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Tips to Keep Pets and Christmas Trees Separate

In many homes, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree is the undisputed centerpiece of holiday decorations. Unfortunately, the garlands, tinsel, lights, and ornaments are just as attractive to pets, but can be dangerous if cats and dogs decide this unusual tree is a new and fascinating toy. There are several ways you can keep your pets and tree apart, however, without harming either one.Dangers of Christmas TreesDespite their beauty, Christmas trees hide some very ugly dangers to pets, such as: Shocks or electrocution from chewing on light cords Injuries from sharp needles or illness from toxic oils in the needles Sticky sap stuck in fur Cuts or other injuries from broken ornaments Illness from drinking the tree's water Because of these...

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How To Prevent Dry Skin In Your Pet

Dry skin in pets is a serious condition for many animals. Dry skin can cause itching, flaky skin, and lot of discomfort for your pet. In order to understand how to prevent dry skin your pet, you must understand the many reasons why their skin is drying out so that you may get to the root of the problem. Some common causes of dry skin in pets include: over or under bathing, use of the wrong shampoos, under-grooming, nutrient deficiency in diet, dry climate or forced air heating, neutering/spaying, and many other potential causes.If your dog is itching more than normal or its fur coat has lost its luster, your dog may be suffering from a deficiency in its diet....

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Helping a Dog’s Anxiety in a New Home

Moving to a new home is stressful for everyone, and even pets may feel anxious when their familiar surroundings change. Whether the home is new because of moving from an apartment to a house, relocating to a new city or state, downsizing or upsizing to better meet family needs, or adopting a dog and bringing them home for the first time, there are ways to ease a dog’s anxiety in a new home.Why Dogs Feel Anxious in a New HomeMany things can make a dog feel anxious in a new home. The scent markers that help a dog navigate and know where everything is are missing or changed, or the dog may smell the old owners or previous pets and...

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What to Do When Your Cat Won’t Eat

Many cats can be finicky eaters, but if your cat stops eating completely it is always a cause for concern. Knowing what to do when your cat won’t eat can help cat owners better understand their pet’s feeding habits and nutritional needs to ensure the cat always has a tasty, healthy diet to enjoy. What Is Finicky Feeding Behavior? Cats can demonstrate a wide range of finicky feeding behaviors that are perfectly normal. A cat might initially sniff at or refuse even a familiar food before deciding to eat some time later, or the cat might only nibble at food instead of consuming a full meal. A cat’s tastes might change, especially as the cat grows older and its senses...

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Five Ways To Stop A Dog From Digging Holes

The iconic image many people think of when they think of dogs digging holes is the dog proudly putting a bone in it and covering it back up. In reality, this can leave you with a lot of holes in the ground. Here are five ways to stop a dog from digging holes:1) Stop the bonesIf your dog is digging holes because you are giving him bones, I don’t know, stop giving him bones! Try a chew toy as a substitute instead.2) Make your dog more activeSometimes dogs just dig out of boredom. Try exercising your dog more often to get him tired.3) POP!If you see that your dog keeps digging in the same spots, put a blown up balloon...

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