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Soothing Sounds: Music Therapy for Pets has Calming Benefits

Soothing Sounds: Music Therapy for Pets has Calming Benefits

We have some calming suggestions for your anxious pet: A soothing sound machine and an essential oil diffuser can help. It's a wonderful way to mask night time noises like  during a thunderstorm or soon fire works and fire crackers.  During summer, the thunderstorms, outdoor festivities, and Fourth of July makes those seasons a minefield for noise phobic pets and their families. Anxiety can negatively impact your pet's health, safety and quality of life.  Dr. DePorter, a board certified behaviorist, uses sound therapy as one way of helping anxious pets. Lisa Specter and Joshua Leeds collaborated on a series called "Through...

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Do you Foster or better yet are a Foster Failure ?

Do you Foster or better yet  are a Foster Failure ?

We are a proud foster failure! We fostered and then adopted Sable at 8 years old. (I called her Sabby) Our new family member was very special, but we realized that it may be stressful for her to adjust to a new family including her fur siblings, so we took advice from other foster families very serious. I would like to share some tips that made Sabby's adjustment less stressful.  1.Give her time to decompress: Sabby took her time exploring her new yard and house.2. Give her own space: I bought Sabby her very own super comfy bed (image of...

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Traveling with your Fur-Kids

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Traveling with your Fur-Kids

We've got some tips and tricks to reduce your pet's (& yours) stress level when traveling. We believe that traveling with your dog will make any trip 500% better. Think about this... taking your dog will avoid you glued to that pet camera all trip long or obsessively texting or calling your sitter.  1. Make sure he is in good health2. Update microchip information3. Choose the right travel carrier and his favorite dog bed4. Avoid sedatives - rather use calmatives like Ewegurt treats5. Bring his favorite blanket or toys6. Stay positive and assuring (they can sense your stress)7. Good long...

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