Pet Tips

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
Kids and Pets

Kids and Pets

Pets and kids are well matched. Pets are fun for kids and kids are fun for—most—pets. Time spent with a pet can provide a child with the type of inimitable experience that he or she will hopefully carry all through his or her adulthood. But there are reasons to be cautious: pets don’t always understand […]

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  December 4, 2017   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
Dog Illnesses

Dog Illnesses

This summer parts of Montana had an explosion of doggy illness, or more specifically, what vets around Montana believe to be a form of canine influenza. Gallatin county, especially, had dogs getting sick with symptoms that vets at first called a form of kennel cough, symptoms that progressed to the more severe condition of pneumonia, […]

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  September 10, 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
Litter Box Training for Kittens

Litter Box Training for Kittens

Cats have a natural instinct to use sand or soil to eliminate their waste, so training a kitten to use a litter box is not difficult. Most kittens will begin to use a litter box at three or four weeks of age, which is about the time most kittens are ready to go home with […]

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  October 6, 2016   No comments
Pregnancy & Cats

Pregnancy & Cats

Mama cats are pretty adept at taking care of themselves, but there’s still a few tweaks you’ll want to make to help keep them healthy and comfortable. How To Tell If A Cat Is Pregnant If your cat is more than four months old, she’s capable of becoming pregnant and will go in and out […]

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  August 30, 2016   No comments