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Why you should Adopt a Pet from a Shelter or Rescue

Pet adoption and pet rescue Bringing home a new pet is incredibly exciting. And adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue group is not only exciting, but it’s truly a feel-good experience as well. Every day, more than 1,700 dogs and cats are killed in America’s shelters simply because they don’t have safe places […]

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Signs your pet has seasonal allergies — and what you can do to help

Some days it seems like you step outside into a thick cloud of pollen, ragweed, or even worse, mold. Hello, seasonal allergies! Thankfully humans have remedies that let us enjoy the warm summer weather without itchy eyes and inflamed sinuses. But what about your pet? If you notice your pet is scratching themselves sneezing more […]

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Woof! Woof! What Does My Dog’s Barking Mean?

by Arden Moore In conversations, people choose from millions of words and a variety of languages to express themselves. By comparison, dogs do most of their “talking” using postures and body cues. When they do speak, they are capable of making only about 15 different sounds. Dogs choose their barks, woofs and growls very carefully. […]

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Fun, Cognitive Training Games To Make Your Dog Smarter

by Jordan Upmalis There are lots of objectives when it comes to training your dog, but beyond the obvious skill and relationship building aspects to training, another advantage is that it challenges your dog and ultimately makes them smarter. And who says it can’t be fun? Beyond basic obedience training, there are also plenty of […]

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Why Having A Pet Improves Our Physical And Mental Health

By Ray ChaoIn a world of uncertainty, there is no doubt that your pet brings love and companionship into your life. Additionally, scientists are discovering that there are many health benefits associated with having pets. In fact, just as science is teaching us more about pet health and wellness, researchers are also learning more about […]

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The 10 Best Pet Insurance Companies of 2021

Knowing whether pet insurance will pay off for you and your pet will depend on your pet’s specific health care needs. Before buying a plan, consider its costs and weigh against potential benefits. Recent monthly averages in the US for pet insurance was $30 – $65 dollars per month. Talking to your local and learning […]

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Adopting The Right Dog For You

by Mark Asher Adopting a dog that’s a good fit for you and your lifestyle takes patience, thoughtfulness, and planning. But before that, you need to make sure you have the time to commit to a dog. Being a dog owner might look fun and easy but adding a new member to your family is […]

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How to Set Up a Safe Space for Your Dog

By Cathy Madson Sometimes your dog just needs a break! Your dog might be naturally shy or nervous around different kinds of people, be fearful of loud noises or events, or dealing with anxiety. Creating a place your dog can escape to for some alone time reduces that anxiety and helps your dog cope with […]

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Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

by Rivan V. Stinson Adoption rates have risen across the country as more people search for companionship while they work from home and endure various stages of quarantines and lockdowns. Some shelters, such as Riverside County Animal Shelter, in Riverside, Calif., have reported that they are empty due to high demand. But if you’re contemplating […]

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Say Goodbye to Tear Stains for Good With These Tips From Experts

By: Paula Fitzsimmons Weep no more over doggy tear stains! You know, those reddish-brown pools of color that form around a pooch’s eyes? Tear stains on dogs are most noticeable on white pups, but all breeds can get them. And while they can be a sign of a serious medical condition, the good news is […]

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5 Reasons Why Dogs Should Attend Doggy Day Care

by Erin Bessey Why Doggy Day Care Is A Good IdeaIt seems like a great solution to many trainers to recommend doggy day care to the average client. Many dogs lack stimulation, sufficient outlets for their energy, or opportunities to socialize with other dogs. Here are five reasons why you might consider sending a dog […]

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Small Dogs That Don’t Shed

by Anna Burke Not everyone enjoys cleaning up copious amounts of dog hair. If you are looking for a small dog with equally small amounts of shedding hair, you are in luck. From small dogs that don’t shed at all, to dogs who shed minimally, here are the dog breeds you need to know about […]

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10 Reasons To Adopt A Senior Pet

by Mark Asher What’s not to love about a puppy or a kitten? They’re cute, endlessly playful, and impossible not to instantly become smitten with. But puppies and kittens are not the right fit for every pet owner who chooses to get one. An irresistible puppy today can become an enormous task to properly train […]

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How Can You Tell If Your Pet Is Overweight?

