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Pet Obesity: Tips On Ways To Shape Up

Pet obesity is something that happens to pet owners every year. The scenario usually begins with a trip to the vet at which point your pet is weighed and the veterinarian notices that Bucky the French Bulldog has gained 10 pounds since his last visit.  You and Bucky both look at the vet as if he’s crazy because you honestly can’t believe it. The truth is you’re not alone. Many pet owners have a very similar visit with the vet and are instructed to start their pets on a diet. However unlike adult obesity, obesity in pets is much easier to deal with because you as the owner are in control of what your pet ultimately eats. If your pet...

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Every dog owner is familiar with their pet's emotions and moods from begging eagerly for a treat to excited to go for a walk to dramatic and fearful about a bath. There is one mood, however, that is often overlooked, simply because the owner is not around to see it – separation anxiety. What Is Separation Anxiety in Dogs? All dogs may have brief moments of separation anxiety, but momentary whining when an owner leaves does not mean the dog is genuinely distressed. True separation anxiety is a distinct behavioral change that occurs only when the owner, or whomever the dog is strongly bonded, is not around. Symptoms may be mild and could disappear quickly, but in severe cases that...

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Summer Pet Tips

We all love spending those long summer days outdoors with our pets. Let’s face it, they’re our furry companions and wherever we go, they go too.  Keep in mind that like humans, not every pet can stand the heat. Where I come from down in Atlanta, Georgia during the summer, the mornings are hot, the nights are hotter, and the days are the hottest. With record summer temperatures occurring across the country, follow these tips to keep you and your pet safe, happy, and healthy. First, at the beginning of the summer take your pet for a check-up at the local veterinarian. Make sure your pet gets tested thoroughly for issues such as heartworm or other parasites that harm the...

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How Often to Clean a Pet's Teeth

Good dental care is essential to a pet's health, and cleaning their teeth at home is the first step to good oral hygiene for your dog or cat. But while you may brush your own teeth several times a day, how often should you be cleaning your pet's teeth? Why Dental Health MattersPoor tooth care can lead to a range of problems for pets just as it can for humans. It may start with a simple buildup of plaque and tartar, but that can lead to... Excessive, uncontrolled drooling Tooth decay and loose or lost teeth Inflamed gums and gum disease Bad breath from rotten tissues Pain eating and loss of appetite In time, untreated dental problems can also lead...

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5 Ways to Celebrate National Pet Month

It's gonna be May... sorry! Had to!  Happy month of May, which of course means only one thing, it's National Pet Month! The best month there is IMO (in my opinion). Of course everyone loves their pets every single day, but why not have an extra month to celebrate, right? Here are just a few ways we thought of to celebrate! 1. Photoshoots Whether you take the pictures yourself or hire someone, use May as an opportunity to capture your furry loved one! 2. Training Take some time to teach your bestie some new tricks! YouTube has some awesome resources dedicated to pet training. Make sure you stock up on Elm Pet Foods treats before you do! ;)  3. Road...

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