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Join Us At Pet Fiesta!

Join Us At Pet Fiesta!

For those local to the NOVA area, please join us this Saturday, 10-4, at the Pet Fiesta in Reston! 

From pups to pros, all are invited! OLÉ! 

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How About Dogs eating Strawberries, Bananas, and Pineapples ?

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The Heart Shaped Red Fruit: (Strawberry)

Well the answer is a great big YES! your dog most certainly can eat them and they are just one of the many foods that’s safe for them to eat, they also contain an enzyme that helps to keep your pets teeth white, bet you didn’t know that?, andthere is a homeopathic solution which is known as Fragaria Vesca, that is used to interrupt the buildup of tartar as well as help to keep it off your dog’s teeth, and guess what?, it’s made from strawberries!  Strawberries have antioxidants in them that can slow the aging of your dog by diminishing the regressive disease; antioxidants in strawberries can also lessen the chance of recurring diseases in dogs. Natural anti-inflammatory agents in strawberries have also helped dogs that suffer from arthritis as well as other diseases of the muscoskeletal system, and the…

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DIY Simple Dog Crate Cover & Toy Bucket

Nice!

Be Careful of the Heat: Signs of Heat Stroke in Dogs

Spring is here and it is acting more like SUMMER.  It is going to be 90 degrees today!  Each spring we send out our heat stroke signs email.  When it is hot the best thing to do is get to your dogs as early as possible.  Dogs do not tolerate heat well.

When you walk your dogs, walk them in the shade and carry water with you. Give the dogs shelter and lots of water. And don’t forget to drink plenty of water yourself.

Watch dog’s paws on hot surfaces, again, seek shady places to walk, stay close to client’s home, bring water for you and your dog charges. Please review these signs of Heat Stroke.

Early Stages of Heat-Stroke in Animals: 

  • Heavy panting
  • Rapid breathing
  • Excessive drooling
  • Bright red gums and tongue
  • Standing 4-square, posting or spreading out in an attempt to maintain balance.

Advanced Stages:

  • White or blue gums
  • Lethargy, unwillingness to move
  • Uncontrollable urination or defecation
  • Labored, noisy breathing
  • Shock 


If your dog begins to exhibit signs of heatstroke, you should immediately try to cool the dog down: 

 

  • Apply rubbing alcohol to the dog’s paw pads
  • Apply ice packs to the groin area
  • Hose down with water.
  • Allow the dog to lick ice chips or drink a small amount of water
  • Offer Pedialyte to restore electrolytes

For your fancy dog (and fancy cat)!

Accessories for pets

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Platinum Pets Pet Starz Shirts

These kinds of tops could be super smooth, nevertheless they stone super tough inside equally puppy and also individual measurements, offering more effective amusing and also sweet “Pet Starz” heroes: King of Pup, I Pitty the Pup, Wrath of the Pup, I Kissed a Gurl Kitty, Born This Way Kitty, Doggy Style Pup and Teen Hearthrob Pup.

 

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Pride Bites Dog Toys

Your pet enjoys a person, as well as he or she enjoys their playthings. Why not really change your self in to their brand new preferred gadget? Satisfaction Attacks provides easy to customize canine playthings that may function whether representation associated with a person or perhaps a image associated with him or her together with his title within 3 simple steps.

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Prima Dog Nano Pet Beds

Prima Dog Nano Pet Beds are very smart and diverse. Arriving 13 styles such as the shark, puppy, French…

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If only spring would get here faster.

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Springtime has begun to arrive to most areas, or is right around the corner. You’ve successfully lead your dog(s) through a hearty, happy winter full of fun games and healthy food. Now, spring arrives, offering both benefits and dangers to your canine companions. By following a few simple guidelines, you can help ensure that Rover has an even more enjoyable spring, as the two (or three, or more!) or you head out into the great outdoors…

Read my full article on dog healthcare tips for spring on FeathersFinsAndFur.com


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Considering the great joy that dogs get in chewing water bottles, this is great!

Momasaurus

I posted this DIY Dog Toy last week & wanted to share my results. I found the original DIY toy on irrestitablepets.net & used that as inspiration. I wanted to try this because my pooches love the satisfaction they get when their victims (aka toys) squeal/squeak or crackle while they’re fiercely tearing off their limbs, so I thought this might be a good alternative to buying new toys all the time. And I was right, they love it and it cost me…$0.00. Good price right?

This is all you need for my technique: A sock, plastic water bottle, scissors & string.  The original instructions called for material, but I couldn’t find any,  so I got to thinking…what could I use instead?  Well, I have like 20 socks in the laundry room just waiting on their mate (which is pointless because I never, EVER find the other sock) so I just…

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degenerativemyelopathy

You might think that a few laps around the block is enough for a “good walk” when it comes to your pet dog. However, there is a proper way on how to do it. A walk might just be a short 30 minute morning or afternoon ritual for you and your pet, but it really means a lot to them. They get to spend time with you plus they get to go outside and explore the world. A walk is something exciting to them, so doing it properly will not only make it more enjoyable for them, it’ll also keep them safe.

How to Give your Dog a Proper Walk
Here are a few tips on how to properly walk your dog.

Use a good leash

Some people think that any leash will work, as long as you can get a hold of your dog and it has enough space to move, it will work. However, there are…

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Dog Anatomy vs. Human Anatomy

some facts for your Thursday!

Dog Anatomy Infographic
Dog Anatomy graphic created by Matt Beswick for Pet365.

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We’re back and Spring is in the air!

Hopefully while we were away you all keep in fetching good shape. If not, we are here to help you get your pep back in your step, shake off winter’s bone, and start chasing those pesky squirrels out of the bird feeder. What’s New?

We have update our Services section, so please check it out, and don’t forget to Get Life on a New Leash!

Stop sitting and staying; now fetch!