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Nutrition Q&A

The primary line of defense in nutritional disorder prevention and immune system maintenance is a sound nutritional program.   Why doesn’t Pet Planet carry some of the most common brands of pet food? As the pet food industry became big business, so did the marketing campaigns of some products. The focus was not on the […]

Food Safety

Pet food recalls are not uncommon these days making it more and more difficult to trust that the food we feed our pets is safe. Here are a few criteria Pet Planet follows when choosing our product lines. First, we look for pet food companies that own their manufacturing facility. They should source all of […]

Food Dish Safety

Food Dish Safety For Our Pets Did you know plastic food and water dishes pose a risk to our pets? Plastic bowls are more prone to bacteria build-up. Bowls that have been scratched or chewed are particularly bad because bacteria thrive in the hard-to-clean cracks and crevices. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in […]

How to Choose a Dog Daycare

Today, Guardians have a closer relationship with their dogs than ever before. They want the best for the pet every day and all day. However, a heavy work schedule and being away for long periods during the day can impact the emotional and physical well-being of a dog. Canine daycare provides love and attention, tons […]

Head Halters for Dogs

The Problem with Head Halters by Suzanne Clothier Copyright 2000 Suzanne Clothier. All rights reserved. Used by permission. www.flyingdogpress.com Head halters, like ALL training equipment, need to be used carefully. They are NOT appropriate for every dog. Humane trainers need to be aware of and carefully consider the ramifications of any training equipment. NO training […]

Destructive Behavior

Too many dogs are abandoned to the backyard, or given up for adoption because of destructive behavior. Accepting the responsibility for a dog’s behavior means being prepared to deal with such situations, and to make an effort to change or improve the pet’s behavior. Two reasons why a dog may engage in destructive behavior are […]

Understanding Grooming Scissors

When grooming your dog at home, your most important tool is a pair of scissors. Scissors are to a groomer what a paintbrush is to an artist. Scissor style, quality, size, weight, cutting ability and tension vary, and each variation results in a different “feel” in your hand. When contemplating the purchase of scissors, consider […]

The Shedding Challenge

Does your dog or cat shed like mad? Is hair all over your house, your car, and your clothes? Let’s face it, pets shed. At least once a year, dogs and cats “blow” their coats, losing old hair and growing new. Female pets often blow their coats following a heat cycle, pregnancy, or nursing. Many […]

The Importance of Grooming

All dogs require regular grooming for their comfort and well being. Each dog’s coat type will determine the amount and frequency of grooming, but some elements are common to all dogs, such as nail trimming, tooth brushing, ear cleaning and brushing. Monitoring Health through Grooming Regular grooming also has some less obvious but no less […]

Should I Spay or Neuter?

By Jane Johnson of Bluegrace Portuguese Water Dogs Reprinted with permission It’s quite a common question that gets asked, and it is important that you ask it. In our society, breeding dogs is not a right. It is a privilege that far too many people take for granted. We are the guardians of our dogs, […]

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