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June 18, 2017

What is a Service Dog?

In our busy lives filled with work, family, and friends, we would do well to take a few moments every now and then to think about the dogs who daily do so much for us, often at the risk of their own lives. There are many kinds of service dogs, each o


May 21, 2017

How to Survive Puppy Teething


  Who doesn’t love puppies? These adorable little furballs always bring a smile to your face. They also can bring blood to your fingers, wrists and toes with their razor-sharp teeth! Neither your skin nor anything in your house is safe fo


May 12, 2017

How to Deal with Your Cat’s Strange Oral Fixations


  Do you ever hear an odd crinkling sound coming from the other room and realize that your cat is chewing on the plastic bag you accidentally left within reach? Just like humans, cats can develop some rather strange oral fixations. Some of them


May 6, 2017

Why do Dogs Eat Grass, Poop and Other Weird Things?


Dogs are known to eat some pretty gross things, including grass, their own vomit and other animals’ feces. Yuck. It’s disgusting, but it’s true. If your dog eats weird things like these, you might wonder if there is something wrong.


May 2, 2017

A Lead is Your Dog’s Best Friend (Next to You)


Nothing is more important for your dog’s safety than keeping him on a lead whenever he’s outdoors with you. Unless, of course, he’s in a securely fenced yard or you take him to a dog park where he can run free. At all other outdoor


April 26, 2017

How to Introduce a Dog and Cat in Your Home


If you own a cat and are considering adopting a dog, or vice versa, you should be thoughtful about the way that you bring the new animal into your home. Introducing a new pet into a home with an existing pet resident can be chaotic if not done approp


April 22, 2017

What to Do About Escaping Dogs


  It’s terrifying to come home and find your dog is missing. That fear can quickly turn into frustration when you discover that your dog has escaped—again. An escaped pet is not only irritating, it could have you facing liability if


April 21, 2017

8 Ways to Keep Your Cat Entertained


Cats have been companions to humans for thousands of years. Their intelligence and charm made the Egyptians worship them and today’s cat-themed memes aren’t too far off from how the Egyptians felt. Of course, having such an intelligent an


April 20, 2017

The Best Dog Breeds for Apartments


It is widely believed that dogs won’t be happy in apartments but with so many dogs in need of good homes, it’s time to squash that myth. The key is to choose the right one for your apartment and your lifestyle. If you’re ready to ad


April 19, 2017

Show Your Dog You Love Him by Giving Him His Own Space


In some families the dog sleeps on the furniture or in someone’s bed. In other families those are no-nos. No less love, just different house rules. Either way, has it ever occurred to you that your dog just might wish he had a place in the hous


April 17, 2017

How to Select the Best Toys for Your Dog


There are many, many toys on the market for dogs. In fact, the options can be overwhelming. But some toys are going to be a better fit than others, depending on your particular pets’ needs and temperament. Also, how you, the human, want to inte


April 15, 2017

8 Tips to Get Your Furry Friend Ready for the Summer


  Dogs like the summer as much as you do. They enjoy all the outdoor activities, love having more people around and appreciate the warmer weather. Here are eight tips you can use to make sure your pet is ready for the dog days of summer.


April 13, 2017

Don’t Make Fifi Stay Home – Take Her With You!


  Don’t assume that your small dog must be only a house dog. She’s perfectly capable of accompanying you on your outdoor excursions and would be more than happy to do so. All you need do is make some accommodations for her size. The

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