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    Incorporating Treats into Your Dog's Diet

    Last updated 1 day 9 hours ago

    Feeding your dog high-quality pet food is important for ensuring that she lives a happy, healthy life. You can spice up your pet’s diet a bit by feeding her treats every so often. Check out this guide to learn more about incorporating treats into your dog’s diet.

     

    When to Incorporate Treats
    The best time to give your dog treats is between meals—this will make the treats more enjoyable for your pet. Giving your dog treats during training sessions is ideal, as this allows you to reward good behaviors. Be sure to feed your pet the treat immediately after the desired behavior, as this will help your dog associate the treat with the behavior. You may also want to keep treats on hand throughout the day to encourage good behavior outside of your training sessions.

    How to Incorporate Treats
    When you are offering your dog a treat to encourage good behavior, hold the treat in your hand and let your dog smell it to know it’s there. If you are giving your pet a few different treats during a training session, save your dog’s favorite type for last. Do not let your dog take the treat roughly from your hand—instead, encourage her to take it gently.

    Which Treats to Choose
    There are many different dog treats available. Your dog may prefer one type over another, so it can be helpful to purchase a few options for your dog to try. It’s important to look over the ingredients so that you can be sure you aren’t negatively affecting your dog’s diet with the treats. Avoid treats with long lists of ingredients that include several preservatives and chemicals, as well as treats with high amounts of fat. Your dog will likely prefer treats that have a high-quality meat product as the primary ingredient.

    Metro Pet by EZpetcare.com offers a variety of high-quality treats that your pet will love. Our selection includes treats that help promote dental health, treats that offer essential nutrients, and more. To find out what we have to offer your pet, call us today at (972) 591-0319.

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    Benefits of One-on-One Grooming for Pets

    Last updated 9 days ago

    Regular grooming can help ensure that your pet’s skin and coat are clean and healthy. However, your pet may dread going to the grooming salon. Grooming salons often have several pets being groomed at the same time, and pets may spend quite a bit of time sitting in a kennel. On the other hand, if you schedule grooming appointments with a mobile groomer, your pet will be able to enjoy one-on-one attention from the groomer.

    When your pet is being groomed by a mobile groomer, he will be the only pet in the grooming van. If your pet tends to be uncomfortable around other animals, this type of grooming will be ideal. In addition, the groomer will be able to focus on getting your pet bathed, brushed, and trimmed without him spending time in a kennel. This means that the grooming appointment can go faster and be more enjoyable for your pet.

    Are you interested in scheduling an appointment for your pet with a mobile groomer in Dallas? If so, Pet Love and EZpetcare.com can help. For more information, call us today at (888) 672-4158.

    What Pet Owners Should Know about Roundworms

    Last updated 15 days ago

    If you are a pet owner, you know how important it is to keep your pet healthy. One of the health risks that dogs and cats face is roundworms. Here is an overview of what you should know about roundworms and how they can affect your pet.

    What Roundworms Are
    Roundworms are parasites in the genus Ascaris. There are multiple roundworm species that can affect pets—Toxocara canis commonly infects dogs, while Toxocara cati commonly infects cats. Toxascaris leonina is a species of roundworm that can infect both dogs and cats. These worms resemble cooked spaghetti in appearance, and make their way to the stomach and intestines of the animals they infect.

    How Roundworms Spread
    There are several ways that an animal can become infected by roundworms. Pregnant animals can pass them on to their young while they are in utero, and young animals can also contract them from their mother’s milk. It is also possible for pets to ingest eggs that are in soil, and the worms can be passed on when a pet eats an infected animal, such as a mouse. Eggs that are in soil get there through the solid waste of infected animals.

    How You Can Keep Your Pet Safe
    Since roundworms can be passed on through solid waste, it’s essential to ensure that your yard is kept free of pet waste. Fresh waste is not dangerous, but can leave infective eggs that may remain in the soil for years. Young pets may exhibit vomiting and diarrhea if they are infected with roundworms, while adult pets generally do not show any signs of infection. Some animals may have a pot-bellied appearance and decreased appetite if they are infected with a large number of worms. Adult worms can sometimes be passed through an infected pet’s stool. If you notice any of these signs, bring your pet to visit your veterinarian.

    EZpetcare.com’s Pet Butler can help you remove pet waste from your yard for cleanliness and safety. We offer pet waste removal services throughout the Dallas area. If you would like to know more about our pet cleanup services, contact Pet Butler online or at (888) 672-4158.

    Comparing Wet Dog Food to Dry Dog Food

    Last updated 23 days ago

    Both wet and dry dog foods can benefit your pet. Finding the right one for your animal is largely based on your dog’s preference.

    Wet food can be used when giving your dog medication to entice him to take it. You can also add it to dry food to encourage better eating habits. Dry food is often less expensive and many dogs actually prefer the crunch of it. Some dry foods can even help get rid of tarter and plaque. Learn more about these foods and their benefits in this video.

    EZpetcare.com and Metro Pet make it easy to find the food that your pets need. Our premium pet food helps you keep your animals in the best shape. Call (888) 672-4158 to learn more about our products. 

    Which Grooming Package is Right for Your Pet?

    Last updated 26 days ago

    Help your pet look its best with regular grooming appointments. Not only does grooming improve the look and feel of your animal’s coat, but it can also allow you to check to make sure that your pet’s skin is healthy. Keep reading for more information on grooming packages so you can find the right one for your needs:

    Bath & Brush
    If your pet is pretty clean, you might want to opt for the quick Bath & Brush Package. This comes with a bath, hair brushing, nail trimming, ear cleaning, and eye hair removal services. Your pet will also get some body spray to give him or her a delicious aroma.

    Deluxe Style
    Enhance your pet’s experience with the groomer by choosing the Deluxe Style Package. On top of all of the services you get in the Bath & Brush Package, you can also choose to include a haircut or shavedown, a fluff dry, scissoring, nail painting, and finish off the look with a ribbon or a bandana.

    The Luxury Spa Package
    Give your pet a day of rest and relaxation with the Luxury Spa Package. This gives you all of the services from both the Bath & Brush and the Deluxe Style Packages while also offering an even bigger selection. You can choose to add on some time with the FURminator to get rid of extra hair, a throughout teeth brushing, a conditioning treatment, or even a wash with specialty shampoo. The Luxury Spa Package is the ultimate grooming experience.

    EZpetcare.com makes it easy to give your animal the best care. With our mobile Pet Love service, you can take advantage of any of these grooming packages right from your home. We also offer some of the best pet waste removal services in all of Dallas and Ft. Worth and supply pet food for every dietary need. Visit us online or call (888) 672-4158 to learn more about our products and services. 

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