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Helpful Hints 2018-05-08T10:23:40+00:00

Pet Obesity

As pets age their metabolism changes just as with humans and it is easier for weight gain. Many owners don’t make enough time for regular exercise and over reward their pets with so many treats. Excess weight takes its toll on your pet’s bones and joints, stressing the consecutive tissues and pounding the protective cartilaginous surfaces. Over time this can result in irreversible arthritis and deformity. So, make sure that your pet gets the exercise they need and love and they will have a happy and healthy long life.

Spaying & Neutering

The Pet Shop strongly believes in promoting responsible pet ownership. A big part of that is encouraging new puppy or kitten parents to have their pet spayed or neutered as soon as he/she is old enough. This helps keep your pet healthy and safe and prevents unplanned and unwanted litters. Dogs and cats live longer. In females reduces the risk of ovarian cancer or other problems. In males helps prevent testicular and prostate cancer. It also helps curb undesirable behavior in males such as mounting, aggression towards people or other animals and helps eliminate the urge to “mark” indoor territory.

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Why do male dogs lift their legs when they have to go?

Dogs use their urine as a scent marker. Like a “calling card.” Many male dogs and some females will “mark their territory” by urinating in many places. By lifting his leg a male dog is getting his urine on a vertical surface (fire hydrant, street sign, mailbox). One theory is that these vertical surfaces allow the scent to last longer than horizontal surfaces. Another theory is that this is more noticeable to other dogs because it’s closer to nose level and thus less likely to be missed.

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