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention’s (APOP) 2018 Pet Obesity Survey, 55.8% of dogs are classified as overweight or obese. That means that most pets these days are overweight, even if many of their owners don’t realize it. But dog owners should be paying more attention to their dog’s weight, since being overweight […]

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Is Your Pet Overweight? Here’s What to Do

by Dr. Joyce A. Login Obesity is a growing problem for cats and dogs. A recent study by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention found that 55.8% of dogs and 59.5% of cats in the US are overweight[1]. That’s over half of the dogs and cats in the United States! Unfortunately, a majority of pet […]

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Why Does My Dog Eat Grass?

By Jessika Zachary Have you ever taken your dog out for a potty break and turned your back, only to discover them chomping on a large mouthful of grass? While you might panic and think about the vomit you’ll be cleaning off the carpet later on, this behavior is not always cause for alarm. But […]

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9 Cold-Weather Tips for Dogs and Dog Owners

How to help your dog when it is too cold for dogs, keep dog paws protected and stay away from winter time poisons.by Melissa L. Kauffman Winter weather came rather quickly this year, especially in some parts of the country. Temperatures plummeted into the 30s (degrees Fahrenheit) in the South. Snow has already covered parts […]

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Top 5 Smartest Dog Breeds: Most Intelligent Dogs

Dogs are considered a man’s best friend. They are incredibly brilliant animals, and they can understand human language and react to our moods. However, some breeds are smarter than others. Some dog breeds excel at a specific skill, while some are better at doing certain jobs. Research suggests that bigger dogs could be more intelligent […]

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How To Help An Obese Dog Lose Weight

by Dr. Chris Roth, DVMMany pet owners struggle with figuring out how to help their obese dogs lose weight. Animals often have food cravings that can be hard to say no to, especially since you want to keep your dog happy. Over time, however, obesity in dogs can increase their risks for developing diabetes, as […]

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Holiday Safety Tips for Pets

The holiday season is upon us, and many pet parents plan to include their furry companions in the festivities. As you gear up for the holidays, it is important to try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. Also, please be sure to steer pets clear […]

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Cold Weather Hazards That Affect Your Pets

by Mark Asher Winter storms and frigid temperatures can be a challenge and a hazard to our four-legged family members. Both our feline friends and our canine buddies need to venture outside for play or potty breaks regardless of how cold the temperature gets, which means they may be at risk for cold weather injuries. […]

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Holiday Food Do’s And Don’ts For Pets

Dr. Chris Roth, DVM It’s turkey time, and you know that means plenty of food for the whole family! But, unfortunately, many thanksgiving treats can be toxic to pets. Thankfully, there are many holiday foods you can safely share with your pets this Thanksgiving, but remember, too much of a good thing can cause tummy […]

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4 Indoor Games To Unleash Fun In Your Dog

Dr. Jack Stephens Neither rain nor sleet nor blizzard should prevent your dog from engaging in daily play and exercise. When the weather is anything but fetching, play indoors. The beauty of regular playtime with your canine pal is that it can occur anytime, anywhere. And you both reap many benefits. You get to use this […]

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Stressed over Politics? Get a dog!

Your Dog Can Help Your AnxietySome dogs have been especially trained to help.Posted Oct 07, 2019  What Is Anxiety?Find a therapist to overcome anxietyAs any dog owner will tell you, your dog can cheer you up and comfort you when you’re down. In fact, the very first time we hear a dog used for therapy […]

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THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND A DOG’S HAPPINESS COMES DOWN TO ONE KEY FACTOR

By Ellen Furlong ∙ Oct 31, 2020 I have discovered one positive amid the pandemic: I love working with two dogs at my feet. As someone who studies dog cognition, I often wonder: What is Charlie learning when he stops to sniff the crisp fall air? What is Cleo thinking when she stares at me […]

