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If Pets Had Thumbs

If Pets Had Thumbs

Have you ever wondered what your pet would be like if they had more human abilities, like, let's say, opposable thumbs? We’ve compiled a list of the top eight things pets would do if they indeed had opposable thumbs. Give You the Thumbs-Up – They would probably give...

Dog Grooming Tips for Spring

Dog Grooming Tips for Spring

Spring brings with it new blooms, fresh pollen, and for pets, shedding of old coats. Spring is the perfect time to pay some extra attention to pamper and to maintain your dog’s fantastic fur coat. It will be a much-needed relief for your dog to receive some help...

How to Find the Best Winter Dog Coat

How to Find the Best Winter Dog Coat

Buying your dog a winter wardrobe may be a necessity, luxury, entertainment, or maybe all three! No matter the reason, our busy lifestyles often leave us wondering where to find the best winter apparel for our dogs that match our budget. Fear not, we’ve compiled a...

Protecting Your Dog’s Paws From De-Icers

Protecting Your Dog’s Paws From De-Icers

Did you know that the salt used to melt ice and snow is one of the biggest dangers to the health of your dog’s paws? It’s true! In many areas of the world, the combination of icy temperatures and precipitation can spell disaster in more ways than one. Unfortunately,...

Winter Pet Safety Tips

Winter Pet Safety Tips

You know how the song goes… “Oh… the weather outside is frightful.” The inclement weather that winter brings can be “frightful” for your fur-kids too! But your pet care professionals at Next Level Pet Care are here to help you keep your pets safe with the best winter...

Can Dogs Get Frostbite?

Can Dogs Get Frostbite?

Frostbite is a medical term used to describe damage to the skin and other tissue due to extreme cold. Frostbite tends to occur on the extremities of the body furthest from the heart and in tissues with plenty of exposed surface area. You already know that humans can...

Why I Don’t Use Retractable Leashes

Why I Don’t Use Retractable Leashes

For many pet owners, taking your dog for a walk is part of your daily routine. However, finding the perfect leash to fit your dog’s weight, height, and walking pace can be a challenge. Because of this, many pet owners turn to flexi leashes (retractable leashes). ...

How to Calm a Dog the Natural Way

How to Calm a Dog the Natural Way

Dogs are no stranger to the unpleasant experiences associated with fears, phobias, and anxiety. As a pet parent, there’s not much worse than seeing your dog suffer and not knowing how to help. Luckily, there are ways to calm a dog naturally, and we’ve got them for you...

The Pros and Cons of the Local Dog Park

The Pros and Cons of the Local Dog Park

Are you on the fence about taking your dog to the dog park? Are you wondering about what the benefits and risks might be? I understand. We all want what is best for our dogs. But, sometimes we just don’t know what to do, so we don’t do anything. That doesn’t have to...