Tips on How to Trim Black Nails

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Sydney has black nails and difficult to trim. She also doesn’t like her paws touched, making it more difficult. You don’t want to trim too close and make them bleed. If you do, no worries, use quick stop, your doggy will be fine. This video shows how to clip black nails and find the quick, how short to cut and use a dremel tool to trim nails.

Uploaded on Nov 22, 2010

Precise instructions and illustration on exactly how to find the quick of the dog nail, where to clip the nails of your dog, black nails or not. Instructions on how to dremel the nails by DuAnn Chambers.

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K9 First Aid for Choking & CPR

Uploaded on Oct 31, 2009 by MelanieLMonteiro

Dog safety expert Melanie Monteiro demonstrates what you should do if your dog is choking, including the Heimlich Maneuver.

Uploaded on May 11, 2009 by MelanieLMonteiro

Dog safety expert Melanie Monteiro demonstrates how to perform CPR on a dog.

Don’t wait for an emergency to find out how to perform CPR and where to locate your dog’s heart beat.
Learn your A, B, C’s. Airway, Breath, Compressions.

Benefits of Walking Your Dog

I get most of  my walking exercise with my dog, which is healthy for both of us. Not to mention bonding with my furbaby. Regular walks can be extremely beneficial to your dog’s digestive system also. If you have a timid or fearful pet, regular walks can help your pet to build confidence and trust. Walking is great for socializing as Fido meets others along your walk.

Health Benefits of Walking Your Dog infographic by PetSafe

infographic brought to you by PetSafe.

Sources: Pet MD, PetSafe

Winterize Your Pet



I have lived in Southern California for over 20 years now. Has it been that long, really!? Anyway, needless to say I have not had an issue with cold weather, snow, and ice for quite some time. I see article after article about keeping your pets warm, especially with the record low temperatures most of the country is experiencing now.

It seemed pretty common sense to me at first, keep your pets warm and inside, right. After reading several articles, I realized there is a little more to know than blankets and a warm shelter. I will start with cats this time, as I mostly write about dogs.

Alley Cat Allies, the nation’s largest advocacy group for cats, reminds those who care for outdoor cats in their communities that a few simple steps can go a long way in keeping feral cats comfortable in freezing temperatures. They recommend Straw (not hay—they are different!) resists the wet and keeps a shelter warm. In extremely cold weather, cats require larger food portions and fresh water twice a day to prevent dehydration. Click here to read full article.

If your cat is an indoor/outdoor cat, be aware they may look for somewhere warm to snuggle if it’s cold. Check your car engine or bang on your roof before starting your car. Cats can get caught in the engine and become seriously injured or worse.

Robbi Hess of Blogpaws writes about the importance of bringing outdoor pets inside. I do not understand outdoor pets either, unless it’s horses, cows, or chickens. Please be mindful of frozen water and food. Click here to read Robbi’s article.

Kathy of wrote a great article about keeping our pets safe during winter. It has a lot of great tips for your pooch and kitty. Some breeds can withstand the cold better than others, some are made for snow. Click here to read all her tips.

Senior pets need some extra TLC during the cold weather days. Their joints may become super sensitive and tender. Walk behind them when they climb stairs or hills in case they slip and to give them more leverage if they need it. Keep their bedding in a place where there are no drafts.

Thundershirt, TTouch Body Wrap and Anxiety

I wrote about the benefits of the Thundershirt last year. Many dog parents claim Thundershirt calms their dog and is recommended by vets and trainers. Is your dog fearful, anxious, scared of loud noises? Thundershirt’s are completely safe and comfortable and the vast majority of dogs LIKE having them on. Thundershirt’s patent-pending design is a pressure wrap that applies a gentle, constant pressure on a dog’s torso.

In that post I also wrote about TTouch Body Wrap which uses an ace bandage and the same pressure principle as the Thundershirt. TTouch is a form of massage that helps animals relax and focus. Your kitty can have a thundershirt, too!

ThunderWorks developed an infographic to remind all pet parents that their pet’s negative behaviors could in fact be rooted in anxiety, therefore very easy to treat and correct. Source: PR Web

This video is hilarious! Watch Sam the kitty wear a thundershirt. It is supposed to relax you, not paralyze you. 🙂

Published on May 13, 2013 by lbaSunHD

What You Need to Know About Chinese Chicken Pet Treats

Please read if you give your pet chicken jerky treats. This is in the news a lot lately! Stop buying treats made in China.

Chinese made chicken jerky treats for our pets have made a resurgence in the news recently; most notably the deaths linked to brands like Waggin’ Train and Milos Kitchen. And there have been a number of official complaints made to the FDA over the past six years. It’s become such an issue that Nestle and Delmote have pulled products from the shelves; much to the relief of pet lovers. These deaths have spurred everything from an FDA investigation to numerous petitions. Plus, the stories have made national news, including NBC and National Public Radio.
As an Only Natural Pet customer, you probably haven’t been directly affected by this controversy. You, like us, understand the importance of quality in your pet’s diet. That’s why we have a huge variety of pet treats Made in the USA and pet products Made in the USA, including our Only Natural Pet…

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