Recent Blog Posts

  • Tips to Make Autumn a Happy and Healthy Time for You and Your Pet

    October 15, 2018
    Realize that the nights are getting colder and make sure your outdoor pet has a warm, dry shelter that is elevated off the ground, insulated for warmth, and draft free. Add some soft, thick bedding for comfort.
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  • Keeping Your Pets Cool in Hot Weather

    July 15, 2018
    Summer weather is one of the best times to get outside and be active with your furry friend. However, you should keep in mind that your pet reacts differently to heat than you do.
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  • I Adopted a Pet, Now What?

    January 1, 2018
    Adopting a pet is a wonderful experience and there's nothing quite like bringing your new pet home, knowing you are making a happy difference in an animal's life. But after the adoption papers are signed and you walk away with your new pet, what's next?
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  • Holiday Gift Guide for Pets

    December 1, 2017
    Our pets are members of the family and it is only natural to want to include them on our lists for holiday shopping and gifts. But what gifts are best for your pets?
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  • Training Your Dog From the Pad to the Yard

    November 1, 2017
    Using pee pads can be great for an indoor potty area for your dog, especially if you live in an apartment, need to leave your dog home during long work days or can't manage to let your dog outdoors as often as it may need.
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  • Benefits Of Pumpkin In Your Dogs Treats And Foods

    October 1, 2017
    With fall right around the corner, it’s only a matter of time before pumpkin becomes a part of our diet. However, did you know there are a number of benefits for using pumpkin in your dogs’ treats and foods?
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  • Best Ways to Get Rid of and Prevent Fleas and Ticks

    September 1, 2017
    Fleas and ticks are no one's favorite guests, but dealing with these pests is an inevitable part of pet ownership. Fortunately, there are easy ways to get rid of fleas and ticks and prevent them from coming back.
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  • What Are The Cleanest Dog Breeds?

    August 1, 2017
    All dog owners know that every four-legged family member comes with a certain amount of mess, but are some dogs naturally cleaner than others? By learning which dog breeds are the cleanest, you can choose the best furry addition to your family.
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  • How to Stop Your Dog From Bullying Other Dogs

    June 1, 2017
    Dogs are social animals that are most comfortable with companionship, but that doesn't mean that all dogs naturally get along. It can be embarrassing and even dangerous when a dog becomes a bully, but fortunately there are ways a responsible pet owner can correct their dog's bullying behavior.
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  • Poisonous Plants for Pets

    April 1, 2017
    Pet owners take great care to feed their pets a healthy, nutritious diet (with an occasional treat, of course! But do you know there are many potentially toxic, even lethal, plants lurking around our homes that are dangerous to pets)
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  • Dental Care Tips for Your Pet

    February 1, 2017
    Healthy teeth and gums are essential for all pets, from chewing and eating to grooming, defense and clean breath. With just a few steps, pet owners can keep their pet's mouth healthy and avoid a range of unpleasant and dangerous health issues that result from poor dental care.
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  • Separation Anxiety in Dogs

    January 1, 2017
    Every dog owner is familiar with their pet's emotions and moods from begging eagerly for a treat to excited to go for a walk to dramatic and fearful about a bath. There is one mood, however, that is often overlooked, simply because the owner is not around to see it – separation anxiety.
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  • Tips to Keep Pets and Christmas Trees Separate

    December 1, 2016
    In many homes, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree is the undisputed centerpiece of holiday decorations. Unfortunately, the garlands, tinsel, lights, and ornaments are just as attractive to pets, but can be dangerous if cats and dogs decide this unusual tree is a new and fascinating toy.
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  • Knowing More About Grain-Free Treats

    November 1, 2016
    Cats and dogs are naturally meat-eaters, and grain-free treats are all the rage to offer your pets. But how appropriate are grains, really, in your pet's diet? What types of treats are suitable and how can you find the best options to meet your pet's nutritional needs?
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  • Pet Obesity: Tips On Ways To Shape Up

    October 1, 2016
    Pet obesity is something that happens to pet owners every year. The scenario usually begins with a trip to the vet at which point your pet is weighed and the veterinarian notices that Bucky the French Bulldog has gained 10 pounds since his last visit.
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  • Troubles Getting Your Dog Walking On a Leash? Here's What To Do!

    September 1, 2016
    Your pooch may be an adorable angel in every other way, but if proper behavior on-leash is not part of his repertoire, pleasant walks in the park and other outings may be out of the question. Walking on-leash is an integral part of your dog's training.
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  • Why It's Important Not to Leave Your Pets in the Car During Hot Summer Months

    July 1, 2016
    It can be deadly to leave a pet in a car during the summer, even if a day seems cool, it's only a few minutes time or the pet seems fine.
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  • Flea & Tick Prevention For Pets

    June 1, 2016
    Is your pet starting to scratch a lot? Do they seem bothered or irritated for unknown reasons? Chances are during this time of the year; your pet has encountered fleas or ticks.
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  • Feeding your Pet Rabbit

    April 1, 2016
    When you’re feeding your pet rabbit you may be inclined just to use pellets. A diet high in pellets can lead to health problems so you will need to substitute other things in as well. Here are some other foods that should be included according to Lianne McLeod, DVM of About.
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  • Outdoor Activities to Enjoy With Your Pet

    March 1, 2016
    Regular exercise is one of the main pre-requisites for health, longevity, and happiness for humans and house pets alike. There are boundless opportunities to enjoy quality time with your furry friend in the great outdoors while maximizing the accompanied health benefits.
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  • America‚Äôs Most Elite Working Dogs

    February 1, 2016
    While many of us think of dogs as pets and best friends, many of these same animals were originally bred for working.
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  • Doggy Danger: Beware of these Holiday Plants

    December 1, 2015
    The Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas holiday trifecta is traditionally characterized by festive and sometimes flamboyant displays of decorations.
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  • Living in a Big City With a Pet

    November 1, 2015
    City life can be exciting, but it isn't always the best life for every pet.
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  • How Did Wolves Evolve Into Man's Best Friend?

    September 1, 2015
    Dogs are man's best friend, but wolves can be dangerous predators. So how did wolves evolve to become the canine pets we love? Ancient Ancestors All dogs are descendants of ancient wolves.
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  • Tips to Help Calm Your Pets During Storms

    July 1, 2015
    A sudden thunderstorm can be terrifying for any pet, and cats and dogs can become very stressed during storms. There are easy ways to help your pet feel more comfortable, however, and keep them from getting too excited or anxious when storms pass by.
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