Summer

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Back To School: How To Help Your Pet Beat The Blues This Fall

Summer is winding down, the mornings are getting a little cooler, and September is right around the corner. The back-to-school season is an exciting time full of new teachers, new friends, and new possibilities. It also means changes for your four-legged family members.

Changes to your pet’s daily schedule can cause abnormal behavior, new habits, and even depression. Getting your kids ready for school may already be a handful, but don’t forget to prepare your canine and feline family members as well!

Here are FIVE ways to help your pets transition into the fall season.

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Canine Conversation: How Dogs Communicate Five Basic Emotions

Dogs spend their entire lives relying on human counterparts for nearly everything. Whether they are hungry, tired, feeling sick, happy, excited, or have to go outside, there aren’t many things dogs can do without the help of their two-legged family members. To communicate their needs and emotions, dogs rely on body language to let us know what’s going on and what they need.

Dog body language is a detail-oriented method of communication, rarely do any two movements mean the same thing in terms of how your dog is feeling. Here are some ways dogs communicate FIVE basic emotions and how to understand them.

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5 Dog Breeds Who Hate Summer And How You Can Keep Them Cool

Does your dog hate the heat? As the sweltering and hazy dog days of summer arrive, dogs who are sensitive to humidity and heat may grow lethargic and are often more than happy to sit in an air-conditioned home all day.

What may seem like a natural response to heat can be a serious problem for some breeds. Here are FIVE breeds of dogs who do NOT thrive in the hot weather and what you can do to keep them cool.

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Summer Grooming: Why It’s Important And How To Do It

Grooming your dog is an integral part of keeping them healthy. Proper and regular grooming assists the shedding process, helps prevent fleas and ticks, promotes healthy skin and a healthy coat, and can even help detect potential diseases or conditions. 

Grooming is a year-round commitment, but it can become especially important during the summer months as you spend more time out of your home and your dog has more opportunities to get dirty. Grooming in the summer also helps keep your dog cooler during warmer weather, defends against common pests, and helps catch potential hazards that may result from outdoor adventures.

Here’s how to keep your dog’s coat happy and healthy during the warmer months!

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