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    1. Training Your Dog With a Clicker

      Training Your Dog With a Clicker

      The clicker can be a useful training tool. This piece from Advantage Petcare shares some pointers on how to put it to work.

      Here's a particularly interesting insight:

      Reward every time. In the early stages of training, each click must mean a guaranteed treat. So even if you accidentally click the clicker, give your dog a treat anyway.

      Looking to get your dog a clicker? This piece has almost everything you need to know so do give the rest of it a read too.

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    2. Identifying and Preventing Tick-Borne Diseases

      Identifying and Preventing Tick-Borne Diseases

      Ticks come aplenty in Australia. Knowing that is a bit step to preventing the diseases that come with it from ever touching your beautiful fur babies.

      Here's a piece from Advantage Petcare called Tick-borne diseases in dogs: What are the risks for our pets, and for us? that gives us a good introduction to these diseases and how to keep our pets safe from them.

      Babesiosis is transmitted to dogs from the brown dog tick, possibly the bush tick and even through dog bites. These ticks are common throughout Australia. Babesiosis is more prevalent in the subtropical and tropical ...

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    3. What's Your Pet Saying?

      What's Your Pet Saying?

      Advantage Petcare spills the beans on the top-secret body language of your favourite furry friends in this article. It's titled How to read your dog’s body language.

      Here's a short and sweet excerpt: 

      Dogs use their eyes, ears, tail and other parts of their body to communicate how they feel about people, places and situations. Understanding your dog’s body language is an important part of communicating with them.

      Let's learn how man's best friend together through reading the rest of this interesting article...

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    4. Deworming 101

      Deworming 101

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from Advantage Petcare. It’s called What to Expect After Deworming Your Dog.

      It's got some interesting insights. Here’s one of them:

      Different worming products act in different ways. You may be surprised to see worms in your dog’s droppings after deworming them, but rest assured that this is normal. Some dewormers paralyse and kill the worms, which may be visible in your dog’s faeces after the treatment has started to work. While this can be an unpleasant image, it is actually a good thing as it means the ...

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    5. How To Travel In a Car With Your Dog

      How To Travel In a Car With Your Dog

      This article from Advantage Petcare piqued our interest. It's called Car Safety for Dogs: Dos and Don'ts.

      It offers up some wise words. This one was particularly interesting:

      While dogs love to feel the wind in their face, letting your dog hang out the window isn’t a good idea. Debris and flying objects could cause injury to your dog, and it’s not worth the risk. Roll the window down a crack, but only for the fresh air. In some Australian states and territories fines apply if the window beside a dog is down too far.

      Check ...

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    6. Senior Dog Issues That You Need to Watch Out For

      Senior Dog Issues That You Need to Watch Out For

      Found this interesting piece from Advantage Petcare and it really piqued intrigued our interest. It’s called Seven Health Issues In Senior Dogs and How to Manage Them.

      It shares some intriguing points. Here’s one of them:

      You may notice your dog sleeping more during the day, or they may be reluctant to run around or play as much as they once did. However, older dogs need to remain active to avoid obesity and muscle wasting, and to remain mentally stimulated. 

      If you want more, give the full article a quick read at the website linked below…

       

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    7. Choosing the Right Litter is Paramount to Teaching Your Cat Where to Do Their Business

      Choosing the Right Litter is Paramount to Teaching Your Cat Where to Do Their Business

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Advantage Petcare. It’s titled How to Litter Train Your Cat.

      It offers some stimulating ideas. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      Non-clumping litter is made from many different materials, including crystals of dried silica. A more expensive litter, it tends to last for a long time and is dust-free and biodegradable. Other non-clumping litters made of biodegradable recycled paper or pine wood pellets are absorbent and dust-free, but will need to be cleaned out more regularly.

      To find out more about these ideas, look into the rest ...

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    8. Ridding Our Furniture of Pet Hair

      Ridding Our Furniture of Pet Hair

      Cleaning pet hair off of our home can be tricky. Luckily, we came across this fascinating piece from Advantage Pet Care. It really piqued our interest. It’s titled How to Get Dog Hair Out of Carpets and Other Cleaning Tips.

      It shares some intriguing points. Here’s one of them:

      If your dog or cat likes to sit or sleep on the furniture, it’s a good idea to protect your upholstery by placing a washable blanket over their favourite spot. This enables you to transform the area at a moment’s notice if you have visitors, and it ...

