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Happy Pet Labs Reviews

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Happy Pet Labs Reviews
Are you looking for nitenpyram reviews? We know pet owners are very choosy about what they give their pets. I can say that because we are also pet owners! Whenever I hear about a product for my pet, I always do my own independent research. And if you’re on this page, you’re doing the same, so kudos to you for being an informed citizen!

Since you’re here to learn about what our customers think of us, I included photos of different review sites that people have posted their thoughts about us. As you can see, there are a lot of very satisfied pet owners!

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We also have an eBay Account:

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When you want fleas dead, and you want them dead fast, Nitenpyram is the way to go. It’s designed to make fleas start dying in 30 minutes, and it lasts all day, too. The best way to use this product is in a way that starts breaking the flea life cycle. Once you have broken the life cycle, your problem will be completely gone.

Frequently asked questions about Happy Pet Labs and some of our products:

 

Do the flea pills work?
Well, as you have seen from the reviews, they definitely do! Of course, you should be careful to not give the medicine to pets that are younger than 4 weeks old, or under 2 pounds.

 

How long does it take to get rid of fleas in the house?
Fleas on your dog or cat might just be a symptom of a greater problem. You should also be washing your pet’s (and your) bedding. This is also an opportunity to take time to clean out dark, damp spaces in your house as well as outside. It’s a good idea to trim grass that has gotten too tall, since it can attract fleas and ticks.

 

Which flea treatment is best for dogs?
We might be biased, but we think that our Happy Pet Labs products are the best flea treatment for dogs. : )

Of course, you will also want to be using products such as flea combs in tandem to ensure that you get the little buggers removed ASAP.

 

Where can I buy your product?
Right here: https://happypetlabs.com/products/generic-nitenpyram-for-cats-and-dogs-12mg-and-57mg
As a bonus, you can also read some reviews on there too, from more happy customers.

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October 2017 Pet of the Month - Pudding

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Welcome to our first ever pet of the month! We were really overwhelmed by the number of submissions.

Pets are so amazing, aren’t they? We’ve seen so many different kinds and breeds. All of them are majestic, or funny, or cool in their own way. I could keep going on and on, so I will stop myself here. Frankly, all the submissions were so good, we chose to use a lottery system to determine the Pet of the Month. If you already submitted your pet for the Pet of the Month, don’t fret - your pet will be in the lottery until it gets chosen!

Without further ado, our first pet: Pudding! Her owners are Eric and Beverly. Beverly tells me that almost 7 years ago, a striking Norwegian Forest Cat came out from under a dock and sat in her lap. Talk about making a strong first impression! Pudding was already spayed, and according to the vet, was about 2-3 years old. I’m informed that she is the Queen of the House. : )

A picture of a cat on stairs with green eyes and brown/black fur

Pudding has some beautiful, piercing green eyes, and definitely looks like she feels large and in charge!. Congratulations to Eric and Beverly on their cat. May we all be so lucky as to be chosen by our companion.

Do you want your pet to be the next star? Just email us at marketing@happypetlabs.com with a favorite photo of your pet, its name, a small description about it, and we’ll enter it in. It’s completely free to do so, and winners get a $10 coupon for use in our store. Let the whole world know about how cool your pets are!

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Identifying and Treating Flea Allergy Dermatitis

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Flea bites hurt, no doubt about it, but some pets have a hypersensitivity to flea bites and this leads to the condition known as Flea Allergy Dermatitis. It’s called an allergy because that’s exactly what it is - a pet’s nervous system overreacting to the bite. Today I will discuss exactly how the dermatitis develops, how to tell if your pet has it, and if it does, how to best treat it as quickly as possible. We’ll also talk about developing a flea control plan that gets rid of the problem at its core.

Warning: I do include one picture of an animal with flea allergy dermatitis. It is not graphic, but might be uncomfortable to see. 

How It Happens
The reason why flea bites itch is because they have a special type of saliva that allows them to draw blood for feeding. It’s much like a mosquito in the way the chemicals work. In any case, some pets can start to develop reactions to the saliva from fleas. This tends to happen at a much younger age for the pet - from around one to four years old. So if you have a lot of fleas in your area and your pet is on the younger side, be especially vigilant when it comes to flea control.

How To Tell Your Pet Has A Flea Allergy
Some of the most common symptoms of flea allergies are hair loss (where the pet has been scratching a lot) and skin rashes. These make some sense - the pet is trying to soothe the itching due to it being very sensitive to the bite. Some other common shows include redness of the skin, bumps where the bites were, scabs, and pus filled bumps.

