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The Hidden Danger of Xylitol

by 2 Paws Up Inc on April 19, 2018 in Recent Blog Posts

What is Xylitol? Xylitol is a natural substance often substituted as a sweetener due to its low caloric content, glycemic index, and slow absorption rate in the human digestive system. Chemically, xylitol is a sugar alcohol (or polyalcohol) that contains two-thirds the amount of calories than table sugar. This substance is often found in many […]

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5 Myths About Grain-Free Dog Food

by 2 Paws Up Inc on April 16, 2018 in Recent Blog Posts

  We all want the best food for our pets, but what does that mean?  With the recent push for celiac disease acceptance bringing more foods without gluten, dog food providers have also been jumping on the grain-free wagon.  As it turns out, research does not support many of the common ideas around grain- and […]

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Treats 101 – Utilizing Food Reward to Help Create Positive Associations

by `Daylan Brazis on April 12, 2018 in All About Dogs, Recent Blog Posts

As a positive dog trainer, I utilize food rewards to help create positive associations and reinforce learned and desired behaviors. There are many different options to choose from but I often find myself falling back on certain foods and brands of treats time and time again. Why Feeding Your Dog Each Meal From a Bowl […]

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Cat Plague Makes A Resurgence – Should I be worried?

by Lauren Pescarus on April 9, 2018 in Recent Blog Posts

Forty years ago, feline parvovirus was the reason most cats died an early death. While it is the first vaccine a cat will have, cases of the infection are almost never reported. After years of rigorous vaccination standards and feral cat population control, feline parvovirus (also known as panleukopenia or cat plague) is rarely seen […]

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A Quick Guide to Dog Play

by `Daylan Brazis on March 29, 2018 in Recent Blog Posts

Snellville Dog Trainer writes that without an understanding of dog body language and behavior, dog owners may accidentally label dangerous fighting as play or positive interactions as aggression. Dog-to-dog play is a healthy behavior most dogs choose to take part in, and when monitored, acts to properly socialize young puppies and promotes overall healthy mental […]

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Can Cats Be Healthy Vegans?

by Lauren Pescarus on March 26, 2018 in Recent Blog Posts

The diet of America is changing; more and more people are adopting vegetable-based diets, either for health or philosophical reasons.  Lucky for our pets, we love including them in our lifestyle choices.  This has launched a thousand pet food brands advertising correct nutrition for cats and dogs with no animal by-products, effectively making them vegans. […]

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What to Know About Guinea Pigs – Snellville Pet Sitter

by Lauren Pescarus on March 19, 2018 in Recent Blog Posts

Guinea pigs, once raised as livestock in the Andes of South America, are now the most popular pet for North Americans, and for good reason.  Small, friendly, and highly social, guinea pigs are the perfect fit for either your first pet or an addition to a thriving pack of furry loved ones.  If you are […]

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Duluth Dog Trainer Talks About The Case Against Retractable Leashes

by `Daylan Brazis on March 15, 2018 in All About Dogs, Dog Training

As a dog parent, one of the most enjoyable aspects of canine companionship, as well as a wonderful bonding tool, is taking your furry friend on an afternoon hike or going for a walk through the neighborhood. While doing so, it is important to keep you and your dog’s safety in mind. Retractable Leash AKA […]

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Snellville Cat Sitter Writes About 5 Common Cat Symptoms and What They Mean

by Lauren Pescarus on March 12, 2018 in Recent Blog Posts

Cats. They are our Persistent Love Bugs, our Ferocious Hunters, and our Thing That Goes Bump in the Night. Unfortunately, they are also baffling. The number one questions searched by cat owners all relate to common symptoms of illness in cats. Vomiting, trouble peeing, that pesky eye discharge, these are just a few of the […]

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Snellville Dog Trainer Writes About Training Your Dog with Lures & Rewards vs. Bribery

by `Daylan Brazis on March 8, 2018 in All About Dogs, Dog Training, Dog Walking, Recent Blog Posts

A powerful tool to help your dog while training is to begin teaching them a new skill or command with the use of a food reward. Often, this food reward begins as a lure, where one uses the treat to guide a dog into the desired position (sit, down, etc.) or to complete a specific […]

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