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Old Pets Can't Jump - Products That Help Them Get to Higher Places

Old Pets Can’t Jump - Products That Help Them Get to Higher Places

By PetSafe Guest

Just like people, dogs appreciate their independence around the home in order to access their favorite places. And the same goes for elderly cats that are no longer as agile as they were in their younger years. Stairs and ramps strategically placed around the home solve the problem.

Initially, elderly pets may need some encouragement. Indoor step sets are carpeted to provide grip and similarly, ramps for both indoor and outdoor use have surfaces that will make pets of all sizes feel safe and secure using.

Nevertheless, initially you may need to offer a little encouragement. And nothing spells “incentive” better than yummy treats! 

Place treats on each step or along the ramp. And once you have successfully trained how to ascend, repeat the process in the other direction to teach how to descend. Having steps or a ramp will also mean your pet will get some exercise using...

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Caring for Your Dog in Winter Weather

Caring for Your Dog in Winter Weather

By Justin Young

With an Arctic Blast gripping a large portion of the country at the start of the year, going outdoors was challenging. But, winter is just getting started. If you have pets, there are cold weather health hazards you have to look out for to keep you and your pet safe.According to the Association of...

Training with a Remote Trainer

Training with a Remote Trainer

By PetSafe Guest

With the start of a new year, you may have resolved to learn something new. Maybe it’s time to teach your dog a few things, too. Remote trainers are a great tool for reinforcing behaviors you like, such staying close to you on walks. You can also use a remote trainer to correct behaviors you’re not...

3 Helpful Commands to Teach Your Dog

3 Helpful Commands to Teach Your Dog

By Amy Shojai

January is National Train Your Dog month. You don't need to be a behaviorist or training whiz to teach your dog the basics. In fact, there are some things that every dog should know for safety reasons, your peace of mind, and basic canine manners. Here's how to teach three important doggy...

Exercising with Your Dog

Exercising with Your Dog

By Caryl Wolff

Each New Year, many of us make resolutions. This year, why not resolve to get some exercise with your dog? There are exercises you can do every day in your home and also organized clubs to join.Before starting any exercise regime, be sure to do two things:Have your dog examined by your veterinarian...

Travel Safety Tips

Taking Your Pet on Vacation

By Caryl Wolff

Planning and preparation are the keys to safe travel with your cat or dog. Research beforehand to make sure that pets are allowed at en route and destination hotels and that your pet does not fall outside the breed or size restrictions. Also make a list of boarding facilities and emergency...

7 Winter Weather Pet Care Tips

7 Winter Weather Pet Care Tips

By Amy Shojai

It's not just about the cold and potential for frostbite or hypothermia. Winter also means indoor furnaces that dry skin, burn risks from fireplace use, and toxic antifreeze under vehicles. So how do you keep your special pets safe from winter's danger?