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Your Dog’s Personality Changes with Age

by Linda Carroll | NBC NEWS All dog lovers know that their pets in older age aren’t the same as they were as puppies, but owners often can’t pinpoint the exact personality changes brought on by the passage of time. A study published Wednesday in Scientific Reports attempts to map out those changes and finds […]

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Halloween Pet Safety Tips

October 13, 2020Halloween is right around the corner and with pets playing such a significant role in our lives, you know they are going to be part of the festivities. So if you’re looking forward to enjoying a safe and fun Halloween, this article will provide you with pet costume safety tips, Halloween tips for […]

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5 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health

By Jeanie Lerche Davis A pet is certainly a great friend. After a difficult day, pet owners quite literally feel the love. In fact, for nearly 25 years, research has shown that living with pets provides certain health benefits. Pets help lower blood pressure and lessen anxiety. They boost our immunity. They can even help you […]

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4 Indoor Games To Unleash Fun In Your Dog

By Arden Moore, a certified dog and cat behaviorist with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Arden is an author, radio host and writer for Pets Best, a pet insurance agency for dogs and cats. Neither rain nor sleet nor blizzard should prevent your dog from engaging in daily play and exercise. When the […]

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Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

By LisaBeth Weber The phrase “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is often not about a dog. But in the literal sense, asking whether old habits can be replaced with new behavior is a good question. Molly Sumner Sumridge, certified dog behavior consultant and owner of Kindred Companions in Frenchtown, New Jersey, feels […]

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Is Pet Insurance Worth it? A Veterinarian’s Perspective

Authored by Doug Kenney, DVM May 30, 2014 The most common question pet owners ask about pet insurance is: “Is pet insurance worth it?” It’s a valid question and one worth exploring. I think that people often have the wrong attitude about pet insurance. For example, it’s not uncommon for someone to say they would […]

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6 Common Garden Dangers That Are Toxic To Pets

by Dr. Chris Roth, DVM Beware of these common garden dangers that are toxic to pets.When winter has finally passed and spring is on its way, millions of Americans begin heading to nurseries and home improvement stores to gather supplies to beautify their yards. Gardening is a fun and healthy hobby, but it’s important to […]

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Preventing and Treating Car Sickness in Dogs

Authored by Jason Nicholas Dogs, just like humans, can suffer from motion sickness during car rides or other types of travel. A dog can get carsick even during short trips in the car. A queasy dog makes car rides an unpleasant experience for everyone, but luckily there are things you can do to help your […]

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Pup-friendly hiking trails around Atlanta

Getting outside (safely) for fresh air and exercise is important, now more than ever, and your pup deserves the same. There are several pet-friendly hiking trails right here in Atlanta to enjoy the great outdoors together. • Sweetwater Creek State Park: This hike has four trails varying in difficulty and length. • Arabia Mountain Trails: […]

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Dangerous Human Foods That Your Dog Shouldn’t Eat – Toxic And Safe Foods For Canines

By Peter Laskey Whether you have an indoor or outdoor dog, you can be sure he or she wants to eat what’s on your table. Although I support dogs eating dog food, sometimes some human food is allowed. However, if you don’t want to hurt your four-legged house friend, you might want to be aware […]

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5 Ways Owning a Dog Could Boost Your Mood

You’ve probably heard that dog owners are happier than non-pet owners. While that claim is true to some extent, the boundless perks of owning a dog are downright undeniable. Dogs are uplifting creatures by nature. They offer their owners unconditional acceptance, empathy, and love, and they live with the mindful approach to life that many […]

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Can All Dogs Swim? Things to Keep in Mind

We all have heard at some point that dogs are natural swimmers. And they manifest swimming just by entering into any water body. Well, this isn’t completely true. Not all dogs can swim or have a body structure perfect for swimming. You may have a dog that might not pass by a water body without […]

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Hiking With Your Dog

by Mark Asher Not only is hiking great exercise for you and your dog, but it’s a special way to bond with your beloved pet while enjoying nature together. However, it’s important to keep the safety of your pet in mind at all times. Just like humans, dogs tire easily and can be at risk […]

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Fireworks and Your Pet: Tips for Staying Safe

Break out your grills, lawns chairs and festive food, because it’s that time of year again—Independence Day is just around the corner! The Fourth of July is always a great day to celebrate our nation with friends, family and furry ones alike. Like many of us, you may anticipate catching a fireworks show at the […]

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How Much Exercise Does a Dog Need Every Day?

