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Staying Safe During the Holidays

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Staying Safe During the Holidays

Christmas is right around the corner! And you know what that means. Gifts, hot cocoa, stockings, tinsel, freshly baked cookies, fuzzy socks, and the fresh, soft snow falling around us. Tis the season to be jolly, but also tis the season to be on the lookout for hidden pet dangers. Give them cuddles, treats, toys, and love - not unexpected recipes for disaster.  Here are some of the Christmas staples that people enjoy, but can be of risk to our beloved pets:  Tree Decorations  If decorating the tree for Christmas is a tradition for your family, your pet may want...

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New Puppy Chewing

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New Puppy Chewing

Why Your Pup is a Chewing Machine Torn up flip flops, chewed up sneaker laces, and dented chair legs. Who’s the culprit? Your new puppy. When you first welcomed the pup into your family, you prepared yourself with the essentials: food, treats, a bed, pee pads, bowls, etc. But most people don’t prepare themselves, or their household, for the wrath of your furry friend’s chompers. But why exactly does this happen? Is there a reason they’re suddenly set on chewing everything in sight? Is there a way to stop or prevent the loss of any more shoes or furniture items?...

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Natural Disaster Plan for Pets

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Natural Disasters: Planning for Pets June may have been National Pet Preparedness Month, but determining a plan for how to best care for your pet in the case of a natural disaster should be done as quickly as possible no matter the season. After all, you never know when disaster will strike. Your pet fully and completely relies on you for everything. They’d need you to especially take care of them during an emergency, whether it’s a hurricane, wildfire, earthquake, tsunami, etc. It’s a terrifying time for the both of you, and it’s crucial that you plan ahead of time...

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Potential Pet Dangers on the Fourth of July

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Potential Pet Dangers on the Fourth of July

When we think of the holiday of the summer, our mind automatically springs to the Fourth of July! A day filled with family, friends, good food, fireworks, and maybe even a dip in the pool. There’s a lot for people to love! But for pets, the Fourth of July can actually be quite dangerous. That doesn’t mean your furry friend can’t join in on the fun, just be aware of the potential hazards of the celebration. Fireworks Fireworks are a sight for sore eyes, making them a Fourth of July staple. Watching them is so mesmerizing that it can equally...

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What To Do If You Find a Loose Dog

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What To Do If You Find a Loose Dog

How to Lead a Loose Dog to Safety Finding a stray or loose dog may leave you in a stressful and confusing situation, but you may be the animal’s only chance at reaching safety or being reunited with their rightful owner. If you find yourself being the one to spot a lost pooch, don’t shy away from trying to help. There are certain steps you can take to keep them safe and protected. Approach the Dog. In order to do the subsequent steps, you must first be able to appropriately approach the dog. Do not immediately run up to them,...

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What Your Pet Sitter Should Know

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What Your Pet Sitter Should Know

Prepping Your Pet Sitter: What They Need To Know Finally bought the plane ticket to that resort you’ve always dreamed of vacationing to? Or maybe you got called down to another state for a business trip. Whether you’re embarking on an excursion for a fun time or because you have responsibilities to fulfill, you’ll always have the duty of making sure your pet is taken care of while you’re away. It won’t always be possible to take your companion along with you on a trip, which means it’s up to you to find a trustworthy pet sitter to take your...

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Running with Rover

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Running with Rover

A lot of people enjoy taking time out of their day to get in some form of exercise. For many, it’s running. Running is a great way to get your body moving while also soaking in new sights and scents. This holds true for dogs, too! Most pet owners are already familiar with what it looks like for pups to be zooming around the household or darting around the backyard, so why not experience it together? Running alongside your pooch can open up an entirely new bonding experience, while also meeting both your daily exercise needs. Getting Your Dog To...

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Pet Dangers to Avoid for a Hoppy Easter

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Pet Dangers to Avoid for a Hoppy Easter

Easter is quickly hopping its way on over to us. And with the holiday comes plenty of candy, gift baskets, and bunnies. As we await this happy, cheer filled celebration, let’s enjoy the hidden Easter eggs, and avoid the hidden pet dangers.  While enjoying your day, keep in mind the following hazards to your dog or cat:  Chocolate  Chocolate is a known no-no in the pet world. Harmful to animals, especially, dogs, this sweet is a common, popular candy for every occasion. Especially holidays like Easter. However, it contains the substance theobromine, which is particularly prominent in dark chocolate. Consuming...

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Introducing Fur Babies and Newborn Babies

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Introducing Fur Babies and Newborn Babies

When you first got your new dog, it was from that moment on that you officially became a proud pet parent! You found yourself excitedly buying them all the necessary supplies and cutest accessories. But down the line, you may find yourself awaiting the moment that you become a parent to a newborn baby. The time to introduce your fur baby to your new baby will quickly approach, and you have exactly nine months to prepare your companion for this new and exciting transition in your lives. Dogs and cats all have very unique personalities and traits, so it’s not...

