PlexiDor Dog Doors: A “New Breed” of Dog Doors!

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I am blogging on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network and Plexidor. And of course, we like our pet products to look great too, and Plexidor certainly does. With the locking feature, you can control when your pet uses the door, and you can also keep neighborhood pets (and pests) from coming in. The website is jam packed full of information and can help you to pick the best door for your pet. The post PlexiDor Dog Doors: A “New Breed” of Dog Doors!

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Celebrate your dog’s breed with Dogs Incorporated!

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While at BlogPaws we saw an adorable company that offered custom dog breed art prints in a variety of styles and colors. The process is quick and easy, and with over 60 breeds to choose from you are sure to find what you need. Once you choose your breed you are taken to an ordering page where you are given options for what style your print will be. dogs gifts for pet lovers reviews

Pet Doors

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The Top Techniques For At Home Pet Door Training, guest article from PetDoors.com. Pet doors are the perfect addition to any pet owner’s home. Not only do they help your pet keep its active lifestyle, but they also protect against accidental pet messes around the house. Most pets take instinctively to their new pet door, but others are timid and need direction.??The Be patient with your pet, do not push or shove them through the door.

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Choosing the Right Dog Breed For Your Lifestyle

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Having a pet is a wonderful and rewarding experience. However, all too often, dog lovers choose a dog breed that they want without first considering how well that breed will fit in with their lifestyle. Yes, we fall in love with certain breeds: the short ones with long bodies, the adorable ones with wrinkles all over, or the hound dog with long, droopy ears. It’s easy to be taken by a specific breed and lose sight of the more important aspects of owning a pet.

Breast Cancer in Pets

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In fact, I experienced it first hand when my pet rat developed breast cancer late in her life. BREAST CANCER IN PETS FACT SHEET. Many people don’t realize that pets can also suffer from breast cancer. Mammary exams for pets are important and early detection is key. If you feel even a tiny lump, bring your pet to the veterinarian. Most “at-risk” breeds: poodle, Brittany spaniel, English setter, pointer, fox terrier, cocker spaniel, Boston terrier.

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Traveling With Your Pets

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However, if your best friends just so happen to be a menagerie of pets, there are a few things to consider before revving that engine and heading out the door. Sure, your pet bulldog Max might chase his own tail around his food bowl, but when you throw a blanket over your suitcase to hide it from view, you’re not fooling anyone. Even better, give your pets a glimpse of the future so that when everything suddenly changes, they’ll have some bit of normalcy to hold on to.

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When Choosing A Pup, Research ‘Breeds’ Results

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After talking to the owner of the shelter however, I learned there was more to adopting little Chester, or any pet for that matter, than my love at first bark. While an instant connection is important, she said, there are many other factors to consider before taking your future pet home. Here are some things to consider when comparing different dog breeds: • Do you live in an apartment or a house with a small backyard? guest post pet care

Labor Pains: Petplan Finds Working Dog Breeds Are More Prone to Injury, Cancer

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As America recognizes the contributions of its workers on September 5, Petplan pet insurance is marking Labor Day with a celebration of the working dog. Bernards, Portuguese Water Dogs to Rottweilers, working breed dogs are larger … Continue reading → The post Labor Pains: Petplan Finds Working Dog Breeds Are More Prone to Injury, Cancer appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Five Surprising Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pets

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Keep Your Pet Healthy. There are major benefits of spaying or neutering your pets. Most of us know that spaying or neutering a pet can help reduce pet overpopulation and prevent an unintended pregnancy. But for some people, it’s still hard to take the plunge, and many people see altering a pet as surgery that the pet doesn’t need and wouldn’t consent to if he was able to talk. Altering your pet can also help to reduce other cancers.

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7 Pet Friendly Fall Activities

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Here are seven pet friendly fall activities guaranteed to keep the tails wagging through winter! Just make sure that your dog is up to date on his pet meds , since wooded areas tend to harbor lots of fleas and ticks. Some of the crowds that pack these festivals won’t be the easiest for the larger sized dogs to maneuver through, so this one may be a little size sensitive, as far as breeds are concerned, especially in the bigger cities.

