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  • Five Things Your Cat Should Never Eat!

    Milk
    All cat owners know their cats love milk, but is it alright to give your cat some? Most cats are generally lactose-intolerant, so their digestive systems cannot process dairy products. Giving your cat milk, cheese, or any other dairy products can be harmful to your cat because it can upset their stomachs and lead to [...]

    Posted on October 19, 2014 in Animal Lovers

    Written by: Paul Kan

  • How big will my puppy get?

    Whether you are shopping for a pet door or just wondering, it’s a common to question how big your puppy will become as it becomes fully grown. While not an exact science, there are a few different ways to project it reasonably well. One is to look at your dog’s parents or adult siblings. Alternatively [...]

    Posted on October 18, 2014 in Dog Doors

    Written by: Nick Pullano

  • Popsicles!

    We're in a heat wave right now in San Luis Obispo, CA. Summer might be over, but the heat sure isn't! There is something so refreshing about a nice cold dessert during these uncomfortably warm afternoons. We humans love to grab some ice cream, frozen yogurt, or a smoothie. But what about our pets? They [...]

    Posted on October 5, 2014 in Animal Lovers

    Written by: Rachel Long

  • Ask Dr Bone!

     
    Ask Dr. Bone

     
     
     
     
    Dr Bone, how do I stop my dog from peeing on my slippers?
    Gladys
     
    Gladys, your dog loves you! You want to mess with his feelings?  Get a hamster you mushuganuh!

    Dr Bone, my dog Rusty bit my boyfriend. Should I have him put down?
    Betsy
     
    Betsy,  yes! Have your boyfriend put down just as quickly as [...]

    Posted on October 3, 2014 in Ask Dr Bone

    Written by: Alan Lethers

  • How Engaging is Your Pet's Lifestyle?

    So you get home, take the dog on a walk, play a bit of fetch, then return home and feed him a nutritious meal. Or you rub the indoor-only cat behind her ears and scoop her out some of her favorite wet food. That's it, right? Not necessarily! Your pet might not be getting the [...]

    Posted on September 15, 2014 in Dog Doors

    Written by: Rachel Long

  • Office puppy diaries volume 5: nutrition

    Puppies grow...fast. In fact, dogs usually reach 90% of their adult weight by the age of 6 months. Since Mikey's a Border Collie, she'll likely grow to be 35-40 lbs range. This means that at 6 months she'll likely be ~32-36 lbs or so. We got her at 8 weeks when she weighed only about [...]

    Posted on July 25, 2014 in Office puppy diaries

    Written by: Nick Pullano

  • Office puppy diaries volume 4: no begging (kind of)

    Getting your dog not to beg is not easy. As with most dog training efforts, it requires lots of patience and consistency on your part. One of the key members of our pack is the lovable Loki. Loki is a great dog, but has developed this peculiar habit. He knows he's not supposed to beg [...]

    Posted on July 17, 2014 in Dog Doors

    Written by: Nick Pullano

  • 6 Ways the Endura Flap™ Will Make Your Life Easier

    While man's best friend undoubtedly brings indescribable joy into our lives each day, our pet's needs simply can't be put on hold awaiting our schedules. And no — it's likely that your furry friend didn't get the memo that after putting in long hours at work, you've decided to sleep in on Saturday. It's at times like these that the benefits of having a dog door become more apparent. Here, then, are six ways that the Endura Flap™ — the best dog door available in the marketplace — will make your life easier.

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    Posted on July 15, 2014 in Cat Doors, Dog Doors, Endura Flap, Pet Doors and was tagged with cat doors, dog doors, endura flap, pet doors

    Written by: Nick Pullano

  • Office puppy diaries volume 3: can puppies play with bigger dogs?

    While your puppy can be a little ball of boundless energy and may want to play with everything, should you let them? As we mentioned in an earlier post, it's important the puppy's had all their shots before they really go nose-to-nose with other dogs.
    There are other reasons to be cautious. It is not uncommon [...]

    Posted on July 11, 2014 in Office puppy diaries

    Written by: Nick Pullano

  • Top 3 Reasons Why Your Pet Isn't Using Your Pet Door

    Dog looking out dog doorA pet door can be the perfect solution for busy pet owners and active pets. When pets are able to let themselves out, a range of issues are solved. The result is more independence for both the pet and the owner. Some of the benefits of pet doors include: • No longer having to schedule and plan around letting the pet out • No more sudden wake-ups in the middle of the night • Fewer messes to clean up in the home • More freedom and more exercise for pets While all those benefits sound great, some pets take to pet doors much more easily than others. Pet door problems and lack of use can happen for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the most common:

    Posted on July 10, 2014 in Cat Doors, Dog Doors, Pet Doors

    Written by: Nick Pullano

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