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Hidden Dangers to Pets in Your Home

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Hidden Dangers to Pets in Your Home

Before taking home a new addition to the family, pet parents try to make sure the house is fully and completely ready for the arrival of a new dog or cat. From setting up a bed, buying toys, filling their food bowls, to putting up gates, laying out wee-wee pads, and covering the furniture. New pet parents’ minds swarm with what could be added to the house to make it as comfortable and welcoming as possible. But what about the things that should be taken out? What may seem like a harmless or staple item to the household for us,...

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7 New Year's Resolutions for You and Your Pet

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7 New Year's Resolutions for You and Your Pet

With the New Year comes a clear slate, meaning you have the power to turn your days and habits into anything you want! This coming year, make your pet an active part of your day and an active part of your resolutions. Here’s a few things may want to plan and try out with your furry friend as 2021 gets closer:  Mindful Eating A great debate among pet parents is Timed Feeding vs. Free Feeding. Timed feeding is when your pet is fed at set times throughout the day and the food is only available to them for a limited...

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Traveling with Pets

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Traveling with Pets

  Traveling with Toto Knowing you’re about to go on a fun vacation and get away from the daily routine of the household is a fun and exciting time! But what you can’t get away from is the question of who’s going to hold down the fort while you’re gone? Will you need someone to collect your mail? Someone to water your plants? More importantly, do you have a pet that needs to be taken care of? You have several options for how your pet situation can be handled when you’re about to leave for a trip. Fido can be...

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Happy Howl-O-Ween!

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Happy Howl-O-Ween!

Happy Howl-O-Ween! Halloween is right around the corner, and along with it comes the trick or treaters, the steady stream of candy, the festive decorations, and the creative costumes! This sounds like every child and Halloween enthusiast’s treat, but it can quickly turn into a tricky nightmare for unprepared pets. Leave the mischief and mysteriousness of the holiday up to the haunted houses, horror movies, and the neighborhood children wondering what candy they’ll receive. Don’t let your dog or cat’s health remain a mystery to be solved this Halloween. Instead, be aware of the possible pet dangers around All Hallows’...

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CBD: Because Fireworks Can Be Scary

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CBD: Because Fireworks Can Be Scary

Prepping Your Pet for the Fireworks: CBD for Anxiety Relief Every year, millions of people look forward to the holiday of the summer: the Fourth of July! After all, what better way to spend the day than at a family barbecue, clinking bottles, taking a dip in the pool, and most importantly, ending the day off with a spectacular show of fireworks. With the Fourth of July quickly approaching, it’s certain that plans are already being made and people are already scouting out the best areas to catch a view of the show.  Humans may love the fireworks, but did...

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Dog Park Etiquette

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Dog Park Etiquette

One of everyone’s favorite outdoor activities with their pup is going to the dog park! Dog parks are wonderful – they provide our pups with a place to socialize with other dogs while letting out some pent-up energy. To have the best dog park experience, here are some dos and don’ts you should follow. Do pay attention to your dog. Don’t just let your dog free in the park and go sit in the corner on your phone. Even if you are a dog park veteran, it’s important to pay attention to your dog, their behavior, and their surroundings. You’ll be...

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Keep Calm this 4th of July

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Keep Calm this 4th of July

  Fireworks and the 4th of July go hand-in-hand. However, the same can't be said for many of our pets. Fireworks can be dangerous for our pets. Aside from the risk of injury, some pets do not react well to the sights and sounds of fireworks. Many pets experience anxiety when it comes to loud noises like fireworks. There is a rise in the number of dogs that run away during firework season, especially on the 4th of July. For this reason it is best to keep your pets safe inside during this time. While they're inside, they still may...

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Collars, Harnesses, and Leashes - Oh My!

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Collars, Harnesses, and Leashes - Oh My!

There are many different types of collars, harnesses, and leashes on the market for our four-legged friends. But how do you know which is the best for your dog? The choices can be overwhelming, but knowing what you’re looking for in terms of your needs can make it a lot easier! COLLARS  Let’s start with collars. Collars go around a dog’s neck. They are usually used with a leash and can be used to hold any ID tags your dog may have. Traditional collar – a traditional collar either buckles or snaps around a dog’s neck. They are made from...

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BBQ Dangers for Dogs

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BBQ Dangers for Dogs

BBQs are a staple of summer time fun. While we may like it bring our pets along, it’s important to know some of the potential dangers that may arise for our pets. The biggest part about BBQs that is dangerous for dogs is the food. There are different food items that are perfectly fine (and delicious) for humans but can be dangerous for dogs. Foods to avoid for pets according to PetMD:1. Ribs and other meats on the bone-Although bones are expected to be okay for dogs to chew on, bones from BBQs are hazardous. Cooked bones are more likely...

