Adoptions http://mypetsmart.com/taxonomy/term/53/all en Why Feed a Premium Pet Food? http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/why-feed-a-premium-pet-food <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="font-size: 11pt; color: #444444; font-family: Arial; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-font-size: 9.0pt">As the saying goes, you are what you eat and the same applies to your pet. Good nutrition is essential in keeping your pet healthy. The proper diet can help him maintain a healthy weight, keep his coat lustrous and help keep his teeth clean. It can also help address health issues like itchy skin, certain urinary tract disorders and hip and joint stiffness.<o:p></o:p></span></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/why-feed-a-premium-pet-food#comments Adoptions HealthCare New pet Nutrition Other Mon, 12 Jul 2010 16:43:28 +0000 PetSmart 171219 at http://mypetsmart.com PetSmart Charities® http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/petsmart-charities%C2%AE <p>The heart of PetSmart&reg; is our love of pets. That&rsquo;s why we founded PetSmart Charities, a nonprofit organization, dedicated to finding a lifelong, loving home for every pet. Whether it&rsquo;s adoption or homeless pets, home retention, spay/neuter, or emergency relief, PetSmart Charities supports programs that help find solutions to pet overpopulation.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/petsmart-charities%C2%AE#comments Adoptions Pawpourri Other Tue, 26 Jan 2010 23:25:45 +0000 PetSmart 171463 at http://mypetsmart.com The Benefits of Multiple Pets http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/the-benefits-of-multiple-pets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Banfield, The Pet Hospital® </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>The more the merrier!</strong></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/the-benefits-of-multiple-pets#comments Adoptions Lifestyle or fashion New pet Other Tue, 26 Jan 2010 21:04:59 +0000 171462 at http://mypetsmart.com Tips to Keep Your Pet's Teeth Healthy http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tips-to-keep-your-pets-teeth-healthy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Banfield, The Pet Hospital® </div> </div> </div> <p>Bad breath, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), is among the first signs of dental disease in Pets. To help prevent, improve and maintain the health of&nbsp;your pets&rsquo; teeth and gums, Dr. Nancy Zimmerman, director of medical support at Banfield,&nbsp;offers the following tips:&nbsp; </p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/tips-to-keep-your-pets-teeth-healthy#comments Adoptions HealthCare New pet Other Tue, 26 Jan 2010 20:58:08 +0000 171461 at http://mypetsmart.com Feeding Tips and Foods to Avoid For Your Pet http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/feeding-tips-and-foods-to-avoid-for-your-pet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Banfield, the Pet Hosptial® </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s important to take into consideration your individual Pet&rsquo;s lifestyle, exercise habits, breed, food sensitivities and your feeding routine when determining the proper diet for your furry friend. What is best for your Pet may not be ideal for another Pet, even if their breeds and lifestyles are very similar. When your Pet becomes a part of your family, let your Banfield veterinarian help determine which brand recommendations, portions and feeding schedules will keep your Pet looking and feeling its best. </p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/feeding-tips-and-foods-to-avoid-for-your-pet#comments Adoptions HealthCare New pet Nutrition Other Tue, 26 Jan 2010 20:50:03 +0000 171460 at http://mypetsmart.com Feeding Cheaper Pet Food Can Cost You http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/feeding-cheaper-pet-food-can-cost-you <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Banfield, The Pet Hospital® </div> </div> </div> <div sizset="76" sizcache="3">In light of difficult economic times, many Pet&nbsp;Parents are looking for ways to trim their budgets. While it may be tempting to switch to lower-cost pet foods, feeding your pet a quality diet is essential to ensuring that he/she receives the proper nutrition and can actually save you money in the long-run. <p>&ldquo;Nutrition is the foundation of good health, and a quality diet can actually decrease your pet&rsquo;s chance of developing costly health problems in the future,&rdquo; says Karen J. Johnson, DVM, Banfield. </p> </div> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/feeding-cheaper-pet-food-can-cost-you#comments Adoptions HealthCare New pet Nutrition Other Tue, 26 Jan 2010 20:44:02 +0000 171459 at http://mypetsmart.com Preventive Care - Fleas, Ticks, Heartworm http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/preventive-care-fleas-ticks-heartworm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Banfield, The Pet Hospital® </div> </div> </div> <div><font size="2">Preventive care is an important step in helping your Pet avoid common spring problems, like fleas, ticks and heartworm disease. Such pests aren&rsquo;t just a nuisance for you and your Pet, but can lead to other serious medical problems. Your Banfield veterinarians offer these tips to prep your Pet for spring: </font></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <ul type="disc"> <ul type="disc"> </ul></ul> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/preventive-care-fleas-ticks-heartworm#comments Adoptions HealthCare New pet Other Tue, 26 Jan 2010 20:32:04 +0000 171458 at http://mypetsmart.com Pet and Parent Bonding: Training, Toys, and Treats For Your Cat http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/pet-and-parent-bonding-training-toys-and-treats-for-your-cat <p><strong>Learning the ropes</strong></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/pet-and-parent-bonding-training-toys-and-treats-for-your-cat#comments Adoptions HealthCare Training & Behavior Lifestyle or