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Down Boy! Stopping Your Boisterous Dog From Jumping

By Carol Hobbs

If you have ever walked into your friend’s house and at the door you get pounced on by a dog, then you probably know how annoying it feels. If you are dressed for an evening out and you go to your date’s house to pick him up and get jumped on and pawed by his dog, wouldn’t that make you mad? It is important as a dog owner to actively train your dog so that it does not jump on people when they walk into your house. Many people consider this a normal doggie behavior but as a cautionary measure, you should properly train your dog because you never know how an individual will react when a dog instantly pounces on him.

The effect is more tremendous if the victim involved is a child, an elderly person or a person who is handicapped. A child or a person who is handicapped can easily lose grip when pounced on by a dog and end up falling down and even if they don’t fall they are likely to be scared and upset by the situation, something definitely to be avoided.

If you have a dog, then the question should be why does it jump? To answer this, you should know that the three main reasons that may lead a dog to jump include excitement by the dog, a dog looking for attention and lastly a dog that is aggressive in nature will generally jump on people.

As a way of getting your dog to stop jumping, you need to take your dog through obedience training. The training requires that you come up with commands to effectively control your dog’s behavior. Among the commands you can come up with are commands like “sit” and “stop.” These commands will help you control your dog’s behavior anytime someone walks through your door.

There are other ways of ensuring your dog is well mannered if after training it has not yet grasped the commands or you have not yet started training it. Among the ways you can use include lifting up your knee whenever your dog begins to jump on you. This will act as a blockage preventing your dog from actually reaching on you. In case you are not good at balancing and you need to prevent your dog from jumping on you, you can simply turn your body away from the dog. You can continuously ignore your dog anytime it tries jumping on you until the dog stops jumping on you.

Once your dog changes its behavior and stops jumping on people, you can pet him and show him attention. By doing this, your dog will understand that he is only given attention when he stops jumping on people and so it will refrain from jumping on people.

If after trying all the possible solutions you still cannot control your dog from jumping on people, then you should think about using a choke collar. You can use a choke collar together with a leash. Every time your dog shows a behavior that is unacceptable, then all you need to do is give the leash a tug. Keep in mind that the main reason for using the choke collar is to control the dog’s behavior and not to hurt the dog. This measure will completely deter your dog from ever jumping on people.

The important points that you need not forget when dealing with a jumping dog include breaking this jumping habit immediately when your dog displays it and keeping in mind that dog obedience training session does not give instant results and so you should never give up on the training.

As a lasting solution, you should at no time give a treat to your dog in attempt to preventing it from jumping on guests. Some dog owners make this mistake and the dog gets different signals on how it should behave. You should be consistent on how you treat your dog and on the manner in which you reward it based on specific behaviors it shows. With this under consideration, then you should know that dog jumping is an easy habit to deal with if you use the right training. Patience, time and reinforcement are all you need and you will get your dog behaving in a good way.

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Jul 01, 2012 | 0 | Tips, Training

Looking for a Pet Tracking Device?

By Matthew Langlois

There is no doubt that pets are family. One of the major selling points for GPS pet tracking devices is that pets are family members too and you would want to be able to locate a family member if they happened to get lost. Many Pet owners are often so attached to their pets that they feel the animal is almost as important as one of their children or siblings. The very idea of the animal becoming lost and not returning home upsets them so much the pet owner looks for way to monitor or keep track of their pet.

Another form of pet tracking is a microchip, which a veterinarian will inject into the pet this microchip contains information like the pet owner’s name and address and any illnesses the pet has. There can be other information placed on this chip on a need to know basis. All this information actually can be found by the pet’s registration number, which is found on the tracking chip being run through the pet registry. This does nothing in helping one find their pet. The pet must be found then brought to a veterinarians office and scan the microchip. Only then can they determine where the dog is from and to whom it belongs.

Cats, dogs, ferrets and any animal you can keep a collar on can be tracked by using a pet tracking collar, however you can place the GPS tracking device in other areas if you can get it to stay attached. There are also harnesses available that can contain the GPS device.

GPS pet tracking devices come in all shapes and sizes and have recently begun to get smaller and smaller. The more portable the device is the easier it is to use to locate the lost pet and get it home safely.