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A healthy diet for healthy pets

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It’s no secret that a healthy diet is the path to a long and vigorous lifestyle, and that is certainly true for our pets. A nutritious diet promotes stronger bones and teeth, a sound heart, healthy coat and a happy personality for your cat, dog, or any beloved pet. So it’s particularly important to take control of their daily food intake by planning a suitable diet tailored to their breed, age and lifestyle. guest post pet care

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5 great Irish pets

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Here is a fun bit of trivia for you, 5 great Irish pets. The 5 great Irish pets are: 1. A high energy dog, the Irish Setter requires lots of room to run, but its sweet, stable personality makes it a great family pet. While this breed is not the heaviest, it is one of the tallest, with individual dogs standing about 35 inches tall. 5 great Irish pets originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on March 17, 2010 Happy Saint Patrick’s day!

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Pet Projekt

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Pet Projekt created the dogbols™, which are super sleek, 100% transparent polycarbonate bowls! They are great for medium and large sized dog breeds. If you have a stylish pup, or just want to add a bit more style to your dog feeding area, these bowls and mats should be added to your pet’s wish list right away! Visit the Pet Projekt website for all the options and to view their other great products.

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Spotted: The Pet Set

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The Pet Set (A Rare Breed of Stationary) offers some lovely choices for animal lovers who want to correspond in style! To learn more and see the full line of options visit The Pet Set website. We love the illustrations of the dogs, especially knowing that they are hand painted, then printed on luxurious, textured, white paper. A stationary lovers dream in my book! spotted

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Must-Have Apps for the Avid Pet Lover

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Keep your pet happy and healthy with these mobile apps. Pets can be a bigger commitment than many people expect, between adoption, health care, training, and environment, there are a lot of variables to consider. Fido Pet Adoptions (iOS, Android). When you’re in the beginning stages of adopting a pet, the choice can be nerve-wracking, and going to the shelter without a plan is like going to the grocery store on an empty stomach. Pet First Aid (iPhone).

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Keeping Ducks and Geese as Pets

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Ducks and geese may not be a particularly unusual sight in the wild, but have you ever thought about keeping them as pets? They can make excellent, if slightly quirky, pets. Ducks and geese make excellent pets because it is interesting to watch them as they go about their activities and engage with their environment. So if you fancy having pets that produce free eggs, consider keeping ducks or geese.

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Have You Considered Keeping Goats as Pets?

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Have you considered keeping goats as pets? Cats and dogs are the most popular pets, along with hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs also being amongst the favourites. If you want a slightly unusual pet that has lots of personality and can also be petted, consider keeping a couple of goats. Yes, you can’t keep them inside, but they do make truly great pets.

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Top 5 Ways to Pet Proof Your Home

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Take one look at the viral blog, Pet Shaming , and it’s difficult to retain any illusions about our furry friends. To enjoy the most of your pet (and your home), it’s best to take action with these top 5 pet proofing strategies. See What Your Pet Sees. It’s next to impossible to defend against your pet’s impulses without know just what it is that will tempt them. That’s right, it’s time to get right down to your pet’s level.

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Keeping Ducks and Geese as Pets

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Ducks and geese may not be a particularly unusual sight in the wild, but have you ever thought about keeping them as pets? They can make excellent, if slightly quirky, pets. Ducks and geese make excellent pets because it is interesting to watch them as they go about their activities and engage with their environment. So if you fancy having pets that produce free eggs, consider keeping ducks or geese.

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Siberian Husky Voted Top Dog in Pets-idential Election

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Canine Cabinet Posts Filled by a Melting Pot of Breeds from across the U.S. November 1, 2012, Norwalk CT – National pet services company Best Friends Pet Care has announced the winners of its 2013 Pets-idential Election for Canine in Chief and Canine Cabinet. In addition, Hayllo will receive a year’s worth of boarding or doggy day camp at any Best Friends Pet Care ( www.bestfriendspetcare.com ) nationwide. About Best Friends Pet Care.

