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Backyard Enrichment Activities for Dogs E-mail

Enrichment activities are a very important part of any animal’s life. Whether you’re dealing with a zoo lion or a dog and cat, animals get bored just as humans do. Enrichment activities will help your pets beat the boredom, particularly once the kids have returned to school.

Backyard enrichment areas are areas that provide an outlet for exercise (with or without you actually being present). These areas can go a long ways towards tiring your dogs most physically and mentally, which can result in easier training and a much better behaved dog.


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TELO-20: Extending Your Dog's Lifespan E-mail

When we hear about a new pet product that is scientifically-based and proven to increase the longevity of your dogs lives, we want to be one of the first to tell you about it - especially since it’s based on the Health & Wellness benefits of Nobel Prize-winning Telomere Science. With Telomerase Activation Complex.

TELO-20 is one such product.

If you don’t know about Telomeres, or better yet, lengthening Telomeres, I hope you’ll read on because it’s important to know - not only for your pet, for yourself as well. After all, we want to be around for a good, long time to make sure our pets are taken care of correctly, right? (And stay tuned, because we have an opportunity for you to win a COMPLETE SET of this amazing supplement for you AND your dogs).


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Plants that Naturally Repel Fleas and Ticks E-mail

Mentha pulegium22There’s been a lot of research done on plants that naturally repel fleas and ticks. Garden plants can be a great way to keep flea and tick invasions to a minimum, but you have to be cautious that what you plant is not something that will cause harm to pets or wildlife.

Beware of common toxic plants

Many of the common herbs used to repel fleas are also toxic to pets, including the popular “Flea Bane” (Pennyroyal). Other plants that have been used successfully to repel fleas are citronella, geranium, Eucalyptus, fleawort, wormwood, tansy and Sweet Bay. However, all of them are toxic to animals and should be avoided in the yard and garden. The good news is that there are many other options available for natural flea and tick control that are also safe for pets should they get into it. Here they are, in no particular order.


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PetsGEEKly: Motorola Scout 66 Wi-fi Pet Monitor E-mail

One of the biggest challenges we have in our pet-centric home is leaving it. We have three dogs who only get along part of the time and are incredibly dependent on both my husband and I. It’s a situation we created, so it’s a situation we need to resolve.

Thankfully, technology is catching up with our actual needs. We can now leave the house without worry because it’s like we’re still there in a lot of ways. Of course, cameras will never take the place of actually being there, but when it comes to alleviating stress, pet cams can help us cope with being away.


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Preparing Your Pets for Disasters: The Bug-Out Bag E-mail

Whether it's due to fire, a flood, or a zombie apocalypse, the minds of many turn to preparing for disaster. Some may have a stockpile of canned goods and water, and others may have gone so far as to have a “bug-out” plan – including a separate bag designed that can be grabbed the moment it’s needed, a vehicle or other means of transportation always kept at the ready, and a location chosen to “bug out” to ahead of time. But even if you don’t believe disaster is imminent, having a “bug-out” or “go” bag is a very good idea in case evacuation becomes necessary for any reason.

So what is a bug-out plan? Simply put, having a bug-out plan means you have whatever you need to survive for 48-72 hours at the ready in a moment’s notice. Please note the word survival. Bugging out is all about getting out, and getting out as fast as you can – comfort is the lowest priority here. Preparing to bug out is completely different than planning for long-term survival, so please keep that in mind as you read this article.


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