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!

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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.
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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!
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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.

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Can Fleas Live On Humans?

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A lot of people who are already dealing with infestations on their pets wonder: can fleas live on humans? The good news is no, dog and cat fleas can’t live on humans. The bad news is that while they might not live in you, they will have no problem feeding off of your blood!

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