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Keeping Pets Calm During Holidays and Travel PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:21

Anxiety is one of the most common issues we face with ourselves and our pets at any time of year, but nerves seem to become even more strained during the holidays. Here are some tips for keeping pets calm and people safe during the busiest time of the year.

 

Remember that calming pets is not a “one size fits all”. Some animals will react very favorably to certain remedies, while others will react poorly. Patience will be your strongest weapon as pets adjust to, and learn to trust, their new environment. Never give up on a pet – we have yet to see a case that can’t be resolved with some ingenuity and hard work.

 

Giving your pets an option to leave a crowded room is one of the most important things you can do. It may be beneficial to even keep pets in a quiet room until things quiet down (which has the added benefit of making sure no one accidentally lets them escape during a party. Whatever you do, the safety of your pets and guests should be a top concern.


Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 16:11
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The ClickIt Utility Harness: Crash-tested for pets PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 17:44

There was a time in my life when I just loaded my dogs in the back of my SUV (and worse, the back of my pickup truck). Like many people, I didn’t know back then the danger my actions put my pets in until I was in an accident and I had 200+ lbs of dog propelled towards the front of the vehicle. Luckily, no one was injured, but it was a big wake up call for me...

Its happening less frequently, but it still occurs: people placing their small dogs on their lap while they drive (pardon the graphic image, but that action essentially turns your dog into an airbag), letting their pets crowd to the front of the car in an effort to reach the front seat (creating a HUGE distraction for drivers) and allowing their pets to wander in the back of pickups and SUVs (which can propel them forward towards you and the window at outrageous speeds if you have to stop quickly).

Over the years, we’ve all become more aware of the importance of keeping our pets safe while traveling. But, we’re all still on a learning curve when it comes to selecting the safest harnesses, crates and other travel gear.

Fortunately, we have some companies taking the lead on crash testing and safety while on the road. At no time is that more important than during the holidays. SleepyPod is one of those companies...


Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 20:21
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Photographer Central Changes the Way You Take Photos PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Monday, 08 December 2014 00:00

The holidays are upon us and that means many will be seeking out reputable photographers to take family photos with pets. Photographer Central is changing the way that you do this by simplifying the search process, while providing specially designed search results and individual profiles to help you find the perfect photographer for your family.

We recently gave it a try and were able to locate a photographer in our area who specializes in action shots of people and their pets, in a price range we could afford. We also wanted a photographer to have enough experience to accommodate us for an “official” family photo, so we filtered our search to include photographers who work in a studio environment, but also know the intricacies of photographing pets (and have the patience to do so). Finally, we narrowed the results to find the right photographer to create the perfect head-shot for the back cover of my next novel (very much needed since mine are now 20+ years old!).


Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014 00:17
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Tropiclean Gifts & a Chance to Win #SmoochURPooch PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Monday, 01 December 2014 07:19

This post is sponsored by TropiCleanand the BlogPaws ProfessionalPet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word aboutTropiCleanDental Products, but PetsWeekly only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. TropiClean is not responsible for the content of this article.

Little gifts are the most meaningful and this is especially true when it comes to our pets. What family hasn’t enjoyed watching their pets open a stocking on Christmas morning?

This year, make sure each of your pet’s stockings have something that helps keep their teeth in good shape. TropiClean Dental products are a wonderful addition to any holiday list and there is something for everyone! Read on - we are giving you and your pack 10 chances to WIN your holiday gifts this year!


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2014 Holiday Gift List for Dogs & Their People PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stacy Mantle   
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 00:00

We love the holidays! This is the time of good will, great products and cool weather. We've had an entire year to choose our picks for the holiday season. These are a few of our favorite items that we know you and your "big dogs" will love. From outerwear to rugged toys, especially for the "big dog" in the world.

This year, we’re focusing on keeping pets warm and entertained during Snowmageddon. So, without further ado, here are our holiday picks for 2014.


Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014 16:48
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