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How to Entertain an Active Dog

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For dogs that have an abundance of energy, a daily walk isn’t enough to tire them out. If you’ve been noticing your dog has been “talking” more or acting more destructive, it may be a sign that they’re bored. We know not every dog owner can be home with their furry friends all day – there are even mentally and physically stimulating toys you can leave with your pet while you’re at work.

Recycle an Old Plastic Bottle

Almost everyone has these laying around the house somewhere – old plastic water bottles. Take the lid and the plastic ring off before giving it to your dog, though, as these can both be huge choking hazards. For serious chewers, you may want to put some sort of fabric around the bottle itself to try and protect your pup from any sharp plastic edges once they’ve already chewed it.

Slow Feeder Bowl

If you leave your pets food out for them during the day, investing in a slow feeder bowl could be a great source of entertainment for your pup. Some of these bowls have mazes throughout them where the food is placed between the walls – your dog has to eat around the maze in order to find their food. It’s great stimulation for their mind and it’s quite rewarding!

Treat Ball

Your dog will love treat balls! With some, your dog will have to chew the toy in order to find the treat. These are obviously great for dogs who tend to chew on things throughout the day. For others, your dog simply has to find out how to get the treat out of the ball.

Providing endless entertainment for an active dog isn’t always easy, but remember, a tired pup is a happy pup!

A Quick Treatment for Hot Spots

There are many home remedies and medications out there that can work to treat hot spots - but which ones will help the problem the quickest? When your dog can’t stop itching and chewing themselves because of their hot spot, it’s no secret that you want to be able to get rid of it as [...]

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Is a Dog's Mouth Really Cleaner Than a Human's?

The cleanliness of dogs mouths versus humans mouths has been questioned for centuries. In fact, many people believe that dog’s mouths are cleaner than a human mouth - but how could that be? Our dogs can’t even brush their teeth themselves, let alone visit the dentist! Well the answer is short, really - it’s a [...]

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How Often Do You Bathe Your Dog?

Dogs can get stinky pretty quickly - for some of them all it takes is a short run outside. However, frequent baths aren’t a good idea for your pup. In fact, if you tend to bathe your dog weekly or every other week, it could be too often. So, how often does your dog need [...]

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Stop Scratching: Cure Your Pet's Itch

With Spring right around the corner, we’re entering a season full of allergies - and our dogs are no strangers to allergyseason. Although your dog’s allergies won’t just cause him to sneeze or have a runny nose, they often lead to itchy skin - and lots of it.If your pet is keeping you up at [...]

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Do you Need to Board your Pet?

With the New Year, you may be planning your annual vacation in the coming months. Are you planning on boarding your pet or taking them with you? Often times, it can be difficult for our furry friends to travel across the country with us – unless you plan on driving somewhere closer. Boarding your pet is always an option, [...]

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3 Tips for Traveling with your Dog

Sometimes, traveling can be just as stressful for your furry four-legged friend as it is for you. But, we know how difficult it can be to leave your pet behind – they are a huge part of the family, after all. If you’re traveling by air, it can be difficult to bring your pet with you unless they’re able [...]

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Gentle Dog Breeds for Kids

Finding the perfect dog for your family can be stressful - even when you don’t have kids. However, if you’re planning to have kids in the future, or have children right now - you may be looking for a dog that has a more gentle disposition. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of several kid-friendly [...]

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Exploring Your Dog’s Fear of Thunder

Many dog owners try to understand their furry friend’s fear of thunder - but often times, the fear of loud noises can develop without any traumatic event occurring. However, dogs who are afraid of thunder and other loud noises (like firecrackers), tend to be destructive or try to escape to get away from the sound [...]

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Understanding Your Dog's Strange Habits

Whether your dog is howling or running in circles to chase their tail - many of their habits and behaviors are undeniably strange. In some cases, your pup may be trying to communicate with you, but others are just in their DNA - like digging, for example. Are you struggling to decipher your dog’s new [...]

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