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First Aid For Pets 101

June 10th, 2016 by Kathleen Kintz | Posted in: Cats, Dogs, Ferrets, Pet Health

First aid for pets is something every pet parent should know. We all hope we’ll never have to use the skills, but they are very important skills to learn! Your pet could choke on their food, fall on a sharp object, or even suffer a seizure. Knowing how to render first aid gives you the …Read More


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3 Important Skills For Dogs

April 29th, 2016 by Kathleen Kintz | Posted in: Dogs | Tags: , ,

There are a lot of important skills for dogs living in our world. Many dogs don’t have them all, and most pet parents don’t have the patience to teach them all of them! But there are some essentials that every dog needs, for their safety and the safety of others. Recall The first most important …Read More


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The Best Training Treats

April 22nd, 2016 by Kathleen Kintz | Posted in: Dogs | Tags: ,

Training is a game of keeping your pet’s attention while you try to teach them a behavior. Some dogs are toy motivated, some are praise motivated but the vast majority are food motivated. That means that of all the things in the word that could convince them to do weird stuff like shake hands with …Read More


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Advanced Tricks for Dogs

April 15th, 2016 by Kathleen Kintz | Posted in: Dogs | Tags: ,

So you’ve taught your pup the basics. Sit, stay, lie down. Do you think they’re ready to move onto the big leagues? Let’s find out, and teach them a few advanced tricks! All that you’ll need to teach these tricks are some very yummy treats and patience. High Five For the high five, start out …Read More


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Potty Training Your Puppy

April 8th, 2016 by Kathleen Kintz | Posted in: Dogs, Pet Health

Potty training is the most essential skill you can teach your dog! After all, if you don’t you’ll have to deal with puddles all over your house! But potty training a puppy requires more than a few newspapers. It requires diligence, patience and most importantly consistency! Crate Training Crate training is one part of the …Read More


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Pet Theft Awareness

February 26th, 2016 by Kathleen Kintz | Posted in: Cats, Dogs, Ferrets | Tags: , ,

The number of pets stolen is on the rise, and anyone could be a victim. Pets are stolen out of backyards, from in front of supermarkets and even from unattended vehicles. One woman had her husky lured away from her front yard, while she was inside her home! We’re going to talk about how to …Read More


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Anyone who has tried to switch their dog or cat’s food knows that it doesn’t usually come easy. Sure, labs and beagles might wolf down the delicious new food they’ve never had before but cats? Good luck switching their food for anything less than the finest tuna. But there are also other issues that can …Read More


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Sometimes you see an ingredient listed on a cat treat and think “Why did they include that?” Sometimes it is more along the lines of “What the heck is that?” There’s a rule of thumb floating around that if you can’t pronounce it, don’t give it to your pet. That rule isn’t always necessarily the …Read More


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Sometimes you may see an ingredient listed on a dog treat and say “Why did they put that in there?” It may seem strange to see ingredients like parsley and chia seed anywhere but on top of lasagna or in a smoothie, but they have their place in dog treats too. These ingredients, among some …Read More


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Dental treats are an important part of your pet’s dental hygiene routine. They are especially important if your pet does not like having their teeth brushed. Chewing on dental treats can be a good way to help your pet keep their teeth clean between brushings. Dental chews work by scraping away the plaque and tartar …Read More


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Last week we talked about the dreaded periodontal disease and went briefly into what it can do to your pet’s teeth. Long story short, it’s a good idea to brush your pet’s teeth regularly! The only problem is, your pet might not want to have their teeth brushed. We’ve researched a few good ways to …Read More


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The reason your vet (and your dentist!) keeps hounding you about brushing is periodontal disease. Periodontal disease has various stages, but starts with the inflammation of one tooth. It is caused by bacteria that sticks to the surface of teeth. This film is called plaque. Saliva will eventually harden plaque into tartar. If tartar forms …Read More


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2016 New Year’s Resolutions

December 30th, 2015 by Kathleen Kintz | Posted in: Cats, Dogs, Ferrets | Tags: , , , ,

It’s almost 2016! That means it’s time for some 2016 New Year’s Resolutions! Do you remember what you resolved last year? Did you actually do it? Well if you did or if you didn’t, we have 10 great new pet New Year’s resolutions that are sure to get you and your pet on the right …Read More