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Benefits of Doggy Daycare

Our pups’ desire for mental stimulation is just as strong as it is for physical stimulation. For many dog owners, our 9:00 — 5:00 job prevents us from spending forty-plus hours a week with our pup. Over the course of one year, that’s over 2,000 hours. Imagine being home alone with no one to talk to or interact with for that long? That is not even taking into consideration the hundreds of other hours we are away from home for other responsibilities. A solution that millions of American dog owners found to help keep their fur-legged friends happy is doggy …

What Is a Dog Allergy?

Dogs with an allergy have an immune system that overreacts and produces antibodies to substances that it would normally tolerate. This over-response is known as an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Allergies can develop to any substance that a dog is frequently exposed to, such as food, fleas and seasonal environmental allergens such as grass or pollen. What Are the Symptoms of Dog Allergies? Although there are many symptoms, the most common symptom associated with dog allergies is itching of the skin and ears. In certain cases, the symptoms also involve the respiratory system which causes coughing, sneezing, and or wheezing. …

Preparing Your Dogs for the 4th of July

Fireworks like the 4th of July! The 4th of July can be a pretty busy holiday and if you would be hosting, then you would need to prepare ahead for your pets. Here are some tips that would help your preparation along:  Prepare them for People   This goes both ways. First, you need to ensure that your pet is well socialized and would not get skittish and aggressive when around people. In essence, this is something you need to have determined previously. Also, be sure to notify your guests about your pet in the event of any of them having …

Summer Night Activities for You and Your Furry Best Friend

Summer nights are warm and beautiful and are a perfect time for some outdoor activity. Rather than spending some alone time, how about some excellent bonding time with your pet? There are a bunch of activities that are pet-friendly and you would absolutely enjoy. If you’re looking for ideas, here goes:  Bonfires  Lighting up a bonfire in the backyard with the twigs crackling and flames leaping sounds just about magical. You could sit around the fire with your pet and just enjoy this enthralling image. Alternatively, you could grab some snacks and just laze around. It goes without saying that …

Petland Supports Our K9 Units

The K-9 unit in the police department is one of the most essential units thanks mainly to their enhanced sense of sight, smell, and sound.  For instance, dogs have about 45 times more scent receptors in their noses compared to humans. This keen sense of smell has been known to come in handy in a vast range of cases where so much is at stake. This unit has been known for leading to breakthroughs in major cases, saving lives, helping to catch criminals, as well as serving as a loyal companion to their handlers. The K-9 unit also serves a …

Is Your Pup Going On Vacation With You?

You’re going on vacation and bringing your pup along? Amazing! Going to vacation destinations with your pet is no doubt one of the most incredible experiences that you could ever have together. If you are still at a loss of activities to do, here are couple of ideas that you could explore:  Sightseeing  This should be at the top of your list, especially if it’s a vacation location with a lot of incredible sights. You can be sure that Liz would enjoy the sights just as much as you would. Be sure to go slow enough so that she can …

Petland’s Top 5 Designer Breed Dogs for 2022

Designer breeds have been around for quite some time now and have fast become favorites among dog lovers. In addition to the fact that a good number of them are hypoallergenic, they also possess exclusive excellent features from their parents. Here are the top 5 designer breeds ranked by Petland: Cockapoo The cockapoo has a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle parents and their original breeding can be traced to the 1960s. They are a very loving breed and an incredible family dog. They respond well to training, and can be easily socialized.  Labradoodle This breed is a mix of a …

The Best Kind of Bed for Your Dog

Dog beds come in various shapes and sizes and more importantly, types. They also come in different price ranges ranging from less than a hundred dollars to a couple hundred and are best placed in various positions within the house. So, first off, what is the best kind of bed for your dog:  Pillow Bed  The pillow bed has a very basic design, however, it is super comfortable. It is made with materials that can resist food, water, and stains. The best place to position this bed is in a corner within the house or at a somewhat elevated level …

Camping With Your Dogs

One of the most exciting experiences that any pup can experience is camping. In addition to the fact that they are with their favorite human, they are also surrounded by new sights and smells, so much to explore!  A very vital aspect to ensure before going camping is that their vaccinations are up to date. If you aren’t certain, then be sure to pay a visit to the vet.  To enjoy a great camping experience without hitches, here’s a checklist to help: Prepare ahead  Keep your dog secure at all times  Ensure your dog is never left unattended  Keep an …

Preparing Your Dog for the Hot Summer Months Ahead

Summer months are only around the corner. It is important this time of year to prepare your dog for the summer heat. Here are three tips to keep your dog cool and comfortable this summer: Prepare Their Coat for Summer  Your pet’s fur coat helps them stay warm in winter and cool in summer. Your dog will grow a heavier coat in winter months and shed it in the spring season to develop a lighter coat for summer. Help keep your pet cool in the summer by trimming their coat. It is advisable to go with a professional trimmer, so you …

What is a Professional Regulated Breeder?

