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Paw-fect 4th of July Treats for Your Pet

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Fourth of July barbecues are generally an exciting way for Scruffy to spend his afternoon. Babies are dropping food, little tots are inadvertently leaving trails of hot dogs and bun bits behind them, and adults who can’t resist Scruffy’s sweet stare are offering little tastes of the barbecued goodness on their plates to your furry friend.  Scruffy, it seems, is ...

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7 Safety Tips for Taking Your Dog Boating

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Summer is just around the corner, and with Memorial Day even closer, it’s likely lots of outdoor enthusiasts will be hitting the water for boating, tubing, swimming and other fun in the sun. If your pooch will be joining you, it’s important to remember a few safety tips to keep your four-legged friend safe. Before setting sail, you’ll want to ...

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Chemotherapy for Dogs: What to Expect and What to Know

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Just like in humans, cancer among canines is a concern for any pet parent. If you’ve recently been told your best friend has cancer and needs treatment, your provider will go over all the options with you for the best approach. If chemotherapy is suggested, you may be wondering what it entails, the toll it will have on your fur ...

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Safe Household Toys for Cats

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If you’re in the mood for spicing up your cat’s toy collection but don’t feel like spending a mini fortune, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there are plenty of everyday household items that can double as exciting new toys for your fur baby.  Below we’ll take a look at safe (and not so safe) household toys for cats.  Safe Household Toys ...

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10 Mother’s Day Gifts for Pet Moms

Mother's Day Gifts for Pet Moms

A mother’s love for her fur baby knows no bounds, and neither does a pet’s love for his mother.  So as we approach this Mother’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of some ideas to help get you started and let the pet mom in your life know just how truly loved she is.  Pet portraits Is there anything cuter than ...

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The Best Pets for Children

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While many children beg and plead for pets growing up, busy parents often worry about the time commitment, responsibility and overall care involved with owning a pet. Not to mention a pet’s temperament and behavior toward their children.  While these are valid concerns, finding the right pet for your family can oftentimes be a rewarding experience that helps children learn ...

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

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The frequency with which pet owners ask their veterinarians, “Why do dogs eat grass?” indicates that the grass-eating phenomenon is more widespread than just a few curious pups. Countless canines spend their outdoor time munching on that green goodness growing from the Earth. There may be several factors that play into your furry friend’s backyard diet. We’ll take a closer ...

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My Dog Prefers Me Over My Partner – Why?

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Sure, you’re the one that cares for Scruffy, feeds him, gives him baths and takes him for walks, but your partner spends ample time playing with him after work, and he’s feeling more than slightly slighted. Why does Scruffy still not show overwhelming affection for your partner?  Or maybe the situation is reversed. No matter what you do, it still ...

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Five Common Pet Myths, Debunked

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Old wives’ tales have been passed down from generation to generation, and occasionally, the myriad of information on the internet just perpetuates these misconceptions. Several veterinarians took to the Web to debunk common pet myths that have been around for decades. Below we’ll take a closer look at five common pet myths, debunked.  Myth #1: There Are Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds ...

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Do Cats Need Baths?

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Do cats need baths? In short, no. Most cats are natural self-groomers. The licking and cleaning of fur with those scratchy tongues is instinctive behavior from a young age. However, there are instances in which kitty would greatly benefit from – and even need – a bath.    Under What Circumstances Would My Cat Need a Bath? While most cats ...

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