• How to Read Your Dog’s Body Language

    Dogs are masters at reading humans’ behavioral cues, but how well do you understand your dog’s body language? By learning to interpret your dog’s body language, you will know when he or she is comfortable or feeling scared, when he or she needs dog food, or when he or she is asking to go outside.

    Watch this video for lots of insight into common body language used by dogs and what it means. Reading these cues will help you develop an even better relationship with your pup.

    At EZ Pet Care, we make caring for your dog just a little easier, with dog food delivery, mobile pet grooming and pet waste removal services in Dallas. For more information, please call (888) 613-1320.

     

  • How Can I Train My Dog to Eliminate in a Designated Area?

    Dealing pet waste is one of the less glamorous parts of being a dog owner, but teaching your dog to eliminate in one area can make the task a lot easier. Add pet waste removal services from EZ Pet Care, and keeping your outdoor area clean and safe for your dog and your family can be much easier than you may think. These steps will help you train your dog to eliminate in a specifically designated area.

    Prep the Area
    When you’ve decided where you want your dog to eliminate, make sure that area is set up for success. Clear away any other distractions, and make sure it is as clean as possible. Choose a spot that is away from anything that is sure to get your dog’s attention. For example, don’t pick a spot that gives your dog a clear view into the neighbor’s yard, as he or she may be too engrossed in watching that space to focus on going to the bathroom. A quiet, clean area is the best spot.

    Practice
    It will take some time for your dog to get used to the area, especially if he or she is already housebroken and is now learning a different process for going to the bathroom. Bring your dog to the chosen spot and use a command, such as, “go potty.” Keep your dog there until he or she eliminates. After he or she is done, offer a treat. Do this multiple times per day and after each meal.

    Correct Mistakes
    Keep an eye on your dog’s body language and guide him or her to the appropriate spot if you think he or she is about to eliminate. If your dog does go outside of the chosen spot, simply clean it up and repeat the training steps until it becomes second nature to your dog.

    Keeping your outdoor area clean from pet waste is important for the health of your family and pets. EZ Pet Care can handle pet cleanup for you with waste removal on your schedule. Make an appointment for pet waste removal in Dallas by calling (888) 613-1320.

  • Quick Tips for Feeding Frozen Food to Dogs

    Frozen dog food is becoming increasingly popular with pet families. With frozen food, you can give your dog a variety of nutrients without the processing that comes with kibble and off-the-shelf wet food. Of course, feeding your dog frozen food requires a little preparation, so that meals are ready when you need them. These tips will help you add frozen food to your dog’s diet if you’re thinking of adding it to your dog food delivery order.

    If you’re feeding frozen food, it’s best to take two servings out at a time to thaw. For example, take two servings out every evening, so that it is thawed in time for breakfast and you also have dinner covered for that day. Resist the urge to feed food that isn’t completely thawed. Your dog may take it, but it makes digestion difficult. Freeze-dried foods are a good, shelf-stable backup to have on hand if you forget to thaw something in time for a meal.

    EZ Pet Care offers food for every dog’s dietary needs through our pet food delivery service in Dallas. Learn more about all of our services, including mobile pet grooming and dog waste removal by calling (888) 613-1320.

  • Common Questions About Dog Shampoo

    Regular baths and grooming treatments are necessary to keep dogs healthy and comfortable. Mobile pet grooming services make it easy for your dog to get groomed without having to worry about putting him or her in the car and driving to a new location that may increase your pup’s anxiety about the process. However, between grooming appointments, you may want to give your dog a bath at home, which often raises questions about choosing a good dog shampoo. These answers to common questions dog families have about shampoo for their pets will help you make the right choice for your dog.

    Can I use human shampoo on my dog?
    It’s not a good idea to use human shampoo on dogs. Dogs’ skin is more sensitive than humans’, and it has a different pH balance. Using human shampoo on your dog is likely to trigger irritation and discomfort. Human shampoo also tends to cut through the acidic layer on dogs’ skin that protects them from bacteria and viruses, which will leave your pup vulnerable to infection.

    What should I look for in a dog shampoo?
    Many people choose dog shampoos based on scent, but look beyond the fragrance. As with human shampoos, there is a huge variety of dog shampoos tailored to different needs. If your dog is prone to skin irritation and allergies, anti-itch shampoos can be soothing. If your dog has dry skin, a conditioning shampoo may a good choice. If you’re not sure what shampoos is right for your dog, ask your vet for some recommendations.

    How often can I use dog shampoo?
    If your dog is getting groomed regularly, then he or she should be able to go at least a few weeks between shampoo sessions. Avoid over-bathing your dog, which will lead to dry skin. In most cases, dogs shouldn’t be shampooed more often than every other week, unless recommended by your vet.

    EZ Pet Care offers mobile pet grooming in Dallas for your convenience and your pet’s comfort. We also offer everything else you need to care for your dog, including food delivery and pet waste removal. Schedule a grooming appointment or learn more about our services by calling (888) 613-1320.

  • Tips for the Dog Park

     

    When your dog needs more exercise than just a walk, you can head over to a local dog park and let your pup off the leash to play with newfound friends. Always bring your own pet waste removal bags. Even if the park has some available, you never know when they might run out. And always clean up all of your dog’s feces, even if it’s only a small amount.

    For more helpful etiquette tips, watch the accompanying video. You’ll learn how to keep your dog safe and happy. This video recommends putting the phone away so that you can keep a close eye on your pup and the other dogs at the park.

    Although it’s necessary for puppy parents to clean up dog poop at the dog park, you can make arrangements for pet waste removal services at your home. Just call EZ Pet Care at (888) 613-1320 to request a poop scooper in Dallas.