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How to Register Your Pooch as a Therapy Dog

Have you ever thought that your dog would be a great therapy dog? Maybe you would love to enhance the

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5 Common Dog Behaviors and What They Mean

Your dog’s behaviors can tell you a lot about his mood. Although you may not be ready to learn how

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How to Know if Your Dog is Stressed + What to do About It

We all know what stress feels like. And you can probably tell when your human family members are feeling anxious,

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Understanding Your New Puppy’s Behavior

As puppies learn how to run and play and become dogs, they’re also learning how to communicate. Of course, they

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Safer Holiday Goodies for Your Pet

Of course, a lean and healthy lifestyle is best for all pets. But during the holidays, it’s natural to want

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7 Tips for Safer Road Trips with Your Pet

We all love a family road trip, and one of the biggest advantages of traveling by car is that it’s

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The History and Purpose of 10 Popular Dog Breeds

How did we end up with so different breeds of dogs? Dogs were domesticated 15,000 years ago and they have

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Clever Tricks For Giving Your Pet a Pill

Giving a pill to a dog or cat is a big challenge for most pet owners and ranks up there

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Skin Cancer in Dogs and Cats

By now, we all know that we should wear sunscreen year-round to protect ourselves from skin cancer. But did you

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Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe During Holiday Parties

While some crowd-loving canines (or curious cats) love to be the center of attention during a get-together, others get very

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Fatty Holiday Foods are a Leading Cause of Pancreatitis in Pets

Rich, indulgent foods are a part of celebrating the holidays. After all, it’s a time of celebration, home, and family.

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The Dangers of Antifreeze for Pets

If you live somewhere that gets cold winters, you take steps to prepare for the cold weather. Firewood is stocked

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5 Tips to Calm Your Dog During Thunderstorms

Thunderstorm anxiety is very stressful for dogs, and it’s tough for a pet owner to watch. Although many dogs are

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Tips for a Safe and Happy Holiday Season with Your Pet

Sadly, the holidays are a very busy time at many pet hospitals. Dogs, and even some cats, love to scarf

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Sugar-Free Gum and Candy an Extreme Danger for Dogs

Xylitol is a common sugar substitute used in sugar-free gum and candy, baked goods, toothpaste, and more. It has become

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8 Winter Safety Rules for Pets

It’s getting cold in many parts of the country and many of us are waking up to frigid temperatures. Although

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The Dangers of Hookworms and Roundworms for Pets and People

Most pets have the run of the house. They share the bed, the couch, and wander through the kitchen as

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Trick or Treating with Your Dog (Is it a Good Idea?)
Trick or Treating with Your Dog (Is it a Good Idea?)

For some dogs, Halloween is a time of stress and fear. Between the doorbell ringing constantly and the strangers dressed

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Does Your Dog Have Impacted Anal Glands? Here’s What to Do
impacted anal glands

As dog owners, we have to deal with some foul-smelling things, but anal glands have got to top the list!

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Natural Ways to Relieve Joint Pain in Dogs
Natural Ways to Relieve Joint Pain in Dogs

Many dogs suffer from joint issues, and it can strike at any age. Even dogs you are less than a

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