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Can’t We All Just Get Along? Introducing Cats and Dogs - A multi-species household can be fun and rewarding—assuming your cats and dogs don t fight like cats and dogs. Take a few steps during the introduction period to set them up for success. Plan for Success Arrange as much as you can to accommodate both the existing pet and the new pet prior to bringing the new one home. Both should have individual areas to be separated safely from each other. If you don’t have the ability to use different rooms, set up a system of baby gates to keep them apart. Each area should have access to fresh water and, for the cat, litter. When the new pet comes home, allow him or her time to acclimate to the space. The first step, before the dog and cat are introduced, is to let them get used to each other’s scent. After the new pet is settled, switch the animals’ spots so that the dog can smell the cat’s space (just be sure to pick up the litter first!) and the cat can smell the dog’s space. Start Slowly Once the new animal is settled, start intro
A multi-species household can be fun and rewarding—assuming your cats and dogs don't fight like cats and dogs.
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Dogs, Cats, and Skunks: 6 Steps to De-Skunking Your Pet - Dogs and cats are predators, and although some are more interested than others, most enjoy the hunt. Skunks are generally seen as easy prey by hunting dogs and cats, however these normally passive, slow moving, peaceful animals will, when threatened, arch the back, lift the rear end, and spray a foul-smelling oil from glands under the tail. This oil has been compared to burning rubber or plastic. It s horrid and because it s oil based, it sticks to anything it touches and lasts a long time. Pet owners and commercial pet product companies have come up with many remedies; some that work to a greater or lesser extent than others, but there is one remedy that stands out as the most effective. The Ingredients Needed You will need some rubber gloves and preferably a pair that goes mid-way up your arm so you don t get any of the skunk s oils on your skin. Gather together two or three towels that you ll be willing to throw away later. You will also need a quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide,  1/4
Skunks are generally seen as easy prey by hunting dogs and cats; however they will, when threatened, spray a foul-smelling oil from glands under the tail.
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THIS WORKS PERFECTLY! Sorry for the caps, but this is by far the best remedy.

Piper got sprayed by a skunk; then went back and barked at the skunk so it sprayed her again. Ugh.

The only place we couldn't use it was the spray all around her eye. So she just had a stinky eye for a week.

Oh yeah, Jay poured the concoction on the grass afterward to help the smell there. It killed all the grass.
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Is Tug-of-War Safe to Play With Your Dog? - Historically, in dog training, tug-of-war was discouraged. Traditional trainers argued—and some still do—that the dogs will somehow get the upper hand and become dominant or, worse, aggressive. Is that a science-based concern? Or can you play tug with your pup? In recent years, with the development of research-based training methods, tug-of-war is encouraged as a fun game to build your bond with your dog and burn off some of your pup’s excess energy. Depending on your dog’s personality, though, tug can overly-arouse an excitable pup. Follow these rules to turn tug into a fun, safe game for you two to play together. One caveat: If your dog aggressively guards her resources, like her food and toys, this isn’t an appropriate game for her! First, get a toy. Choose a tug toy that’s long enough to allow your dog to grab onto one end while you hold the other—without him accidentally coming in contact with your fingers. Ropes work well, though any long, soft toy can do the trick
Tug-of-war is a fun game to build your bond with your dog and burn off your pup’s excess energy. Follow these rules to turn tug into a fun, safe game.
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Yeah, I think it depends on the dog. If I had ever played tug-of-war with my Akita, I would have had to have won. Period. That's the way those dogs think.

