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Mushing!

by | Monday, September 30, 2013 |

Mushing! Sled dog mushing in detail   Mushing is about harnessing dogs to a sled for transportation. As the need for sled dogs to be used in the transport of people and things and it is a highly competitive sport.  As you can see in the image above, the dog driver is called a “musher” and you may have even been yelling “mush” when imaging that you were driving a sled dog team — although most folks use something other than “mush” to get their dogs moving. As you might imagine, mushing...

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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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