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Dog poop pickup: what to look for in a cleanup crew

Spring is finally here, and after a long winter, the snow is melting. This means one thing to most pet parents: dog poo cleanup. Even if you’ve been diligent about scooping your pet’s waste this winter, there’s an inevitable buildup every Spring.   This year, instead of spending your beautiful Spring Saturdays scooping, consider hiring a dog poop cleanup crew.  

who says a product is 'natural'?

Not long ago, a popular soft drink was re-introduced with the label “all-natural”. We found this odd in that there is nothing natural about soda pop. The second ingredient of this beverage is high-fructose corn syrup. Have you ever seen a high-fructose corn syrup farm or orchard? Of course there is no such thing, contrary to what this label may lead you to believe.

Office Etiquette: What to know before you bring your pet to work

The benefits of bringing your pet to work with you are undeniable and more and more offices are going to the dogs. Here are some tips to ensure you and Fido have a good day at the office: At home

Babysitter’s club: how to select a sitter for your pet

Your love your pets—they’re a part of your family—so of course you want the best care for them when you’re away. Whether you’re travelling or an emergency requires you leave Fido at home, there are several options to consider.

Breed Feature: Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky was originally bred as a sled dog and this animal has incredible endurance. These pups have a thicker coat than many other breeds, with a soft fluffy undercoat and a dense, coarse top coat. With this thick coat, Huskies thrive in sub-zero temperatures, allowing them to make long treks through the winter snow. The Siberian Husky loves to run and is an active breed that often has a happy-go-lucky temperament. Huskies are long famous for participating in the grueling long-distance Iditarod race.  

Watch those paws: how to care for your dog’s feet

Your dog has some durable paws, but they certainly aren’t indestructible. You throw on your hiking boots for a climb in the mountains and your rubber boots in the rain. Dogs don’t have that luxury—their paws come in contact with all kinds of surfaces when they walk, run, play, swim. This exposure can lead to some painful injuries if you aren’t careful to help your pet tend to his tootsies. Here are some tips to help your pet keep those feet healthy: Moisturize

Watch those paws: how to care for your cat’s feet

Your cat has impeccable hygiene; she’s constantly licking those paws, grooming herself and keeping squeaky clean. This doesn’t mean you’re off the hook for grooming, though. Keeping her paws healthy is essential for her overall wellbeing. Here are some tips to keep kitty’s kickers in top shape: Scratch, scratch

Beyond basic commands: tricks to teach your dog

Why stop at sit, stay, come? Dogs are incredibly smart creatures and can understand about as many words as your average toddler. Training your pup, beyond the basics, is a great way to keep your pet sharp, entertained and obedient. As with any training use lots of patience, positive reinforcement and treats. Here are some tricks you can teach your pet: High five

Daily to-do’s: establishing a routine for you and your pooch

Developing a daily routine for you and your pooch is essential to both his wellbeing and yours. Having a schedule creates structure for Fido—structure that comforts him. Pets don’t necessarily understand the concept of time; instead they react to events. For example, if you always let your dog out the moment you return home from work, your pet will expect to be let out immediately after you return, even if you are early one day.

Breed feature: Affenpinscher

At last year’s Westminster dog show, an Affenpinscher named Banana Joe took home Best in Show, making him the first Affinpinscher to receive that title. In German, the name means Monkey-Terrier, and this breed is known to be mischievous, and ape-like in behavior. The Affenpinscher is a small dog with a shaggy, wiry coat and a peppy personality. These petite pooches most often have black fur, but can also be seen with gray, silver, red, tan or black and tan coats as well.