DIY Indoor Enrichment
Furball Fitness | Dog Walking and Pet Care Blog
by Kelly B
2w ago
There are so many different enrichment toys out there to purchase, but sometimes making them can be more fun and save you some money! These DIY enrichment crafts can all be used for dogs or cats, unless specifically noted. Cats need enrichment just like dogs, and you might be surprised what your feline companion is interested in! After trying some of these ideas, you may find different ways to change up the enrichment to cater to your pet’s specific needs, by making them more easy or difficult. Always monitor you pet when giving new enrichment for safety purposes - plus it’s fun to watch! Thes ..read more
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To Give or Not To Give?
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by Kelly B
2M ago
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to spend with family, friends, and pets, and of course – eat delicious food! The majority of us love to eat big meals at the holidays, and that includes the drooling puppy and the paw-must-touch-everything kitten. Unfortunately, not all holiday foods are safe for our four-legged friends to consume. So, it’s up to us to make sure they are only given food that is safe and digestible. It’s hard to resist the temptation of puppy dog eyes staring up at you, but here is a list of Safe and Unsafe foods to let your pup try at your food gatherings. Safe Foods: Unseaso ..read more
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Happy Howl-O-Ween
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by Kelly B
3M ago
Spooky season doesn’t have to be scary! A lot of us enjoy dressing up in costumes for Halloween, and that can include our pets. But sometimes wearing a costume can be a very scary event for an animal. So here are some tips to make the experience less frightening! Buy the costume well in advanced, before the event is planned. For example, a party, contest, or parade. When first introducing your pet (cat or dog!) to the costume, simply take it out of the packaging and let your pet sniff it all over! Make this a supervised play, so that you can monitor their reaction and help create a positive ..read more
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Dog Grooming Tips & Tricks: Maintaining Your Dogs Hygiene at Home
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by Zack H
1y ago
Our dogs can't keep up with their hygiene. It is up to us, as responsible owners, to maintain their hygiene. The better we maintain our dog's hygiene, the more opportunity we give them to live long and healthy lives with us. But if your dog is like mine, they are a pain in the butt when it comes to anything hygiene-related. He used to refuse to hold still! I was fed up trying to do everything myself. My dog, Bear, wouldn’t even get in the shower or sit still for his teeth cleaning and nail trim. Why struggle to do all the grooming your dog needs when you could pay someone else to do it? I ask ..read more
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5 Tips: How Do I Potty Train My Puppy?
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by Shannon Anello
1y ago
It's 2021, and you’re working from home due to Covid. You realize it’s a perfect year for you to add a new puppy to your family! You know you will be able to give a new puppy the time and love it needs. You spend months researching the right puppy for your family. You finally find the perfect puppy and can't wait to get them home. You are excited to add a new puppy to your family. The first night you bring your new puppy home, they pee on the carpet a few times. As the week progresses, the puppy continues to have accidents in their kennel and on the floors. You don't know what you are doing w ..read more
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Hiking With Your Dog: Safety And Comfort Tips
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by Abi Pennavaria
1y ago
Your dog is your best friend, so don’t leave them at home during your outdoor adventures! As long as dogs are allowed on the trail, hiking is a great way for dogs and their owners to stay in shape. Here are some tips to make hiking with your dog a safe and fun experience! Make Sure Your Dog is Ready to Go While you might be able to go on long hikes, your dog may not be. Some things you will want to take into consideration are your dogs age, current activity level, how well trained they are, if they are a breed that will want to bolt after wildlife, and if they are susceptible to heat. A dog t ..read more
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5 Tips for Naturally Reducing Stress in Dogs
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by Shannon Anello
1y ago
Dogs get stressed, just like humans. Being away from their parents, being in a new environment, moving, weather, strangers in their home – a dog’s life is filled with unknown events that are beyond their control. So, whether at home or in a foreign place, these tips will help reduce stress for dogs. 1. Exercise The best way to reduce stress for dogs is consistent exercise. Exercises like walking, swimming, or trips to the park are great ways to expose pups to different environments. Regular exercise will help your dog live a longer and healthier life, too. 2. Toys Toys have two purposes – men ..read more
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Book Your Next Pup’s Birthday Party at Furball Fitness!
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by Shannon Anello
1y ago
Pups are part of the family, and they deserve to have their birthdays celebrated with fun and style. But an Instagram-worthy celebration doesn’t come easily. At Furball Fitness, we’re here to take the work out of the party and make it all about fun for you and your precious furball. We have two main options: our Daycare Party Package or the Private Party. The Daycare Party Package: This option is perfect for pups who want to celebrate with all of their daycare fur-iends. Just bring your pup into daycare, and we’ll have a party that day in their honor! You get 10 personalized invitations to se ..read more
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Hamsters v. Gerbils v. Guinea Pigs
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by Shannon Anello
1y ago
Hamsters, gerbils, and guinea pigs are great pets for people of all ages. The difference between the three can be slim, but each animal has their advantage. Below, we’ll look at things to consider before choosing your new little furry friend. Hamsters Hamsters are great beginner pets. Living about 2-3 years, they only need a 12 by 18-inch cage (although the larger, the better). Hamsters are not very social, meaning you only need one to keep it happy. Some hamsters can become defensive if not handled regularly. This can cause issues because some are nocturnal and don’t like to be woken up duri ..read more
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2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Pets
Furball Fitness | Dog Walking and Pet Care Blog
by Shannon Anello
1y ago
This holiday season, treat your pets with one of these special presents: For the dog who can’t get enough fetch A gift for your active pup and your arm: an auto fetch machine! iFetch makes comes in both a mini and a large size, so there’s one that works no matter what size dog you have. The iFetch will entertain your pup for hours. For the cat who loves to scratch and play This ,scratch post comes with built in lasers that dart across the floor in unpredictable patterns. Satisfy your feline’s inner hunter while you sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. For the Instagram star Need a good phot ..read more
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