In dogs, you will also see skin rashes all along their body and neck. In cats, you will see hair loss on their head, raised red bumps on their skin, and rashes of bumps all along their body. 


As you can see, some of these can get pretty serious. So you will want to treat it! The question is how.


How To Help Your Pet
When it comes to flea allergies, the best thing you can do is get rid of the source: the fleas. However, it can become a bit more complicated than you might think. This is because fleas have a life cycle that means you have to be focusing on killing not just the adults doing the biting, but the maggots and cocoons that are going to grow into adults. For ease of use, I’ll divide this into two sections: taking care of the fleas, and then taking care of the actual skin issues that developed.


If you want to get relief for your pet (and for yourself), you need to start by eliminating the fleas that are causing it to itch and scratch itself so much. For this, I recommend purchasing nitenpyram. Nitenpyram starts working in as little as 30 minutes, and inhibits a flea’s nervous system, causing it to suffocate and die. You really can’t do better than this in immediate, short term relief. There are two types of nitenpyram: 12mg and 57mg. You’ll use 12mg for pets from 2 to 25 pounds. Use 57mg for pets over 25 pounds. For flea control, I recommend these items:


  1. Clean out the house. Start by laundering your pet’s bedding, blankets, and anywhere else that your pets tend to hang out during the day - like your bed. This will kill off any fleas and any eggs or larvae living there.
  2. Buy a Dehumidifier. Fleas have to have a certain amount of humidity to live and thrive. By reducing the amount of humidity in your home, they will have a much tougher time living. As a nice byproduct, it will make your home cooler and your AC won’t have to work as hard. They can be pricey, but it’s great for peace of mind as well as for comfort.
  3. Buy Diatomaceous Earth, and look for “food grade”. D-Earth is super effective versus fleas, as it sucks out the moisture of everything it’s placed on, including from fleas. I recommend using the minimum of gloves and a mask when applying it, as it can be an irritant. Sprinkle it onto areas that are dark or damp.

When it comes to treating the actual skin issues, I tend to prefer more natural methods. This means using aloe vera on irritated areas to soothe your pet. Coming from someone who has been stung and bit by insects more times than I would like, I also recommend using a paste of Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda. The ACV acts as a disinfectant and counteracts chemicals, while baking soda helps to neutralize the chemicals in the flea saliva. I’ve used these all in conjunction with the flea control methods above for my cat that had flea allergy dermatitis, and she’s all back to normal now.


In conclusion, we talked today about how bite hypersensitivity happens, how to tell if your pet has it, and the flea control methods of nitenpyram and natural methods will fix your problems.

If you’d like to buy Nitenpyram, check out our shop here: 12mg and 57mg Generic Nitenpyram for Cats & Dogs




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Dog Training Tips

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I own several small dogs that are well behaved. Okay, maybe not always, but enough that I’ve had people ask me for dog training tips! Having a dog that responds to commands is always preferable, no matter the situation. As I write this, I can immediately recall a situation where my dog got off its leash, and only a well-timed command prevented it from running onto the street from the sidewalk!
I wanted to start out by discussing how I first taught them commands when I got them. I’ll help you with voice and hand commands. Finally, I’ll talk about what I do now with my dogs to make sure they retain their training.

Let’s focus on teaching dogs commands first. Normally, the best way to teach your dog commands is at 6 to 7 months of age. I don’t recommend doing anything before then simply because your pup is going to be way too small and full of energy. Of course, if you have an older dog, you won’t have any real issue. It might take a few more tries to get them to follow your commands, but rest assured that the whole “can’t teach an old dog new tricks” isn’t exactly true. 


One other thing I want to mention is that your dog already views you as the “alpha” of the pack, so keep this in consideration!

The two important tools you’ll need at your disposal to ensure correct training are these:
-Treats
-Patience

You’re probably not surprised to hear that you need treats to get your dog to do what you want. You may, however, be surprised to see me mention patience as the other important tool. Never, ever, get mad at your dog or physically assault if it doesn’t listen to you. To your dog, you’re their entire world. Don’t give them confidence or people issues by hurting them! Neither party gains anything from what you’ll do. Okay, we’ve lingered long enough at this point.

When it comes to teaching commands, you need to be doing all the following:

-Keep Consistent
This one is pretty self explanatory. If you’re using a voice command, use the exact same wording for the command. This leads into:

-Keep It Simple
Saying “stay” or “sit” or “roll over” is about all you should be saying. Don’t make commands too complex, or both you and or dog are going to get frustrated

-Keep Your Dog Excited
This is supposed to be fun! You’re getting to spend time with your furry friend, you should always try to enjoy it. That way, they will too. Make it seem like playtime. Reward them with treats or their favorite toy.

