Canine Body Language – Understanding Your Pet Like a Pro

If you are a pet owner or dog owner, it’s safe to assume that you love dogs!  We love all of the cute facial gestures, head tilts, and playfulness of our pets, but we’re not always great at understanding what they’re thinking and feeling. Body language is essential for our canine best friends and understanding…

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How to Protect Your Dog from Outdoor and Indoor Pet Toxins

We are dog lovers here at Latchkey Pets, and as dog lovers, there is no doubt that keeping your four-legged buddy safe is a top priority. If safety is top priority, this following article covers pet toxins to look out for. Most dog owners are well aware that you don’t feed your dog chocolate and…

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Top Fruits to Feed Your Dog

A healthy canine means a happy canine. Not only is it so important for dogs to get exercise but getting the proper nutrition is of the utmost importance as well. In the following article we focus on fruits to feed your dog. All dog owners have been in the situation of, while enjoying a favorite…

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Should Strangers Pet Your Dog – Why it’s Ok to Say No

“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation, and almost as good for the soul as prayer.” – Dean Koontz In the following article, we discuss why it is so important to pet your dog and why it is okay to say no to strangers…

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Puppy Socialization Makes for a Happy and Confident Pet

Getting a puppy used to all types of sounds, sights and smells in a positive manner is what puppy socialization is all about. A social puppy is less likely to be afraid of being with people, especially children, to get into a car, and to be around other animals. Puppy socialization is key to raising…

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Choosing the Right Dog Breed – Best Family Dogs

It is often said that a dog is a man’s best friend. When choosing your best friend, which breed makes the best family dog? Latchkey Pets is here to discuss what to consider when choosing the right dog breed and the best family dogs. From a dog’s temperament to how much exercise certain breeds require,…

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Tips to Protect Your Dog From Getting Sprayed by a Skunk

Dogs have a penchant for getting themselves into danger thanks to their fearless nature and innate curiosity. When your dog steps out of the house, there are a few other animals to look out for that could potentially harm your dog. In this particular article, Latchkey Pets gives tips to protect your dog from getting…

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What Dog Owners Should Know About Kennel Cough

Unlike humans, dogs are not able to communicate how they are feeling to their friends and human companions. With this in mind, it is very important to be aware of their physical conditions and ready to step in and provide care if your dog is unwell. As a  dog owner, it is essential to know…

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Top Tips For A Successful Puppy Playdate

Calling all new puppy owners! If you have recently acquired a beautiful puppy, it is important to teach them how to interact with other dogs. Although interacting with humans properly is also essential, it is very important for them to socialize with puppies just like them. There is a certain critical time frame where they…

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