July 4th Safety Tips for Your Pets – Lucy’s Pet Care

July 4th
One of the summer holidays that we look forward to the most is the 4th of July. When families come together for good food, good fun and of course, fireworks! However, did you know that more dogs are lost on this day than any other day of the year? Here are some tips on how to keep your dog safe this July 4th.   Leave your dog at home First, resist the urge to take you...
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Cool Dog Treat Recipes – Lucy’s Pet Care

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It's getting hot out there everyone! Your dog has an average temperature is 101 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit, which means going out in the heat could pose a problem to your dog if not properly hydrated or if your dog isn't cool enough. Here are some summer time treats for your doggy to enjoy! Peanut butter and banana ice drops 1 cup (240 ml) peanut butter 1 ba...
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Tips for Traveling Safely with Pets

Traveling with pets can be a challenge. Whether you’re going by car or by plane, many people constantly worry about how they are going to keep their pets safe and comfortable during the trip. Fortunately, there are many things you can do in order to safely travel with your pets and keep them happy along the way. Have a Microchip Implanted It is always a good idea to have ...
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Safety Tips for Hiking with Your Pooch This Summer

Safety Tips for Hiking with Your Pooch This Summer Hiking is a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors and many people find their dogs love to join them on the trails. Here are a few tips to make sure you and your pet stay safe on your adventures this summer. Supplies Stay prepared wherever you decide to hike. Here is a list of supplies to bring with you and to make sure you...
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Owning a Rabbit – What You Need to Know – Lucy’s Pet Care

Even though Easter is over, the season of the rabbit is still here. It makes sense after all, I mean what's not to love about fluffy little bunnies? With their adorable twitching noses, soft fluffy ears and gentle disposition. There is just so much to love! That's why this is the busiest season for house rabbit adoption. And having a rabbit is very rewarding, but there ...
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DIY Home Remedies for Your Dog – Lucy’s Pet Care

DIY Home Remedies for Your Pooch Your furry friend is just like one of the family and his care is an important part of your daily life. When your pup is facing a discomfort or health issue the fix maybe as close as your home. To help treat your pooch for some common canine problems, try the DIY home remedies listed below to get him on the road to recovery. Create Your Own...
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How to Hide a Litterbox – Tips from Lucy’s Pet Care

If you're the proud caretaker of kitties, you know that a necessary evil that comes along with them is the litterbox.  The daily scooping, refilling, repurchase, etc.  And, the many choices there are to make with a seemingly simple task:  What's the best type of litter?  What's the best scoop?  How many litter boxes?  What size litter box?  ...and, Where do I put the litterb...
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How to Care for Chickens: The Basics from Lucy’s Pet Care

How to Care for Chickens:  The Basics Is raising chickens something of interest to you? It seems like a great way to spend time, get some fresh eggs...I mean you just can’t beat fresh eggs, right? But, apparently, it’s not as easy as it seems. It can be quite the undertaking. However, once you have your “chickens” in a row it’s something that is definitely doable. First of...
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Outdoor Wildlife Tips – The Best Way to Care for Your Backyard Wildlife

Outdoor Wildlife Tips Many people ask: "Why is spring time the busiest time of the year for people who want to preserve and rehabilitate wildlife?" The reason is because there is an influx of births in the wild during the spring! One thing that is important to point out while we are the subject of new births: Every year with the influx of births people who mean well...
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3 Tips for Handling Potty Breaks in the Winter

3 Tips for Handling Potty Breaks in the Winter We all know it’s not very pleasant to use a cold bathroom in the middle of winter.  So, it’s no surprise to know that our dogs feel the same discomfort when it’s cold outside.  Often, dogs refuse to go potty outside in the cold or rain, causing them to hold it all day and eventually have accidents in the house.  This is harmfu...
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Paws-itively the Best Pet Carriers!

Paws-itively the Best Pet Carriers If you're a pet owner, there will come a time when you need to transport your pet to the vet, groomer, kennel, daycare or for vacation travel.  And, to ensure you can do so easily and safely, you'll probably want to utilize a pet carrier.  Below, we've picked some of the best pet carriers from which to choose. Petmate Two Door Top Load Pet...
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Tips for How to Introduce A New Cat to Your Household

Having a cat is wonderful. Having two cats...well, to me that’s even better!  Because having more than one cat can be amazing. They each have distinct personalities and what’s even better, they are great company for one another. However, successfully bringing a new cat into your household can be a bit of a process. Like I said, cats have distinct and strong personalitie...
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Top 3 Homemade Cat Treats Recipes

'Tis the season for treats, sweets, and all things delicious! But, why should we have all of the yummy food this holiday season? When you’re prepping for your holiday baking, you should think about including a little something special for your cat, too. Our Top 3 Cat Treats Recipes You Can Make at Home   1. Tasty Tuna Treats Ingredients: 1 can of tuna, in oil ...
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Tips for How to Stop Destructive Dog Behavior

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How To Stop Destructive Dog Behavior Sometimes you have a pup that just won't stop chewing and biting on your things while you are away. It could either be a behavioral problem in your dog, fear, separation anxiety or changes in the environment around them. That coupled with their doggie genetics could make for a destructive canine,  This can lead to intestinal problems, tee...
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Dental Care for Pets

We all know that it is important for us keep up with our dental care. And I know, I’ve heard I should brush my pet’s teeth, but do I really have to? Are chews enough? Or do we really need to brush their teeth? If so, how do we go about it? There are so many questions about dental care and our pets, but we are here to help. Why do you need to brush your pet's teeth? For s...
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How to Prepare for your Pet Sitter

  It can be hard to leave your pet at home while you're gone. Hiring a pet sitter helps relieve some of that anxiety, letting you relax on vacation or focus for a business conference. It's also important to take a few steps to get ready for your sitter while you prepare for your trip. Important tips to consider: Leave all phone numbers, plus the place you're s...
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How to Talk to Cats

How to Talk to Cats   There are a lot of things that our cats are trying to tell us. And as owners (or best friends), they communicate with us on a level that other people may never understand. Vocalization: Meowing If you have more than one cat you may have noticed that they don’t actually meow at each other. Your cat basically only meows to you in...
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The Pros and Cons of Dog Obedience Training

Dog Obedience Training - What you need to know   Training a dog can be hard. It takes a lot of patience, diligence and consistency. It’s not that we don’t have the best interests at heart for our dogs; it’s just that sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day. That is why some pet parents opt to take their dogs to obedience classes. As with most things i...
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How to Spot and Treat Heatstroke in Dogs

  The Dog Days of Summer and What You Need to Know about Heatstroke The dog days of summer are here and in the Carolinas to say the heat has been oppressive is almost an understatement. As we prepare for the start of school it easy to think that summer is coming to a close, but the threat of heat stroke for humans and dogs alike is still very real. So, how do you ...
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Basic Dog Grooming Tips

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Basic Dog Grooming Tips Basic grooming is something everyone enjoys. I mean, washing and brushing your hair is very soothing and refreshing, right? That’s why making sure your dog is groomed is an important part of his regular routine. Helping him look and feel his best will bolster your bond and his confidence.  I hope these basic dog grooming tips will be helpful to you ...
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