Protecting Your Pets from Pests and Disease

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A lot of very important information for pet owners, especially as we go into the summer season. As a pet owner, you will be obviously concerned about the safety and well-being of your beloved pet. We would like to thank Leslie Douglas for this great guest post!

PetArmor Protection Promise.

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Actress and rescue advocate Amy Smart is teaming up with the ASPCA for the PetArmor Protection Promise, a national campaign that will provide more than 20,000 flea and tick treatments to shelter pets from coast to coast. Pet owners can “Like” and choose to donate three ways: by supporting the ASPCA’s national disaster relief efforts; selecting a shelter that faces a high incidence of fleas and ticks; or choosing a local shelter in their state.

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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).

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Protect Your Pet, Love is Not Enough

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We love our pets, but are we doing everything that we can to take care of their needs? New figures on vaccination published by the PDSA back up research showed that in the UK, half of pet owners forget to vaccinate their pets against preventable infectious diseases. pet care

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Pet Doors

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The Top Techniques For At Home Pet Door Training, guest article from 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.

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Pet Proofing Your Home Electronics

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5 easy ways to keep your pets and your gadgets safe. Protecting your pet in your home starts with putting down the toilet lid, securing the garbage, and putting away stray things that they can mistake for food. Keep wires out of your pet’s reach.

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BBS Giveaway – Pet Fire Safety Awareness

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Yesterday was Pet Fire Safety Awareness Day. And sadly, even fewer have plans that include their pets. The United States Fire Administration estimates 500,000 pets are affected by house fires each year. Fireproofing for Pets. Pets aren’t always as careful as people.

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PawNosh, beautiful pet bowls just waiting to be made.

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PawNosh pet bowls are made from recycled glass, and not only do they look amazing, they are tough too! The bowl carries a lifetime warranty against breakage (something pet owners can appreciate). The post PawNosh, beautiful pet bowls just waiting to be made.

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Earth and Pet Friendly Cleaning

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April is becoming known as “Earth Month,” a time of year when many people look at ways they can make “green” choices to help protect the environment. Household cleaning products from Clean+Green are good for the environment and safe for use around your pets too. pet care

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5 Pet Projects to Bring the Family Together

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Simple, constructive activities to make pets happier. Install a pet door. Stencil out a square of the appropriate size for your pet with a pencil and ruler, and then use a jigsaw to carve out your stencil. Make pet toys. DIY for pets guest post

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Pet Art

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While we haven’t had the pleasure of seeing their work in person, we do enjoy the style and idea of custom art to honor pets. Capture the essence of your beloved pet with a custom-created dimensional piece of folk art.

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Taste of the Wild Pet Food Giveaway!

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Taste of the Wild is an all-life stages food that is formulated to meet the nutritional needs of pets throughout all stages of life, from puppy and kitten to senior years. Taste of the Wild has recently launched new dog and cat food formulas!

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Pet Projekt

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Pet Projekt created the dogbols™, which are super sleek, 100% transparent polycarbonate bowls! We especially love the mat, and the protection it gives to the hardwood floor beneth it. 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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Pet-Safe Asbestos Hazard Advisory

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Asbestos fibers pose a significant health threat to both pets and their owners. Please take proper steps to protect your pets and families. pet careAsbestos is found in thousands of homes and buildings built between 1930 and 1980. Asbestos was a commonly used building material that when damaged over time can become airborne resulting in the fatal mesothelioma cancer. Both direct and second hand exposure has been proven to cause mesothelioma.

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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. It’s important to provide goats with a shelter to protect them from the elements.

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Best Friends Animal Society Helps You Protect Your Pets this Independence Day

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Best Friends four-legged Celebrity Ambassador Lassie encourages everyone to protect pets this Independence Day weekend by keeping them in a safe, comfortable place inside the house during fireworks.

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NaturaWorld Snuggletop Pet Beds

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Snuggletop pet beds from Natura are so comfortable, you might just want to steal it from your dog and sleep on it yourself! It’s a great bed for any pet, back problems or not. It creates insulating warmth to keep your pet comfortable in both hot and cold seasons. Natura Smart Wool wicks away moisture and humidity to protect against bacteria that causes odors. The beds are offered in a variety of sizes to fit small to large pets.