Some of these pet tracking devices actually connect through a cellular phone to show the location of the pet. This means that the pet owner has to be within range of a cellular phone tower to use these devices. One advantage to this is that you can be on the other side of the world and know where your pet is at any given time.

Another type of GPS pet tracking equipment uses radio waves and signals to locate the lost pet. These devices are generally more expensive and only cover up to about a mile in distance between the owner and lost pet. The benefits behind these particular pet trackers are that there is no other expense once they are purchased and you don’t have to worry about having a phone signal or internet signal to track down your lost animal. They have a nice LCD screen that gives the pet owner a large array of information such as the distance between the pet and the owner, where the pet is located, which way the pet is going, and some even have compasses so that you know which direction you are going in.

There are also GPS tracking devices that use a web interface to locate the lost pet. The downside to these are unless you are able to use your cell phone or laptop computers you are pretty much going to need two people to carry out the search.

In order to keep peace of mind and to keep your pet safe, purchasing one of these devices is an excellent idea for every pet owner. Animals depend on their owners to look out for them and keep them safe from harm even though they do love the freedom of running throughout the neighborhood. All dogs, cats and any animal that can wear a collar definitely should have one of these types of GPS pet tracking devices just in case they wander to far from home one day.

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Jun 30, 2012 | 0 | dog safety, Tips

Tips To Control the Excess Barking Of Your Dog

By Ahmed Jamil

It is through barking that dogs communicate with each other or with their owners. This is a very common behavior associated with your dog, and therefore, there is nothing to be worried about it. However, do you think that your dog barks excessively that it goes out of control? This is really true that when your dogs bark in excess, it can cross your limits of patience. Constant barking can also be a great disturbance not only for you, but for your neighbors, as well. Though there are solutions through which you will be able to control the excess barking of your dog, yet before you try to quiet your dog, you should try to find out the exact reasons or the message behind the barking.

Different reasons for barking:

There are of course different reasons for which your dog might bark. Therefore, before finding out the solutions, you should try to find out the cause of the underlying problem. Some of the common causes include:

· Protection of the territory- when they think that their territories are occupied by someone else, they go through a sense of insecurity and this in turn, leads them to frequent barking.

· Anxiety- they are often frustrated or anxious when they are away from their owners or they can also be frustrated by a particular situation, especially when they are confined in any place.

· Pain- they can also bark in order to communicate a sense of pain due to illness or injury.

· Danger- often, when your dogs sense danger, it might induce them to bark excessively.

Stop excess barking:

As there are different reasons for your dogs to bark, in a similar way, there are also different ways through which you can stop the excess barking habit of your dog.

· There are plenty of bark collars available on the market. If you get these bark collars, you can tie it around the neck of your dog, so that they do not bark in excess.

· You should always try to keep your dog active, as a result of which the chances of excess barking will also get reduced. If possible, you should also take your dog for regular walks, or you can also indulge in some fitness games to make it bark less.

· You should also teach some obedience training to your dog, so that you can improve the ability of your dog to discern the threats, and thereby stop barking in excess.

· You should also not encourage the excessive barking of your dog. If it barks excessively, do not reward it, and try to treat him only when he is quiet. This will definitely be helpful.

· If you think that your dog is barking excessively, you should try to change his routine, and bring about some necessary changes. If you think that it is barking due to confinement, you should try to release him in an open space.

Thus, there are several things that you can do in order to control the excess barking of your dog.

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Jun 03, 2012 | 0 | Tips

Two Dogs Caught in a Divorce: What Can You Do?

By Ron Ayalon

Divorces are usually messy enough without adding custody battles over dogs into the mix. But if you find yourself in a situation where your ex-husband wants to take one of the dogs but you don’t want to separate them, things can get tricky. Divorces are very personal; the situation between you and your ex will be very specific to you and him and you’ll need to decide whether you can reason with him out or if you’ll have to take this battle to the judge.

If there’s a way to avoid bringing the matter to a judge, you should try everything in your power to find that way: if you can, try to compromise out of court. But as divorces aren’t always so easy, it might be difficult to do this, and that’s where a judge is going to step in.

