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How to Be a Better Pet Owner

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How to Be a Better Pet Owner

This January we are focusing on pet focused self-improvement.  As we close out the month, you may not still be making resolutions, but it's always a good idea to know how to take care of pets. You're in Charge An animal might let you know what their wants are, but it is up to you to research the breed and consult with your vet to know what their needs are.  Most dogs would prefer to tell you how much they want to eat, and where they want to walk.  But ultimately you know best.  You know how much food keeps...

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Pet Pawsitive New Year's Resolutions Part 3

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Pet Pawsitive New Year's Resolutions Part 3

That's right, we are bringing even more ideas to keep you and your pet happy and healthy in the New Year! Start a Savings Account It's always good to have some backup funds, why not have another account for emergency pet needs?  If you're worried about being able to afford routine or emergency pet care, putting aside a few dollars every month is a great way to give yourself peace of mind. Pet Insurance also exists, and can help pay for your pet's care.  A savings account is another way to do that kind of thing if you trust yourself...

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Pet Pawsitive Resolutions Part 2

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Pet Pawsitive Resolutions Part 2

Seek More Natural Pet Care and Products Natural health options are increasing every day, so if you'd like to integrate more  for your pet, the New Year is a great time to get started.  Always consult your vet - you can ask for suggestions or bring a list you've already thought of.  Some natural products, like fish oil, can help with many aspects of your pets health such as joint care, skin and coat, and cognitive function.    Acupuncture, chiropractic care, and massages are becoming increasingly available for pets as well.  There are also herbs and homeopathics.  Some commonly treated issues include...

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Pet Positive New Year's Resolutions Part 1

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Pet Positive New Year's Resolutions Part 1

Eat Healthier You and your pet can both do this.  Check our blog for how to pick a better pet food, and don't forget to measure portions every time.  Cutting processed ingredients and eating more whole food is often a good place to start, but consult your vet for your pet, and your doctor and nutritionist for yourself.  Make Time for Playtime Every kind of creature needs some recreation time.  Species and breeds that have a strong prey drive often enjoy practicing with toys.  Dog walks can fill some of this need, but most indoor animals benefit from having toys.  The...

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Holiday Pet Tips

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Holiday Pet Tips

The Tree and Decorations Avoid tinsel if you have a cat, it can be irresistible but harmful if ingested. Secure it so it won't fall.  Animals can be tempted to interact with a tree so make sure it won't tip and do any harm to them (or your home). Block the water Christmas trees sit in.  This water can contain toxic chemicals. Keep wires, batteries, and hanging ornaments out of reach.  There's always other ways to decorate - you don't want your pet chewing on wire that could hurt them. Don't leave any lit candles unattended.   Guests and Parties...

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