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Protecting Pets During Fireworks

With summer officially underway, the time for BBQs, pool parties and fireworks has arrived. This can be a stressful time for many pets, with the Fourth of July being the most likely day of the year for pets to run away and get lost. There are, however, ways you can help ease their anxiety, and prevent accidents and runaways. 1. ID Tags and Microchips. Make sure the ID tag your pet is wearing contains updated and accurate information. If your pet is microchipped, make sure the microchip is registered and contains the correct information. SiliDog produces 100 percent silicone pet tags for pet parents looking for a new durable option. 2. Bring pets indoors. This should be done before the...

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Happy Travels!

This past weekend was the unofficial start of SUMMER!!!  Our favorite time of year for road trips and vacations.  For all that your best friend(s) give you throughout the year, make this trip a happy and safe one with the following tips: Appropriate restraint device, travel crate or carrier Food and water, bowls, medications, supplements and vitamins (even a few extra in case of a delayed return home) Disposal bags for pet waste and cleaning supplies for emergencies Leash and collar with up-to-date ID tags (with your cell phone number), microchip information, rabies tags and/or fully-charged GPS device If your dog suffers from motion sickness, check with your veterinarian about effective treatment options Most pet owners are not familiar with canine motion...

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DOGA?

Have you ever tried to do yoga in your living room and everytime you downward dog you get dog kisses?  This is Doga. Currently trending among pet parents, this is not a new idea.  Doga: Yoga for You and Your Dog by Mahny Djahanguiri was published in 2015 and she started to develop and teach doga classes 3 years earlier, in 2012. Dogs have always been natural yogis and involving your dog in yoga sessions is an entertaining and fun way to bond with your pet.  More about the feeling of relaxation rather than the poses. Doga provides a mindful connection with your dog. As an activity it de-stresses your dog and creates a wonderful sharing and nurturing experience.   ...

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Pet Poison Prevention

Understanding what potential harmful poisons exist in your home and yard is the first step to keeping your pet safe.  Some of them are very obvious but others might be new to you. Here’s the Top Ten Pet Poison List for dogs and cats from the Pet Poison Helpline.  Based on the Pet Poison Helpline call volume and extensive database, here are the top 10 most common toxins that Pet Poison Helpline gets called about. Now keep in mind that some of these listed are very toxic, while some are minimally toxic (like ant baits and silica packs). When in doubt, call your vet or Pet Poison Helpline to make sure there won’t be a problem. Take special care to keep these toxins out of your pet’s reach and pet-proof...

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#NationalK9VeteransDay Thank you for your service!

NATIONAL K9 VETERANS DAY A lot of things changed after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. Oil, leather and rubber were rationed. Men were drafted. Women rolled up their sleeves and built war supplies. And dogs were called to duty. During the first world war, the United States took notice of the European use of canines as sentries, message carriers and several other functions. Dogs for Defense was a program initiated by a private citizen by the name of Mrs. Alene Erlanger. Along with the American Kennel Club and a handful of breeders, the group aimed to train the dogs for military use. By November of 1942, the first Dogs for Defense were prepared for duty in North Africa....

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