On the Road Again: Tips for Car Rides with a Dog

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You and your canine companion go everywhere together. The dog is dancing with excitement on your lap or hanging out of an open window during the car ride. It’s the cutest of scenes we see so often, but not without hidden risks. When arriving together safely at your destination is the objective, buckling in your…

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Tick Prevention & Removal Tips

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Tick season has become a year-round affair in many areas of the country, and summer is the peak. Couple that with spending more time outside—walks in the park, runs through an open field, hikes along wooded trails—and it’s the perfect condition for Fido to become host to these pesky parasites. Engaging in outdoor activities during…

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Benefits of Outerwear for Dogs

Interview with Vince Fahringer, Manager of Dogs and Cats Rule in Doylestown, PA about outerwear for dogs Spring has arrived, so the warmer temperatures are an invitation to emerge from our winter hibernation. Taking a walk around the neighborhood? Going to a friend’s house?  Maybe even headed to Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center! No…

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Tips for Stress-Free Dog Nail Care

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All dogs require proper nail care. Paws, like our feet, withstand a plethora of surfaces and conditions to keep them moving by your side. But dogs don’t have protective footwear like we do so keeping their nails in tip-top shape is essential. A bad nail can make a difference in how a dog walks, which…

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Should My Puppy Attend Dog Daycare?

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Should my puppy attend dog daycare? What is the right age to enroll? Dog daycare can be a terrific program for an active puppy but there are a few considerations before jumping right into the fun. Start with Socializing Your Puppy Early training should include plenty of socialization and new situations for your puppy to…

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How to Choose a Dog Collar or Harness?

When it comes to choosing a collar or harness for your new furry friend, which is better? The answer depends on comfort, safety, and use (or training). It’s helpful to understand the different features and benefits of both before making a decision. Choosing between a collar or harness will also depend on your dog’s size,…

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Cat-Friendly Lodging for Professional Care

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Cat-friendly lodging or a pet sitter? Cats have independent personalities. It’s convenient to leave cats home alone since they don’t require a formal walk with a human to heed nature’s call, and prefer to nap in a quiet, sunny spot–from sunrise to sundown. But cats still enjoy the comforts and safety that humans provide. Dogs…

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Preparing Your Dog for Your Return to Work

National Take Your Dog to Work Day took on a new meaning in June 2020, but what about this year? Most likely, your dog has enjoyed having you at home while you work. Taking walks, playing ball, and curling up for naps at your feet have become a daily routine. But your return to the…

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5 Reasons to Give Your Pup A Professional Pedicure

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Why struggle with dog nail filing or clipping when there are five fabulous reasons to give your pup a professional pedicure? If it’s not your dog’s nails clicking and clacking across your floors, or getting snagged on the good carpet, then it’s an Olympic wrestling match to clip the claws. When you leave it to…

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Why Dog Shedding Happens and How to Control It

Explaining why dog shedding happens is easy, but how to control it can be a challenge. There are the usual, questionably successful, ways for dealing with a shedding pet, but now there is a better option. “As great as Trotter is, he’s a long-haired German Shepard. His hair was everywhere. There was a lot of…

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