Coping with the Death of your Dog

Dogs have always been called “man’s best friend,” but that phrase just seems so, so—not enough, doesn’t it? A dog is so much more than a best friend; they are often your constant companion, a confidante, your therapist, your exercise buddy, and sometimes the one thing that can make you smile and lift your mood…

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Choosing the Right Dog Breed: 3 Top Tips

Are you considering bringing a furry dog-friend home this year? Good for you! Research published in Time Magazine shows that having a dog can lower levels of stress for adults and kids, is linked to lower blood pressure, and can even decrease the risk of children developing asthma. On top of all that, dog owners…

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Breeding your Dog: 5 Things to Consider

That sweet puppy you got last spring has grown up into a young adult. Your vet advises you to spay or neuter them around 6 months, on average. But you’ve been putting it off, because you’re trying to decide if you want to breed them, right? There can be a number of reasons involved in…

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All About Kidney Disease in Cats

  Did you know? In felines aged 14 years or older, kidney disease in cats is the most common cause of death. It can begin years earlier, as young as 6 years, and progress very gradually. This health risk is the biggest reason your veterinarian recommends yearly blood work for your feline friend. If the…

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6 Best Tips for Traveling with Dogs

6 Best Tips for Traveling with Dogs If you’re a dog owner who’s planning on taking your pet on your next vacation, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans take Max or Bella along for the ride, and billions of dollars are spent to ensure those four-legged loved ones are comfortable. Whether you’re traveling by car…

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5 Must-Do Safety Tips for a Dog-Friendly Easter

  Chocolate Bunnies, Ham, and Photos Too? Oh My! Although Easter is often a more low-key holiday than Christmas, there are still plenty of hazards for dogs that responsible pet owners need to be aware of. Here is a basketful of helpful reminders to help everyone enjoy a safe and happy holiday. 1. Keep Easter…

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3 Best Tips for Leaving Your Dog Home Alone

Dogs are pack animals that crave human companionship—much more so than do cats. Writing in Psychology Today, psychologist Dr. Stanley Coren states, “We now have data that suggests that we have selectively bred the domestic dog so that it is strongly biased to love humans (or at least one human) more strongly than it loves…

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