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More Earth Day Green Pet Tips!

 More Earth Day Green Pet Tips!I am sure you read all the great Earth Day pet tips on Vetconm.com but we have a few more for you!

Here are MORE ways to be a green pet owner.

Compost

Much to many people’s surprise, you can compost pet feces. However, it does take a bit more attention than just putting it into your homemade backyard compost pile. To compost litter and feces you need to make sure that you have a composter that can properly breakdown pet feces. Here is some great information from the USDA on properly composting pet feces (it is a pdf). Nature Mill makes a good and quick compost bin you can use indoors and out. It composts in about 2 weeks.

Bulk

This will seem like an obvious one for a lot of people. If you want to reduce waste buy in bulk. Not only will this save money but it can also save packaging.  Some companies will sell you their product in bulk but will still individually wrap their packages. Try to avoid these ones and buy the ones that put their product in one big container. Cut down waste and save money.

Reusable Bags

A lot of us are getting use to bringing reusable bags to the grocery store. Make sure you bring them to the pet supply store as well. Bringing 1 reusable bag can save you 2-3 plastic bags. If you do use plastic bags, make sure to recycle them at your local grocery store.

Recycle your pets! (Adopt)

So pet adoption isn’t technically recycling, but it is pretty close. If you are in the market for a new pet, try looking at your local shelters. There is a life out there that you might be able to save through adoption.

 

Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

We have all heard the old adage “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” but is it true? Are our older dogs unable to learn any new tricks? Absolutely not! In fact, as they say, “you are never too old to learn!” As your dog ages, he may be slower to learn then he was [...]

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Help! Does My Puppy Have Parvo?

Canine Parvovirus, often abbreviated to Parvo, is a very serious virus in dogs. It is predominantly seen in puppies but it can infect dogs of any age. Parvo is highly contagious and can be deadly. This is why it is incredibly important to vaccinate. How to prevent parvo? The best way to prevent a parvovirus infection [...]

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How to Clean Your Pets Wound

If you pet has gotten a wound it is very important to make sure that you keep it clean. Keeping a pets wound clean is key to healing. Does my pet need stitches? - most wounds smaller than 1 -1.5″ across will heal on their own and likely do not need stitches. If the wounds seems [...]

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Signs of Infection in Pets

Our pets can’t always tell us when they are feeling badly or if they are feeling worse than they were yesterday. When your pet is healing from surgery or any injury you need to keep an eye out for signs of infection. Signs of Infection at the Site of Injury Wound not improving – your [...]

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Gross! My Dog has Fungus

Did you know your dog can get a fungal infection from decaying wood?  Yup! So that big wood pile he likes to play around might be putting him at risk for more than a spider bite. Blastomycosis is a yeastlike fungal infection that is often found in decaying wood and soil.  It thrives in damp environments, [...]

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5 Tips for Fostering a Pet

Do you take in foster pets? When taking in rescues, strays, or foster pets you need to be careful when introducing new animals into your home, even if it’s only for a short time or you think everyone looks healthy.  The following five tips will help make life healthier for both your pets and your [...]

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Caring For Your English Bulldog Puppy

While feelings of excitement can overtake you when you know you’re bringing an English bulldog puppy home, you must ensure that you and your home are prepared for the new puppy. There are certain items that the English bulldog requires, as well as the right bedding and climate for the puppy to be comfortable. The [...]

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