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Best Small Dog Breeds for Travel

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on June 15, 2018 12:07:23 PM EDT

Traveling is always more fun when you can bring a friend, spouse, or even better, your dog, along to share the experience. Small dog breeds make particularly good travel companions. They can fit under a plane seat as well as in the smallest of cars or RVs. They can be trained to potty indoors and most don’t shed enough for anyone to notice. They’re less likely to be intimidating to strangers and can be held or easily crated or contained if need be. How you travel, however, can cause problems for some small dog breeds so will you need to take this factor in to consideration when choosing a small dog as a travel companion.

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Topics: Dog Travel Tips

Preventing Heartworms in Dogs:  What You Need to Know to Protect Your Dog

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on May 16, 2018 6:14:00 AM EDT

Heartworms are worms that live the final stages of their lives inside the hearts of host animals. Their hosts are usually dogs, though cats and ferrets can also get heartworms. If left untreated, heartworm infestation is fatal, but the good news is that a simple monthly treatment starting at 6-8 weeks of age can protect your dog from getting heartworms and ultimately, save your best friend’s life.

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Topics: Dog Health

Best Small Dog Breeds for Allergies: Are Hypoallergenic Dogs Really a Thing?

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on May 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM EDT

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, about 10% of the population in the U.S. is allergic to dogs. You’re not alone if you suffer from dog allergies. However, technically speaking, you’re not allergic to the dog. You’re allergic to the proteins found in the saliva, urine, and skin flakes, and the dander that is attached to the dog. It’s these proteins or allergens, not the dog itself, that cause an allergic reaction to the dog. These allergens are harmless, but they can and do trigger your immune system which causes sniffling, sneezing, itchiness, hives, and watery eyes.

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Topics: Best Dog Breeds, Dog Breeds By Size

Addressing the Impact of Pets on the Environment: Eco Friendly Puppy Pee Pads and Other Dog Care Products

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on April 18, 2018 11:40:18 AM EDT

While most of us don’t think much about our pets and the environment, there are hundreds of pet product manufacturers who do. They don’t just have an Earth Day concern, but a year-round awareness about what affect more than 225 million pets are having on the world around us. There’s a reason to be concerned. The number of pets in America is rapidly approaching the number of registered automobiles in America - 268.8 million. And if cars are impacting our environment, what do you think our pets are doing? Celebrating Earth Day this month, maybe it’s time to think about how everyday can be earth day by using eco friendly puppy pee pads and other dog care products.

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Topics: dog pee pads, Puppy Pee Pads

Dog Pads and Cleanliness: Are Pee Pads Hygienic?

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on April 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM EDT

When you’re a dog owner, you’re pretty much used to the fact that life with a dog can be messy. But just how messy does is have to be? When it comes to your dog going potty, that’s not a situation where you want to be getting your hands dirty. Fecal matter and urine contain harmful bacteria and chemicals that can make you, your family, and even your pets sick. And while having potty pads in your home may sound like an unhygienic option, it’s actually quite the opposite given today’s technology and manufacturers’ dedication to providing better options to pets and their owners.

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Topics: Adult Dog Pads, dog pee pad, dog pad hygiene

Are Dog Pee Pads Right For You and Your Dog?

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on March 21, 2018 8:20:00 AM EDT

The chances are that if you’re reading this post, you’re trying to decide whether dog pee pads will be a good potty solution for your dog, new puppy pal and/or your lifestyle. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at what dog pads are, how they work and who they work best for. Hopefully, this will help you to figure out if pee pads can not only work for you, but make your life easier while keeping your 4-legged friend clean and comfortable.

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Topics: dog pee pads, Adult Dog Pads, dog pad training, dog pee pad

Meet WizSmart at Global Pet Expo 2018

Posted by Krister Holm on March 15, 2018 2:31:15 PM EDT

There is less than one week until the premier industry event, Global Pet Expo! What are you most excited about for this year's show?

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5 Tricks for Dog Pee Pad Training Success (and why it’s worth training again)

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on February 28, 2018 4:00:00 PM EST

Potty pads have been around for quite some time, but did you know that finally, they are tough enough for the job they’re designed for? If you’re one of the many dog owners that have tried to use dog pads before but found that they didn’t work for you and your beloved pooch, this article might give you the solution to enable you to utilize potty pads to keep your house clean, and your dog comfortable.

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Topics: dog pee pads, Puppy Pee Pads, dog pad training, dog pee pad

What You Should Know About Dog Vaccinations

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on February 15, 2018 9:01:00 AM EST

What are the Vaccinations for Dogs?

A vaccination is a treatment to cause immunity to certain diseases ordinarily administered injected into your dog. The vaccination contains the tiniest amount of the virus which they are being vaccinated against. This isn’t enough to infect your dog, merely enough for your dog’s immune system to learn to recognize and destroy the virus.

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Topics: New Puppy, Dog Adoption, New Puppy Checklist, Dog Health, Dog Vaccinations

Bringing Home a New Puppy: 3 Steps to a Successful Transition

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on January 30, 2018 1:49:49 PM EST

Congratulations on your newest addition to the family! Bringing home a new puppy is a huge responsibility, but when you go into it with patience and organization, it can be the greatest decision you’ve ever made. Success depends a lot on how you prepare, and with the best practices below, you can do your best introducing the puppy to your family, new home and most likely, puppy pee pads.  

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Topics: New Puppy, Puppy Pee Pads

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