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How Technology Is Revolutionizing Owning a Pet

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on How Technology Is Revolutionizing Owning a Pet

How Technology Is Revolutionizing Owning a Pet

Owning a pet is a lot different—and a lot safer—than owning one 20 years ago. That’s largely due to advancements in pet technology. While some pet tech is simply fun and games, others can offer you added convenience and safety—like sensor-based medium dog doors.

Check out four impressive developments in animal care technologies that have made life as a pet owner that much better.

GPS Tracking

GPS technology can keep you up to date on your pet in many different ways. GPS-enabled collars can help you find Fido with an app or even a drone! GPS collars can also track your dog’s daily activity levels and alert you when he needs more exercise.

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Teaching Your Animal How to Use the Doggie Door

Posted by on Jun 24, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Teaching Your Animal How to Use the Doggie Door

Teaching Your Animal How to Use the Doggie Door

Some dogs love to bathe in the sun, while others are content to sleep on the couch all day. They can’t stay where they are forever, as much as they’d like to; getting exercise and going to answer nature’s call is a must for a healthy pet. Yet, we’ve all experienced that moment where the dog wants to go out, then come in, then go out, then come in again—much to your personal frustration.

If you have an indecisive dog who loves her freedom, it might be time for you to invest in a small or medium dog door. Installing a dog door gives your dog the option to move around at will, encouraging more exercise and more time outdoors. Getting her to use it, of course, is a different story—we’ll...

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Things That Are Poisonous to Your Pets

Posted by on Jun 17, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Things That Are Poisonous to Your Pets

Things That Are Poisonous to Your Pets

If you have a small dog door for your pet, you know the convenience of this item. You give your pet the freedom to soak in some sun and fresh air throughout the day while also having the peace of mind that your pet won’t use the bathroom inside of the home.

While pet doors are convenient for pets and owners alike, they also create the risk of unsupervised time outdoors. We all know that dogs and cats can be quite mischievous and, before you know it, your furry friend is into something he shouldn’t be.

Here’s what you need to know about harmful items both outside and inside of your home.

Poisonous Food

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Tips on Flying with Your Pet

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Tips on Flying with Your Pet

Tips on Flying with Your Pet

The amount of preparation that is needed for traveling, especially when it comes to flying with pets, can often be stressful and overwhelming. We all want the best for our furry friends, so it is important to consider your pet’s needs and safety.

Air travel can be dangerous for pets, especially those with brachycephalic or “pushed in” faces such as pugs, bulldogs, and Persian cats, whose short nasal passages put them at greater risk for oxygen deprivation and heat stroke.1 If you have the option of keeping your pet at home, consider obtaining a small dog door or cat flap to give your pet freedom of mobility while you are away.

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Tips for Walking Your Cat

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Tips for Walking Your Cat

Tips for Walking Your Cat

While you may have a small cat door that allows your cat to go outside at his discretion, there’s nothing better than being able to breathe in the fresh air and soak up some sun by going for a walk. While dogs are usually the pets that are trained to walk using a leash and harness, cats are just as capable (and fun!) to take on a stroll.

Here’s everything you need to know about walking your cat.

Use a Harness
Cats are known to be able to fit into the smallest of places. This often makes traditional collars problematic when taking your kitty outdoors. To keep your pet safe, invest in a harness and leash combination that gives your cat the freedom to roam without the risk of him slipping his collar and running off.

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The Safest, Healthiest Houseplants for Your Pets

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on The Safest, Healthiest Houseplants for Your Pets

The Safest, Healthiest Houseplants for Your Pets

A common priority shared among cat lovers and dog lovers is ensuring the health and wellbeing of furry companions. Whether it be buying the best cat litter for your messy feline or a small dog door for your adventurous pooch, there are many important aspects to pet ownership that one must consider. Which is why it may come as a surprise to pet owners to learn that obtaining the right houseplants could be just as important as the type of feeding bowl you buy.

Why Should You Have Plants in Your Home?

Plants have always been a staple in home decor, adding a touch of nature and bright color to a room that would otherwise be dull and gray. However, there are...

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Record-Breaking Pets

Posted by on Mar 23, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Record-Breaking Pets

Record-Breaking Pets

Your once-tiny puppy may now need a large dog door, and your fabulous feline’s weight may mean a large cat door is in his future—but is being big the only way to get in the record books? These world record pets don’t think so.

Norman the Scooter Dog

In 2013, a little French sheepdog broke the world record for fastest 30 meters on a scooter. Yes, we said a scooter! It only took Marietta, Georgia native Norman 20.77 seconds to reach his victory, which blew the old record out of the water by around 9 seconds.

Smokey the Purrmaster

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Why Puppies Play and the Purpose of Playing

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Why Puppies Play and the Purpose of Playing

Why Puppies Play and the Purpose of Playing

Puppies and adult dogs like to socialize. One important aspect of learning for puppies and how they fit in a multi-dog household is playing with other dogs and their pet parents. Playtime allows them to determine what boundaries there are in their household.

In addition, play allows puppies the ability to test what is and is not appropriate behavior, such as chewing on a shoe versus chewing on a toy. Other purposes of play provide puppies with additional benefits, including:

  • Strengthening the bond you and your puppy share. Establishing a strong bond between you and your puppy makes it easier to train him or her. Puppies will trust you to guide and teach them.
  • Puppies learn how to control biting. Playtime with stuffed toys...

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The Best Exercise for Older Dogs Is Right in Your Own Backyard

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on The Best Exercise for Older Dogs Is Right in Your Own Backyard

The Best Exercise for Older Dogs Is Right in Your Own Backyard

As our dogs age we strive to find the right balance of exercise and relaxation. Moving from the living room to the backyard in comfort, and quickly if nature calls, requires extra attention from pet parents. A dog flap for free access to the outdoors is ideal for this time of life, and even installing a dog door in a glass door is easier than you might think.

Elder dogs benefit from the same activities they have always enjoyed, but in smaller doses.  Regular gentle exercise prevents heart problems, arthritis, and obesity.1 Exercising in the backyard may help prevent the strains and injuries that occur in tall grass, deep sand, or in the brush. It is also a safe environment for dogs...

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Can Dogs and Cats Get Depressed?

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Can Dogs and Cats Get Depressed?

Can Dogs and Cats Get Depressed?

When you’re down and out, chances are that your dog or cat senses these feelings and sticks by your side until you seem to be feeling better. Just like humans, pets can also suffer from depression. Has your once bubbly pet become listless and withdrawn? Has a major life event taken place recently? If so, your dog or cat may be suffering from pet depression.

Signs of Pet Depression

It’s hard to know when dogs and cats are suffering from depression, simply because we cannot ask them, but there are certain symptoms that your furry family member may show if he or she is down and out. Common signs of dog depression include:

  • Changes in appetite
  • Avoidance
  • Loss of...

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