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Disaster Preparedness Plan May Save Your Pet’s Life

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With June 1 marking the first day of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season, it’s crucial to raise awareness about the importance of planning for pets’ safety before it’s too late. Spector, DVM, DACVIM, offers the following tips to help you be prepared when a disaster, such as a hurricane or tornado, strikes your home: If you are ever instructed to leave your home during an emergency situation, ALWAYS take your pets with you. Pet toy. - Pet blanket. pet care

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5 Sure-Fire Ways to Protect Your Pet From the Ice this Winter

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And while you’re bundled up in your warm jacket and roasting next to a fire, it’s important that your pets are just as protected from the cold as you are—especially smaller pets, old/sickly pets, and new puppies/kittens (they are exceptionally vulnerable to cold). That being said, continue reading below to learn some safety-animal tips for your pet this winter. Feed Your Pet More. guest post pet care

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Are Micro Pigs the Next Stupid Pet Trend?

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This lady is breeding tiny pet pigs that can live up to 11 years. Great. People are buying them like crazy, which means.eventually people will start dumping them like crazy. And who will suffer? The animal shelters who have to find them homes at the expense of other animals. Thanks lady! And, yes, she plans on making money from these animals by franchising. All for the love of animals right?

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Pet Adoption Tips from Adopt-A-Pet.com

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Common Questions About Pet Adoption. Q: Although there are literally millions of pets in shelters, pounds and other ‘temporary housing’, many pet-owners-to-be don’t think about pet adoption when they’re looking for their new four-legged friend. A: Many people who want to get a pet just are not aware of how many pets are available at shelters. Rescues pets are wonderful- just ask anyone who has one.

Russian Tortoise

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One of the most popular breed in tortoise domestication is the Russian tortoise, also go by several other names like – Horsefield tortoise or Steppe tortoise etc. pet careThey are usually found in dry climates – like deserts and grassland areas … Continue reading → The post Russian Tortoise appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

Good Idea: The Pet Loo

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The Pet Loo is a ‘Back Yard in a Box’. Clean, Convenient & ‘Green’ Indoor / Outdoor Pet Toilet. New York, NY (March, 2009) – Apartment living with a pet is now easier and more convenient with The Pet Loo, a hygienic new portable toilet for dogs and cats. The Pet Loo is a lightweight box that fits on a balcony or anywhere inside an apartment, so that the animal can relieve itself when its owner can’t be there.

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Felt Dogs (aka the cutest book ever).

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The book is packed full of different breeds to delight any dog lover. books cute animals DIY for pets dogs Felt Dogs is an adorable craft book that teaches you how to make little dogs from felt. The book teaches a technique called needle felting. There is a list of all the tools and supplies that you will need to make cute dogs. I also loved the step by step photos in the book, which makes it easy for beginners or experts to follow.

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Calling all Dogs: Celebrate National Dog Day with Free Ice Cream August 25

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To celebrate National Dog Day 2012, Best Friends Pet Care will be giving away free doggy ice cream treats to every dog who visits any Best Friends facility across the U.S. It honors dogs of all breeds — from working dogs to family pets — and encourage pet owners to do something special for their dog. dogs events for pets

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Teaching Kids Animal Compassion

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Choosing the right pet for your child is key. Children can learn so many valuable lessons by caring for a pet. Having pets at a young age instills kids with a sense of confidence that they can take care of an animal and help it to live a thriving life. More importantly I find pets can be great therapy for kids. Have you ever seen a kid talk to a pet and the animal responds by wagging its tail or purring? I got my first pets, mice and guinea pigs, when I was 8.

Jewelry for animal lovers

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And there are many kinds of animals to choose from, everything from birds, frogs and dolphins, to a variety of dog breeds. cats dogs gifts for pet lovers reviews If you are looking for a wonderful gift for the animal lover in your life, visit The Magic Zoo. Each piece is handmade by artist Merry Rosenfield, and the variety of animals to choose from is truly amazing!

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Cat People VS Dog People

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“It’s interesting to learn how different cat and dog owners can be when choosing, and making decisions for, their pets,” said Dr. Brent Mayabb, veterinarian and manager of education and development at Royal Canin. Matching a dog or cat’s personality with that of your family is essential,” said Steve Dale, certified animal behavior consultant and host of Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show.

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Hill’s PetFit Challenge

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Not only is it good for your pet to be at a healthy weight, but you can even enter for a chance to win $1,000,000!! To enter, visit www.petfit.com from January 1 through March 31 to submit a simple essay about your pet’s weight loss. o Each box contains food and treats for 4-5 weeks (depending on breed and target weight) including: o Daily pre-portioned dry food packets that take out the guess work. for Small Breed sizes and $59.99 events pet care

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Why You Shouldn’t Watch the Kentucky Derby

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Horse racing is a brutal “sport&# , and it starts with the breeding of these champion racers. None of us would consider that to be acceptable treatment for our beloved pet cats and dogs, yet we look the other way when there’s profit or entertainment involved for us. The much-hyped Kentucky Derby will be taking place this Saturday, May 1st.