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Preparing Your Pet for Winter

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The following is a great guest post from the folks at Pet Care Education! PREPARING YOUR PET FOR WINTER. However, before you start getting comfortable for the winter months, it’s very important that you first get your pet ready for colder weather as well. Many pets aren’t physically equipped to deal with winter weather, which is why preparing your pet for winter is a very important part of pet care.

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Good Idea: Sure Fit Pet Covers

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Here’s another great product idea for people with pets! We haven’t tried them out ourselves, but it makes good sense to protect one of your biggest investments, your furniture! Sure Fit Pet Covers !

Snuggletop Pet Beds from Natura

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Snuggletop pet beds from Natura are so comfortable, you might just want to steal it from your dog and sleep on it yourself! It’s a great bed for any pet, back problems or not. It creates insulating warmth to keep your pet comfortable in both hot and cold seasons. Natura Smart Wool wicks away moisture and humidity to protect against bacteria that causes odors. The beds are offered in a variety of sizes to fit small to large pets.

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Hal Herzog's "Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat"

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Many of us have difficulty with the idea of keeping “pets.” When it comes to pets, the only reasons he considers for keeping pets have to do with the enrichment of the lives of people.

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Fancy Feasts (For Fabulous Floors)

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Whether you have your furry baby’s food station on hardwoods (like we do), tile or laminate flooring, the basic premise remains the same: There’s no reason you can’t pamper your pet and protect your flooring at the same time! DIY Laminated Pet Placemat.

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5 Most Important Things to Know As A First-Time Dog Owner

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Who doesn’t love a companion that is sweet, loving, caring, protective, and totally cuddle-worthy? Well, for most of us, the ideal pet companion is a dog that is also dubbed as a man’s best buddy and we couldn’t agree more.

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Why a #RichellPet pet gate is the perfect fit.

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This post is sponsored by RichellUSA and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. For a long time we have wanted an attractive way to keep her out of the kitchen, luckily the Premium Plus Freestanding Pet Gate with Door exists! design dogs pet care reviews

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It’s Only Hygienic

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Pets are beloved creatures that become part of your family, but if you think about everything they do during their busy days, you may wonder how hygienic they really are. Keeping a pet’s hygiene up to date is vital not only for their health but to yours as well. pet care sponsored pos

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Slate on Pepper: Stolen for Research

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Pepper was a beloved family pet. Here's the final paragraph of the piece, which I'm sure you'll have some thoughts about: Pepper's journey in the summer of 1965 helped start a national media sensation and a broad panic over the theft of pets for biomedical research. Her death on an operating table in the Bronx would help animal welfare advocates break a long-standing stalemate in Congress and push through the most significant animal-protection bill in American history.

Dog Park Dangers

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Today’s guest post comes from: Heather Reynolds is a pet lover and internet journalist at Trupanion , North America’s fastest growing pet insurance company. Trupanion offers a simple, customizable pet insurance policy with no payout limits and 90% coverage of veterinary bills.

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On "That's Why We Don't Eat Animals"

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Interestingly, the book begins with "Pets," explaining that "All animals deserve the care and protection we give our pets," which is a promising notion for the start of this type of children's book.

Where to Place Your Birdcage

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So you’ve got a new pet bird. This will help the bird to feel that he/she has some protection from attackers. guest post pet careWhere to Place Your Birdcage By Ernie Allison. It looks pretty and healthy, and he/she seems to get along with you well enough. You’ve got a good cage and included everything your bird should need (newspaper lining the bottom of the cage, some toys, some bird seed, etc.).

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When Vet Bills Get out of Control

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Always maintain a healthy, balanced diet for your pet. Poor diets contribute to a host of health problems, so it’s important to always feed your pet the best food on the market. Basic preventive pet care, something you can do on your own at home without a veterinarian or the associated costs, can provide early warning signs for serious ailments and slash the costs of eventual treatment. Regular grooming can save you and your pet a lot of heartache. Here’s the scenario.

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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.

Connecticut Oil Company President Illegally Owns Primate

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The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection says he never had the required permit. Tags: animal cruelty illegal pets primates us I'm starting to wonder about Connecticut. It's the same state where the Travis incident occurred. However, this time the owner is an oil and gas company president , not some eccentric woman on Xanax.