The way the law is currently written, dogs are regarded as property, and thus Buster and Lulu will likely be treated the same way a home or a car or furniture would be treated in a divorce. If you and your ex can’t come to a decision about what to do with the dogs, the court will decide for you, and that’s often based on whose name is on the dog’s registration and vet records. If you adopted Buster and Lulu as a couple, your chances are much better for keeping them both than if your ex brought one or both into the relationship from his own home first. If ownership is not so black and white, then the court will treat it a bit more like a child custody battle, deciding where the dogs would find a better home. Finances, size of house/yard and time spent at home all come into play in this case.

Divorce is going to be stressful for Buster and Lulu. They can sense human feelings and have probably been feeling the stress between you and your ex for a while. Depending on your situation, they might be changing locations to a new home. You want what’s best for them, and that would be trying to change things as little as possible.

Separating them will add stress to their lives and if they’re very close, they will miss each other. Whether or not the court treats them as objects of property or not, the fact is that they have feelings. If they were raised together, they’ve bonded and aren’t likely to enjoy separation.

The fact of the matter is you just want what’s best for your dogs. Just as the judge would use finances, size of house/yard and time spent at home to determine where the dogs should go, you should too. If keeping both dogs with you gives them the best life in terms of these things as well as staying together, then you’re making the right choice. But if you’re moving into a smaller space where two dogs would be uncomfortable living, or your finances will be tight supporting both of them, you should carefully consider your choice.

If it stands that both dogs would have a happy and abundant life with you, try to reason with your ex. If things get heated in person, try writing a letter instead. Make it clear that you’re not considering personal feelings at all and you simply want what’s best for these two loving creatures you’ve cared for so long. Your lawyer might be able to advise you about what a judge would do in a custody battle over the dogs; if it’s in your favor, let your ex know that he’ll probably lose if he fights. It may just sway him to let go.

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May 29, 2012 | 0 | Tips

Soothing Your Pet’s Fear of the Veterinarian

By Christa M O’Conner

There aren’t many pets that generally enjoy trips to the veterinary clinic. Barking dogs, crying cats, strange people in lab coats who smell funny can all be strange sensations for your pet. This is especially true of exam rooms where they get hoisted onto a cold, slippery metal table and often get poked a prodded, blood taken, shots, and even have their temperature taken through their rectum. This can be a traumatic experience for pets and can lead to struggling, shaking, and sometimes even aggressiveness. There is a way to prepare your pet for successful trips to the veterinarian, since yearly checkups and the occasional sick visit are necessary evils.

Prevention is going to be easier than trying to cure a fear that has already developed. Take your kitten or puppy to the veterinary clinic early to get associated with the staff and location on a pleasant note. Most clinics allow patients to stop by to socialize without needing to get an exam. Associating the staff and the clinic with positive aspects such as pets and belly rubs will go a long way in getting your pet comfortable with the idea of visiting the veterinarian when it’s time to get exams and procedures done.

Another great method to get your pet used to being poked and prodded is to do mock exams at home a few times before your first annual exam. Lift your pet up on a table (if small enough) that has a towel on it so that they won’t slip. Give them a treat for sitting up there nicely. Check their ears, eyes, and mouth and give them a treat. Manipulate their paws and toes like you would if you had to cut their nails (don’t cut just yet, this is just practice) and give them a treat. Lift each leg and give them a treat. By repeating this process over and over again, your dog or cat will become used to the sensations and procedure of a typical annual exam which will help greatly when it comes time for the real thing.

Because pets are very in tune with humans’ emotions and demeanor, make sure you stay calm and relaxed when you go to take your pet to the vet. Tension and stress will easily be sensed by your pet so it’s important to remain calm and happy when you venture with your pet to the vet clinic.

Preventing and curing your pet’s fear of the veterinary clinic will go a long way with creating a good and stable relationship between you and your pet.

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May 28, 2012 | 0 | Dog health, Tips

Are You Ready to Have a Dog?

By Christina Graham

There are various reasons why someone would like to have a dog, including you. Maybe you want someone to go with you while you’re out for a run, have someone to sit on your lap and cuddle with you while you’re watching TV. Maybe getting a dog will help your kids learn the responsibility of taking care of one, or simply because you want your kids to have fun and play with the dog. Either way, getting a dog is a huge responsibility. Are you ready to commit to taking care of a dog for 10-15 years? Yes, that’s how long dog’s live, not to mention the expenses incurred while taking care of one. So what makes you think you’re ready to have a dog?

