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Happy New Year! 8 pet resolutions and solutions for 2020

Happy New Year! 8 pet resolutions and solutions for 2020

The new year offers a clean slate and a chance for self-improvement. Did you resolve to improve your pet’s life in 2020, too?

It’s not too late to focus on the year ahead, and sticking to those resolutions is easier than you may think. PetSafe® offers convenient solutions and products that empower you to better care for the cats and dogs in your family. Here are some resolutions to help you be a better pet parent and make sure your furry friends have their healthiest and happiest year yet.

  1. Exercise. Getting into better shape is one of the most popular resolutions. If you’ve resolved to get fit, you and your pet can meet the goal together. PetSafe® dog harnesses like the Easy Walk® reduce pulling and tugging and make walking and jogging with your friend easier than ever. We even make cat leashes and harnesses specifically designed to walk your kitty (and no, it’s not...
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Should you vaccinate your dog against canine influenza? Questions and answers about dog flu.

Should you vaccinate your dog against canine influenza? Questions and answers about dog flu.

By Thomas Fraser

You may have noticed a new item on the list of canine vaccinations recommended by your veterinarian, or those required for boarding or grooming services. Just like humans, dogs can contract a form of influenza, also known as dog flu. And like humans, dogs can be vaccinated against the flu to reduce...

7 tips to help your dog cope when he’s home alone for the holidays

7 tips to help your dog cope when he’s home alone for the holidays

By Thomas Fraser

You might enjoy a little solitude amid the holidays’ frenetic mix of friends, fun and festivities. Your dog – not so much.Your pups are highly social animals and they will miss you as you flit from one party to another and go on day-long shopping binges.A house full of chattering guests can lead to...

The 9 best cat gifts for your pretty kitty this Christmas

The 9 best cat gifts for your pretty kitty this Christmas

By Thomas Fraser

Your cat may be content to bat tree ornaments and wrestle with wrapping paper but show the little lion some love this holiday season. The most wonderful time of the year is almost here. Jack Frost is catnipping at your nose, so start thinking about gifts for your favorite feline. Check out the...

10 holiday gift ideas for dogs who have it all

10 holiday gift ideas for dogs who have it all

By Thomas Fraser

Everyone hopes to be home for the holidays, especially pets. Rich aromas from the kitchen hang in the stair landings. Rosy-cheeked cousins squabble and gobble goodies at the century-old dining room table as dogs lurk beneath, waiting for manna from heaven. Pups plop to sleep in front of the...

9 tips to protect your pets during the crowded, hectic holidays

9 tips to protect your pets during the crowded, hectic holidays

By Thomas Fraser

The holidays can present multiple challenges for pets and parents both naughty and nice.Thanksgiving means your home may be full of chattering guests and family members, and how will your dogs respond to eight tiny reindeer clattering onto the lawn on Christmas Eve?Chances are Santa and his crew...

5 tips for holiday travel with your pets

5 tips for holiday travel with your pets

By Thomas Fraser

It’s almost time for holiday travel, and that means packing up the family – cats and dogs included -- to head over the hills and through the woods to grandmother’s house. While your pets can’t articulate the question, they’re surely thinking it: Are we there yet?Holiday travel can be a hectic...