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All posts tagged with “Pets.”

Putting the Fun into Fall Leaves

11/08/18 at 07:43 AM | by Sandy Robins

This time of year, many parts of the country are awash in an artist’s palette of brilliant autumn colors. From a canine perspective, falling leaves swirling to the ground are fun to chase and there’s no better time to enjoy going for a walk or a hike. Before you rush out, here’s a quick checklist to ensure you both and your pooch pal remain safe.

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The Important Role of being a Foster Parent

09/19/18 at 08:48 AM | by Sandy Robins

Fostering a pet can be a real life-changing experience for that pet as it gives them basic social skills and possibly teaching them to interact around other pets too. Further, fostering older pets that have been saved from a life-changing event such as a devastating fire or flood or even years of abuse, means giving that pet an opportunity to gain confidence and trust humans. All this amounts to a better opportunity of being adopted into a wonderful forever home.

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Your Smartphone Can Be Your Best Friend Should Disaster Strike

09/10/18 at 07:55 AM | by Sandy Robins

September is the start of hurricane season. It follows on the heels of fire season in other parts of the country. When natural disasters of any kind strike, your smart phone can be an essential tool in helping you keep track of important information and photographs of your pets in case you are separated.

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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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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: Shetland Sheepdog

05/09/16 at 02:27 PM | by Quaker Pet Group

An alert, small, rough-coated, longhaired working dog, the Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) is an agile and sturdy medium-size dog breed with a life span of 12-14 years. Like the Collie, the Sheltie traces to the Border Collie of Scotland. These Collies were reduced to miniature proportions upon the breed being transported to the Shetland Islands and crossed with small, intelligent, longhaired breeds.

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How To Choose A Pet Sitter

05/02/16 at 02:24 PM | by Quaker Pet Group

There’s really no “one size fits all” solution when it comes to finding the right pet sitter to meet the specific needs of you and your pet(s). While some pet parents have the luxury of using/hiring a neighbor, family member or good friend they can trust with the responsibility, others have to look to professional resources or referrals from those they know and respect.

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Stress Awareness in Dogs and Cats

04/29/16 at 02:21 PM | by Sandy Robins

If you are looking for a good excuse to go out and splurge on some new toys for your dog or cat, you can assuage any guilt about your shopping spree by knowing that toys are a great stress-reliever for pets. New toys will in fact boost their levels of both mental and physical well being.

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Celebrating National Kids & Pets Day

04/25/16 at 02:16 PM | by Quaker Pet Group

As if you need more convincing that having pets around your home makes a positive impact on your children, National Kids & Pets Day will make April 26 a day of ultimate enlightenment.

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How Nutrition Can Help Reduce Shedding

04/22/16 at 02:13 PM | by Quaker Pet Group

While some dog breeds are notorious shedders, others have shed-resistant fur. But even shed-resistant dogs will lose fur depending on the season, weather, grooming and his overall health. You can’t prevent this natural process. But you can help reduce the amount of loose hair. If you feel your dog is shedding more than a typical amount for his breed, consult your veterinarian to rule out any undiagnosed health issues.

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Breed Spotlight: Poodle

04/19/16 at 02:09 PM | by Quaker Pet Group

While often pigeonholed as a “beauty with no brains” dog breed, the Poodle is exceptionally intelligent, active and excels in obedience training. According to AKC® Registration statistics, it’s one of the most popular dog breeds possibly due to the fact that it also comes in three size varieties. The denominations standard, miniature and toy describe size only, as all are considered the same breed and governed by the same standard.

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Potty Training Your New Puppy

02/05/16 at 10:07 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

Potty training your new dog or puppy requires so much more than a few stacks of old newspapers. It also requires patience, commitment and consistency. Virtually every dog–especially puppies–will have an occasional accident in the house. That’s just part of the training process.

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Breed Spotlight: American Staffordshire Terrier

01/28/16 at 11:54 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

Also referred to as Am Staffs, these people-oriented canines thrive when made part of the family and given a job to do. Highly trainable, good-natured and intelligent, they’re great with children and other pets.

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

01/22/16 at 11:51 AM | by Quaker Pet Group

Your dog is now a cow, but it seems your dog has developed a habit of eating grass. Why? Grass eating dogs are actually quite common. The “condition”, referred to as Pica, is considered normal behavior by most veterinarians.

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Revving Up Your Resolutions

01/18/16 at 09:38 AM | by Sandy Robins

There’s no question when January comes around we are all trying to get back into routine after a round of holiday partying and over-indulging in treats and food – and that often relates to our pets too.

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