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Why Does My Cat Bring Me Dead Animals?

Do you notice your cat bringing you dead rats, dead birds and essentially any other animal they can capture? According to a study from Nature Communications, cats in the United States kill between six and twenty-two billion small mammals each and every year. Why do they do this? They do not do this because they […]

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How to Stop Your Puppy From Biting

Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting time, and your family’s new addition will be a loyal friend for years to come. To make the next 10 to 15 years as harmonious as possible, it’s important to begin teaching good habits and behaviors as soon as possible once your furry friend is home. Biting […]

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Are Dogs Really Color-blind?

What’s the single biggest myth you know about dogs? There are certainly many to consider, and several of which you might not even realize are myths. For instance, dogs don’t ONLY eat grass when they are sick, dogs’ mouths aren’t cleaner than the human mouths, and a dog’s age isn’t quite equal to seven human […]

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How Do I Prepare My Dog For A New Baby?

First and foremost, congratulations on the impending arrival of your new bundle of joy. There are many first-time parents that worry bringing a baby home will disturb their dogs, whom many have treated as a first-born, and are concerned how they will respond to a newborn, and eventually a toddler, in the home. Our dogs […]

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Dog Fever – Does My Dog Have A Fever?

A common misconception is that you can tell if your dog has a fever by feeling her nose. Essentially, a cool and wet nose is good whereas a hot and dry nose means a fever. This is not always the case. Why is detecting a dog fever difficult for us to determine? Well, if we […]

How to Spoil Your Dog

5 Ways To Spoil Your Dog

Now that the holidays are over, your vacation time is done, your four legged friend is back at home alone. They may have the “after holiday blues” and wonder why he gets the short end of the stick literally. Everyone was so happy and friendly for a couple weeks, then boom….the house is empty, that […]

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8 Cold Weather Dog Breeds

Like all others before it, this winter is definitely shaping up to be a rough one. While we humans resort to multiple layers of clothing just to make it through the next several months, many of our canine companions are absolutely loving it! Winter-ready dog breeds are as diverse as they are versatile, coming from […]

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Tips for Winterizing Your Dog’s Paws

Whoever invented the snow boot doesn’t get enough credit. We’re reminded of its incredible usefulness every winter as we trudge through thick layers of snow and ice just to get from point A to point B, all while keeping our toes toasty and dry. Boots and other winter accessories are all we humans need, but […]

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4 New Year’s Resolutions for Pet Owners

The holidays have passed and it’s time to face reality again. That means it’s time for New Year’s resolutions. As is traditional, we’ve set our sights on losing weight, saving money, and getting organized. But don’t forget about your best four-legged friends! There are plenty of ways for pet owners to help their pets stay healthy and […]