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A Guide To Ice Melt And What Pet Owners Need To Know

A Guide To Ice Melt And What Pet Owners Need To Know

A Guide To Ice Melt And What Pet Owners Need To Know Winter is in full swing, and now is the time of the year for frolicking outdoors with your pup, making snowmen, and having to rid your driveway of ice and snow to prevent slips and falls. When it comes to using ice melt, pet owners need to be very cognizant of what they are using. There are several main types of ice melters, including sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, and calcium chloride (sand can be used, too). While ice melts can be essential, not all types are safe to use around...

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National Walk Your Dog Month: 5 Reasons to Participate

National Walk Your Dog Month: 5 Reasons to Participate

Remember your New Year’s resolution, the one about staying healthier? Well, we’ve got good news for you (and your pet)—January is National Walk Your Dog Month. Although you and your pup are probably not spending quite as much time outside during these cold months, your dog still wants (and needs) to be active! For starters, different breeds need varying amounts of exercise! Toy breeds need roughly 30 minutes per day while non-sporting dogs should get about 45 minutes. For larger working dogs and terriers, about an hour per day of activity is preferable. And finally, for those with hounds, herding,...

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How to: Doubling Christmas Decorations as Bird Habitats

How to: Doubling Christmas Decorations as Bird Habitats

When the temperatures get low and snow flurries fly freely, our bird friends need thermal cover—a place away from the cold and wind. Even outside of New England climates, an especially chilly night can leave birds seeking a warm shelter. In the dark months of January and February, that cozy shelter can be hard to come by, without any leaves on deciduous trees. You can make it easier for the birds in your backyard by adding an evergreen element to your home bird environment. Wild birds naturally look for winter cover in evergreen trees, utilizing their dense needles for protection against rain,...

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Purr-fectly Happy Cats: Tips to Keep Your Feline Friends Content

Purr-fectly Happy Cats: Tips to Keep Your Feline Friends Content

As we celebrate National Cat Lovers’ Month in December, all cat lovers can agree that there's no denying the joy and warmth that cats bring to our lives. As cat owners, it is our responsibility to ensure that our furry friends are not just well-fed and sheltered, but also happy and fulfilled. So, whether you are a new cat owner or a seasoned cat lover looking for some extra tips, here’s a cute blog highlighting some simple ideas to keep your pet cats purring with delight! Create a Comfortable Environment! Your cat's happiness starts at home! Set up a designated...

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Our Winter Pet Prep Guide

Our Winter Pet Prep Guide

We’re here for your pets all year long, and the winter is no exception to that! As the dark and cold months approach quickly, we want to make sure your furry friend is prepared. Continue on as we’ll be highlighting several of our favorite winter-themed pet products! Pet Beds What better than snuggling up in a warm bed while the snow comes down? We all love that feeling of getting comfortable, and so do your pets! A.W. Brown’s carries a wide variety of U.S.A.-made, machine washable, and self-heating beds! Some of our options include Aspen Pet’s Self Warming Pet Beds, Squishmallows Pet...

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