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Archive for April, 2017

What to Ask Your Vet about Senior Pets

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Care for our pets change as they reach their golden years.  A pet is considered senior once they reach their 7th birthday.  It’s easy to see when our pets are getting older – they start to slow down and are not as interested in play.  They may move a little slower or become stiff when first standing.  These signs are not much different than those with us as we age.  But what can be done to provide better care in their senior years?  We have the best questions to ask your vet to ensure you are well informed! (more…)

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Are You Stressing Out Your Dog?

Friday, April 14th, 2017

It may seem silly to think that our dogs can become stressed.  They don’t have deadlines to meet, bills to pay, or a million other important items on their list of things to get done in one day.  (Take a deep breath).

While they can escape the stress of human living, dogs still experience stress and there are plenty of things we are doing to induce stress for them.  Recurring stress can cause behavior problems such as incessant barking, chewing, accidents inside, or aggressive behavior.  Learn the most common stressors for dogs and options for how to keep the stress reduced! (more…)

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5 Cleaning Hacks for Pet Parents

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Most days, it seems that cleaning the house is a lost cause when you share your home with pets.  Muddy paw prints, the fur, remnants of cat litter sprinkled through the house – didn’t you JUST vacuum an hour ago?!

I wish we could tell you how to magically keep your house clean 24/7.  BUT – we have the next best thing!  The top five hacks you NEED as a pet parent to keep your house looking and smelling fresh!

#1:  Urine

If your pet has an accident on any fabrics such as throw rugs, blankets, clothes, run them through the wash with ¼ cup apple cider vinegar and your regular detergent.  This will not only remove the smell and stain but will remove any scent to keep your pet from marking on it again. (more…)