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Understanding Pet Safety

I have always been one of those people who is overly concerned about keeping their animals safe, which is why I started visiting local pet stores to look for solutions. I talked with the owners about the products and services that could help me to eliminate common problems, and it was amazing to see the wide range of products that were available. Within a few weeks, I had finally gathered enough supplies to keep my animal safe and sound. This blog is all about understanding pet safety and learning to provide for your animals in a safe, effective, and convenient way.



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Basic Dog Care Advice

by Caleb Jackson

When you get a dog, you want to make sure you are fully prepared for caring for them in the best manner possible. This means educating yourself on everything from their health to training and grooming. This article will help educate you on some of the things you should do for your pet to make sure they are getting the best care possible.

Feeding your dog

You should feed your dog according to the recommended amounts for dogs of their age and size. If you have any questions about feeding, your vet is the best person to ask. A high-quality grain-free food without fillers is a good way to go. It ensures your dog is getting everything it needs and not consuming needless calories that have no nutritional value. This will not only help them maintain better health, but it also keeps them feeling better while eating less.

Vaccinating your dog

You want to make sure your dog gets the full series of shots and boosters as a puppy and then gets annual boosters for the recommended shots for your area. Your vet will know which shots your dog should have since some regions have some illnesses going around that others don't. You will also need to keep your dog up to date on their rabies shots.

Training your dog

When you get a puppy, it's a good idea to take them to a training class where they will learn basic obedience. This is also a good way for you to begin socializing them with other dogs early on, so there will be less of a chance of them growing up to have aggression issues toward other dogs. Of course, you will need to continue socializing them regularly to ensure they do well with other dogs.

Grooming your dog

If your dog has extensive grooming needs, you may need to take them to a professional groomer regularly. Even then, you may want to use animal gloves for deshedding between visits to keep up with their coat and so they don't shed all over your home. If you have a dog that has an easy to care for coat, then you can probably bathe and brush them on your own, as well as take care of their nails. You'll still want to use a deshedding glove on them regularly, especially during the times of the year when they are shedding more than normal. This helps keep y our house cleaner from that fur and it helps your dog feel better and decreases the instances of tangled fur.