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Summer Safety Tips for Your Dog

jcardello

Summer is a great time to get out and about with your pet. But keep in mind, the season's excessive heat and sun exposure can be dangerous, even deadly, to your pet. Keep your pet safe and healthy this summer with these safety tips from PetSmart experts:

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kyrasmygsd

Making the move with your dog

kyrasmygsd

This past month has been an exciting one for me. I sold my old house (actually it was a duplex) and moved to a bigger house with a bigger yard! While change can be very exciting for me, it can be very stressful on a dog, namely an old dog. They are creatures of habit after all.

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jcardello

Keep Your Cat Safe this Summer

jcardello

When temperatures heat up, so does your pet. Here's how to help your cat cool it during the summer months. People aren't the only ones who can get heat stroke--pets are susceptible to it as well. Here's how to help your cat cool it during the summer months.

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jcardello

Benefits of a Professional Groom

jcardello

When you take your pet to the salon for a professional groom they’re getting the full pamper package with the added benefit of walking out feeling clean andhealthy. Professional groomers are just that, professionals; they have the experience to provide your pets with a comfortable grooming experience, theprofessional tools and equipment to treat your pets & Read more �

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jcardello

Trimming Your Dog's Nails: Grinding versus Cutting

jcardello

Nail clipping is a necessary part of caring for your dog. Left untrimmed, your dog’s nails can crack or break or can grow too long, affecting how he walks.

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jcardello

Happy Trails - Hiking with Your Dog

jcardello

Summer is perfect for hiking and outdoor activities with our pets; however, it’s important to understand the potential dangers prior to taking that well deserved outing.  

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jcardello

How to Clean Up After Your Pet With a Clean Conscience

jcardello

It’s something that a lot of people may not even be aware of, but there are greener ways to dispose of your pet’s waste.

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kyrasmygsd

Training Never Ends

kyrasmygsd

Have you ever wondered how long it takes to train a dog?  Well, you might be disappointed to hear, “it takes forever.”  Now I don’t mean it takes a long time, I mean that you will always be “training” your dog.  Responding reliably to cues (or “being obedient” as some might say) is a work in progress and if you & Read more �

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jcardello

Natural and Organic Pet Foods: There is a Difference

jcardello

As more Pet Parents are giving careful consideration to what’s going into their pet’s food bowls, natural and organic pet foods are becoming increasingly popular choices.  In fact, Pet Parents spent $1 billion last year on natural pet food and $67 million on organic pet food, according to PetFoodIndustry.com

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kyrasmygsd

Trick Tips for Older Dogs

kyrasmygsd

I've started teaching Kyra a new trick.  Yes, she's 10.  And yes, an old dog can learn new tricks.  In all fairness, she knows the basic behaviors of this trick, but we haven't put them together before in this context.  Can you guess what I might be teaching her???  To open the fridge and get me something!  That "something" may & Read more �

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