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How often should I take my dog to the vet?

10/09/20 4:16 PM

How often should I take my dog to the vet?
Dogs famously dislike trips to the vet, and if we’re honest, it’s not typically a favorite human pastime, either. But you know vet visits are important for your dog’s health. The question is, how often should I take my dog to the vet?Should I take my dog to the vet?Of course you know to take your dog to the vet when they are injured or acutely ill and need professional care. Things like bleeding, diarrhea, vomiting, coughing blood, a broken nail,...
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How to clean dog ears

10/09/20 3:58 PM

How to clean dog ears
Just like humans, dogs need to have their ears cleaned regularly for good health. Since they can’t do it themselves, it’s up to you to do it for them! Luckily, it’s not hard. Here’s what you need to know about how to clean a dog’s ears.How To Tell When a Dog’s Ears Need Cleaning The general rule of thumb is to clean your dog’s ears anywhere from once a month to once a week as part of a regular hygiene routine, even if they appear clean. B...
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How to house train an older dog

08/27/20 4:11 PM

How to house train an older dog
Can an older dog be potty trained? Turns out that the saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is wrong! Whether your previously housebroken adult dog is regressing, or you’re house training a rescue dog or newly adopted adult dog for the first time, house training an older dog is absolutely doable. Here’s how.How to house train an older dog: house training 101What if your dog is not house trained at 1 year old? Or what if your dog is 15 ye...
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Hot Dog Collars' Response to COVID-19

03/26/20 1:12 PM

Hot Dog Collars' Response to COVID-19
To Our Hot Dog Collars Family,We’ve been thinking about you a lot lately – our customers, our employees, and our greater communities. Your health and safety are our top priorities and at the heart of every decision we make.We are monitoring the circumstances around the COVID-19 virus daily, and managing the appropriate response first and foremost to ensure the safety and health of our employees.We are diligently following the guidance and best pr...
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Poison-Proof Your Home for Your Pets!

03/24/20 3:24 PM

Poison-Proof Your Home for Your Pets!
*** If you think your pet has ingested something toxic, call the Pet Poison Helpline at 855-764-7661 or the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 right away***March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month. It’s a good opportunity to look around your home from your dog’s point of view and see if there are any potentially dangerous substances lurking. If so, get rid of them, or move them safely out of your dog’s reach. And remembe...
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