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January 21, 2017

Healthy Treats for Dogs

  We all like a treat now and again. Our pets also enjoy a new flavor from time to time. With pet treats, we have to be careful about giving our best friends too many calories and ingredients they don’t need. You want to reward good behav

January 18, 2017

How to Tell If Your Cat Is Stressed (And What You Can Do About It)

  Stress is not good for anyone. You might feel a little stressed out due to pressures at work or at home. However, it is also important to recognize when your furry friend is feeling a little anxious. Cats are prone to stressful episodes where

January 16, 2017

Warm Doggie Duds for Winter Weather

As pet parents, we want to make sure our dogs are always safe and secure. We shelter them and give them comfy beds. We buy them nutritious food and walk them with a leash so they don’t run out into traffic. We build fences to keep them in our y

January 13, 2017

Tips to Help Care for an FIV Positive Cat

Having a cat who has tested positive for FIV can be scary at first, but if you commit to some feline lifestyle changes, your cat could continue to live a long, healthy life. FIV stands for feline immunodeficiency virus, and it is transmitted through

January 12, 2017

Basic Tips for Grooming Your Dog at Home

  Are you considering giving home grooming a try? Depending on your breed of dog, going in for grooming can be a costly investment, especially when you have to do it on a regular basis. At-home grooming isn’t for everyone, but given time

January 11, 2017

How to Go Away for a Long Vacation When You Have a Cat

If you’re lucky enough to get an opportunity to travel for an extended period of time, you may be wondering about what to do with your cat. While many dog owners are able to bring their canine pals with them on trips around the country, it&rsqu

January 10, 2017

Banish the Winter Blues

  As the temperatures get colder, and the precipitation is either a torrent of rain or cold snow, dogs may get more needy and demanding when it comes to getting attention and their needs for constructive diversion. You have to admit it tak

January 7, 2017

After Holiday Hubbub, Get Back to Focused Pet Care

In the frantic weeks between late November and New Year’s Day, pets can get lost in the shuffle. It is understandable with everything going on. But after the gifts are unwrapped, the guests leave and the tree is hauled out, owners may be thinki

January 6, 2017

7 Tips for a Smooth Post-Holiday Transition

The holiday season is a busy time for everyone, whether they have two legs or four. Humans rush around, preparing for big feasts and gift-giving sessions, and pets are caught up in the hustle and bustle. Add in visiting house guests and a tempting tr

January 5, 2017

8 Ways Dog Owners Can Achieve Their New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year is a time for new beginnings and for many people, this means making New Year’s resolutions. The problem with a resolution comes when you give up after it becomes clear that your goal is impossible. Those who are successful with the

January 4, 2017

Resolve to Eat Better: How to Cook for Your Pet

The beginning of a new year often is viewed as an opportunity to turn over a new leaf or to embark on a new adventure. Many pet owners might strive to exercise more or eat more healthfully, and there is no reason they can’t take their pets alon

January 3, 2017

New Year, New Puppy: Tips for Housetraining

If you found a cute and cuddly puppy in your Christmas stocking, it’s a safe bet that housetraining your new pet is at the top of your list of New Year’s resolutions. You should also include patience, consistency and positive reinforcemen

December 30, 2016

8 New Year’s Resolutions to Make for a Happy, Healthy Dog

This year, when the clock strikes midnight on January 1st, instead of making a set of New Year’s resolutions all about yourself, try to focus on your dog. Skip the usual routine of making lofty New Year’s goals for you to lose weight or e

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