Pet Care Tips Billings MT

Tick Season:

Tick Season:

Montana has had a Spring season with above average precipitation, and the extra wet and cool Spring helped those creepy crawlies—the ticks—establish themselves. Now ticks are active in Montana for most the of the year, but they are particularly active in the Spring and the early-to-mid summer months (they are around in late-summer and fall […]

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  July 11, 2018   No comments
Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

The usual symptom for separation anxiety is destructive behavior: a dog may chew on things in the house, turn over furniture, use the restroom inside the house where he or she knows it’s not allowed, and bark excessively. And for most dogs these behaviors can be curbed, although it is a difficult behavior to change […]

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  May 10, 2018   No comments
Doggie Health Tips:  Keeping A Dog’s Teeth Healthy

Doggie Health Tips: Keeping A Dog’s Teeth Healthy

Dog teeth do require some regular maintenance. In fact, it’s important, for a dog’s long-term dental health, to have his or her teeth cleaned routinely. No, you don’t need to keep to the same human-type rigorous routine of twice-daily brushings and once-daily flossing, but you do need to keep to some type of regular schedule; […]

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  April 7, 2018   No comments
Dog Barking

Dog Barking

Depending on the circumstances dog barking is both a welcome or unwelcome sound. A dog is going to bark for any number of reasons; it’s a dog’s way of communicating. A dog may bark when he or she is excited—happy or nervous—or when he or she is acting on protective instincts. But not always is […]

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  March 4, 2018   No comments
Dog Behavioral Problems: Jumping

Dog Behavioral Problems: Jumping

All dogs have a natural tendency to jump up on people. It’s their way of saying hello. We’re taller than the dog and they want to jump up to greet us, to get our attention. It’s a habit that begins at a very early age in a dog’s life. But it’s also a habit that […]

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  February 5, 2018   No comments
Dog Hair

Dog Hair

There are five different types of dog coats: smooth coat, double coat, wire coat, long coat, and curly coat. Each coat type will have its own grooming needs. And here’s a few grooming tips for each type. Smooth Coat Breeds This type of coat does not need daily grooming. But when you do groom the […]

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  January 6, 2018   No comments
Brush Your Dog!

Brush Your Dog!

Your dog’s coat, regardless of its breed, will need some maintenance with a brush. Even designer breeds, those breeds which have a very low incidence of shedding, still need maintenance. Regardless of shedding, a dog can still get tangles in its coat, dirt and grass can accumulate, etc. A brush will both clean the dog’s […]

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  October 6, 2017   No comments
Leash Training

Leash Training

Leash training your dog can be very important for both the health and safety of you, your dog, and everyone else. Sometimes people treat their dogs like contemporaries, and they walk the sidewalks, streets, and trails without much consideration for a leash. And in certain circumstances that’s fine: dog parks, some recreational trails, places outside […]

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  August 10, 2017   No comments
Crate Train a Puppy

Crate Train a Puppy

If you are planning to get a puppy you will likely begin by crate training it. Crate training is extremely helpful for three (although there are more) reasons. First, a puppy can’t damage anything, when it’s in the crate. Puppies like to explore their worlds, and oftentimes they explore it with their mouths. So, a […]

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  July 9, 2017   No comments