How to select the right cone or protective collar for your pet

Editor’s Note: Calm Paws is a brand created by the makers of Essential Pet products, 21st Century Animal HealthCare. Calm Paws behavior support products were created for pet parents like yourself who love and appreciate their pets. Keep reading for more information about Calm Paws.   

There was a day when the only thing your dog could wear after surgery or an injury was the traditional clear plastic cone. Since the evolution of the large Elizabethan e-collar for dogs, many jokes, costumes and even funny videos have surfaced as a result. Did you see anyone wearing a collar as a costume this year? But now there are many options for your pet to get through stressful situations like surgeries or open wounds, like Calm Paws collars.

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A quick guide to adopting a dog or cat

Are you considering the adoption of a lovable dog or cat? Read this quick guide to selecting the right pet for you!

Where should you start?

Talk with the current pet owners or humane Society that you plan to adopt them from. Ask questions to help you know and understand if this pet is the right fit for you. Be sure to ask if the pet has any ailments or disabilities to be aware of. Take all things into consideration to help your new pet find his forever home with you.

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5 Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

pet on table

Do you have a pet that loves to sneak food off of the counter or table during the holidays? Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It’s time to refresh your memory on the dangers of certain foods to pets. Don’t let your pet get a hold of food that could land you in the pet ER instead of enjoying the holiday festivities.

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CRITTER CHATTER: “Tis the Season to be Jolly and Joyous”

The Halloween costumes are put away along with all the candy (unfortunately), and I am already loosening my belt in anticipation of a Thanksgiving Day feast. So it seems only logical to begin to prepare for a safe and sane December holiday season with your pets.

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8 Fun places to take your cat

You love your cat and she loves you. You enjoy each others company, spending time at home and perhaps outside, but do you ever think about what else there is to do with your furry feline? There are many ways to have fun with your cat and in many different places. Our pets are like our family members, right? So why not plan a family vacation with your pet? Below are a few great places to take your cat.

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What to do during Halloween if you have a nervous pet

With the adorable costumes, numerous visitors, bags of candy, and exciting holiday parties – Halloween is one of the most popular American holidays in the United States. Most humans love Halloween, but what about our furry friends? Not all pets enjoy the constant noise and commotion that comes with this well-liked celebration. But what can you do to help your pet and yourself have a great time on October 31st?

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5 Things to Know Before Adopting a Senior Pet

Whether you currently own a senior pet or you’re planning to adopt one, wouldn’t you agree that they are amazing creatures? Senior pets have so much to offer a family. They may come with different responsibilities than a younger pet, but they are equally as beautiful. Wouldn’t you agree?

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month so we thought we would take this opportunity to tell you a little bit more about senior pets and how one might be the perfect fit for you.

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