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Doggy Proofing Your NJ Home

Many of us when we first get a puppy do not realize that it is just like having a baby in the sense that we need to doggy proof the house, this way they do not get into anything such as chemicals or any kind of materials that could be harmful to them. But the question is how do I go about doing this? How do I find out what is safe and what is not safe for my dog? or what even goes into safety proofing my house for my dog? Here is a list of potential hazards to your dog: 1. House Cleaners – Items such as bleach, detergents, over cleaners, soap and many more. All of these have different levels of toxicity and may cause harm to your dog it touched or consumed. Keep all these cleaners in their bottles and make sure to store the bottles out of reach or in a locked cabinet. Keep in mind that some dogs are able to open normal cabinets. 2. Chemicals - Items include automotive fluids (especially antifreeze), fertilizers, moth balls, weed killers, and much more. These are very toxic to your dog. Make sure you keep all automotive and [...]

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Posted by NJDogFan - February 7, 2012 at 1:42 pm

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How to Make Grooming Fun for You and Your Dog

As a dog owner we have certain responsibilities to help maintain our dogs health and one of them includes grooming them regularly. I know many dog owners and dogs who may feel this is a daunting task because neither one likes having to deal with it. Being the owner you may get frustrated because your dog is not cooperating with you and for the dog he/she notices your frustration and may become reluctant to being groomed. So what do you do now? How can you get your dog groomed without it being a negative experience for the both of you? Here are a few tips that may be helpful in properly grooming your dog, but having fun with it at the same time. 1. Brushing: Many dogs enjoy being brushed because they enjoy how it feels. This also helps to create a positive bond with your dog. It also gives you a chance to look over your dogs skin and coat. As the owner you should look for anything unusual such as lumps under the skin, sores, dull or flaky skin, rashes, and bald spots. If you do find anything unusual talk to your veterinarian about it as soon as you can. 2. Brushing [...]

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Posted by NJDogFan - February 2, 2012 at 3:12 pm

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Preventing and Managing NJ Dog Aggression

Some dog owners in NJ do not realize the methods or are scared of dealing with their dogs aggressive behavior. It is important to know that you and your dog will have a much better relationship if you know how to properly control their temper. The more information we can gather about our dogs the better we can improve their existence and their behavior. When it comes to aggression there are two very distinctive kinds: Self-Protective Aggression and Territorial Aggression. To give you a better understanding of the two let’s go over what each one encompasses. 1. Self-Protective Aggression: This happens when a dog shows aggression towards strangers, such as other dogs or people, who come into their personal space, such as inside the home or when walking away from the home. Some people may confuse this with territorial aggression, it is more self-serving and fear-based. This kind of behavior can be seen early. A puppy may be approached by a well intentioned person, but he/she may misread that as a predatory approach. This is a common form of aggression. Puppies and adult dogs generally look to their people for reassurance, but many owners are not trained for that specific reaction. Basic [...]

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Posted by NJDogFan - January 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm

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Winter Tips for Dogs in NJ

Winter time is one of the most unbearable seasons that we must go through. Having to deal with the snow and horrible temperatures can put a strain on our daily living, but think about what it does to our dogs in NJ. Think about it– if you were to go outside without a coat you would be freezing, which means your dog probably is too. Therefore, in order to help protect your dog during the winter in NJ check out these helpful tips that  might make the Winter easier to get through: 1. Keep your dog on a leash. Make sure to keep your dog on the leash especially in the snow because dogs can lose scents while in the snow and possibly get lost, also make sure your dog has their ID tags on as well. 2. Do not groom your dog. Your dogs need their long coat to help keep them warm. If you have a short-haired pet then I suggest getting a coat or sweater that covers your dog from the base of its tail to its belly. 3. Hypothermia or Frostbite. Just like humans pets are capable of having frostbite and hypothermia. If your pet appears [...]

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Posted by NJDogFan - January 19, 2012 at 11:35 pm

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Do Dogs Have Built In Snow Shoes in Their Paws in NJ

Now that Winter is here many of us pet owners worry about our dogs in regards to taking them outside. Will they be warm enough with just their fur or should I buy them a sweater to wear? Should I get them boots to protect their paws or will they be okay without them? Do I have to rush my dog to do his business so he doesn’t freeze outside? We have many questions when it comes to taking care of our dogs during winter time. Some of them we can easily answer and others are more thought provoking. When it comes to dogs walking out in the snow, research has shown that the snow and ice does not seem to bother the dogs paws. Their paws have an intricate heat transfer system built in that will immediately warm cold blood. Now combine that with the freeze resistant connective tissue and fat that is located in the pads of the paws and a dogs paw rivals that of a penguins wing for the ability to stay warm in the cold. Some researchers have studied the legs and paws of dogs and have discovered that a network of veins help to quickly circulate [...]

