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Canine Adolescence – Surviving the Doggie Teens

Surviving Your Pup’s Adolescent Behavior Canine adolescence is a difficult time for both children and dogs. For puppies, it’s usually defined as the period from four months to two years of life; however this might just be an extension into adulthood due to their behavior patterns during these early stages being similar between human adolescents.…

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Protecting Your Dogs Mental Health

Mental Health is Important for Your Dog It’s upsetting to watch your dog behaving down or worried. Learn how you may assist your dog with mental health challenges that are not exclusive to people. Dogs can exhibit signs of anxiety and depression, which can coexist. When dealing with these mental health concerns, people may develop…

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Protect Dog Paws

Protect Dog Paws for a Happy Pup

Paw problems in dogs may be unseen by pet owners, but these conditions can cause significant discomfort for our canine companions if left untreated. Paws are relatively tough, but it’s excruciating when they do have difficulties. To avoid paw issues like broken nails, pad burns, and frostbite, pet parents must learn to protect their dog’s…

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Loose Leash Walking Tips and Tricks

It’s time to get your furry best friend out for some extra playtime and exercise! Now is an excellent opportunity for a refresher on loose leash walking and reinforcing appropriate  walking behavior. If you have a pup, the great news is that you can start your loose-leash training right at home. By committing to loose…

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How To Keep Your Pet Sitter and Pet Safe

As pet owners, it is our responsibility to ensure that our pets are safe and secure with the pet sitters we leave them with. We will baby-proof a home with a young one around, and we must do the same for our pets to ensure they are always safe when we are not able to…

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Pet Health – Walking Your Dog vs. Backyard Playtime

Walking your dog after a busy day at work may feel almost impossible after the long day. You may want to let her enjoy herself in the backyard, especially when she needs bathroom breaks. However, when you’re deciding between walking your dog vs backyard playtime, it is important to consider pet health and pet exercise…

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Common Signs and Treatment of Frostbite in Dogs

When the weather becomes cold, it’s time to pull out warmer clothes and cold weather gear for your family. Warm weather gear isn’t just for the humans in your life; it also includes cold-weather gear for your dog to not only keep your four-legged best friend warm but to also avoid frostbite in dogs. Sweaters…

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Unique Dog Gifts for the Holidays

Have you finished your holiday shopping? As you are checking your list twice to ensure you are not forgetting anyone, remember your furry friends! Dogs are family, and Latchkey Pets is here to help you find the perfect gift for your furry best friend. There are many great gifts you can give your dog this…

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Top Tips on Bringing a Puppy Home

The day has finally come to bring your new puppy home! A puppy is a significant commitment, so make sure the entire family is on board with adding this newest member of the family before you leap into bringing a puppy home. In addition, you are bringing a new life into your home to keep…

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Walking Your Dog for Exercise

Top Benefits of Dog Exercise

Many people believe that when you say, “It’s time to walk the dog,” you mean that your pet has to go do his “business.” Yes, walking the dog is necessary for keeping the family carpet clean, but going for a walk with your dog has many additional advantages. In this article we will go over…

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