OTOH, I can play all day with my Bernese Mountain Dog. She doesn't even know if she won or lost. But then again, she's submissive, even to little dogs. :)
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6 Steps to Teach Tracking - Most people, when thinking of a tracking dog, visualize a baying Bloodhound or a hard working German Shepherd. In reality though, most dogs can learn to track. Although dogs with shorter muzzles, such as Pugs, Bulldogs, and some Boxers, may have a more difficult time following a track, many dogs of these breeds have been successful in tracking. Tracking is often associated with search and rescue dogs but it can a be a competitive sport as well as a fun activity for family dogs. Equipment Needed This is not an activity that requires a lot of equipment but there are a few things you ll need to get ahead of time. First of all is a harness. There are special, non-restrictive harnesses made for tracking but to begin you can use any harness with a D-ring on the dog s back that doesn t impede the dog s forward progress. A no-pull walking harness won t work as it does discourage pulling forward. If you find you and your dog like this activity, you can invest in a tracking harness later. You l
Tracking is often associated with search and rescue dogs but it can a be a competitive sport as well as a fun activity for family dogs.
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Winston the White Corgi’s Tips for a Perfect Beach Day - I love the beach. I mean, I LOVE the beach! It s truly one of my favorite things to do. Living in Los Angeles where temperatures are in the 70s year-round, I am fortunate to be able to go to the beach pretty much any time of the year (sorry, East Coast-ers! Don t mean to rub it in!). The first time I ever stepped foot on a beach was during a day trip to Santa Barbara in February 2013. I was just shy of 7 months old, and once I got all my vaccinations my parents were excited to take me to Arroyo Burro dog beach in Santa Barbara. At that young age, the big body of water seemed so scary! My parents kept throwing my favorite ball to where the waves were crashing, and I tried my best to retrieve it but sometimes the waves took it with them and my dad had to help me out. After that, however, I became more confident and quickly developed an affection for the beach and the ocean. Now, when we are close to the beach and my parents roll down the windows in the car, my heart races while my nose
Winston the White Corgi shares his favorite dog tips for how to plan the perfect beach day!
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The first time we took Piper (our Bernese Mountain Dog) to dog beach in Huntingon Beach we were a little worried (she doesn't like water).

Someone threw a ball into the surf for their dog and Piper took off after it. Poor Piper.

She got so disoriented she started swimming out to sea instead of towards shore. Took a whole lotta yelling to get her to swim in the right way.

