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The Excessive Barking Needs to Stop: Here’s How to Quiet Your Pup

Barking is the way your dog communicates with you and the world around it. Your pooch might bark at a passing stranger, at you when you return home, at an unfamiliar animal or for no reason in particular. Dogs usually have many different types of barks they use to communicate different things, and it’s perfectly […]

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Solar Powered Furballs: Why Your Cat is Always Sleeping in Sunbeams

It is not uncommon for cat owners to enter a room and discover their feline friend sprawled out across the floor, napping in a pool of sunlight coming in through a door or window. We make pastimes out of watching our cats “sunbathe” and inch across the floor every so often to follow the path […]

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Sneezing While Play Fighting is Your Dog’s Way of Telling You It’s Just a Game

Any dog owner knows that their pooch loves to have a good time. Many dogs are capable of getting pretty rowdy—wrestling, chasing people or other animals and playing tug-of-war. Playing with your pup tires it out and helps the two of you bond. You may have noticed that your pup sneezes when playing and rough-housing, […]

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Your Cat Got Outside and Wandered Off… Now What?

Most pet owners put their furry companions first, often relating them to children. You treasure your cat, making them a part of the family. They even have their own plate of ground turkey at Thanksgiving and a chair at the dinner table! But now, your cat is lost, and you believe they may have gotten […]

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Common Reasons Your Dog Might be Limping and When to See a Vet

Limping is never a good sign, and it may be easy to feel worried or distressed when signs of limping begin to show in your beloved companion dog. While a veterinarian visit is most likely inevitable, you may want or need more information before making the decision to take your dog in for medical attention. […]

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Making Special Considerations for Your Senior Cat: 5 Simple Ways to Keep Them Comfortable

Your relationship with your cat only gets better with time! You spend years bonding—playing, petting and snuggling—as your cat becomes an integral part of your life. After years and years, your bond is like no other. It’s one of the joys of being a pet owner! But how do you know when the time comes […]

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10 Signs of Cancer to Keep an Eye Out for in Your Senior Dog

Your dog is getting older and as they do, you want to be on the lookout for potential health concerns that may impact their quality of life in their later years. Cancer is one such disease your dog can develop as they age and it’s a leading cause of death in older canines. In some […]

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Sniff Everything! Why is Your Dog So Preoccupied During Walks?

Ever try taking your dog for a walk, only to have it stop and sniff every single tree, hydrant, sign post, lamp and anything else anchored to the ground? It’s a situation that can quickly lead to frustration—especially if it takes you 20 minutes to go just a couple of blocks! Excessive sniffing is a […]

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Can Your Cat Tell When You’re Sad?

Have you ever had a bad day, ending with your crawling into bed and hiding under the covers, only to have your cat snuggle up beside you a few minutes later? There’s something so reaffirming and reassuring about having a little ball of fur curled up on you when you’re sad or upset. But does […]

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Spooked and Startled: How to Desensitize Your Dog to its Fears

In many ways, raising a dog is like raising a child. There’s more to it than giving your dog food, water and exercise each day—you also have to teach them and make sure they’re learning how to behave properly. This includes everything from house training them to making sure they don’t chew on things that […]

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