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Keep Your Pets Safe This Independence Day

4th of July is upon us once again! This week’s celebrations will be filled with family and friends, food and drinks, and plenty of elaborate fireworks displays to honor our nation’s independence. We scoured the web (along with having some of our own experiences as pet owners) finding the best tips for having a safe holiday. This time of the year is notorious for the high numbers of runaway pets who become overwhelmed with panic due to fireworks. Before celebrating this July 4th, keep the following in mind to ensure the best holiday for both you and your pets:

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Dog and Corgi Pups

Raw versus Veggie: Doggy diets that ditch the cans!

These days it seems like more people are jumping on the healthy or dare I say unusual diet bandwagon, and they are bringing their pets along for the ride. Being a veggie myself I looked around and found a couple more popular alternatives to your typical canned food and bagged kibble and here is what I found about current diets.  Continue reading

If you have an elderly pet, you will want to take careful measurements and install the door as low as possible

Pet Doors for the Elderly Dog

We get calls from quite a few customers that are trying to find a pet door for their senior pet. Some call that have never even owned a pet door, but because now their dog takes a certain type of medication they need to be let out much more frequently, often in the middle of the night, and a pet door is a wonderful solution. Others are replacing an existing pet door because it’s become too uncomfortable to use, let’s face it we all get a little less spry the older we get, so going through the same smaller opening or having to duck down all the time might not be as easy. Could be because the door was mounted too low or too high or with some breeds problems like hip dysplasia and arthritis might be a factor in needing a door mounted much lower that still offers a taller opening. Possibly some not so large breeds like Corgis and Doxies that may be short in stature, but have longer bodies that can make them prone to back problems, so a low step over is very important. Continue reading