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How to Get Your Pets In On the Halloween Fun

How to Get Your Pets in on the Halloween Fun

October is a spooktacular time for pets as well as their humans! Halloween is fast approaching, and it’s an exciting time for both pets and their owners. With the promise of cooler weather, fun outdoor activities, and the opportunity for creative play, most indoor pets have a heyday being outside and soaking up attention from…

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How You Can Do the Most Good for Your Furry Friends

Small, charitable acts done over time make the ultimate difference. So, you want to take action and do good for the animals of the planet. Where do you begin? How do you decide which groups to work with and how to contribute to them regularly? Is it better to donate time, money or skills? Can…

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At What Age Should You Spay or Neuter Your Pets?

Getting them fixed prematurely can cause physical ailments. Animal overpopulation is a serious problem plaguing animal shelters across the nation. The number of healthy, adoptable pets is astounding. That is why the process of spaying or neutering your dog or cat is highly recommended once they reach a certain age. A litter of puppies or…

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5 Things Every New Dog or Cat Owner Should Know How to Do

Let your pet know how much you care by being the best pet parent you can possibly be. Getting a new pet is an exciting thing. It is, however, also one of the biggest responsibilities that you take on. Dog care and cat care require hours of service not to mention finances which equate to…

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How to Calm an Anxious Dog

What you can do to ease your dog’s nervous nature. There are many things that could be contributing to your dog’s nervousness. Their medical history and instances of socialization need to be considered. For example, if you adopted an older dog, it’s important to know if they were around other people and animals. If they…

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4 Extravagant Ways to Pamper Your Pooch Today

Pamper Your Pooch

Giving your pet the royal treatment is easier than you ever imagined. Your dog is your best friend, your fur child, and your constant companion. You want them to live a long, healthy and happy life. Some people may find your behavior a bit extreme when it comes to caring for your four-legged pal. Others…

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The Best Gifts to Give Someone Who Loves Dogs

The Best Gifts to Give Someone Who Loves Dogs

Gain the inspiration needed to pick out the best gifts for your family or friend. Do you know a dog lover who loves to receive gifts bearing the likeness of their furry friend? If you do and need ideas of what to buy them, consult this list. We created it to serve as inspiration for…

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Best and Worst Foods to Feed Your Dog

Give your pet the best nutrition you possibly can for all the days of their lives. There are foods that nourish your dog’s body and promote good health as well as longevity. Then there are foods that cause obesity, illness, and disease. Just like humans, an overweight dog can experience a multitude of health problems.…

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5 Signs That Your Dog or Cat is “Extra”

5 signs that your dog or cat is extra

Your dog or cat may just be the host or hostess with the mostest! So, your furry friend has a personality and by that, we mean a BIG personality. He or she behaves the way that someone “extra” would. From painted paws to a closet full of clothing, some dogs and cats may give you…

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How to Calm Your Dog During a Thunderstorm

Reduce anxiety caused by lightning and thunder by following these suggestions. Thunderstorms are terrifying for animals. They don’t understand where all the loud noises and flashes of light are coming from. It confuses them and makes them feel as though they are in danger. You may notice distinct signs of distress from your dogs when…

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4 Mobile Apps Every Dog Owner Should Have

4 Mobile Apps Every Dog Owner Should Have

Convenient and informational, they put the power of knowledge into your hands. If you’re the type of person that uses your phone for everything, you’re going to want to download a few apps pertaining to pet ownership. Doing so allows you to look up information while you’re on the go, set alerts based on the…

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Diabetes in Dogs and How to Care For Them

dogs with diabetes

What do you do when your dog with diabetes requires constant monitoring? Like humans, dogs can be insulin-dependent diabetics due to their body’s failure to create or respond to the hormone on its own. If your dog  has been diagnosed with diabetes, monitoring their blood glucose levels at home may be your best method of…

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5 Sneaky Substances in Your Home That are Toxic to House Cats

house cats

Hidden dangers for house cats are present in even the most conscientious of households. Like people, there are many things that cats and house cats are allergic to. Some cause mild reactions while other substances prove to be lethal. If you want to protect your precious kitty from the dangers that lurk in their environment,…

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Travel Essentials for Small Dog Breeds  

Pamper your pooch after a long day of traveling. If you plan on traveling this summer, it may make sense to bring your dog along with you. Doing so allows for greater freedom as you don’t need to worry about what is going on at home with your pet and his or her caregiver. Instead,…

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6 Fun Ways to Get Your Dog and Yourself More Active This Summer

Introduce your pet to more of the great outdoors this year, and improve your own health while you’re at it! Summer is very near, and the time you’ll spend outdoors this season with your pet increases due to the warmer weather. If you’re racking your brain for new things to do with your dog, never…

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How To Help Your Overweight Pet Lose Weight Safely

Here is how you can help your overweight pet drop pounds safely. Pet obesity is a phenomenon in the United States that commands attention. It shortens the life of dogs and cats and causes a myriad of costly and painful health conditions along the way. If you’re new to having pets and aren’t sure if…

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What You Need to Know to Help Save Your Pet’s Life

The American Red Cross not only offers lifesaving classes for human beings, it also provides online classes that help save dogs and cats. Knowing how to detect changes in your pet’s personality or behavior can help them receive the diagnosis they need to get better. Many animals do not show signs of illness even when…

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What to Do If the Pet Food You’re Using is Recalled

Take the necessary steps to protect your dogs and cats against illness. A hot topic today is pet food product recalls. They occur regularly and are voluntary or involuntary depending on the industry’s desire to right a wrong. Three different types of recalls exist according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They include “actions…

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4 Ways the Petrics App Helps Busy Pet Parents Save Time

Get more done in less time while keeping your pet safe and illness-free. Time is something that most people have a shortage of. They’ve got plenty of obligations to tend to but few opportunities to add anything else to their already overflowing schedule. If your personal and professional lives have you running non-stop, you’ve probably…

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How to Avoid Feeding Your Dog or Cat the Wrong Things

Protect your pet’s health with careful research. Some foods and substances are lethal to pets. That’s why it’s important to stay on top of what you’re feeding your dog and cat. Costly medical mistakes can be avoided by refraining from giving the animals foods they shouldn’t be eating. Identifying potential problems within the home allows…

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How to Promote Longevity in Your Pets

The habits that you settle into can help your dog and cat live longer. When you get a new pet, your first goal is to help them settle into the home so they’re comfortable. You introduce them to other members of your family, make sure that they have a place to sleep, their own food…

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