Basic Needs

Just like humans, you should also prepare for your dog’s basic needs. These are food and shelter. Supplying your dog’s food means giving him the food that will provide all the nutrition that he needs. Not only that, but you would also need to give him medications, and vitamins, to cure or prevent certain allergies or illnesses, and help boost your dog’s immune system to fight off other possible sicknesses. Shelter is also another basic need. Having him live in your home won’t be enough. You should also be able to provide him his beddings, and an area where he can run and play around. You should also make sure that you have baby gates to prevent your dog from entering restricted areas around your house.

Physical Activities

You should also be aware that dogs need to get their exercise, and play time as well. Dog’s who don’t get any exercise at all either become moody and lazy or even more hyper around the house. You should get them the provided exercise and play time that they need in order for them to develop a healthy lifestyle as well. Besides play time, you should also have the patience to train your dog. Training your dog will teach him discipline, especially when you have other people around your house or around your dog. You should have the patience to teach your dog how to behave in front of other people, adults and kids included. Training your dog would also help you from the headaches of constantly barking, and using the restroom in places he shouldn’t and so on.

Time and Understanding

Your dog also needs your companionship. You should also always have time to spend with your dog. Some dogs also have separation anxiety from their owners. It is essential for you to train your dog, to alleviate separation anxiety, or if you are going to leave for an extended period of time, make sure you can find a dog sitter who can take care of your dog. And most of all, you should understand that your dog will also make mistakes. He will chew on your shoes, pee in the carpet, and accidentally break your most expensive vase and so on. You have to understand that these things aren’t things that he does purposefully to get on your nerves, he just needs a little bit of your training to teach him what he should and shouldn’t do, most of all, he needs your forgiveness. Just because he made a mistake you shouldn’t abandon your dog. Forgive him and in order for him not to make the same mistake again, teach him.

Christina Graham has been a veterinarian surgery tech and/or dog groomer for over 15 years. And in those years has gained an invaluable knowledge regarding all aspects of dogs. That’s why she created The Daily Pooch, a daily blog dedicated to dog lovers. She posts regular updates on all aspects of your dog’s life from training to health and nutrition and everything in between. Head over to TheDailyPooch.com to see what it’s all about.

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May 24, 2012 | 0 | Choosing your dog, Tips, Understanding Your Dog

Dog Games

By Larry A Binford

These games for dogs can be played out in the garden, on dog walks, in the house; as a matter of fact, these games can be played anywhere!

Suggested Dog Games:

Hide a treat or toy in the house, in the garden or anywhere else outside the house. Then ask Rover (your dog) to look for it. You may have to provide a little assistant for him/her. While hiding the treat or toy, move your pet so that he/she is not within sight or simply pretend that you are placing the treat/toy in different locations.

Throw the treat into grass in a way that makes it not visible. Then send your dog to search for find it. You can make the game a little less easy by:
• Not sending him/her for one minute or more, so that he/she is less likely to remember the precise location.
• Calling him/her away from the treat and then sending them to look for it.
• Calling the pet away, then asking him/her to something else such as asking him/her to sit or go fetch a toy, before sending him/her out to find the treat.

Another good technique used by a reputable dog behaviourist is to have a variety of boxes. Hide a treat under one of these boxes. You can have the dog leave the room or, if your dog is watching you, just act as if you are hiding the treat under each box. Then send your pet to search for the treat. He/she may knock the boxes over in order to find the treat, or it may simply choose to indicate the treat by pawing at it. You can then lift the box your dog to gain his/her reward. Dog games like this can be made more difficult as detailed above.

Whilst it is necessary that dog games are to be loads of fun, a good dog behaviourist will have some degree of control over the dog.

With dog games, you will not only get to increase your dog’s intelligence, you will also get to bond with your dog as well. With the assistance of a reputable dog behaviourist, and simple dog training games, you can help your dog become intelligent and improve its ability to think and focus.

If you want to hire the services of an expert dog behaviourist, just make sure that you choose a reputable one. Some dog behaviourists train dogs without making use of coercive or aversive methods, and rely on praise or treats.

There are other dog behaviourists who believe in using treats, praises and coercive methods and tools to train dogs. But, the general idea is NOT to make use of methods that could cause fear, confusion and pain.

