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5 Ways to Cat-proof Your Holiday Decorations

5 Ways to Cat-proof Your Holiday Decorations

By Sandy Robins

Cats swinging from Christmas trees and dangling from holiday decorations make great viral video entertainment but it’s not so funny when the live action and ensuing chaos is happening in your own living room. Not to mention it can also be very dangerous.

Here are five ways to cat-proof your festive decorations to keep them looking fabulous while protecting your feline friends.

1. Holiday Tree Decorations

Typical cat toys such as shiny crinkly balls, furry catnip-filled mice, and other critters are often used as tree decorations in a cat household. However, they are not suitable tree embellishments because cats can’t resist their temptation to climb the tree, practicing their pounce and prey skills, which could even bring the tree to the ground.

Similarly, these kinds of toys don’t make great stocking stuffers in holiday stockings strung across a mantelpiece. You may...

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How Do You Install an In-Ground Fence?

By Justin Young

Have you been thinking about installing an In-Ground Fence™ system at your home? Wondering what the steps are and how difficult it would be to install? Follow these 4 easy steps to make installing your new fence a breeze.

Doing Flea Patrol in Your Home

Doing Flea Patrol in Your Home

By Sandy Robins

In many states, fleas are a year-round problem. But these parasites are at their worst in the hot summer months particularly in the humid parts of the country.News flash. Fleas only spend 20 percent of their time on pets and the rest of the time in your home! The best way to see if they have...

Moving with Pets: What You Need to Know

Moving with Pets: What You Need to Know

By Sandy Robins

Many families move to new neighborhoods or even different states over the summer before the school semesters begin. Moving is stressful for pets as they pick up on the vibes in the household and the unusual activity that precedes a move. Thus, it’s important to pay special attention prior to the...

Doghouse Repairs Month: Time to Primp Out Your Canine’s “Apartment”

Doghouse Repairs Month: Time to Primp Out Your Canine’s “Apartment”

By Sandy Robins

July is Doghouse Repairs Month. While in many households our dogs share our beds, it’s still nevertheless a good idea to have a doghouse that can offer shade and general weather protection when the family is outdoors relaxing or entertaining.There are some really fabulous doghouse designs that are...

Summer Days – Here Comes The (Hot) Sun

Summer Days – Here Comes The (Hot) Sun

By Sandy Robins

There is no question of how damaging the sun’s rays can be; they are harmful to both people and pets. And, that also includes cats who have an indoors-only lifestyle and dogs who like to lie in sunbeams because the sun’s harmful rays penetrate glass.Pets that lie in the sun too long can get...

Surviving the Fourth of July Fireworks with Your Pet

Surviving the Fourth of July Fireworks with Your Pet

By Justin Young

Independence Day is nearly here. Americans will celebrate the day in many ways. Some will spend the day at the lake or on the beach. Others will invite their friends and family over for a summer feast cooked on the grill. After the sun goes down, many people will gather outside to admire the fireworks that light up the night sky. While humans will enjoy the sights, our canine friends may become stressed out and fearful. Here are some ways you can prepare for the Independence Day fireworks with your pet.