Sneeze Prone? Top 5 Dogs for Allergy Suffers

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population has pet allergies, mainly to dogs and cats. Once in the air or on surfaces, it can even take several years for the effects of a deceased pet’s dander to fully diminish. That said, dander can be found on all breeds, long-haired and short haired ones too. For example, you can make sure that your pet doesn’t sleep on your bed or sits on the couch (you can frequently wash sheets and couch/pillow covers, just in case). guest post pet care

The benefits of good puppy food

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At 9-10 months of age (or a bit later for large and giant breeds) feeding frequency can drop to once per day. Breed size. Smaller breeds have much faster metabolisms, and as puppies will require at least four feedings a day. Careful portion control has been shown to reduce hip dysplasia and increase bone density in large and giant breeds. guest post pet careThe first two years of a dog’s life are critical to its longevity and lifelong health.

Common Skin Diseases Witnessed in Dogs

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Some skin diseases may even be zoonotic, i.e. the disease can be passed on by the pet to the owner. Dog’s face, head, ears, paws, between digits of the paws, forelegs, armpits, belly, tail and anal area are the common breeding areas for skin problems. So if you find your pet suffering from the above stated diseases, please don’t waste time. pet careSkin diseases can drive both the dog and his owner mad. Every dog owner will agree to this, won’t they?

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Best Dog Grooming Practices

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Good pet health is closely related to grooming. The best dog grooming you can provide to your four-legged friend depends on several factors: your budget, the breed, the size of the dog and its personality. You can thus groom the pet at home or take it to a professional grooming salon for the operation. Medium-haired dogs require weekly brushing only, while short-haired breeds raise almost no problems in terms of brushing. Tags: guest post pet care

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Choosing a food that is right for you and your dog

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Since their initial domestication, dogs have been fed scraps from their owners until commercial pet food became readily available in the 1940’s. Nowadays, the vast majority of dogs are fed commercially prepared dog food, and it is therefore important that well balanced and nutritionally sufficient food is provided for your pet to keep them happy and healthy. pet care

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Lick Granuloma

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There are some breeds that are commonly affected by lick granuloma; these include Dobermans, Great Danes, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds and Border Collies. guest post pet care sponsored postLick granuloma is a serious skin problem in dogs and occurs when dogs continuously lick a certain area, which then becomes inflamed and sore. It tends to be most common on the legs; however any area can be affected.

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5 Vital Questions When Adopting A Rescue Dog

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Many factors need to be considered including breed, size and energy level. With the growing awareness of pet overpopulation more and more families are choosing to adopt a shelter dog and save a life. A dog’s temperament will dictate the type of interaction you can expect from your pet on a daily basis so don’t rush through this process. Knowing their energy level is crucial to a smooth transition of bringing your new pet home. guest post pet care rescues

5 Cat Health Problems that Can be Avoided

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Certain cat breeds have more complications than others. guest post pet careCat health problems are prominent, but many can be avoided. There are numerous things that your vet tells you to vaccinate for, but the worst problems often come from a poor-quality diet. Cats are just as likely to get cancer, diabetes and organ failure as humans are. Preventing these are completely possible with the right amount of care.

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Humane Society Exposes Petland Practices

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Despite assurances by Petland staff and on their corporate website that the company knows its breeders and deals only with those who have "the highest standards of pet care," many Petland puppies come from massive commercial breeders in Missouri and other Midwestern states, where hundreds of breeding dogs are packed into cramped, barren cages—often for their entire lives, with no socialization, exercise, or human interaction. Tags: pet stores puppy mills us

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Dog Ear Infections

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Some breeds are more susceptible to ear infections than others. These breeds include Dobermans, Poodles or Schnauzers. guest post pet careWhile dog ear infections are not generally a serious condition, they can turn into one pretty quick. They are also very uncomfortable for your dog, so it is important to identify them as soon as possible so you can begin treatment as soon as possible. There are many ways a dog can contract an ear infection.

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