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What You Should Know About Dog Vaccinations

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on February 15, 2018 9:01:00 AM EST

What are the Vaccinations for Dogs?

A vaccination is a treatment to cause immunity to certain diseases ordinarily administered injected into your dog. The vaccination contains the tiniest amount of the virus which they are being vaccinated against. This isn’t enough to infect your dog, merely enough for your dog’s immune system to learn to recognize and destroy the virus.

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Topics: New Puppy, Dog Adoption, New Puppy Checklist, Dog Health, Dog Vaccinations

Bringing Home a New Puppy: 3 Steps to a Successful Transition

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on January 30, 2018 1:49:49 PM EST

Congratulations on your newest addition to the family! Bringing home a new puppy is a huge responsibility, but when you go into it with patience and organization, it can be the greatest decision you’ve ever made. Success depends a lot on how you prepare, and with the best practices below, you can do your best introducing the puppy to your family, new home and most likely, puppy pee pads.  

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Topics: New Puppy, Puppy Pee Pads

New York Pet Fashion Show and Petix, Maker of WizSmart Dog Pads, Support New York City Animals

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on January 24, 2018 3:44:20 PM EST

Each February, the New York Pet Fashion Show, the largest pet fashion and animal rescue benefit in the country, kicks off New York Fashion Week and the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Not only is this a fun runway event for dogs, but it’s also a fundraiser for the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals with a portion of the event's proceeds donated to the organization.

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Topics: Events, dog pee pads, Adult Dog Pads

Crate Training a Puppy

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on December 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM EST

What is Crate Training

Crate training is the process of teaching your puppy or adult dog that the crate is his own little cozy den. This is his safe spot where he can curl up and take a nap during the day, or if you’re traveling, his crate will feel like a home away from home! While you may think you don’t want to undertake crate training a puppy, it’s something we recommend for anyone bringing home a new puppy.

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Topics: New Puppy, Puppy Pee Pads, Crate Training A Puppy, Crate Training Puppies

Your New Puppy Checklist: Must-Have Supplies

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on December 12, 2017 6:32:29 PM EST

Bringing a new puppy home is more than exciting, but if your relationship is going to be successful you definitely want to take the time to plan ahead. For any one bringing home a new puppy, step one is to make sure you have secured a veterinarian and know all of the vaccinations and medical requirements recommended to care for your dog properly. Step two is making sure that you purchase some of the must-have essentials (use the new puppy checklist below) that your new fur pal will need. That way you’ll be able to focus on settling your puppy into his new home instead of rushing out to grab things at the last minute!

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Topics: New Puppy, Puppy Pee Pads, New Puppy Checklist

Best Small Dog Breeds for Kids

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on November 27, 2017 9:41:40 AM EST

If your family situation allows, it’s always nice to be able for children to have a dog. Growing up with a pet lets a child learn about empathizing with others, caring for animals and taking responsibility. Plus, dogs are just a whole lot of fun! Who better to listen to a child’s hopes and dreams or cuddle with a child when he’s feeling blue?  If you’re thinking about the best small dog breeds for your kids, there are some things to take into consideration.

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Topics: Best Dog Breeds, Dog Breeds For Children, Dog Breeds By Size, Best Dog For Kids

How to Potty Train an Adult Dog to Use Pee Pads

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on November 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM EST

Do you remember potty training your puppy? Oh boy, what fun! Endless hours were spent telling little poochy to ‘Go Potty,' while you hung around on grassy street corners and in dog parks.

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Topics: dog potty pads, dog pee pads, pee pad training, Adult Dog Pads

19 Tips for Traveling with Dogs during the Holidays

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on November 17, 2017 1:00:00 PM EST


With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, many of us are preparing to visit family over the festive period and as dog lovers, many of us will be traveling with a dog.

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Topics: dog pee pads, Adult Dog Pads, Dog Travel Tips

Puppy Pad Training in an Apartment: A Step by Step Guide

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on November 6, 2017 11:40:32 AM EST

What is Puppy Pad Training?

To all the new puppy owners out there, welcome, and congratulations on your newest member of the family! The time has now come to look into potty training puppy, and you’re probably wondering; with all of the different options out there, how to potty train a puppy in an apartment.

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Topics: New Puppy, dog potty pads, pee pad training

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Getting a Male or Female Puppy

Posted by WizSmart by Petix on October 31, 2017 1:03:00 PM EDT


In the eternal battle of the sexes, male and female dogs both have their fans. You may be wondering if the differences between a male or female puppy are really that significant, and there are in fact pros and cons for both sexes.

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Topics: New Puppy, Dog Adoption, Male Dogs, Female Dogs

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