Surviving the Dog Days of Summer With Your Dog

The kids are out of school and maybe your work schedule becomes more flexible when summer arrives. Your dog will certainly sense the change in season and become more excited as the probability that he’ll have more friends to play with in the coming months. When the days grow longer and steamier, though, it’s important [...]

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How to Avoid Problems With Dog Bites

Your dog is more than a four-legged friend, he is part of the family. If you have recently adopted a pup or have enjoyed your pet for many years, you know you have a great responsibility in taking care of him. More than that, you must help your dog relate well to [...]

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Tips For Maintaining Your Pet’s Weight And Health

It seems too many pets may be influenced by their human parents when it comes to bad eating habits. Unfortunately too many of our pets are overweight or even obese. Some studies suggest that about fifty percent of cats and dogs in the US are overweight. That’s a high percentage, too [...]

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How to Avoid Behavior Problems With Your Dog

Have you recently brought home a dog to stay, or has your four-footed friend been part of the family for a while? No matter how long you have had your pet, you know the joy of hearing those happy barks when you come home from work and the excitement of going to [...]

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Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Pet

When my brother was in college, he volunteered to work at a local animal shelter. One day somebody brought in a young Beagle – about a year old – who turned out to be a poor hunter. The owner had no use for such a dog, so it remained at the [...]

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A Holiday Wish List for Pets

Oh, if only our pets could talk… we’d probably get an earful daily. Come the holiday season we can imagine our dogs and cats get excited to see decorations retrieved from the closets and attic – more shiny things to bat around the house. If you do have four-footed friends at [...]

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Why Do Most Dog Bite Attacks Go Unreported?

The Center for Disease Control has reported that approximately 3.5 million children suffer some kind of dog attack each year. This is a large number and doesn’t even cover statistics for adults who are bitten. What’s more, we cannot be certain of the accuracy of the CDC’s numbers because many [...]

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Halloween Safety Tips for Pet Owners

These days, Halloween is treated on par with Christmas as a major holiday for decorating and parties. It’s not uncommon to see neighbors go overboard with spooky decor – be it skull lights lining the eaves or fake tombstones on the lawn. When you own a pet, Halloween can either be [...]

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Can You Prevent Your Dog From Biting?

Recently, I read a heartbreaking story about a ten-month-old child who was killed after a relative’s dog attacked him. Some of us may hold a sense of mortality, but even so we would like to think we are safe in our own homes. What happened to this family is certainly tragic, and [...]

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