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May 21, 2012 | 0 | Tips

How to Properly Deal With Fleas on Your Dog

By Christina Graham

Fleas can be very irritating and annoying, not only to our dogs, but to us as well. You’ll find yourself itching and scratching along with your dog, because fleas don’t only feed on dogs and cats. They will feed on any the blood of mammals, and yes, that includes humans too. So how does one deal with fleas?

What are Fleas?

There are a wide variety of fleas however; there is only one type of flea that cause dogs the most problems. This flea is also known as Ctenocephalides felis. Fleas are tiny parasitic insects with no wings that have 6 legs, and hind legs made for jumping long distances. Did you know that a flea can jump up to 30 feet? That’s why these fleas can also be a nuisance for pet owners and can cause severe itching on us too.

How do I Prevent Fleas?

This may sound too obvious, but the best way to prevent your dog from flea infestation is cleaning and grooming your dog regularly. If your dog isn’t infested with these tiny creatures yet, you should give your dog regular baths with flea repellent shampoo. But if your dog already has fleas, you can also buy flea shampoos over the counter to get rid of this tiny critters feeding on your dog. Try to avoid spot on treatments, as this can be toxic, and even deadly. You can try hot spot treatment sprays. It gives immediate relief to your dog. I give them to my dog, and it works great. Of course, it never hurts to consult your veterinarian for medications for these parasites.

Did you also know that fleas love to attack weaker dogs and cats? Fleas prefer to attack malnourished dogs because of their poor and weak immune systems. That is why it is essential for pet owners to give their dogs healthy diets and maintain great nutrition. Try to avoid chemical preservatives in your dog’s food, and always look for meat as the first ingredient. And just like humans, dog needs vitamins to boost their health and immune system too. There are natural supplements out there that are 100% pure, safe and effective. Vitamins can help strengthen your pet’s skin and immune system that can be caused by flea bites, or allergic reactions from the saliva of the flea, and other possible infections.

So remember, if you want a happy and healthy dog, regular grooming, and good nutrition is the best way to protect your dog.

Christina Graham has been a veterinarian surgery tech and/or dog groomer for over 15 years. And in those years has gained an invaluable knowledge regarding a dogs health and nutrition. That’s why she created DogVitaminFacts.com to dispel any false myths and offer an honest helpful insight into the importance of good nutrition and a quality dog vitamin supplement for your dog. Go to DogVitaminFacts.com to learn even more.

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May 20, 2012 | 0 | Dog health, Tips

Why Taking Your Dog To Office is a Good Idea?

By Brenda Lyttle

Look at that adorable pooch under the table! Isn’t he cute? You look at the friendly dog under your worktable and the entire day’s stress just vanishes in a minute. Although your pet cannot help you with paper work, he can keep stress away and help you work productively. Given below are 4 benefits of taking your dog to office.

  1. You Are Less Stressed – The office work takes its toll on you. An argument with the boss or rushing to meet deadlines stress you like nothing else. Keeping your dog beside you at work helps to reduce stress. A study conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University observed that workers who reported for work with their dog were less stressed as compared to those without dogs.
  2. There Is More Interaction Between Employees – A dog at work is sure to be the subject of all talks. The pooch in question will attract a lot of attention and people who preferred to send you an email from their seat will walk over to talk to you. Even that guy you have secretly been eyeing for such a long time is keen on chatting with you. So what if the topic is your dog? You can chat about yourselves later on after you get to know him better.
  3. Your Things At Home Are Intact – When you leave your dog at home and come to work, he gets bored. He relieves his boredom by chewing curtains or your shoes. Getting a pet is easy but taking care of him is difficult, especially if that pet is a dog.
  4. You Dog Is Not Stressed – Dogs love to be around people and pine away when they are left alone. Taking your dog to your workplace will keep him happy and he won’t take out his boredom on your favorite shoes or curtains. He will enjoy lying at your feet while you work and you will enjoy the feeling of togetherness with your dog too.

Some people may tell you that dogs should not be taken to the office but they are wrong. If you have a pet dog, it becomes your responsibility to take care of him. Taking care is not just feeding him or giving him exercise. It is also being with him always so that he does not miss you. Why get a dog if you are going to leave him alone?

