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Keeping Pets Safe in a Hurricane

Keeping Pets Safe in a Hurricane

Hurricanes can be dangerous, damaging storms, but there are steps you can take to protect your home and loved ones when a storm approaches. If your loved ones include pets, however, it is important to take added precautions to keep pets safe in a hurricane so your entire family is protected. Before Hurricane Season Good preparation begins long before hurricane season. Understanding a pet’s needs and knowing how to care for the animal in an emergency is essential for hurricane season safety, and includes… Keeping a pet’s vaccinations and medical care updated. If it becomes necessary to evacuate to a...

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Tips to Help Calm Your Pets During Storms

Tips to Help Calm Your Pets During Storms

A sudden thunderstorm can be terrifying for any pet, and cats and dogs can become very stressed during storms. There are easy ways to help your pet feel more comfortable, however, and keep them from getting too excited or anxious when storms pass by. Provide a Safe PlaceYour pet will feel more secure if they have a safe, comfortable place to retreat when a storm strikes. A small, interior room without windows works best, such as a laundry room, walk-in closet, pantry or bathroom. Make sure there is a comfortable, familiar blanket, some water and other comforting objects in the...

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Pet Parent and Entrepreneur: Can You Be Both at the Same Time?

Pet Parent and Entrepreneur: Can You Be Both at the Same Time?

If you are starting a business and happen to be adopting a pet at the same time, congratulations on two wonderful new adventures! Someday you will reflect on this time and remember these life-changing events with fondness. For now, you may be wondering what you’re getting yourself into. But with the help of resources like Animal Kingdom of Santa Monica, you can establish a successful business with your furry friend in mind. It all starts with a dependable daily routine. Planning Your Time By keeping a consistent routine at home and at work, your new pet will learn that you...

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Cool Pet Tips for the Dog Days of Summer

Cool Pet Tips for the Dog Days of Summer

Summer is a great time to enjoy all sorts of outdoor fun, but when temperatures rise too high, conditions can become uncomfortable and even dangerous for pets. Conscientious pet owners, however, can take easy steps to keep their pets cool and safe even on the hottest days. Know Your Pet’s Temperature Tolerances Different pets enjoy different temperatures, and some pets are more sensitive to heat than others. Fish, for example, are more temperature-sensitive and must be kept within an optimum range or they can begin to suffer ill effects very quickly. Many reptiles, such as lizards, tortoises and snakes, often...

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Bone Broth, Goat Milk, and Your Pet's Nutrition

Bone Broth, Goat Milk, and Your Pet's Nutrition

Did you know that the majority of cats and dogs don't get enough moisture in their diet? Compared to your pet's natural diet, processed pet food is low in moisture and tough on kidneys, skin, fur, and overall health. If you've been considering adopting a whole food approach for your companion animals, take a closer look at some of the key ingredients in a raw pet food diet. Bone broth and goat milk provide essential hydration for cats and dogs, especially during the warmer months. Whether you feed these products as supplements or as part of a holistic dog or...

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