We are all accustomed to car safety rules and devices for ourselves and our children. Seatbelt laws are commonplace and air bags are found in virtually every production vehicle in the US. Sometimes however, we forget to apply the same principles and safeguards when we are traveling with or transporting our pets. An unrestrained pet [...]
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Another Hurricane Season is upon us and The DogSmith Dog Training and Pet Care Company wants to help you prepare to care for your furry family members if disaster strikes. Oxford, MS, May 22, 2011 – Animal experts agree, preparing to take care of your pet during a hurricane, tornado or any other natural disaster [...]
A psychologist says your relationship will improve if you show your significant other the same unconditional love you give your pet Best Opinion: PsychCentral, Strollerderby, New York Times Clinical psychologist Suzanne B. Phillips says there’s an easy way to improve your marriage — treat your spouse like a dog. Phillips says that in her work [...]
Don’t shave or clip your dog’s coat too short during the winter months. A longer coat will keep him warmer. If your pup has short hair, a doggy sweater might be in order, especially if he’s a small breed, an older fellow, has arthritis or other joint problems, or if he’s prone to shivering.
Tudge says, “One of the best ways to prevent problems and keep your pooch safe and happy is to provide your dog with a safe and comfortable refuge away from household activities. A dog crate or a quiet, secure room will keep your pup safe and limit the stress it may be feeling because of strangers and holiday activities. You may want to consider hiring a dog sitter for any extra busy days on your holiday calendar.” For more information on pet sitting services visit www.DogSmith.com.
Some pest control companies now offer “greener” options that include essential oil derivatives (including cedar oil) that are much safer for you and your pets than conventional pesticides.
Cold Weather Tips – From the ASPCA Brrrr…it’s cold outside! The following guidelines will help you protect your companion animals when the mercury dips. Keep your cat inside. Outdoors, felines can freeze, become lost or be stolen, injured or killed. Cats who are allowed to stray are exposed to infectious diseases, including rabies, from other [...]