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2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs standard

Is your dog the hardest family member to shop for each holiday season? You give them everything they need at all times of the year, so it can be even more difficult to find them a unique gift during the holiday season. Drypet is here to help you with our top 15 dog gifts this holiday season: 15. Hugs Pet Products Chillz Cooling Pad If your dog is prone to panting and being hot, don’t hesitate to get a gel cooling pad to keep him or her cool and happy year-round. Get it now for $19.99+ depending on the size. 14. Honest Kitchen Bone Broth Available in three different flavors, your cat or dog will love this great treat made ...

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Keeping Your Pet Safe Over the Holidays standard

One of the most magical times of the year is the holiday season. While it can be a great time of year for humans, it can be dangerous for dogs. Basic holiday decorations and foods can be hazardous for your dog. Drypet is here to keep your pet safe this holiday season. Christmas Trees Christmas trees are festive and beautiful, but this holiday tradition can cause problems for your four-legged family members. The scent and newness of a tree quickly attracts pets, so be sure that the tree is secured in its stand, so your pet doesn’t knock the tree over onto itself. The water in the tree stand can be a problem for pets, too. This water will often ...

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How Did Dogs Become Man’s Best Friend? standard

The history of dogs as companions to humans is a long, complicated one. As the first animal to be domesticated, humans have a very special bond with dogs, but how did this relationship begin? Even scientists can’t really agree on exactly how, when, or why domestication began. According to a 2015 study, evidence was uncovered that suggests that dogs have been around since the Neolithic period, which began around 15,200 BC and ended between 4,500 and 2,000 BC. It was previously believed that dogs were domesticated during the Paleolithic period, which was before humans started to build settlements. The new evidence has lead scientists to the conclusion that wolves were probably domesticated when humans built settlements and dumped waste that ...

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Top 7 Basic Commands Your Dog Should Know standard

Dog training is something that a lot of people do to have a well-behaved dog, but what if Drypet told you that basic commands are important for the health and safety of your dog and those he or she interacts with? While having a well-behaved dog is ideal, your top priority is probably keeping your dog safe. These seven basic commands will help you keep your dog safe in any situation. 1. Sit Sit is the most basic command you can teach your dog. It is the precursor to a lot of other more complicated commands you may decide to teach your dog later on. Teaching your dog to sit can prevent jumping on people, rushing into harms way, and ...

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What Should You Really Be Feeding Your Dog? standard

Feeding your dog is probably the easiest part of pet ownership. Dogs LOVE to eat. But, are you making the best decision when it comes to the food you are feeding your pooch? Drypet is here to help you better understand the dog food options that are available. Wet vs Dry Dog Food There has long been an argument about whether you should feed dogs wet or dry food. In reality, there are benefits and problems with both types of dog food. Let’s take a look at some of them. Wet Dog Food Benefits Contains more protein and fat than dry food Easier to eat, especially for dogs that are missing teeth Dogs like the taste better Contains fewer carbohydrates ...

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What to Consider When Purchasing a Puppy standard

Adding a new puppy to your household is a very exciting time, but there is a lot of planning that needs to go into adding a new furry family member. At Drypet, we want to make sure that you have everything you need and are ready before you bring a new puppy into your home, so we have put together a list of things to consider before you get a puppy. What Do You Need to Buy for a Puppy? Puppies will require a lot of upfront costs. Not only will you need to pay the shelter or breeder for the dog, but you will also need to make sure you have at least the basics in your home. Medical ...

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How to Select the Right Breed to Suit Your Lifestyle standard

It can take a lot of time and energy to pick a puppy to bring into your home for its lifetime. You need to consider things like temperament, size, your living conditions, activity level, and much more before finding the perfect dog to bring into your home. Drypet wants to help you better understand the importance of selecting a breed that is compatible with you and your family, as well as help you find that perfect breed for you. What to Look for in a Puppy Gut instinct for many people is to go into a pet store or animal shelter and find the cutest puppy to take home, however, that can lead to a lot of problems for you ...

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How to Care for a New Puppy standard

Getting a new puppy is a very exciting time, but it can also be extremely stressful. Puppies require a lot of attention, training, and care. It is even more difficult when you have to spend days at work, you have another pet, or you have children in the house. From potty to crate training, there is so much work that needs to be put into a puppy to ensure that it becomes a well-behaved adult dog. Raising a puppy requires time, energy, and patience, but even people with other commitments can raise happy, healthy, well-behaved dogs without sacrificing time away from work or family. DryPet has some advice for busy puppy parents. Create a Puppy-Safe Space Young puppies can’t hold ...

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Helping Your Dog Conquer the Fear of Bath Time standard

Everyone knows that cats are supposed to hate water, but what are you supposed to do when your dirt-loving dog is afraid of a little bath? It can be very difficult to bathe a frightened dog, and DryPet knows the frustration associated with a dirty dog who hates bathes. So, we have some tips for owners of bath-phobic dogs. Bathe When Tired Try to do bath time after a long walk or an hour of playtime at the dog park. Exercise will make your dog hot, which makes him or her more likely to enjoy a little cool water. A tired dog is often more relaxed and tries to fight bath time less, so a tired dog may be a ...

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