When you get a healthy and well-adjusted pup that requires little in the way of training, then quite a bit of work has gone behind the scenes. This is often the work of a professional regulated breeder.  A professional regulated breeder refers to an individual or a set of individuals who handle the breeding process amongst others, for 5 or more dogs over the span of 4 months. This basically describes the overall job description, however, a lot more goes into this process.  First off, a healthy, properly adjusted and socialized pup would need to be raised in a hygienic …

Petland’s Top 5 Small Breed Dogs

Small breeds are much beloved because of a range of factors including ease of care, the fact that they fit in small apartments, and very essential, they can go just about anywhere with you. If you are wondering what breed to go for yourself, here is Petland’s top 5 small breeds of dogs:  Maltese The Maltese is one of the most common breeds of small dogs and comes with its characteristic soft and silky white coat. This breed is well known for its loyalty and is also very playful and full of energy. They are a very brave breed and …

Best Ways to Socialize Your New Puppy

The first three months of your pup’s life would very much shape the rest of their personality and how they relate to their environment. Socializing your pup guarantees that you would end up with a confident and well-adjusted dog. Here are some ways to socialize your puppy:  The Outdoors  Introduction to new sights, sounds, and smells begins in the outdoors and then continues in the outdoors. Outdoors is where most of the adjustment happens. A multitude of new sensations would assault your pup’s senses and he may need to adjust gradually. Over time, familiarity would occur.  The Dog Park  Visiting …

Top Pet Health Tips for Spring

It’s springtime! The weather is warm and the outdoors is beautiful! This is definitely no time to stay indoors and Daisy definitely agrees. Now, before exploring the great outdoors for new scents and beautiful sights, it is important to ensure that your pet is protected. This article covers some tips to help.  Vaccinations! You need to ensure that your pet is up to date on her yearly deworming and vaccinations. You can easily do this by reviewing the vaccine cards. If you’re not sure or they are still missing some, be sure to pay a visit to the vet.  Plenty …

The Benefits of Children and Puppies Growing Up Together

Many people agree that their family dog growing up definitely impacted their lives in various ways. The benefits that accrue to growing up with puppies is definitely significant. So, what are some of these benefits? Friendship  You could resonate more with ‘companionship’, but friendship does great justice. This is because more often than not, a child’s first friend is their dog. One that offers non-judgemental, full-blown adoration, and the child could do no wrong. Having a pup can teach kids how to treat a friend with respect.  Empathy  Kindness and empathy are traits that can be taught, and are even …

Having a Great Veterinarian is Always a Good Thing

The only thing better than having a good veterinarian is having a great one. The job of a veterinarian starts right before puppies are born, or in your case, shortly after their gotcha day. So, why is it important to have a great veterinarian? Early Disease Detection  As much as you want your pup’s life to be perfect and disease-free, pups sometimes come down with various ailments. Now, this may be no fault of yours, it could be as simple as an immune system compromise or an infection. A veterinarian can detect any changes in behavior with a professional eye …

Petland’s Top 5 Breeds for Families

The international canine club recognizes over 360 dog breeds. Of these breeds, several are best suited to various activities or roles. Upon careful review, we have come up with the top 5 breeds that are well suited to ‘family life’.  Labrador Retriever The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular breeds for family and for good reason. They are known to be patient, protective, playful, loving, and reliable. Labs are also highly intelligent and can be trained easily. They are a high-energy breed, love to run around, and boast great strength and stamina.  Goldendoodle Goldendoodles are a cross between …

How To Keep Up With Your Pup Between Grooms

Every four to six is the ideal time after which a visit to the vet or a professional groomer is necessary. However, during this period, maintaining your dog’s grooming is a key part of providing care.  If you struggle with consistency or you don’t want to forget, you can always create a schedule to keep on track.  Once your schedule is up, here are three common grooming activities that you can carry out:  Baths  Lucky if your pet loves water. If they don’t, they would still need to take baths anyway. Baths can be pretty relaxing and they keep your …

Springtime Makes for the Perfect Fur Baby Photo!

Spring brings the flowers to bloom and the greenery back to life, and it’s no doubt one of your pup’s favorite seasons. Lots of time to be spent in the great outdoors and what’s more, the weather is getting warm too.  For a bit of fun this spring, one trend you can consider is playing dress up! Picture dressing your fur baby in a nice, smart plaid shirt and maybe wearing one to match too! You could have loads of fun like organizing photo shoots, maybe a party or two too!  Many people love to play dress up with their …

Do Dogs Have Allergies?

Are dog allergies a thing? Yes. Dogs do have allergies too. Generally, dog allergies are divided up into three categories: Skin allergies Food allergies   Acute allergic reaction  Skin Allergies Skin allergies or allergic dermatitis rank as the most prevalent allergic reaction in dogs. They are caused by one of the following three: Food allergies  Flea allergy dermatitis  Environmental allergens  These allergies may present as itchy skin, resulting in skin becoming red, inflamed, and scabbed. Flea allergy dermatitis is caused by fleas while environmental allergens like pollen, mold and dust may cause atopic dermatitis or atopic allergic reactions.   Food Allergies  Actual …

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