How Do I Stop My Dog From Scratching The Door?

Amber Johnson-Drake
A dog who “communicates” by scratching at the door needs to be given other communication methods that don’t involve him damaging the home. Damaging the home is one of the issues when your dog is scratching, but your dog could also hurt himself when he’s scratching. He could crack his nails or get splinters of the scratched wood in his paw pads. If he has scratched enough of the door he may also be able to gnaw on the wood and if he swallows it, he could damage his intestines.

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COVID-Related Separation Anxiety When Returning to the Workplace

Amber Johnson-Drake
COVID has had an impact on all of us including our pets. For us, staying home meant a substantial reduction in our interactions with other people. Our pets, on the other hand, likely gained a significant amount of socialization time. They undoubtedly embraced the extra time and attention they received as a result of our increased presence at home. However, when pet owners return to work, it's not easy for them to understand why we are no longer able to be around as frequently.

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CLAWGUARD launches Universal Scratch Shields

CLAWGUARD Products
The announcement comes in response to the recent increase in pet adoptions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and an increase in the potential for damage around the home. Knowing this expensive damage is one of the leading reasons families return their pets to shelters and rescues, CLAWGUARD did what it does best: create an affordable solution to foster better relationships between families and their pets. This time, it’s through CLAWGUARD Universal Scratch Shields.

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Can my Dog or Cat Catch and Give Me COVID-19?

Rocco & Foster Innovation

Can my dog or cat catch and transmit coronavirus? These are certainly uncertain times. As more federal and local guidelines impact schools and businesses, more pet owners are staying home.  Pet owners are asking - can my dog or cat catch and transmit Coronavirus? We’ve pulled data from the World Health Organization and CDC to help shed light on this question.     

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How To Make Your Home Pet-Friendly

Robbi Hess

Puppy- and kitten-proofing a home is something that a new pet parent must add to the list of responsibilities that come with welcoming a new pet to the family. What have you done to puppy- or kitten- proof your home before you brought a new pet home? We would love to know and your tip might just help another new pet parent. 

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Lessons for Preventing Dog Bites

Robbi Hess
The first week of April is Dog Bite Prevention Week and we wanted to share some tips on preventing dog bites. In many instances dog bites could have been prevented if the pet parents had exercised some preventative measures. In other cases some dogs simply snap and the person closest to them (or the dog closest to them) will be the recipient of a dog bite.

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How To Proactively Puppy-Proof Your Home

Robbi Hess
At CLAWGUARD we want to see puppies (kittens, dogs and cats) stay in their forever homes. Protecting your home from the potential damage they may cause is ideal and being proactive is the same as “baby proofing” your home when your toddler begins exploring. Puppy proof your home and you'll be amazed at the difference it makes in welcoming your new puppy.

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How Pet Owners Can Combat Pet Mess

Robbi Hess

Your homeowner’s insurance will not protect you or provide financial compensation if your dogs or cats scratch the doors and window sills. As a pet owner, it’s up to you to be proactive and find ways to combat pet messes and pet destruction. You need to protect your home and stop the damage. Losing renter’s security deposits and having to replace doors and other items your beloved pets destroyed is stressful (and costly) for everyone!

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How To Be A Good Pet Guest

Robbi Hess

We know that many pet parents are indulgent when it comes to their dogs and cats; we don’t call them our “fur babies” for nothing, right? It is easy to see why we might turn a blind eye to bad behavior your dog or cat might have. Why? You’re accustomed to his or her barking or to your cat scratching the couch.

 

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The Benefits Of Loving A Senior Dog

Robbi Hess
It’s been said senior dogs and cats, honestly, any dog or cat who is rescued or adopted from a shelter has an “attitude of gratitude.” That is not said lightly because it’s been said that shelter dogs and cats seem to recognize that you are their savior and they look at you with a heartful of love and are eager to please. 

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