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      Mentions: Home furniture
    9. House Training Your New Puppy

      House Training Your New Puppy

      Toilet training your puppy is perhaps one of the most urgent things you need to teach. Luckily, we stumbled upon this noteworthy piece from Advantage Petcare. It shares some awesome tips and reminders.

      The article is called House/Toilet Training Your Puppy. Here's one point that we thought was particularly interesting and useful to know:

      Just like other forms of training, positive reinforcement encourages your pup to repeat good behaviour.

      If your puppy starts toileting in an inappropriate area, quickly pick him up and take him to the designated area. Punishing him for accidents will not help the learning ...

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      Mentions: Home
    10. How to Facilitate Safe Socialization with Other Pets

      How to Facilitate Safe Socialization with Other Pets

      Our pets may love us unconditionally but they need socialization with other animals as well. Luckily, we came across this fascinating piece from Advantage Petcare and it really piqued our interest. It’s titled Socialize Safely with Other Pets and Pet Lovers.

      It shares some intriguing points. Here’s one of them:

      Supervised socialisation with one other puppy or dog of a similar temperament and size is highly beneficial for your pet. Puppy socialisation programs can be another great resource for introducing puppies in a group situation, as long as the group is small and is conducted by a qualified ...

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    11. Basics of Bringing Rescues Home

      Basics of Bringing Rescues Home

      Bringing home rescues is one exciting feeling. However, this excitement often clouds our judgement. Thought we’d share this timeless article from the Advantage Petcare that helps us remember the basics. It’s titled The Ultimate Guide to Bringing Home Rescue Pets.

      It offers fascinating tips. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      floors that are hardwearing and easy to clean, such as tile, linoleum or hardwood, are the best option. Avoid fancy window accessories like vertical blinds and ornate curtains, as these could present danger to your dog if they get caught in them. And keep anything ...

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      Mentions: Home Garden
    12. How Keep Ticks Away from Your Beloved Fur Babies

      How Keep Ticks Away from Your Beloved Fur Babies

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from Advantage Pet Care. It’s titled Ticks: What You Need to Know.

      It offers some stimulating ideas on tick care and prevention. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      Products that repel ticks offer the best protection for dogs as they don’t rely on the tick having to bite your dog in order to receive a chemical active from your dog’s blood. Tick-biting is, after all, the very thing you are trying to prevent!

      To find out more about these ideas, look into the rest of this insightful ...

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    13. Healthy Coat Tips from the Top Pet Care Experts

      Healthy Coat Tips from the Top Pet Care Experts

      Their pets having a shiny coat is something that pet owners want. However, some of the normal pet care practices prevent this. In this article, we learn of a couple of fascinating tips from various pet shops and pet blogs that tackle this age-old issue. It's from Advantage Pet Care and it's called aptly called Keeping Your Pet's Coat Healthy and Shiny.

      It shares some fascinating insights. This one is particularly intriguing:

      When getting your pet used to clippers, hair dryers and other grooming tools, it is important to introduce them slowly and in a positive environment ...

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    14. Dog Exercises That You Can Do in Any Weather

      Dog Exercises That You Can Do in Any Weather

      Here's a fascinating article from Advantage Pet Care. It's called Fun Dog Exercise Ideas to Try Out.

      It shares some great suggestions on. Here's most of what they list:

      1. Mix it up when walking
      2. Make a splash with your dog
      3. Keep dog exercise fun with toys
      4. Get back to nature
      5. Rug up and hit the park
      6. Learn from each other
      7. Mix it up when walking

      Take a look at the rest of this article for a more in-depth understanding of each of these items.

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    15. Tips on Going on Holiday With Your Pets

      Tips on Going on Holiday With Your Pets

      Stumbled upon this interesting piece from Advantage Petcare. It's titled Dog-Friendly Camping Tips for a Relaxing Holiday.

      It gives us some truly helpful tips. This one, in particular, we thought was worth the share:

      One of the best aspects of embarking on a dog-friendly camping trip is exploring some of Australia’s pristine nature. Quite often this includes spectacular bodies of water, that also make for refreshing swim spots. However, vet-n-pet DIRECT explains that it’s important to be vigilant and make sure your dog doesn’t drink sea water or any water from dams, creeks or rivers. Even ...

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