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Stress-Free Blending: Tips for Creating a Unified and Happy Pet Household

Stress-Free Blending: Tips for Creating a Unified and Happy Pet Household

When you've established a harmonious pet household, introducing new members can be a challenge. Your canine family members might be nervous about changes to their routines or household order, and some dogs get jealous of the attention paid to a new pet. Proper introductions make a world of difference whether you're bringing a dog, cat or new baby into the home. 

 

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A Guide to Anxiety-Free Dog Grooming

A Guide to Anxiety-Free Dog Grooming

Here at Kradle, we love dogs as much as you do, and we understand that as a pet owner, you want to do everything you can to keep your pooch happy and healthy. Grooming is one of the most important things you can do for your dog, as bathing, coat care and nail trimming all contribute to dogs' physical well-being. 

If you're like many dog moms and dads, you might be thinking at this point "but my dog won't let me trim their nails!" or "but my dog dreads visits to the groomer." Anxiousness related to grooming is incredibly common among dogs, and the good news is that there are things you can do to address the problem and make the process less stressful for you and your fur baby. In this guide, we'll dig into how to calm a dog for grooming and discuss what contributes to grooming anxiety. 

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Establishing a Calm Bedtime Routine for Dogs

Establishing a Calm Bedtime Routine for Dogs

Just like you, your dog needs to get enough sleep to be happy and healthy. As a pet parent, there's a lot you can do to help your fur baby reap all the benefits of adequate rest. Establishing and sticking to a consistent bedtime routine is one small thing that you can do to make a big impact, and in this post, we'll share tips on how to do it and discuss ways to overcome common sleep problems in dogs.  Continue reading
Overcoming Puppies’ Fear Stages

Overcoming Puppies’ Fear Stages

You've added a puppy to your family and are enjoying watching them grow. Their playful antics and curiosity never fail to bring a smile to your face, and it seems like your furry family member has fully adjusted to life in their new home. Then, suddenly, everything seems to change. Your once friendly dog now seems insecure and anxious. Sound familiar? 

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The Impact of Aging on Dogs' Anxiety

The Impact of Aging on Dogs' Anxiety

Research shows that around 73% of all dogs exhibit at least one behavior that stems from anxiety. While dogs of all ages can suffer from it, old dog anxiety is especially common due at least in part to the effects of aging. Although anxiety can negatively impact your fur baby's mental well-being, there are things you can do to help. Continue reading
Navigating Holiday Stress: Understanding Dogs' Triggers

Navigating Holiday Stress: Understanding Dogs' Triggers

The holiday season is a time for family gatherings, beautiful decorations, music, delicious food and fun activities. Adults and kids of all ages anticipate its arrival, eager to enjoy all the merry festivities, but some family members may find it harder to revel in all that the holidays bring. Specifically, the furry, four-legged members of your family may suffer from stress and anxiousness while you're feeling holly-jolly.

The good news is that there are things you can do to help your pooch throughout the holiday season. Being able to spot dog anxiety symptoms and identify potential stressors is an important first step. In this article, we'll share some elements of holiday celebrations that can be stressful for dogs and teach you what to look for to spot signs of anxiety. We'll also introduce you to some strategies and CBD dog calming products that may help your dog during the holidays.

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10 Dog Breeds Most Likely to Have Separation Anxiety

10 Dog Breeds Most Likely to Have Separation Anxiety

As it turns out, some dogs may be more prone to separation anxiety than others depending on their breed... Continue reading
Alone & Anxious? 5 Tips for Helping Your Dog with Separation Stress

Alone & Anxious? 5 Tips for Helping Your Dog with Separation Stress

We cover how separation stress differs from separation anxiety, what causes some dogs to develop it, and, most importantly, how you can help yours remain calm and safe when alone at home... Continue reading
How to Use Music to Calm Your Dog

How to Use Music to Calm Your Dog

Just as we have certain music preferences, our four-legged friends also have theirs. Compared to other genres, Reggae and Soft Rock appeared to... Continue reading
Why Is My Dog Scared of Other Dogs?

Why Is My Dog Scared of Other Dogs?

All of the stimulation being outside provides for dogs doesn’t come without the occasional fear-inducing situation. Once outside, it’s nearly impossible to do anything — walk, go to the park, even play fetch together in the front lawn — without running into another dog... Continue reading

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