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Winter Clothes for Dogs

Winter Clothes for Dogs

Dogs are naturally equipped with fur coats, so are winter clothes really necessary for your pet? The right coats, sweaters, boots and other winter clothes for dogs can be more than just a fashion statement or stylish accessories. How Winter Clothes Help Your Dog Different dogs have different needs, and some dogs can greatly benefit from the right winter clothes. Not all breeds are adapted to bitter cold, deep snow or slippery ice, and any pregnant dogs, dogs with health issues or very young or old dogs may also benefit from the proper winter gear. Depending on the style and...

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How to Stop Your Dog From Bullying Other Dogs

How to Stop Your Dog From Bullying Other Dogs

Dogs are social animals that are most comfortable with companionship, but that doesn't mean that all dogs naturally get along. It can be embarrassing and even dangerous when a dog becomes a bully, but fortunately there are ways a responsible pet owner can correct their dog's bullying behavior. Recognizing If Your Dog Is a Bully Bullying behavior can be difficult to detect and is often dismissed as playfulness. Canine bullying is not necessarily aggressive or mean, and could just be an overzealous dog that is intimidating other dogs. Any dog breed may have bullying characteristics, and common signs of bullying...

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Every dog owner is familiar with their pet's emotions and moods from begging eagerly for a treat to excited to go for a walk to dramatic and fearful about a bath. There is one mood, however, that is often overlooked, simply because the owner is not around to see it – separation anxiety. What Is Separation Anxiety in Dogs? All dogs may have brief moments of separation anxiety, but momentary whining when an owner leaves does not mean the dog is genuinely distressed. True separation anxiety is a distinct behavioral change that occurs only when the owner, or whomever the...

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Tips to Help Calm Your Pets During Storms

Tips to Help Calm Your Pets During Storms

A sudden thunderstorm can be terrifying for any pet, and cats and dogs can become very stressed during storms. There are easy ways to help your pet feel more comfortable, however, and keep them from getting too excited or anxious when storms pass by. Provide a Safe PlaceYour pet will feel more secure if they have a safe, comfortable place to retreat when a storm strikes. A small, interior room without windows works best, such as a laundry room, walk-in closet, pantry or bathroom. Make sure there is a comfortable, familiar blanket, some water and other comforting objects in the...

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Keeping Pets Safe in a Hurricane

Keeping Pets Safe in a Hurricane

Hurricanes can be dangerous, damaging storms, but there are steps you can take to protect your home and loved ones when a storm approaches. If your loved ones include pets, however, it is important to take added precautions to keep pets safe in a hurricane so your entire family is protected. Before Hurricane Season Good preparation begins long before hurricane season. Understanding a pet’s needs and knowing how to care for the animal in an emergency is essential for hurricane season safety, and includes… Keeping a pet’s vaccinations and medical care updated. If it becomes necessary to evacuate to a...

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