Here are our tips for tick removal…
Ditch the home remedies
You may have heard a few remedies for handling ticks, including using a lit match or petroleum jelly, among others. But these remedies don’t always work and may even make things worse. If the tick gets stimulated, it could release more (possibly infected) fluids into the bloodstream—the opposite of what you want to achieve. Continue reading
You won’t have to worry about mystery ingredients, byproducts or artificial flavors, just healthy goodness with real meat as the first ingredient. Get chicken pork or rabbit, seasoned with antioxidant-rich fruits, veggies, rosemary, turmeric and sage. Your dog will sit, stay and heel for this tasty treat!
Find Zuke’s Lil’ Links at your nearest Pet Supermarket Store!
Why do you want to get a dog?
What’s your main reason for getting a dog? Is it for your kids, for companionship, or to have a pet for play and exercise? Thinking about this first will help with your breed choice later.
Level of activity: couch potato or fireball?
This answer will depend on your lifestyle and how much time you can devote to your dog. In other words, don’t get a sporting or hunting breed if you can’t spend time outdoors with him. Keep in mind, puppies and toy breeds need play time too.
Size: From tote-sized to massive
The cute puppy will eventually grow to full size and that size needs to be accommodated. Whether you live in an apartment or home, your space may dictate the size of your dog. A Chihuahua will be at home either way, but an Akita will have a tight fit in a small space. Continue reading
- Get a breakdown of breeds in your dog’s last 3 ancestral generations.
- See the 5 best breed matches for your dog.
- Use this information to customize your dog’s diet and nutrition plan.
- Cater to your dog’s breed-specific needs for health, diet and training.
Learn more about your dog. Get a Mixed Breed DNA Test kit at your local Pet Supermarket.
Curb your loving attention
Yes, we know you love your dog. But try to avoid expressing your love by feeding them human food. Your dog enjoys getting your attention, whether it’s food related or not. The next time he begs, think playtime instead! Continue reading
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There are six to eight million pets in shelters each year, according to the Humane Society. We know that many of our customers adopt shelter pets, care for them responsibly and provide them with great lives.
But did you know you can do more? Besides offering a donation, you can also offer your time as a volunteer. Here are a few things you can do to help pets in your area:
Volunteer at a shelter
Shelters are in desperate need of volunteers to help care for animals at their facilities. Just one or two hours a week of your time is enough to make a difference in the lives of shelter animals who need feeding, bathing, petting and socializing. You can also ask about providing administrative support work from home. Continue reading
You’re not alone. But you can win the war against fleas if you’re consistent in your strategy.
Here are a few tips to keep fleas and ticks off your pets:
- Break the flea and tick life cycle with treatments you can use on your pet, such as “spot-on” or topical treatments. They kill fleas on your pets and also keep new eggs from hatching. Top brands we carry include Advantage II, Advantix II, and Frontline Plus. These products also attack flea eggs before they have a chance to hatch.
- Be consistent with your pet’s spot-on treatment. We recommend re-applying it every month.
- Flea shampoos are also a good “first attack” against fleas. If your dog is flea infested, follow directions for a flea bath or dip. Shampoos will rid pets of fleas, but won’t repel new fleas afterwards. Continue reading
Is exercise on your list of New Year’s Resolutions for 2013? Man’s best friend can be your best exercise partner.
With your dog as your workout companion, you’ll get a loyal and eager exercise partner in return. Research has shown that you’re more likely to stick to your fitness program if you exercise with your furry friend.
Here are a few tips for exercising with your dog:
Walk or jog your way to fitness
Ready to turn your dog walks into short exercise routines? It’s the easiest way to start and a brisk walk can be great exercise for both you and your doggie. Start slowly (10 to 15 minutes) and work your way up to longer walks or jogs. Up to 20 or 30 minutes should be OK for most dogs, depending on their breed and health.
Beyond the walk
While walking and jogging can be great activities, why stop there? Add more variety with dog-friendly activities like… Continue reading