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Cleaning Up Fur with Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Vacuum

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Winter is coming and that means that here in the Southwest, we’re all going to start leaving windows open all day and turning off that expensive air conditioning. In the East, you’re going to start closing windows up and turning on the heat. All of this equates to dust and fur throughout the house - no matter where you live.

Well, we just found a product that’s going to make your lives a lot easier: The BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser® vacuum.

The life of a vacuum is not an easy one here in the Southwest. Shedding season is all year long in our multi-pet home and we have a lot of carpet. This means we burn through vacuum cleaners that can’t keep up with the workload.

The BISSELL® Pet Hair Eraser® is developed from the ground up by pet parents for pet parents, which means they know what they’re doing when it comes to fur.

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How Daylight Saving Time Impacts Your Pets

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What harm can an hour do to our pets? Well, for starters, an hour is like 7 hours, so that's the first problem (I'm kidding). The truth is, we don't really know how dogs and cats view time. What is clear is that our pets are deeply entrenched in our own lives and an hour change in time (forward or backward) can most definitely effect their behavior and feelings towards us. 

Just like us, dogs and cats have their own "internal clock" that tells them when to eat, sleep, hunt, play, and more. It's known as the circadian rhythm and it activates itself through natural sunlight.

When we add or subtract an hour of sunlight, it can absolutely impact our pets. 

If you have any type of routine to your week, your pets do as well. If you suddenly ask them to go potty at a time of day that isn't in their traditional schedule, they may be unable to go at that moment. Worse, they may soil their kennel or leave a welcome gift in your home because (in their minds), you're an hour late getting back home. 

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10 Questions to Ask Before Buying Pet Insurance

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June 28 is National Insurance Awareness Day. This year, let’s focus the conversation on our pets.

Insurance is a hot topic for everyone  these days. Not only do we have to make tough choices for ourselves and our human family, we now have to seriously consider options for out pets medical care. As science and technology improve, so does the care of pets, but these advances are not inexpensive.

It really shouldn’t be that tough of a question. We insure our homes, our vehicles, our jewelry and even our art. Why wouldn’t we insure our pets to make certain they receive the best care possible? Yet, fewer than 1% of our pets are protected by insurance.

We know how important it is to make this decision count. That’s why we worked with Pets Best to come up with a list of the top 10 questions you should ask prior to purchasing pet insurance.

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Bzees Shoes Partner with Wooftrax for One Cure Fund

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Anyone who has met me knows I’m not the most stylish person in the world. Part of that is because I value comfort over style - the other part is because I’m a writer who works with animals.

Style doesn’t generally go with the territory...writers prefer to stay comfortable and if we work with animals, comfort is less of an option and more of a necessity.

The times, they are a’changin’. We not only can stay comfortable, we can toss our shoes in the washer and still be stylish! We have met, and immediately loved, Bzees Shoes for Women.

This month Bzees has partnered with WoofTrax and its Walk For a Dog app, which aids animal charities while encouraging dogs and their owners to walk together. From August 17 through September 17, Bzees will donate $5 for every shoe purchased on Bzees.com using promo code WOOFTRAX.

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15 Strange Uses for Shedded Dog, Cat and Horse Hair

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If you're anything like me, (and I suspect you are or you wouldn't be reading this) dog, cat and horse hair and fur is an ongoing problem.

For people like us, shedding "season" is every single day. Long haired cats, short-haired dogs, horse mane and tail hair; there is no shortage of this highly renewable resource!

So we decided to take on the challenge of finding useful ways to dispose of it.

Here are fifteen unique (and often a bit disturbing) ways to utilize your pet's excess fur. (And if that's not enough for us, we have 10 more ways to use fur in 10 Creative Uses for Hair and Hairballs and even some creative ways you can use hairballs in this article, 15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Hairballs!)

But here are our favorites...

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