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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

Is technology driving your pet insane? - CNET



e aware of the secret flicker and noise that home technology may transmit to your pets.


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It's not just unheard noise your pet may be dealing with but also unseen light flicker. LED lighting is taking over the home, with 40 percent of the $26 billion US LED lighting market going to residences as of 2016, according to Zion Market Research. But LED lights have the inherent problem of flickering on and off all the time, whether dimmed or at full brightness. You may barely detect flicker from a modern LED bulb, but as with sound, your pets have a greater range of perception. Add a disco ball to that high-pitched whine. 




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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Pet health care costs can top human medical bills, new report on cat and dog insurance shows - CBS News



Pet owners may shell out as much — or more — money for their pets’ health care as they do for their own, a new report suggests. Pricey new technologies and more advanced treatment options drive up costs in many cases.
For a clearer picture of the types of animal illnesses, accidents, and resulting costs that pet owners face, Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, a company that sells medical coverage for dogs and cats, crunched data from 215,000 claims submitted by their customers during a one-year period.
The 7 foods most likely to make your pet sick According to their Cost of Pet Care 2016 report, the most common accidents and illnesses for dogs include stomach issues — often from ingesting dangerous human foods, such as chocolate and other sweets; skin conditions; ear and eye infections; growths; and chronic allergies and pain.
Stomach and skin issues plague cats, too, as well as urinary tract infections, cancer, kidney disease, eye and ear conditions, and heart and respiratory problems.








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Sunday, March 5, 2017

10 things your plumber wishes you wouldn't do - TODAY.com



Ty-D-Bol Blue & Bleach Tablet Continuous In Between Toilet Cleaner, 1.7 OzTy-D-Bol Blue & Bleach Tablet Continuous In Between Toilet Cleaner, 1.7 Ozthe drothe drop-in tank toilet fresheners. You may love the blue water it makes in your toilet bowl, but these tablets often contain chemicals that wear out working parts inside the tank, Reckon explains. Plus, as these tablets disintegrate, they can get stuck in the flush valve and prevent the toilet from flushing.p-in tank toilet fresheners. You may love the blue water it makes in your toilet bowl, but these tablets often contain chemicals that wear out working parts inside the tank, Reckon explains. Plus, as these tablets disintegrate, they can get stuck in the flush valve and prevent the toilet from flushing. the drop-in tank toilet fresheners. You may love the blue water it makes in your toilet bowl, but these tablets often contain chemicals that wear out working parts inside the tank, Reckon explains. Plus, as these tablets disintegrate, they can get stuck in the flush valve and prevent the toilet from flushing.

















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Sunday, February 26, 2017









Keeping Your Pet Busy






Lucy Postins on Keeping Your Pet HealthyWhen I’m not feeling well it seems like my dog senses it – and for some reason that’s the time he pesters me the most to play. I feel guilty when I can’t take him out for a walk or play fetch because I’m in pain. I also feel badly when I can’t give my cats the attention they need.
For pet owners who can’t go for long dog walks, are there any games/fun training that will provide mental stimulation?
Sure! Something as simple hiding small treats around the house for your pet to find provides fun and mental stimulation to keep them busy. Interactive puzzles and toys will also give them something to focus on. KONG makes some of our favorite interactive toys. Fill them with treats or food and watch your dog or cat work to get the reward!














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We are so fortunate today to have our original Downers Grove pet lover, come aboard as a guest blogger


Of course we are talking about the lovely and talentedKATHY KALISZ, as most of us know as a true pet lover Kathy has one of the nicest set of puppies around originally from Oak lawn many are familiar with her puppies as well as her well-groomed kitty

We are looking forward to have Kathy kalisz visit us more often so we can enjoy her puppies and all thes
skills her kitty has.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Fruits



As dog owners, it’s not uncommon to want to spoil your four-legged family members by sharing table scraps or your favorite snack with them. After all, if it is safe for you to eat, it must be OK for them as well, right? Not necessarily. While many human foods, especially fruits and vegetables, are perfectly safe, some are very unhealthy and downright dangerous to dogs. Dogs digest differently than humans, and eating the wrong foods can lead to long-term health problems and, in extreme cases, even death.  As carnivores, they have no need for fruits and vegetables as part of their diet, but an occasional fruit or veggie as a treat is OK.Image result for fruits and veggies








click here for the list from the akc: Full list of fruits and vegetables that are OK for your dog to eat and which should be avoided.