By Anna Burke If you own a dog, you have probably found yourself wondering “How much exercise does a dog need every day?” Depending on your schedule, that question might sometimes sound more like “How much exercise does a dog really need every day?” As with people, the answer varies from dog to dog and […]

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Leaving Pets in Hot Cars is a Lethal Issue

Last month in New York City, a 12-year-old Yorkshire Terrier died after being accidentally locked in a car for hours. It was still morning—and not even summer—but the dog suffered from extreme heat-related injuries and, after being freed by NYPD officers, needed to be humanely euthanized by a veterinarian. These accidents happen too often with […]

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Survey shows benefits of pet ownership during pandemic

Studies have shown that pets can provide stress relief to humans and according to a recent survey, that proves to be true amid the coronavirus pandemic. With many people in Georgia and around the country working remotely from home, they’ve been spending more time with their pets.  “The human-animal bond now, more than ever, plays […]

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How To Help Your Dog’s Goopy And Itchy Eyes And Ears

Dr. Chris Roth, DVM May 20, 2020 As a vigilant dog owner, it’s important to monitor unusual symptoms in your pet to keep them healthy. Ignoring issues can not only lead to an irritable pup, but to bigger, more costly problems. Dog eye discharge and itchy dog ears are two common afflictions that our four-legged […]

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17 Beautiful Benefits of Owning a Dog

We might be biased, but we whole-heartedly believe there’s nothing better than owning a four-legged companion. The vast majority of dog owners believe their canines have improved their lives. In fact, 93% of pup parents say their dogs have made them better people. Whether you already have a dog or you’re considering adding one to […]

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Understanding, Preventing, and Treating Dog Anxiety

By Randa Kriss May 14, 2019 Just like humans, dogs experience anxiety. While unpleasant, it is a normal and also healthy emotion. Dog anxiety can affect all breeds, but may affect each individual dog differently. Although it is something that all dogs experience from time-to-time, if disproportionate levels of anxiety are left unchecked, a dog […]

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How to work from home with children and pets without losing your cool or your sanity Tips from a Deseret News reporter who has worked remotely for nearly five years

By Jennifer Graham@grahamtoday Mar 15, 2020, 10:00pm MDT Everybody who works from home has a horror story. For Robert Kelly, it was his children barging into a live television broadcast, a video that made him famous in 2017 as the “BBC Dad.” Work at home long enough and you’ll have one, too. This is not […]

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Experts Advise Pet Owners to Start Planning Now to Prevent Separation Anxiety Post-Quarantine

“Try starting now to get your pet ready and ease them back to your previously ‘normal’ routine,” By Kelli Bender April 28, 2020 03:02 PM Most dogs, and probably plenty of cats, are loving the extra time they are getting with their humans during the various stay at home orders put in place during the […]

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16 dog breeds that don’t shed

If you have allergies or just hate hair all over, there’s a dog for you. by Mary Jo DiLonardo There’s a solution if you want a dog, but don’t want to deal with dog hair in your home. Whether it’s because of allergies or for the sake of your vacuum cleaner, there are plenty of reasons […]

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Wedding Planning: Including Pets in Wedding Ceremonies

We’ve all heard the wedding tradition for a happy marriage: something old, something new, something borrowed, something furry. That’s right, furry. A wedding is an important event for family and friends to celebrate, including four-legged family. Weddings are stressful, but with a little bit of planning including your best four-legged friend in the nuptials is […]

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