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May 08, 2012 | 0 | Tips

7 Easy Steps to Start Living Eco-Friendly With Your Pet

By Elizabeth Daschner

You effect the environment in everything you do. Sometimes its positive and sometimes it’s negative. You have the ability to make good decisions. The decisions you make affect the world you and your pet live in. Here are a few tips to make you a more responsible pet owner.

  1. Do more walking instead of driving your car. Dogs love to walk. This is excellent exercise for both of you while reducing your carbon footprint. Outfit your pup with a matching collar and leash from Preston Ribbons. This is a great way to clear your head and the air at the same time. Taking time to really enjoy the world around you will make you more aware why every little bit helps. Just because you are walking doesn’t mean you can’t stop and smell the flowers. You will come to appreciate your environment more.
  2. Always pick up your pets waste. Pet waste, in and of itself, has a negative impact on the environment when it is not cleaned up. But, you must also be mindful of the impact pet waste bags (poop bags) have on the environment. Luckily, there are a wide variety of earth friendly poop bags on the market that are biodegradable or manufactured out of recycled materials. Pick up some waste bags made from recycled materials from Dog Bag. Do your part to limit the impact on our landfills.
  3. Feed your pooch organic or natural food and treats. Make sure what you feed your dog is free of pesticides, hormones, antibiotics or other artificial ingredients. These manufacturing processes are bad for the earth and bad for your dog. There are now many varieties of food and treats to choose from. Try to find Wagatha’s Organic Biscuits for a safe and health treat for your pup. It’s up to you to carefully read through ingredients that are posted on the package, to insure you are feeding your pal a healthy and safe diet. If you are not sure, go to the company’s website or call their help line. If you still have questions, contact your veterinarian.
  4. Use products to groom your dog that are free of toxic chemicals. These toxic grooming products go down your drain and into our waterways. Some grooming products contain chemicals that are fine for the pet’s coat, but may cause harm if ingested. Dogs naturally lick themselves to groom. Natural products are generally plant-based. But, once again, you must research the ingredients to determine if the product is safe. Some of the more harsh products are those designed for pest and parasite control and elimination. Check out the grooming products offered by Caine & Able for a safe and natural alternative to harsh chemicals. It is best to check with your veterinarian before using these products, especially if your pup has had adverse reactions in the past, as it relates to skin and eye issues.
  5. Provide your dog with safe toys. It’s best if you can find safe toys made from recycled materials. The use of recycled materials will help reduce the burden on our over flowing landfills. As a general rule, toys and treats made in the U.S.A are safer for your pet and the environment because they are manufactured under United States environmental manufacturing laws and standards. Dog’s toys must be safe since most dogs aggressively chew their toys, and in the process, ingest trace amounts of the toy. With a little effort, you can find toys made from renewable sources like cotton, wool, hemp and latex. A great source for dog toys made in the U.S.A from recycled and renewable materials is a little company in California called Doggles.
  6. Fertilizers and pesticides are not good for your dog or the environment. But, unfortunately these products and chemicals are hard to avoid. But you can take the first step by not using these products anywhere that your pet roams. I am speaking about your yard at home. Your dog walks, lies and eats the grass in your yard. She will then clean herself ingesting all the toxins from the lawn. Not to mention, what chemicals may have been absorbed through her paws. If you feel you must use fertilizers or provide pest control for your lawn, do it wisely. You can always outfit your dog with Pawz reusable boots to protect her feet. There are products available that are “pet friendly.” However, the term “pet friendly” can be misleading so read the ingredients and warnings carefully.
  7. Lastly, do your part. Recycle everything you can (cans, plastic, paper, card board, motor oil, electronics, etc.). It’s easy now. With a little effort you can find the safe and “green” way to dispose of just about anything. Who knows, maybe that plastic water bottle you recycled will end up back in your home as a dog’s toy or bed filling. Check with your city or county waste management offices to determine where you can recycle your waste.

All these little things really add up over the long run. Just think if everyone participated; what a difference we could make. And it’s not that hard. Just knowing you and your pet are contributing to optimize your health and the earth’s ecological balance will put a smile on your face. Leaving one less carbon footprint or four paw prints on our environment is the least we can do for our children.

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May 06, 2012 | 0 | Tips