Voice and Hand Signals
There is a time and place for Voice Signals, and there is a time and place for Hand Signals. If you’re planning on being in a large park that doesn’t have leashes, you might want to use Hand Signals so your dog can see you from far away. Voice is normally more useful in an immediate situation.

For hand signals, write down what you want your dog to do for each command. As I mentioned above, STAY CONSISTENT. I can’t think of anything more important.

The key to having your dog understand both is when you first start training it, use both at the same time. Once it starts to understand the voice and hand at the same time, you can start alternating to see if it still understands. However, once you start using one or the other, you need to keep practicing both with your dog. Otherwise, it’s going to forget everything!

Retaining Training
After all that hard work, your dog has finally learned some useful commands! Of course, as you might imagine, it never stops there. It’s not like riding a bicycle where they remember forever. You need to always stay consistent. My personal recommendation is to, time to time, reward them with a treat if they follow your command. It can be a treat that’s not as good as the original ones you gave it. That way, you’ll save money on these “gourmet” treats that most owners give their dogs at the start. It’s okay, I’ve been there too!

Now that you have all this in mind, start learning 5 basic dog commands. You'll find you're quite well prepared now! 

 

 

 

 

 

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Learning Basic Dog Commands

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Understanding dog commands are essential for a well-behaved pet. In this article, I’m going to discuss 5 basic commands that your dog should know for safety and behavior reasons.

 As I mentioned in my Dog Training Tips post, you need to know a few things before getting started. First of all, you will need to patient. Never hit or yell at your dog, no matter what. When you give your dog a treat for doing well, it imprints in your pet’s mind that it did a good job, and it will try and do that more often. If you hit your dog, it will start to think that it is being punished for failing the command. As a result, it will be less likely to go through with the command because it thinks it will fail and be punished! Physical and mental abuse benefits absolutely no one.

 Secondly, you will want to teach your pet these commands in a non-stressful, and quiet place. This generally means that you will be inside when teaching these commands. It is essential that you stay consistent, and not put too much pressure on your pet. It’s going to take quite a few times, but you will definitely get there! Also, as you probably have assumed, you will need quite a few treats.

The 5 Commands

 The “Sit” Command

I like to begin with this one because it’s pretty simple.

  1. Sit down in front of your pet, or lie on your knees. Bring out a treat, and put it near the dog’s nose. It will probably start to sit down. If not, gently press on its back so that it goes into the seated position. Be sure to encourage your pet.
  2. When your dog is getting into the seated position, say “Sit”. Once your dog is in the seated position, give it a treat. Repeat this 2-3 times more, and do this every day.

 

The “Stay” Command

After your dog knows the “Sit” Command, move onto the “Stay” Command.

  1. Tell your dog to sit.
  2. Open the palm of your hand and say “stay”. As you do this, move several feet away. If the dog stays, give him a treat and encouragement!
  3. If your dog doesn’t, repeat steps 1 and 2.

This exercise can be difficult because most dogs will want to follow. I recommend rewarding your pet even if it stays for just a few seconds at first.

 

The “Down” Command

For having your pet lie down.

  1. Sitting down next to your pet, put one of your hands on its shoulders, and another hand underneath its front legs.
  2. Say the word “Down”. Press down gently on its shoulders, and use your other hand underneath to move its legs so that it will go down into a lying position.
  3. Once it is lying down, give him a treat and encouragement.
  4. After doing this several times, start by having one hand on your dog’s shoulders, and another hand with a treat. Say “down”. Lead it down with the treat while also pressing gently on its shoulders.

 

The “Come” Command

For having your pet come to you.

  1. Put your dog several feet away from you, and then go into a seated or kneeling position.
  2. Say the word “come” and use a hand gesture. Stay consistent with the hand gesture.
  3. When it gets close, don’t reach out and grab it or do anything else.
  4. Once the dog gets to you, give it a treat and some encouragement!

Some pups might not automatically go to you, so put a leash on them and slowly guide them to you. Once they get to you, give them a treat and encouragement.

 

The “Leave It” Command

For having a pet ignore something that could be dangerous

  1. Have a treat in both hands
  2. Show him one of the treats in your hand
  3. Say “leave it”
  4. Wait for it to calm down, and then give it the treat from your other hand

This one is particularly useful when going on walks! Dogs can be very curious, so don’t let that get the better of them.

In total, these are 5 commands that you should find to be useful in your daily life. Let us know what other commands you find essential to teach your dog!

 

 

 

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