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Posted by NJDogFan - January 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm

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The Crazy Things That Dogs Do in NJ

Have you ever thought about the crazy things that your dog does? I have often seen some of the interesting things my male Shiba has done, such as going after a skunk more than once. However, there has to be something even more crazier than a dog going after a skunk. I have found a few stories of some of the strangest and craziest things that dogs have done in NJ. 1. Rocks A pug names Harley takes the cake with this one. Harley consumed 100 rocks during his stay at a veterinary boarding facility. When he kept pooping rocks the owner knew that there had to be a problem. The owner took him to an emergency clinic which led to the discovery of  these rocks clogging his pipes. Thankfully, Harley was able to pass the rocks without needing surgery. That is why it is always important to keep a pet emergency first-aid kit around. 2. Cassette Tape There is nothing like walking in the house and seeing broken shards of plastic on the floor. The owner, William, found some evidence of a tune that had gone horrible wrong. Rudy had managed somehow to eat a cassette tape, unfortunately the [...]

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Posted by NJDogFan - January 16, 2012 at 8:32 pm

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Predigree Good Bites for Dogs in NJ

Have you ever thought about what kind of dog treats to get your pooch? Which brand is the best and which one will give you the most for your money? I have been there many times, I want to give my Shiba’s a treat that they will enjoy, but also something that will be beneficial to them in some way, such as something for their teeth or for a shiny coat. Well one day while I was shopping in Petsmart I came across the Pedigree dog treats and looking at what they had to offer. I found the Pedigree Good Bites Skin & Coat, which would really help Jersey because her fur can be a little greasy at times. I also saw the Pedigree Good Bites Multi-Vitamin, I figured I would get that as well so they can get the right amount of vitamins in their system. Well I am very happy with the Skin & Coat treat because Jersey’s fur is still a little greasy at times but for the most part it is very soft and makes it more enjoyable to pet her. Now with the multi-vitamin it’s a little difficult to tell if it’s working, but I [...]

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Posted by NJDogFan - January 13, 2012 at 7:14 pm

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The Facts of Dog Rescue in NJ

Volunteers are the unsung heroes of dog rescue. They put thousands of miles on their cars and vans transporting dogs, spend a lot of money that they are sometimes reimbursed for, but more likely are not, lose their hearts on a regular basis to abused, sick, or injured dogs, senior dogs, puppies, three-legged, blind and deaf dogs: dogs that were it not for these human guardian angels, would be euthanize unnecessarily or simply thrown away like garbage. Every single one of these volunteers chooses to rescue. Some volunteers make a deliberate choice to get involved. Still others adopt a dog from a NJ rescue group and before they realize what’s happened, they are spearheading the adoption activity in their community in New Jersey. Here are a few reasons why you might want to think about volunteering. Just to hold nothing back, I’ll include one very important reason why you shouldn’t volunteer. If you’ve never had a dog, volunteering can be a rewarding way to learn about lots of different dogs or about one specific breed. Think you might want to learn about German Shepherds? Look for a German Shepherd rescue group in your area. What about Dobermans, Pitt Bull Terriers, [...]

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Posted by NJDogFan - January 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm

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Dog Park Etiquette in NJ

If you are looking for a fun place in NJ for your dog to play with other dogs, dog parks are an excellent solution. Perform a search to find dog parks in your area in NJ and if you are lucky enough to have one nearby, check it out. NJ dog parks are a great place to get some fresh are, give your dog healthy exercise, and experience socialization with other dogs and people. Though these off-leash parks are designed to create a nice, interactive atmosphere, pet owners should be aware of the various risks involved with k9 interaction. Taking a few precautions will minimize these risks and keep the NJ dog park fun and safe.  An obvious risk when any group of animals congregates is the spread of infection diseases. Though you may thing you are sure that your dog does not carry a disease, you cannot account for all of the other dogs in the park. Make certain that you are up to date with all vaccinations. If dogs are very sick, most owners will not take them to the park to place, so the possibility of major disease contraction is somewhat small. When dogs seem to be [...]

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Posted by NJDogFan - January 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm

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How to Choose The Best Dog Insurance in NJ

Finding the Best Dog Insurance in NJ You’re looking to find the top NJ Dog Insurances and I’m going to advise you on ways of finding the best of the best in terms of NJ dog insurance companies. First of all, well don for deciding to insure your dog. More and more owners are choosing to insure their dogs from the outset rather than risking an unsure future for their dogs, with the possibility of sickness or injury which could be unaffordable and result in their dog having to be put down. Try telling that to your children. You may be thinking, so why don’t you just tell us what the best NJ dog insurance policy is! I honestly wish that I could and that it were that simple. You must do your own research which will result in the top NJ dog insurance policy for your circumstances and your dog’s peculiarities. There is a 3 stage process for selecting your dog’s insurance plan in NJ. Research, Comparison, and Selection. Research: Probably the easiest way to research companies is on the internet. Here you can find details of policies, prices, and exclusions. Don’t ignore other sources of information such as [...]

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Posted by NJDogFan - January 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm

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