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My poor dog has an ear infection

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my Pet Care Tips. Thanks for visiting!Fiona, the Corporate Puppy - now 3 years old - has an ear infection for the second time, and it made me wonder why our other dog - now 11 years old - has never had one.  So I…
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Controlling Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks are not just a nuisance. They can pose a serious health risk to your pets and your human family as well. So controlling them isn't something you, as a pet owner, should take lightly.  The trouble is, there are dozens of products on the market that claim to kill and/or prevent these…
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Choosing a crate for your dog

Your dog's crate is his den - his safe haven. And it will be his den for many years to come. So picking the right one is important. The crate (or kennel, as it is sometimes called) should be about the size of your dog. He should be able to stand up and lie down…
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Choosing the right toothbrush and toothpaste for your pet

It’s important to brush your pets’ teeth on a regular basis for their heath. You should use a little rubber finger brush as an introduction to teeth brushing. Let him lick a little of the toothpaste off of the brush so that he knows what it is and that it tastes good. Start with brushing…
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Choosing a Dog Leash

Every dog owner needs to have a leash. Choosing the right leash can save you a lot of pain and anguish, especially as your dog is learning to walk with you on his leash. The best leash is one that is 4-6 feet long, depending on the size of the dog. Puppies and small dogs…
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Preparing for Emergency Evacuations

Hurricanes and other natural disasters are a fact of life, whether you live in Florida or any other part of the world.  We all know we should have a disaster plan in place in, and many of us have taken steps to assure we're ready to evacuate in the event of an emergency.  But when you…
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Puppy Training Tip: Hunger Helps

For most puppies (and adult dogs too), food can be a powerful motivator. That's why we like to encourage the use of treats in the training process. Dogs of all ages are quick learners, and when training is done right, they can quickly learn to associate a desired behavior with their favorite yummy treat. The concept…
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