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5 cleaning tips to make your dogs mess vanish.

  1. USE ROBOTIC VACUUM

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There are many robot vacuum cleaners on the market to pick from if you’re interested in general cleaning. However, options become more limited if you’re specifically looking for a robot vacuum cleaner that can handle pets and pet hair. Many of the best robot vacuum cleaners for pets and pet hair also cater to those with allergies. Aside from additional filters, some of these vacuums are equipped with HEPA filters to trap even the smallest dust and dirt particles. Read more

  1. USE RUBBER GLOVES

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Cat hair on the bookshelf. Dog hair all over your brand-new coat. If you’ve got a pet, you know that any surface is fair game for shedding. Here’s a nifty way to clean it up fast.

What you need: A rubber cleaning glove, kitchen sink and pet hair.

What you do: Pull on the glove, wet it, then sweep your hand across surfaces like tables, bookshelves, couches and the like. Rinse off the fur and take more passes as needed. Read more

  1. USE EASY CARE THROWS

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The #1 simple solution to doggy paw prints is easy wash throw rugs – and lots of them.

Get them in natural colours – think soft greys, taupes and organic patterns – then keep them wherever your dog like to hang out. I have a throw for our bed and couch that work perfectly in keeping our furniture paw print free! Read more

  1. USE SPECIALY DESIGNED MATS FOR WIPING DOG’S MUDDY PAWS

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Several doormats are designed for dog-friendly homes. These mats are specially designed to absorb water, dirt, and mud so that the majority of your dog’s muddy mess stays in the mat and is not transferred onto your floor or carpet. These products are a relatively inexpensive and easy option if you’re looking for a simple solution that does not require any training. Read more.

  1. USE A NEUTRALIZING ODOR REMOVER

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Even though you love your animals, pet ownership comes with unique challenges such as keeping your home smelling fresh and clean–and not like a barnyard. No matter how well you care and groom your animals, sometimes they can present an odor that may not convey your efforts. Regardless of whether they soil in the house or have an extra stinky coat, there are steps you can take to reduce and even eliminate pet odor. Read more

 

 

 

3 DIY Dog Leashes

  1. Ombre rope leash

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The pups of Brit+Co have been sniffing around our craft supplies lately and we thought they may be trying to drop us a hint :) It’s high time we had another doggie DIY, so we made these gorgeous dip dyed leashes! Durable metal rope clamps hold the whole thing together to make sure your pup is both stylin’ and secure. Get the kit to keep your dog looking snazzy here! Read more

  1. Double dog leash/lead

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For not much cash and bits and pieces from the hardware store you can make your own custom dog lead for either one or two dogs in very little time. You will need some rope. I used braided nylon rope that was about a half inch in diameter. I suggest you buy 50 or 100 feet. You will always need rope.

For making two leads you will need five (5) rope clamps, pictured separately for clarity. It’s hard to tell what they look like in the group pic.

You will also need a swivel piece. Read more

  1. Technicolor dog leash

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I told ya there was gonna be more doggy DIYs!!!! LOOK AT THAT FACE! We decided Emmett needed a dog leash, ehm, a technicolor dog leash!!!!! And you gotta see what we used to do it! It was like 90s birthday party/summer camp all over again. Check it out!!!! Read more

 

5 Thing to help your Senior Dogs with Arthritis sleep better.

  1. Good nutrition

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You might notice your dog wanting to take life a little easier, as we all do when we get a little older! There will also be some less visible changes as they approach their senior stage of life; their bodies and digestion start to change and their immune system may need some extra support.

To get the best for your furry friend, it can be a good idea to gradually switch them to a complete, balanced “senior” dog food containing good quality protein, as these are specifically formulated to fit with your dog’s changing nutritional needs and eating habits. Read more

  1. Enough exercise.

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I get lot of questions about how the fulfillment formula – Exercise, Discipline, then Affection – changes as dogs age and don’t require as much physical activity and energy draining. Here are some tips to keep in mind as your dog enters his senior years.

I always stress how important it is to get a dog that fits your energy level and lifestyle, but at some point, even the highest energy dogs that are in great health will slow down as they enter their senior years. Read more.

  1. Keep your dog at a healthy weight

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Because of decreased activity, many older dogs will gain weight. Obesity is a common problem in the older dog, and because they do not exercise as much, weight loss can be very difficult. It is much better to not let your dog get overweight than to try to make her lose weight when she gets older. But if she is overweight, then work very hard to get the extra weight off. It is one of the single most important things you can do to increase the quality and length of life for your pet. Read more .

 

  1. Regular checkups.

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Certainly, most conditions can occur or manifest throughout your dog’s life. There are simply some problems that are statistically more likely to occur as your dog gets older; Read more.

