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 high. Potential Health Problems […]

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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 the park for […]

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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 shelter for a short […]

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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 home, you know it’s […]

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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 people around the country who […]

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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 an ecstatic or trying […]

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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 we can argue […]

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Taking Your Pet On Your Next Holiday

In an ideal world, you’d take your pet everywhere you went, whether to the park, the beach, the shops and restaurants, and even on trips. And lucky for you, taking your pet on your next holiday might not be as difficult as you imagine. Animal-friendly hotels and rental properties are becoming more popular, as animal […]

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Five Reasons to Invest in a Comfortable Pet Bed for Your Pet

Pets are being pampered by their owners to the tune of $50.96 billion a year including everything from food, toys and other products such as pet beds. One of the pet beds currently available to owners is orthopedic memory foam model. Originally designed by NASA for use in space by astronauts, memory foam is highly […]

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Dealing With a Shedding Dog

It’s inevitable if you have a dog in your home: you have to deal with shedding. Depending on the breed of dog and whether or not you keep him outside for lengthy periods of time, the volume and frequency of shedding will vary. Dogs tend to shed their fur in the spring as a means […]

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