Endurapet Blog

Tear Stains and Your Pet - not just a cosmetic issue

We recently asked our readers what pet health and behavior problems they were most interested in learning more about, and “What causes tear stains in dogs and cats?” and “What’s the best way to remove tear stains?” were among the top questions we received. In my research for this article, I’ve discovered that tear staining is a more complicated issue than I had previously assumed. Here’s why:There are several possible contributing factors and underlying causes when it comes to tear stains in pets, each requiring a different treatment, and often several of these different factors are present in a single animal.  In the following paragraphs we will describe these, and suggest some tips for dealing with tear stains, but it...

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Avoid these Halloween Hazards to your Dog

Just a reminder of potential problems to avoid during Spooky Season!Halloween Candy is a definite temptation for Fido, and definitely off the menu! Be on the lookout for candy left out for holiday visitors, and also for the treats which little goblins accidentally dropped in the dark, in your own yard or on your walking route. You may want to keep a few appropriate doggie treats on hand, in case your pup becomes jealous from being left out of all the treat sharing!On Halloween Night, will ‘Trick or Treaters’, or other costumed company be coming to your door? Repeated knocks and doorbell rings disturb many dogs, so perhaps it would be best to secure them away from the action on...

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Pet-Proof That Room!

Imagine you’re having company stay over, an old friend, family member… maybe even a date! You are going to double check to be sure those socks are off the floor, do some preparation, make the place more accommodating, and consider what might make their stay more pleasant for everyone, right? We're going to try to avoid this OK, now you're in the mindset to Puppy-Proof! While a new furry family member may not care about your decorating skills, he or she needs to  feel at home in the new place. It’s true that a healthy home is a happy home, and there is a LOT to do to be sure a furry house guest is safe and healthy...

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Easy and Free way to Raise Funds for your Local Shelter!

The 'Walk For a Dog' App is simple, free, and available for Android or iPhone users.  For every mile you walk, a donation will be made to a Shelter of your choice. There is no cost to the user, and no real effort, other than the dog walk you were going to take anyhow! Learn more about, and download this popular App here, and start the donations rolling!

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Bloat (GDV) and Your Dog - Being Prepared for a Life-Threatening Emergency

Bloat, sometimes referred to as “torsion”, or “GDV” is something we hope your dog never experiences. Ever. For those who have had a canine friend or companion affected by bloat, our hearts go out to you and your dog. Devastating and heart wrenching to observe, bloat is thought to be one of the most excruciating experiences for a dog to endure, and sadly, often results in death. We hope the following information can help prevent any of our readers’ dogs from ever having to experience this painful condition.  Hopefully, you will never need this information, but EVERYONE RESPONSIBLE FOR A DOG MUST know these facts about 'Bloat'! 1. Bloat is a life threatening emergency. Bloat is one of the top causes of...

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