  1. Good beddings

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It’s hard seeing your canine companion age, but a quality dog bed can bring tons of happiness and comfort to your dog during his golden years.

Today we’re outlining popular features you’ll find in orthopedic dog beds, as well as suggestions on the top rated dog beds for senior arthritic dogs. Read more.

 

5 simple tricks you can teach your dog.

  1. Rolling over

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So you’ve trained your dog to sit, stay and lie down, and you’re ready to move on to an advanced command: roll over. This trick looks impressive and it’s simple to teach. Set up the trick by making sure your dog knows basic steps. Then, learn how to train your dog to roll over using a simple reward technique. Have fun practicing and your dog will be rolling over in no time. Read more.

  1. Shaking hands

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In a proper hand shake your dog will lift his/ her paw to chest height. This will allow you or another person to shake his paw. The trick should be performed using the left and right paw. Have your dog sit in front of you and pay attention. It is always a good idea to warm up with a look at me exercise. Read more.

  1. To fetch.

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The method you’ll use to teach your dog to fetch instead of keep-away is called“backchaining.”That’s trainer-speak for taking all the steps in a series of behaviors and teaching the last one first, then the next-to-last-one, and so on till you get to the first behavior in the “chain.” (Backchaining is used to help people learn complex sequences, too.) For a fetch, the backward series might look like this: Read more

  1. To hush

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Teaching your dog to “speak,” or bark on command can be fun as well as useful. A barking dog can ward off intruders and alert you to potential danger. Excessive barking can be a huge problem, but teaching the speak/quiet commands can sharpen the natural instinct to bark. With dedication and consistency, you can teach your dog to bark on command AND to be quiet. Different dog trainers and owners have varying techniques, but here is one basic method that works for many dogs. Read more

  1. To jump

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This trick teaches your dog to jump straight up in the air. It’s not teaching him to jump ‘over’ and object, rather, it teaches him to jump in the air, with all four paws off the ground. This trick paves the way for teaching your dog to jump rope, (Trick #45). Again, as we’ve said in the beginning of this book: before attempting any jumping tricks, consult your veterinarian to see if these tricks are okay for your dog to do. Read more

 

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5 vitamins your dog needs

  1. Vitamin A

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Vitamin A like most other vitamins is essential for proper metabolism in the pet’s body. Vitamins are divided into two categories namely fat soluble vitamins and water soluble vitamins. Some of the fat soluble vitamins include vitamins A, D, E and K while some of the water soluble vitamins include vitamins C and B. Vitamins are present in several foods like meats, vegetables and oils. Since they’re present in small quantities and are sometimes lost during the cooking process, it becomes necessary to supplement the pet’s diet with other sources of vitamins. Read more

  1. Vitamin B12

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The B12 vitamin is an essential vitamin for dogs. A lack of B12 can lead to health problems such as anemia and eventually gastrointestinal disease. Vitamin B12 is not a vitamin commonly found in plants or vegetation. The most abundant source of vitamin B12 is meat products, specifically organ meat. Organ meat is not a typical ingredient in dry or canned dog food. In fact, most commercially produced dog food contains mainly cereal. That’s not a bad thing for most dogs, since dogs obtain a great deal of their energy from carbohydrates. However, for dogs that are not getting enough B12, a B12 vitamin supplement may be necessary to improve your dog’s health. Read more

  1. Vitamin C

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Wendell O. Belfield, DVM, is perhaps the world’s best-known and most ardent advocate of vitamin C supplementation for dogs. In his book, “How to Have a Healthier Dog,” Belfield describes how he first came to experiment with (and appreciate) the power of vitamin C in his veterinary practice. Read more

  1. Vitamin K

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Many pet owners have questions about vitamin K in dog food. What does vitamin K do? Is it good for my dog? How do I know it’s in my dog food?

Let’s look at the answers.

What does vitamin K do?

Vitamin K provides support to several integral tasks within the bodies of humans and their pets. It is needed for proper blood clotting and helps protect against osteoporosis. Vitamin K is also a cardioprotective and helps protect against oxidative cell damage. Read more

  1. Vitamin E

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Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that plays a crucial role in supporting pet health. Pet food alone does not contain enough vitamin E to meet your dog’s needs. Supplementing your dog’s diet with natural vitamin E can help prevent serious health problems created by vitamin E deficiency. Read more

Strange Behaviors in Dogs

If you’ve ever owned a dog, then you know how crazy and strange their behavior may seem. From rubbing their butts on the carpet to barking at plastic bags in trees, dogs often don’t seem to make any sense at all. Read on, and see if you can understand your own pooch’s strange behavior a little better.

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Strange Behaviors in Dogs | Petside