When Does My Dog Become a Senior?

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When Does My Dog Become a Senior?

Our pets are family no matter what age they are. From puppyhood to adulthood and then to getting into their senior years, our dogs spend their whole life with us. We want to give them the best life possible. So, when does my dog become a senior, and what does that mean?

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Warning Signs of Bloat

Warning Signs of Bloat

As far as dog diseases pet owners should be aware of, bloat is top on the list. Bloat for dogs can be deadly if not treated properly and timely. Knowing the warning signs of bloat can help increase the chances of your dog being saved if the situation were to arise. In this article we will talk about what bloat is, the warning signs, treatments, and preventative care.

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Questions To Ask Before Selecting Your New Puppy

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Questions to Ask Before Selecting Your New Puppy

How many times have you thought, “I should get a puppy!” when you were out and about or at a friend’s house and saw someone with a new puppy? We’ve all been guilty of this, but it’s very important to be honest with yourself and think about this from every angle. Below are questions to ask before selecting a new puppy:

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Pet Insurance for Cats

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Pet Insurance for Cats

Pet insurance is the equivalent to human health insurance, just for pets. We spend hundreds of dollars on ourselves and our families each month for our own health insurance, yet rarely do we get coverage for our fur-children. Although it may not happen as often as with humans, when our cats get sick it can be expensive. Pet insurance for cats allows us to make the best choices instead of the least expensive ones when it comes to emergencies. It’s vital to consider buying pet insurance to protect your cat (and your wallet) from some of life’s most unfortunate incidents.

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Spring Activities For You and Your Dog

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Spring Activities for You and Your Dog

Goodbye winter and hello spring! The weather is finally breaking, and humans aren’t the only ones who find this exciting. As you pack away the winter garb and await the warm, sunny days, remember that your dog is just as excited as you are to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors! Take a look at the following spring activities for you and your dog to do this season:

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How to Introduce Grooming to Your Puppy

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How to Introduce Grooming to Your Puppy

You just brought home your new puppy—a cute, cuddly fluffball that loves kisses, playing, and cuddling. You know you have to teach your new furry friend to sit, stay, come, and walk nicely on a leash, but you may have forgot about being comfortable with being groomed. Introducing grooming in a positive way allows your puppy to build a positive association with brushes, combs, nail clippers, and being handled by a stranger. Puppies learn best between 7 to 16 weeks of age, so associating your pup with the grooming process should start right away. Below are a few helpful tips to introduce grooming to your puppy:

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Why is Water Consumption So Important For Cats?

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Why is Water Consumption so Important for Cats?

Just like humans, about two-thirds of a cat’s body is made up of water, and water is vital to their survival. Despite this, most cats don’t like drinking water, especially if it’s still or standing. According to Purina, “hydration is the physiological state of balanced electrolytes, specific minerals and fluids within the body, and maintaining this balance is important. Water affects everything from circulation to digestion, so it’s evident why keeping your cat hydrated is critical.”  

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May Pet Holidays

Monthly Pet Observances: May Edition

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May is the month that is all about keeping your dog or cat healthy and safe. Organizations nationwide will be working with pet owners and pet lovers to raise awareness on three observances: National Pet Month, Pet Cancer Awareness, and Chip Your Pet Month. Here’s a brief summary of each:

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Safe and Stimulating Toys for Your Puppy

Safe and Stimulating Toys for Your Puppy

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Puppies explore the world through their mouths, so they’ll chew anything they can sink their teeth into (that goes for your shoes, furniture, and more). By providing them with items they are allowed to indulge their chewing instinct on, they’ll be more likely to spare you money and frustration. This blog will talk about safe and stimulating toys for your puppy.

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Dog Behavior Series: What Does Science Based Training Mean?

Dog Behavior Series: What Does Science Based Training Mean?

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Many different terms are thrown around for dog training. If you research dog training, you’ll get many different results. In this post we are going to talk about “science based” dog training. What is it, and what does it mean?

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