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Keep Pets Safe In Cold Weather

Posted by Chloe Sykes on
Keep Pets Safe In Cold Weather

We're halfway through November, and with winter on the horizon, we know that the temperature will drop, and rain and snow will fall. Just like humans, pets aren't too fond of the cold. They'll snuggle up beside you on the couch and avoid time outside. Even though cats and dogs have fur, it doesn't mean they can't get frostbite or hypothermia. Even thick-coated breeds such as huskies shouldn't be left outside for long periods of time. Help your pets survive the winter with these cold-weather tips. Take your pet to the vet for their annual exam. Pets with diabetes, heart disease,...

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Easy DIY Dog Costumes

Posted by Chloe Sykes on
Easy DIY Dog Costumes

When it comes to Halloween, we love showing off our pups in cute costumes. Dressing ourselves up is nice and all, but dressing up our dogs is EXTRA cute! There's just something about them that brightens our days. If you prefer to hone those crafting skills, check out these easy DIY costumes. Beanie Baby Photo Credit: Brit+Co For a bit of nostalgia---and possibly the EASIEST costume on this list---turn your pet into a Beanie Baby. Grandma Photo Credit: @maya_on_the_move All you need to turn your pup into a grandma is a scarf to wrap around their head and fake glasses....

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Different Ways Cats Show Affection

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Different Ways Cats Show Affection

If you're a cat parent or have ever been around a cat, you'll know that they're mysterious creatures. Unlike dogs, they don't jump on you and lick your face constantly to show they appreciate you. You may begin to question whether a cat truly likes you or not, and some believe that cats, in general, are more detached than dogs. We humans don't show affection in the same way so why should we expect our pets to? Your cat's weird behavior could be their way of saying "I love you". Here are some ways they might show you their affection.Licking...

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How Often Should You Take Your Cat to the Vet?

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How Often Should You Take Your Cat to the Vet?

We all want to be great pet paw-rents. We feed our fur-babies the best food, provide them with safe and comfortable homes, encourage daily physical activity, and take them to the groomers. Another thing a good parent does: take pets to the veterinarian. Yes, you take them during emergencies but do you also take them for regular checkups? While you may not have an old or ill cat, you should still take them for routine appointments. Continue reading for how often to take your cats to the vet. Kittens If you've adopted a young kitten, make sure to schedule an...

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Keep Your Pets Safe This Summer

Posted by Chloe Sykes on
Keep Your Pets Safe This Summer

Summer, summer, summertime! Time to sit back and unwind! But before we unwind, we need to make sure that our pets are taken care of. As pet parents, it's our responsibility to ensure the safety of our fur-babies this summer, and there are several issues we need to be aware of. Dehydration - With how hot things are shaping up, it's no wonder that July is Pet Hydration Awareness Month. A good rule of thumb is that pets need to drink an ounce of water for every pound of bodyweight each day. To help keep your pets hydrated give them...

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