She's dumb, but she's pretty. :)
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Video: Brody the Amazing Talking Dog - Check out Brody, the incredible dog who not only knows how to make his voice heard, but can do it at different decibels. Now if only we could convince our dogs to whisper the next time they decide to unleash their enthusiasm towards a squirrel.
Check out Brody, the incredible dog who not only knows how to make his voice heard, but can do it at different decibels.
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8 Tips to Decrease Feline Destructive Scratching - The only issue that causes more complaints from cat owners than litterbox issues is destructive scratching. It s hard not to take it personal when your well-loved cat seems like she s on a mission to ruin your new sofa. Your cat has no issues with your sofa, though, or you for that matter. Cats scratch to remove a clear covering over their claws and to deposit their scent on the furniture from glands in the paws. You may also see your cat stretch her body before scratching; it feels good. Cat Trees are Awesome Before the introduction of reasonably priced cat trees, redirecting a cat who was scratching was more difficult. Today you can find cat trees in various shapes, with different materials, and in many price ranges. Choose a good sized cat tree with more than one material (such as rope and carpet). It should have a sturdy base so that it doesn t wobble or rock. Whether it has a bed, a hammock, or other amenities isn t nearly as important as are the vertical poles or surfaces for sc
The only issue that causes more complaints from cat owners than litterbox issues is destructive scratching. Read on for tips to minimize destruction.
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The Benefits of Probiotics in Pets - Probiotics are an essential part of healthy and normally-functioning canine and feline digestive tracts. Why is this the case and what are some of the probiotic essentials owners must consider when providing a supplement for their pets? What are probiotics? Probiotics are beneficial (“good”) bacterial organisms that live in the digestive tract of animals (cats, dogs, humans, etc.). Ideally, harmony is maintained among the different species of bacteria so the intestines stay optimally healthy. Studies show that some strains of bacteria can benefit the body’s immune response and can help recolonize intestines that are adversely impacted by disease or medications (antibiotics, chemotherapy, etc.). Probiotics have also proven to competitively inhibit the growth of pathogenic (“bad”) bacteria so that beneficial organisms can grow. What are prebiotics? Prebiotics are food-derived substances serving as growth medium for probiotics. Without prebiotics, probiotics would be unable to
Probiotics are an essential part of healthy and normally-functioning canine and feline digestive tracts.
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5 Rainy Day Activities for Dogs - Dogs need exercise—even when it s pouring rain. The good news: You can get your dog all the mental and physical stimulation she needs indoors. Bored dogs create their own entertainment, and as anyone who’s come home to a shredded couch knows, that entertainment often isn’t what we want. Here are five indoor activities you can do to exercise your pup and curb her boredom, no matter what the weather. Indoor Agility Build an indoor agility course. All you have to do is get creative with obstacles using what you have around the house. A blanket tossed over your sofa and coffee table creates a tunnel between the two. A broom handle balanced between the rungs of two chairs creates a jump. Barstools serve as weave poles, and a yoga mat can substitute as a pause box. Teaching your dog the course is mental exercise, then running the course itself burns off that physical energy. Chase the Treat A simple and effective game, Chase the Treat can be customized to your dog. Gather up a pile of
Dogs need exercise—even when it's pouring rain. The good news: You can get your dog all the mental and physical stimulation she needs indoors!
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Gadgets and Gizmos Sure to Wow Tech-Geek Dog Companions - Keeping track of Fido can be a lot of work. But with these gadgets, you can make anything from finding your lost dog to feeding your dog easier. From doggy cams to smart canine toothbrushes, here s the best the tech world has to offer a dog owner: The Motorola Scout 66 This wi-fi enabled doggy cam offers a connectivity rate of 802.11 b/g/n, contains remote monitoring via smartphone, tablet or computer. It also has motion triggered image snapshot and video recording with digital zoom, effective night-vision (infrared), two-way communication (Walkie Talkie mode) and monitoring from afar room temperature adjustments so you can make sure your dog stays comfortable when temperature suddenly rise or dip in the house. Best of all, the whole thing sets up in seconds using the free Hubble App, an Internet of Things (IoT) Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), which handles voice over IP (VoIP), video streaming and cloud recording. $100 Scout 5000 from Binatone Besides functioning as a reasonably easy
From doggy cams to smart canine toothbrushes, here's the best the tech world has to offer a dog owner.
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Dog Toys You Can Make at Home - If you’ve walked the aisles at your local pet store lately you’ve probably noticed toys seem to be getting more and more expensive. Don’t fret! You can simply make your own. Here are a couple ideas for making a few toys for your dog from items you probably have lying around the house. Rope Toy Every dog needs a rope toy to gnaw on. They’re perfect for playing catch, a friendly game of tug o’ war or just keeping her busy while chewing them on the floor. Instead of throwing away money on an expensive one at the store you can put one together at home with only a handful of items. Materials Scissors Some old t-shirts Grab a few t-shirts lying around the house you no longer wear. You can use as many as you want, but two or three should be plenty. Choose different and bright colors for your rope toy if you want it to stand out. Start by cutting out strips at least 1 foot in length from each shirt. The size of your dog and toy will determine how many strips from each shirt, but thr
If you’ve walked the aisles at your local pet store lately you’ve probably noticed some toys seem to be getting more and more expensive.
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Does My Dog Need a Harness? - If you re thinking a regular collar isn t the right choice for your dog, a harness might be the way to go. With so many leashes, collars, and harnesses crowding the shelves at your local pet retailer, how do you know which one is right for your pup? Generally at a higher price point, it might be difficult to commit to a harness if you’re not totally sure it’ll work for your dog. Here are a few questions to help you choose which walking aid is the best bet for your dog. What is your goal? Are you looking for a cute matching leash-and-collar set that reflects your style? Or are you looking for a tool to keep your dog from pulling you all over town? All dogs need a collar with their ID tags, of course, but going beyond that and adding a harness might not be necessary for all dogs. If your walks are typically constrained to city sidewalks and your dog walks nicely on leash, the added durability of a harness might not be necessary. If you hit the trails, though, a harness can help you
With so many leashes, collars, and harnesses crowding the shelves at your local pet retailer, how do you know which one is right for your pup?
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The Honest Kitchen provides natural human-grade pet food products for dogs and cats. Our gourmet recipes are 100% natural and gently dehydrated, not extruded. 

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