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11
Dec 2017

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 bodies furthest from the heart and in tissues with plenty of exposed surface area. Dogs are not immune to frostbite, and they are most likely to get it on their paws, ears, and tail. Especially if the dog is damp or wet, there is a higher chance that the mentioned parts can get frostbite. How to Prevent Frostbite The smaller the dog, the harder......

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04
Sep 2017
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-leads (retractable leashes).   Because retractable leashes can offer a little more ease for the operator and freedom for the pet they may seem like the ideal choice, but flexi-leads can be quite dangerous, to both pets and pet owners. FLEXI-LEAD DANGERS FOR PETS Knowing the dangers that accompany flexi-leads......

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28
Aug 2017
Calming your Dog the Natural Way

  Dogs, unfortunately, are no stranger to the unpleasant experiences associated with fears, phobias, and anxiety. Fortunately, there are ways to calm your dog naturally! First, you should really make yourself aware of and understand the differences of fears, phobias, and anxiety. Fear is an emotion that is felt in response to a real or imagined threat.  This feeling produces action that in the nervous system that tells your dog to react in one way or another which is known as the fight or flight effect.  Fear is completely normal and without......

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21
Aug 2017

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 don’t we? Sometimes we just don’t know what to do so we don’t do anything. That doesn’t have to be the case!  I’m here to help you make the best decision for your dog when it comes to whether or not to take him to the local dog park.   Pros Exercise.  Exercise will keep your dog......

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14
Aug 2017

Have you ever wondered what your fur-kid would say if it could talk? We’ve come up with a few things we think they would tell us: Dog: Was that a door? A DOOR?. Did you hear a door shut? I heard a door shut; I know I did. I better go check the front door. And the back door. And the windows. And bark. And bark…and BARRRRRKKKK some more. Cat: Hey Hooman. Yes, I’m independent but if you leave me for a week by myself with a bunch of cat food and......

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24
Jul 2017
How To Stop Your Dog From Being Lazy This Summer!

How To Stop Your Dog From Being Lazy This Summer! It can be quite challenging to keep your dog constantly entertained and coming up with fun ideas that you and your dog can take part in can be quite a strenuous task. It can even be more exhausting than actually implementing those tasks if you do not have any help. Why should you ensure your dog stays active? The first reason is that if your dog is bored, with nothing to do, the likelihood of him getting into trouble is higher than......

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10
Jul 2017

We’re in the thick of summer and one thing that pets and humans alike despise is mosquitoes. Did you know that your fur-kid’s fur-coat does NOT protect them from mosquito bites? Not only can mosquito bites cause irritation and possibly allergic reactions, but mosquitoes can also transmit dangerous diseases to your pet like: West Nile Virus Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. …and the most dangerous…..Heartworm!!! Which brings us to the question, how do I keep my pet from being bitten from mosquitos? The answer is to destroy their living environment......

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03
Jul 2017
What to do if you found or lost a pet?

Did the fireworks scare off your pup? or did you find a dog, cat, or other pet roaming in your neighborhood? Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do, where to post, and who to trust. Here’s a list of steps to take.  If you found a pet: Check to see if it has a phone number, name, or other contact information on a collar, tag, or tattoo. If there is contact information, utilize it to contact the owner. If there is no contact information, but there is an owner’s name, and......

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26
Jun 2017
Don’t Let Your July 4th Go To The Dogs

Hey fur-parents! Next Level Pet Care is dedicated to the health and wellness of your furries, so we want to send out a PSA to let you know that in all likelihood your pets are TERRIFIED of the fireworks that come along with Independence Day Celebrations. In fact, the American Humane Association reports that July 5 is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters. Why? Well, consider this: Animal shelters all across the United States the day after Fourth of July are inundated with pets that panicked at the noise......

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19
Jun 2017

Summer’s here! Spoil your fur-kid with these fun ideas for dates with your doggy! Explore your city with your fur-kid. Visit a local Farmer’s Market Go on a picnic. Go shopping at a pet-friendly store. Take a morning walk. Go on a coffee date. Check out an outdoor movie. Go camping. Get some ice cream together. Have a pet-friendly BBQ in your own backyard with your people-friends and their fur-kids.   You can do fun outings like this every week, or more often with dogs that require more exercise. Don’t forget to......

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