Recent Blog Posts

  • Dog Treadmills – Is It For Your Dog?

    January 1, 2016
    Treadmills may be great for human exercise, but can they be used for dogs as well? If Fido, Spot or Rex wants to walk more than you do, a treadmill might be a suitable solution, but it is important to understand the limitations that treadmill walking presents.
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  • Pet Care on a Budget

    December 1, 2015
    Pets can be expensive, with thousands of dollars in vet care, supplies, food and more. But savvy pet owners can take very easy steps to lessen the cost of pet care without giving up their furred, feathered or scaled companions.
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  • Leash Training: When Your Dog Pulls or Refuses to Walk

    November 15, 2015
    Leash training is essential for both dogs and their owners. Not only is it a part of good dog etiquette, but a leash-trained dog will be safer and more comfortable out for walks.
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  • Ridding Your Dog of Skunk Smell

    November 1, 2015
    If you live in a rural area, the threat of your dog getting sprayed by a skunk is always looming. If you’ve never had the distinct “pleasure” of your dog getting sprayed, it’s like having a wet dog come into your house…times 10.
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  • Getting a Grip on Dog Leashes

    October 15, 2015
    Dog leashes are a necessary part of walking your dog. Since you're likely use one on a daily basis, it’s good to know the different types and their purposes:StandardYour standard leash just has your standard 6-foot long lead with a loop at one end and a clip for the collar at the other.
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  • Could Bones Really Be Bad For Your Dog?

    October 1, 2015
    A dog and his bone: an image that we've all come to accept as a perfectly safe and normal pastime for our canine friends. The conventional wisdom has always been that all bones, with the exception of those from chicken and other types of poultry, are safe for dogs to enjoy.
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  • Living in a Big City With a Pet

    September 15, 2015
    City life can be exciting, but it isn't always the best life for every pet.
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  • How To Train Your Cat

    August 15, 2015
    Many pet owners are under the impression that cats can’t be trained because they do not respond the same way that dogs do. However, any animal with the proper behavioral reinforcement can be trained.
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  • Follow These Steps If Your Pet Has an Anxiety Problem

    August 1, 2015
    Most pet owners are convinced that their furry family members have feelings, too. Fans of the animal-free lifestyle often express their skepticism, but proof of animals' emotions is well-documented.
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  • Tips for Washing Your Pet

    July 15, 2015
    No matter what type of pets you have – cats, dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, turtles, etc. – regular baths can be a healthy part of their care, but baths should be given gently to be sure they aren't hurting pets more than helping them.
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