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Why Neuter a Dog? The health and behavior benefits

Why Neuter a Dog? The health and behavior benefits

By Jim Tedford

Would you like to minimize or prevent some serious health and behavior problems for your dog? Veterinarians encourage pet owners to have their pup spayed or neutered at an early age, usually around 4-6 months. In fact, one of the first questions a pet insurance company will ask applicants is...

How Often Does My Dog Need Potty Breaks?

How Often Does My Dog Need Potty Breaks?

By Amy Shojai

Most times, I get questions about potty breaks with new puppies. It's important, though, to be able to predict how often a dog of any age needs to go outside. This goes beyond house training, and takes into account the dog's body, digestion, and natural elimination timetable. Remember, too, that...

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5 Ways to Keep Your Cat From Escaping

By PetSafe Guest

Some cats aren’t fully satisfied with life inside and want to explore the outdoors. But it can be stressful trying to keep an escape artist kitty inside when they make a mad dash for the door each time it opens. Here’s how to teach your kitty to stop trying to escape.1. Designate One Door for...

Happy New Year! 8 pet resolutions and solutions for 2020

Happy New Year! 8 pet resolutions and solutions for 2020

By Thomas Fraser

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...

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...

5 ways to help your dog navigate solitude at the end of summer

Back to School and 5 Ways to Help Your Dog with Loneliness

By Thomas Fraser

What’s a dog to do when most of the pack returns to school?It’s been a long summer of romping, running, fetching and fun for many of the dogs among us, but as schoolchildren would agree: All good things come to an end.Your pups are highly social animals, of course, and they consider your kids part...

Six pet-travel tips for your dog days getaway

Six pet-travel tips for your dog days getaway

By Thomas Fraser

There’s still time to hit the road, sky or rails for a last summer vacation. And there are lots of options for those who can’t bear to leave their fur babies behind even for a quick junket.Here are 6 tips for traveling with your dog or cat if you are lucky enough to get out of town before summer...