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Pet Anxiety

Pet Anxiety

It’s been a difficult few months, and as many of us return to work, it’s possible that our pets, who have enjoyed having our regular companionship at home, will experience some level of anxiety at our sudden absence. It is possible for your animal to experience anxiety, even if he or she has never before […]

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  July 2, 2020   No comments
Train Your Dog to Fetch

Train Your Dog to Fetch

It’s unlikely you can train a cat or a bird or a ferret to fetch; that’s not saying that’s it’s impossible, but it’s not built into the genes. But if you and your dog are stuck at home, weathering the ever-present storm of isolation and boredom, then maybe it’s time to learn the game of […]

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  July 2, 2020   No comments
Dogs

Dogs

We’ve all heard the adage that a dog is humankind’s best friend. And it’s an adage for good reason—that doesn’t mean, however, that a cat, bird, ferret, etc., isn’t. Recently, scientists studied how a dog can boost his or her human’s emotional well-being. Here’s a few of the reasons why.  The total number of owned […]

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  April 11, 2020   No comments
Your Pet’s Dental Health

Your Pet’s Dental Health

Did you know that it’s important to keep your pet’s teeth and gums clean? Poor dental health could cause other health problems to arise; poor dental health could even signal other health issues within the body. It’s important to have your vet check your pet’s teeth and gums at least once every year. In addition […]

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  April 11, 2020   No comments
Food

Food

Did you know that many of the foods you love and likely eat regularly are dangerous to the health of your pets? It’s true. Some are even considered toxic. Here’s an overview of the types of foods that are dangerous to your pet; remember, however, that this is not an exhaustive list, and as a […]

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  February 7, 2020   No comments
Pad Injuries

Pad Injuries

A dog’s pads are more delicate and easier to injure than you may think. Pads are thick, spongy and rubbery, and dogs rely on them to do everything, absorbing the shock of walking and running, and even used for traction. Pads can also protect a dog’s feet from extreme temperatures. And when a dog’s pad […]

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  January 17, 2020   No comments
Friendships Between Kids and Pets

Friendships Between Kids and Pets

Kids and pets are usually an excellent combination. For many pets, an energetic and responsible kiddo as a friend is a special relationship (There are exceptions, of course, but more on that in a bit). And for a kiddo the relationship (Again, exceptions) can be one of the most formative of his or her young […]

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  December 23, 2019   No comments
Socialization

Socialization

In most cases, a dog who is well-socialized, and understands how to behave around both people and other animals, is a happier dog, and a dog who is much easier to spend time around. And socialization occurs very early in a dog’s life. When the dog is a puppy, he or she is learning how […]

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  November 13, 2019   No comments
Keep your Cat’s Coat Looking Vibrant

Keep your Cat’s Coat Looking Vibrant

Anyone who owns a cat knows that cats spend considerable time every day to grooming habits. And you would think that all those hours a cat spends grooming would amount to a clean and healthy coat, right? Not really. And the difficulty in grooming a cat comes not in the task itself—brushing, nail trimming, etc.—but […]

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  October 17, 2019   No comments
Teach Your Dog to Play Fetch

Teach Your Dog to Play Fetch

Fetch is a terrific game for most any dog to learn—some breeds, however, tend not to enjoy the game, although interest is different with each dog. Fetch is a game that can strengthen the bond between you and your dog. It is also a terrific way for your dog to get some play/exercise time. And […]

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  September 17, 2019   No comments