Dog Beds for Your Dog

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If you have an older pet that is prone to fall off the bed, then get them one with the deep sides. A veterinary pet bed with an orthopaedic mattress, or memory foam mattress, is an excellent aid for the old or infirm dog. When you choose a new dog bed for your pet, why not get a matching blanket? Even if your dog does not like to be covered up, the blanket will protect the bed from dirt and stains. guest post pet care sponsored post

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On the Banning of Eating Cats and Dogs in China

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Many people support this, particularly affluent types, who have become dog and cat people and now own them as "pets." Here's an interesting combination of great sentiment and horrible sentiment that involves two responses from the above list: "Online critics said it was hypocritical to protect only dogs and cats, and that the government should focus on human welfare before protecting animals."

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Why Your Dog Barks

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Dog barking can signify needs, protection, and dominance. Sometimes it may be a sign of aggression or protective instinct. guest post pet careBarking is a natural means of communication for a dog. There are many different types of barks, and different tones may have different meanings. Some breeds are simply “barking dogs”. These may include German Shepherds, Dobermans or Bloodhounds.

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False Pregnancies In Dogs

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She may become territorial and protective of these “puppies”, which can actually cause problems for some households. guest post pet careA false pregnancy is a term used to describe a female dog showing signs of pregnancy, lactation and nursing, but never produces any puppies. This may be because there were no males to mate with, or she did not have any eggs fertilized.

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Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

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Beloved family pet Dalmatian, Pepper, is stolen, and after several weeks of searching is discovered to have been experimented on at a hospital and died on the table when researchers tried to implant her with an experimental cardiac pacemaker. He's right with his implication that stopping the seizing of pets and strays simply created a more efficient, effective means of commodifying and torturing dogs and cats.

Canine Arthritis

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Arthritis occurs when the protective cartilage, or lubrication (synovial fluid) of the joints breaks down. guest post pet careArthritis is a very painful and common condition that affects older dogs. One in five adult dogs are affected by arthritis, and it has been reported to be the number one source of chronic pain that veterinarians treat every year. Arthritis” simply means inflammation of the joints.

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Burning Bunnies in Sweden

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The targeted rabbits are the unwanted inhabitants of capital Stockholm's parks, which are culled to protect the shrubs and trees which they gorge on. Many of them are domestic pets released by uncaring owners which then go on to breed. In Sweden, the way they deal with rabbit problems is to shoot them and burn them for fuel. Six thousand were killed last year, frozen and their cadavers sent to a special heating plant in Karlskoga, central Sweden.

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Dog Whisperer and Philly Undercover Premiere Jan 7, 2012

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After Dog Whisperer, Philly Undercover, the new six-part series in which the PSPCA’s undercover police team works to eliminate dogfighting and protect all animals from abuse and neglect, premieres. people helping animals pet stories tvDog Whisperer and Philly Undercover have their season premieres tomorrow, January 7, 2012 on NatGeo Wild! Once again, Cesar Millan works with dogs and their owners to help dogs suffering from phobias and obsessions!

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week

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While letter carriers are discouraged from petting animals, people who choose to pet dogs should always let a dog see and sniff them before petting the animal. Your dog’s instinct is to protect the family. Tags: events news pet care Did you know that May 16-22 is National Dog Bit Prevention Week? Neither did we! That is, not until we got an email from the USPS. Now that we know, we are happy to spread the word.

HollyWoof Gift Bags Spoil Celebrity Dogs!

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It sure would be nice to be a celebrity pet! Tagg – The Pet Tracker! Tagg is an advanced pet tracking system equipped with GPS and wireless capabilities which enables owners to track where their pups are and be notified by text and email if they wander off beyond designated zones.

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Torn about Guide Dogs

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I know that they provide an important service, but what kinds of protection do they have? This way, they can protect the dog and, in cases of abuse, take it back without any legal hassle. (I I couldn't find confirmation on the site, but read about them in Healthy Pet magazine.) I am very torn about guide dogs. I've heard of the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation which supposedly doesn't allow the blind person to actually own the dog.

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