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Crate Training 101

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Crate Training 101

  Crate training is a useful part in the puppy training process. It is a helpful aid for housebreaking, traveling, and teaching some rules. Dogs are natural den animals. Crates act as a den for the domesticated dog. If the dog is properly introduced to the crate, they will recognize it as their very own space. They will use this space to relax, sleep, or just take a break. The key is to make the crate experience a positive one. You don’t want your dog to view crate time as a punishment. Make the crate cozy. You can do this...

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Most Recent Posts from The Pup

Staying Safe During the Holidays →

June 23, 2021

Christmas is right around the corner! And you know what that means. Gifts, hot cocoa, stockings, tinsel, freshly baked cookies, fuzzy socks, and the fresh, soft snow falling around us. Tis the sea...
New Puppy Chewing →

June 21, 2021

Why Your Pup is a Chewing Machine Torn up flip flops, chewed up sneaker laces, and dented chair legs. Who’s the culprit? Your new puppy. When you first welcomed the pup into your family, you prepa...
Natural Disaster Plan for Pets →

June 10, 2021

Natural Disasters: Planning for Pets June may have been National Pet Preparedness Month, but determining a plan for how to best care for your pet in the case of a natural disaster should be done as...
Potential Pet Dangers on the Fourth of July →

June 09, 2021

When we think of the holiday of the summer, our mind automatically springs to the Fourth of July! A day filled with family, friends, good food, fireworks, and maybe even a dip in the pool. There’s...
What To Do If You Find a Loose Dog →

May 21, 2021

How to Lead a Loose Dog to Safety Finding a stray or loose dog may leave you in a stressful and confusing situation, but you may be the animal’s only chance at reaching safety or being reunited wi...
What Your Pet Sitter Should Know →

May 14, 2021

Prepping Your Pet Sitter: What They Need To Know Finally bought the plane ticket to that resort you’ve always dreamed of vacationing to? Or maybe you got called down to another state for a busines...
Running with Rover →

April 06, 2021

A lot of people enjoy taking time out of their day to get in some form of exercise. For many, it’s running. Running is a great way to get your body moving while also soaking in new sights and scen...
Pet Dangers to Avoid for a Hoppy Easter →

March 26, 2021

Easter is quickly hopping its way on over to us. And with the holiday comes plenty of candy, gift baskets, and bunnies. As we await this happy, cheer filled celebration, let’s enjoy the hidden Eas...
Introducing Fur Babies and Newborn Babies →

February 26, 2021

When you first got your new dog, it was from that moment on that you officially became a proud pet parent! You found yourself excitedly buying them all the necessary supplies and cutest accessorie...
Hidden Dangers to Pets in Your Home →

January 20, 2021

Before taking home a new addition to the family, pet parents try to make sure the house is fully and completely ready for the arrival of a new dog or cat. From setting up a bed, buying toys, filli...
7 New Year's Resolutions for You and Your Pet →

December 30, 2020

With the New Year comes a clear slate, meaning you have the power to turn your days and habits into anything you want! This coming year, make your pet an active part of your day and an active part...
Traveling with Pets →

September 18, 2020

  Traveling with Toto Knowing you’re about to go on a fun vacation and get away from the daily routine of the household is a fun and exciting time! But what you can’t get away from is the question ...
Happy Howl-O-Ween! →

September 09, 2020

Happy Howl-O-Ween! Halloween is right around the corner, and along with it comes the trick or treaters, the steady stream of candy, the festive decorations, and the creative costumes! This sounds ...
CBD: Because Fireworks Can Be Scary →

July 01, 2020

Prepping Your Pet for the Fireworks: CBD for Anxiety Relief Every year, millions of people look forward to the holiday of the summer: the Fourth of July! After all, what better way to spend the da...
Dog Park Etiquette →

December 29, 2019

One of everyone’s favorite outdoor activities with their pup is going to the dog park! Dog parks are wonderful – they provide our pups with a place to socialize with other dogs while letting out ...
Keep Calm this 4th of July →

June 29, 2019

  Fireworks and the 4th of July go hand-in-hand. However, the same can't be said for many of our pets. Fireworks can be dangerous for our pets. Aside from the risk of injury, some pets do not reac...
Collars, Harnesses, and Leashes - Oh My! →

September 04, 2018

There are many different types of collars, harnesses, and leashes on the market for our four-legged friends. But how do you know which is the best for your dog? The choices can be overwhelming, but...
BBQ Dangers for Dogs →

July 15, 2018

BBQs are a staple of summer time fun. While we may like it bring our pets along, it’s important to know some of the potential dangers that may arise for our pets. The biggest part about BBQs that ...
Crate Training 101 →

April 15, 2018

  Crate training is a useful part in the puppy training process. It is a helpful aid for housebreaking, traveling, and teaching some rules. Dogs are natural den animals. Crates act as a den for t...
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