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Foods that can be poisonous to pets!

Foods that can be poisonous to pets!

Can you feed your dog human food instead of pet food? Yes, but with some important exceptions—read this list to figure out which snacks aren't safe to share If you find yourself wondering, "What human food can my dog not eat?" while trying to resist your pet's begging face, be sure to check this list! While you can feed your dog some human food, certain things can actually be very dangerous for pets. The list below highlights some of the most common foods that can be dangerous to animals.  (list provided by The Humane Society of the United States) This...

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4th of July, Is your pup ready?

4th of July,  Is your pup ready?

4th of July is always a scary time for dogs.  Loud noises, bright lights, and even the smell can cause your pup undue stress.  Here are some things you can do to help prepare your pet for the 4th.   Create a safe space for your pet.   Make sure your dog is microchipped.   Make sure your chip is registered and all your info is up to date.  If you aren't sure how to do this, check with your vet! Do a perimeter check.  Make sure you have checked for places in your yard that your dog might be able to escape...

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Is CBD beneficial for Dogs

Is CBD beneficial for Dogs

This week we are answering a question we get a lot.  Is CBD really helpful for dogs?   The short answer is yes!  As CBD products become more prevalent for pets, the question we get is do they work.  Here are some potential benefits for giving your dog CBD (results vary as each dog is unique).  Potential Benefits of CBD for Pets Anti-inflammatory (i.e. hypersensitivity, dermatitis) Reduction in pain. Reduction in seizures and convulsions. Immune system support (i.e. autoimmune disease, cancer) Nervous system support. Cardiovascular system support. Reduction in anxiety. Gastrointestinal support. The best advice for choosing a CBD treat for...

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Great Summer Activities for your Pup!

Great Summer Activities for your Pup!

In the summer heat, it's dangerous for dogs to run around too much. However, it's still super important that your dog gets enough physical exercise, even on hot days. Dogs that aren't active are at risk of getting bored, lethargic and even a bit blue. So how can your dog keep it cool whilst burning some energy at the same time? Dog owners and dog sitters: here are some fun summer activities for you and your pooch! Early mornings, late evenings The early mornings and evenings are quite a bit cooler than during the day, so make sure your dog gets physical...

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Do dogs sweat?

Do dogs sweat?

Normal body temperature for most dogs is between 101 and 102.5 degrees, much higher than the normal average body temperature for humans.  Dogs can’t sweat through their skin like humans do, but they do have sweat glands in their paws.  A dog’s sweat glands will help to cool them down, but they are not as efficient as human sweat glands, which is why dogs rely on other methods to help them regulate their temperature on warm days. How do dogs regulate their body temperatures? Dog’s sweat glands are referred to as merocrine glands and they are located in your pup’s...

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