dog will still bring his leash and expect to go for a walk.

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Six Common Southwestern Plants that are Toxic to Pets

01/09/17 at 10:21 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

Dogs are known to chew on and eat most anything they can fit in their mouth. Unfortunately dogs sometimes ingest plants with toxic properties that can cause a range of symptoms from nausea and diarrhea to liver failure. If your dog is especially mischievous in the yard, it’s important to be aware of any potentially harmful plants that may be lurking in your yard. These six plants are very common features in yards across the Southwest that may pose a danger to your dog.

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Cat Scratching

01/02/17 at 10:16 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

Cats scratch. It’s a natural part of a cat’s routine, deeply engrained in its pre-domesticated heritage. Understanding why cats scratch can help us understand how to work with the often destructive behavior instead of fighting against it in vain.

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Breed Spotlight: Chesapeake Bay Retriever

12/26/16 at 10:13 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

With a happy disposition, and powerful build, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is both a loyal gundog and a affectionate family member. Males can weigh in at 80 lbs, and feature a wavy, water resistant coat in solid colors of brown, sedge (reddish gold), or deadgrass (straw).

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Homemade Dog Treats for the Holwliday!

12/22/16 at 11:30 AM | by Sandy Robins

Making homemade dog treats for a favorite pooch shows that you’ve added an additional dollop love by creating a special personalized gift.

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Last Minute Holiday Gifts For Your Four-Legged Friends

12/19/16 at 10:10 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

This holiday season, we’re bringing pet parents so many ways to include their pets in the joy of giving! From high quality pet carriers for traveling with Fido to ultrasonic plush dog toys, there’s a gift for every budget and every breed.

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Breed Spotlight: Affenpinscher

09/14/16 at 02:00 PM | by Quaker Pet Group

The Affenpinscher is a toy terrier whose history dates back to the 17th century. It was originally bred in Central Europe, primarily in Germany, with the purpose of controlling the mouse population. This dog breed is now known as a small companion and house dog for adults. Its name translates to “monkey dog” from German. Avid Star Wars fans say that the face of an Affenpinscher looks like an Ewok.

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Creating a Cat-Friendly Home

09/06/16 at 02:00 PM | by Quaker Pet Group

For cats who spend all or the majority of their day inside, it’s important that they are provided with cat friendly activities and spaces to promote mental stimulation and human-friendly behavior. There are a few things you can do to enhance your cat’s experience as a member of your household.

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Creating a Better Connection with Your Dog

08/31/16 at 02:00 PM | by Quaker Pet Group

Dogs are creatures of habit, and it’s no surprise that we continually hear stories about the intense bond that develops between humans and their dogs. Dogs may travel hundreds of miles to find their lost home, dogs can save humans from a burning building, or even sacrifice their own lives to save a human companion. These are not just traits of trained search and rescue dogs, but of common dogs with strong relationships with their humans.

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Pets and Snake Bites

08/25/16 at 02:00 PM | by Quaker Pet Group

Rattlesnakes inhabit many parts of the United States and are more than desert dwellers. Unfortunately many dogs end up in pet emergency rooms each Spring/Summer after a bad encounter with a rattlesnake. Dogs are curious and protective animals, which contribute to their being 20 times more likely to be bitten by a snake than you are.

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Finding the Best Food for Your Pet

08/17/16 at 02:00 PM | by Quaker Pet Group

The pet food aisles can be a confusing these days. In an increasingly crowded space, many pet food companies market foods with very broad terms like “Natural” and niche formulas like “Senior”. So how do you know what’s best for your pet?

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Breed Spotlight: Bichon Frise

08/09/16 at 02:00 PM | by Quaker Pet Group

The Bichon Frise is a small fluffy pup with a plumed tail, a cheerful disposition and a taste for mischief. His sturdy yet portable size and adorable face make the Bichon Frise a popular breed choice for families and urban dwellers.

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Summer Travel With Your Pet

08/03/16 at 12:24 PM | by Sandy Robins

When you’re traveling with pets, whether you’re taking a day trip, or heading out on a two-week vacation, it takes the same amount of advance planning and preparation. It’s no different to traveling with small children!

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Pool Safety for your Pets

07/27/16 at 12:21 PM | by Cristen Underwood

It is so much fun to swim in the summertime with your pet! You know the rules of safety for you and your children, but there are some rules for your pets and wildlife, too. Ensure that everyone is safe this summer by knowing pet pool safety.

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Dogs and Swimming

07/19/16 at 02:00 PM | by Sandy Robins

When you’re traveling with pets, whether you’re taking a day trip, or heading out on a two-week vacation, it takes the same amount of advance planning and preparation. It’s no different to traveling with small children!

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Special Considerations When Leaving Your Cat At Home During Vacation

07/14/16 at 02:00 PM | by Quaker Pet Group

It’s summer and time for vacation! Oh, but who’s going to take care of the cat? The most comfortable and least stressful place for your feline is in her own home.

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Enhancing Your Cat's Space in Your Home

06/06/16 at 09:42 AM | by Sandy Robins

There is, sadly, a common misconception that all cats living in the same household will automatically get along with one another. In reality, this is not always the case. And, if you think about it, the same applies to people whether it’s in a home or office environment.

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