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Coat Care – let’s groom tonight

by | Monday, September 30, 2013 |

Coat Care – let’s groom tonight Chinook dogs iPhone image by Riley Just like people, regular combing and brushing is a must for many dogs and cats. Brushing works well for our shorter-coated companions, but for the super thick furred, a comb or sturdy metal-toothed slicker brush is about the only thing that will get down to the skin and pull out the dead hair. You’ll want to be extra attentive about grooming in the high shedding seasons of spring and fall. Hairballs and Mats, oh my!...

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Pads, Paws, and Claws

by | Monday, September 30, 2013 |

Pads, Paws, and Claws Dog toenail trimming Dogs and cats need regular manicures, and it is easier to take care of with pets than it is for people. The first step is to check their paws every week and trim and treat as needed. Did you know that Cats scratch on things to pull off the claws’ dead outer layers and keep the tips sharp? Regular nail-trimming dull the claws and reduces the potential for damage to people and furniture. One of the simplest tools to trim cat nails is a human nail...

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Off the beaten path – Arizona pet-friendly travel

by | Monday, September 30, 2013 |

Off the beaten path – Arizona pet-friendly travel   Arizona — ghost towns, prehistoric ruins, the Grand Canyon, cacti forests, Joshua trees and petrified logs from a prehistoric forest. If you are traveling with pets, you may want to visit between October and May — the summers in Arizona are sizzling. Tuzigoot National Monument - Tuzigoot is an Apache phrase that’s been translated as “crooked water”. It refers to Pecks lake which is beyond the flat to the Northwest. PETS: Due to the...

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Arkansas – off the beaten path pet-friendly travel

by | Monday, September 30, 2013 |

Arkansas – off the beaten path pet-friendly travel Arkansas — amazing scenery from the Mississippi River to prairie remnants, antebellum homes vintage car and motorcycle museums and a state park that lets you dig for – and keep –diamonds. Crater of Diamonds State Park – is the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public, and is a geological “gem” for you to explore and enjoy. There is a 37-1/2-acre plowed field, the eroded surface of an ancient volcanic crater that 100...

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