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New Friends: Introducing Your Dog to a New Pet

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 12/19/17 5:02 PM

New Friends: Introducing Your Dog to a New Pet
Looking to adopt a new cat, dog or other pet into your family? They say that first impressions last a lifetime, which is why it is so important that your new pet and familiar dog meet on amicable terms. An initial spat or fight could sour the relationship before it has a chance to flourish. Below are a handful of tips to help you introduce a new fur baby to your dog without all the drama. Face to Face Some pet owners like to tackle in...
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3 Lifestyle Changes to Expect When You Get a Dog

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 09/05/17 5:25 PM

3 Lifestyle Changes to Expect When You Get a Dog
If you’re thinking about expanding your family by one furry member, it’s necessary to consider all that will change after the new pup crosses his adorable little paws over your threshold. There will be another mouth to feed, more bath times, more exercise—but there will also be a whole lotta love! Like with anything, making the decision to adopt a puppy is a significant one; dogs, much like children, demand excellent care if they’re to thriv...
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3 Things to Consider Before Adopting a Special Needs Dog

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 08/21/17 5:26 PM

3 Things to Consider Before Adopting a Special Needs Dog
Shelter dogs still waiting to be placed in their forever homes have a “ruff” time getting adopted for one of three reasons: -The dog is not a puppy -The dog’s breed is misunderstood by the general public -The dog has special needs 2.7 million companion animals (dogs and cats) are euthanized every year due to shelter overpopulation. The animals that are selected for euthanasia are the sick, feeble and disabled. The dogs that have the sl...
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Help! My Dog Has Separation Anxiety

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 03/13/17 9:29 AM

Help!  My Dog Has Separation Anxiety
You put on your shoes, grab your keys, and make your way to the door. Before you can even turn the knob, your dog appears. He begins whining, yipping, and frantically circling your feet. Your heart sinks, and your emotions waffle between frustration and guilt. It's a common scene, played out in households across the world. Your dog, like thousands of others, is suffering from separation anxiety. It occurs when a dog experiences seve...
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Should You Vaccinate Your Dog?

Posted by Hot Dog COllars on 03/06/17 11:32 AM

Should You Vaccinate Your Dog?
With all the different stories in recent years about vaccines, let's be perfectly clear on this:  Puppy vaccines are essential for a healthy pet. The sooner you start your puppy on a regular vaccination program, the healthier and happier your pet will be. While the rabies vaccine is required by law, the other shots will also protect your new pet from disease. You can be sure that regular vaccinations are healthy for your dog, and the...
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