fashion New pet Cat Tue, 26 Jan 2010 17:46:31 +0000 PetSmart 171456 at http://mypetsmart.com Making Your New Cat Feel at Home http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/making-your-new-cat-feel-at-home <p>Your new cat is counting on you to provide the right nutrition, socialization, healthcare and grooming. Help her with the transition to her new home with these tips from PetSmart experts:&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How to introduce her to the family</strong></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/making-your-new-cat-feel-at-home#comments Adoptions HealthCare Training & Behavior New pet Nutrition Cat Tue, 26 Jan 2010 17:26:44 +0000 PetSmart 171455 at http://mypetsmart.com Good Health Starts From the Inside Out With Prebiotics http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/good-health-starts-from-the-inside-out-with-prebiotics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Procter &amp; Gamble </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Prebiotics work from the inside to support your pet&rsquo;s defenses. With solid internal health, your dog or cat will feel healthy inside and look healthy outside. </span></p> <p><span>Did you know that almost 70% of a dog&rsquo;s or cat&rsquo;s immune system can be found in the digestive tract? The key function of the digestive tract is the absorption of nutrients. What a dog or cat eats is processed through the digestive tract and, during this process, the digestive tract acts as a guardian for the rest of their body.&nbsp;</span></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/good-health-starts-from-the-inside-out-with-prebiotics#comments Adoptions HealthCare New pet Nutrition Other Mon, 25 Jan 2010 18:26:22 +0000 171454 at http://mypetsmart.com Your Dog's Health http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/your-dogs-health <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Banfield, The Pet Hospital® </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Preventive care<br /> </strong>Good preventive care begins with careful attention to the basics:</p> <p><u>Nutrition<br /> </u>A healthy, nutritious diet builds a foundation for well-being and disease prevention throughout your Pet's life. As a dog ages, their nutritional needs change; for example, a puppy needs a diet high in calories and protein to maintain its active lifestyle and to grow healthy bones and muscles. An older dog may need a diet restricted in calories and supplemented with fiber for optimum weight and gastrointestinal health.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/your-dogs-health#comments Adoptions HealthCare New pet Nutrition Dog Thu, 21 Jan 2010 20:11:20 +0000 171452 at http://mypetsmart.com Puppy Training-The Benefits of Treats http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/the-benefits-of-training-with-treats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Debbie McKnight, PetSmart® Accredited Pet Trainer </div> </div> </div> <p>When&nbsp;you train your dog, the dog is doing the correct behavior to either: 1) get something he wants; or 2) avoid something he doesn&rsquo;t want.&nbsp; There are many rewards (technically called reinforcers) that you can use while training your dog.&nbsp; Food is generally the reinforcer of choice for many reasons:</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/the-benefits-of-training-with-treats#comments Adoptions Training & Behavior New pet Dog Mon, 11 Jan 2010 22:23:08 +0000 kyrasmygsd 171446 at http://mypetsmart.com Litter basics for the new cat owner http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/litter-basics-for-the-new-cat-owner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Purina Tidy Cats </div> </div> </div> <p>Cats are picky about cleanliness, location, and type of litter. Remember this, or your cat may choose to do her business in another spot in your house. To avoid cat litter box issues, below is some easy-to-follow litter box advice.</p> <p><strong>Choosing a litter box</strong><br /> A full-size, easy-to-clean, plastic litter box is available at your pet store.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/litter-basics-for-the-new-cat-owner#comments Adoptions Training & Behavior New pet Cat Mon, 11 Jan 2010 17:21:16 +0000 171445 at http://mypetsmart.com Homeward bounding: making your new dog feel at home http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/homeward-bounding-making-your-new-dog-feel-at-home <p>Your new pooch is counting on you to provide the right nutrition, socialization, healthcare and grooming. Here are some tips to help the transition a little easier:</p> <p><strong>Exploring his new home<br /> </strong>The first day you bring your new pet home is special, so make sure you get some time aside to create a calm, happy homecoming. If you have small children, let them know that your fun, new family member has feelings like theirs, and that if they treat him with love and gentleness he&rsquo;ll return the favor.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/homeward-bounding-making-your-new-dog-feel-at-home#comments Adoptions New pet Dog Fri, 08 Jan 2010 16:52:17 +0000 PetSmart 171442 at http://mypetsmart.com Picking a Collar For Your Dog http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/picking-a-collar-for-your-dog <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Debbie McKnight, Accredited PetSmart Trainer </div> </div> </div> <p>Have you ever wondered what type of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.petsmart.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=2767069&amp;f=Taxonomy%2FPET%2F2767069&amp;fbc=1&amp;fbx=0">dog collar or harness</a> you should use on your dog?&nbsp; The following list will help you make an informed decision.&nbsp; All of these tools are meant to be used with a fixed-length leash, not a retractable (flexi) leash.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/picking-a-collar-for-your-dog#comments Adoptions Training & Behavior New pet Other Mon, 14 Dec 2009 17:57:02 +0000 kyrasmygsd 171425 at http://mypetsmart.com