How to Train Your Horse to Lunge : Safety While Free Lunging a Horse

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Watch as a seasoned horseback rider provides important safety advice about free lunging a horse in this free online video about horseback riding. Expert: Kel…

How to Train Your Horse to Lunge on a Line : Safety While Using a Horse Lunge Line

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Watch as a seasoned horseback rider how to stay safe while using a horse lunge line in this free online video about horseback riding. Expert: Kelli LaBar Bio…

Why Pet Seatbelts May Be A Good Investment For Pet Owners

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It’s very common for pet owners to travel with their pets in the car. One of the most common sights on the road involves passing a car and seeing a happy little dog with his head … Read More

how to litter box train any ferret with bonus safety tips

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Litter box training ferrets is possible; IMO is more us the humans that need the training, not so much the ferret. You must try to think ahead, when is the p…

Animal Shelter Commercial

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I just found this pet related video on YouTube … and thought it would be of interest! >> Note: From YouTube >> www.youtube.com/v/aEP85PStE7w?f=videos&app=youtube_gdata It’s sad when you go to a shelter and see all of the caged animals. I thought i would make this, not to force anyone, but to get the idea into your […]

Labor Day Safety for Pets

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It’s almost Labor Day and families throughout the United States are planning mini-vacations, barbecues and other celebrations for the three-day weekend ahead. Holiday gatherings can be fun for the whole family, pets included, so long as … Read More

Choosing a Dog Daycare

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Doggie daycare is a necessity for many busy pet owners. Even a placid dog doesn’t do well if left alone all day five days every week, especially if the owner returns from work too tired for … Read More

Packing for a Road Trip with Dogs

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Traveling by car with dogs can be fun, but it’s also exhausting. I find packing for trips with my dog more frustrating than any other part of traveling with him. I always seem to forget something … Read More

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Pet Sitter

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Hiring a pet sitter isn’t easy. Choosing one person to be solely responsible for the health and happiness of your pets while you’re traveling is nerve-wracking at best. Making the wrong choice can be disastrous. Pet … Read More

Camping with Your Dog

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This summer, many dogs and their pet parents will be heading to beaches, mountains, and everything in between for a relaxing camping trip. What could be better than roughing it in the wilderness with your pooch?  … Read More

Should You Let Your Dog Play in Creeks and Lakes?

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Many dogs love water. It’s hard to resist letting a happy dog frolic in a creek or lake while out for a long walk, especially on a hot day. I’m sometimes tempted to jump in myself! … Read More

Three Great Web Tools for Dog Owners

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The Internet has never before been more powerful, useful, or ubiquitous than it is today. Dog parents can get information, pet supplies, professional training advice, and more, without leaving their own homes.  However, at the same time, there’s never before been more … Read More

EPA Reviews Safety of Flea/Tick Products, Plus Frontline/Advantix Alternatives

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I’ve always avoided topical flea and tick medications whenever possible. I’m just a little uncomfortable with the idea of putting something on my pet’s body that is so poisonous to fleas and ticks that it will … Read More

Tornado Safety for Pets

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There was a Tornado Watch in effect for my county for most of the afternoon today. While most people know what to do to protect themselves if a tornado occurs, what about pets? While many disaster … Read More

Are Laser Pointer Toys Safe for Pets?

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There’s nothing like the bright red dot of a laser pointer racing across the floor or wall to get a cat’s attention. Many dogs also are fascinated  with and will chase laser pointer toys. Even fish often … Read More

Should You Shave Your Dog for the Summer?

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I live in Colorado, where we have, from time to time, experienced snow in July and 90-degree days in November. But if you can rely on one thing in Colorado, it’s that we’ll have a fairly hot summer. … Read More

Should Cats Wear Collars?

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We recently covered the possible dangers of dog collars, but what about the cats in the family? Cats, too, can be injured or killed if they wear a collar; on the other hand, just like dogs, … Read More

Dog Collar Dangers

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Putting a collar on your dog seems like a fairly standard safety measure. Most pet parents don’t give it a second thought. But is it really that simple? As with most subjects related to pet care, … Read More

Beat the Heat with Night Walks… Safely

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As the weather gets warmer, you may find that your dog can’t exercise enough during the day to keep him or her calm without becoming overheated. The cooler nights and evenings are a better time for … Read More

Keeping Dogs Safe from Coyotes

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Have coyotes moved into your neighborhood recently? Many urban and suburban residents are seeing coyotes enter their neighborhoods due to habitat destruction, habituation to human contact, and the easy availability of prey. Now, it might be … Read More

Keeping Pets Safe on Easter

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Most people know that Halloween can be a dangerous holiday for pets,  but what about Easter? Just as much chocolate is given out on Easter as Halloween, but some families are so eager to celebrate that … Read More

Can Dogs and Gardens Co-Exist?

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So you want to start a garden, but you’re worried that all your efforts will go to waste when your dog traipses through, digging up your plants and snacking on the manure used as fertilizer, then … Read More

Traveling with Rats: By Plane (Part Two)

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In my first blog about flying with rats, we discussed choosing an airline and making a reservation. However, once your ticket is booked, there’s still much more to be done before embarking on your flight. Today, … Read More

Paw Safety on Winter Walks

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Dogs need walks year-round, but walking on icy streets during the winter months can be dangerous in more ways than one. Your dog’s paws are exposed not just to ice and snow, but to road salt, … Read More

Car Safety for Pets

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Your pet’s safety should always be among your top priorities when traveling with pets.  Most people wouldn’t leave a chocolate bar next to a dog, or leave a pet in a hot car, but many drivers do something … Read More

Extreme Cold and Your Pets

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Ice storms are battering the Northeast, while the West and Midwest are now experiencing record cold due to an Arctic front. In my city, a record-breaking low was recorded yesterday, with temperatures of -15 degrees Fahrenheit … Read More

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