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Pets Do Not = Children: The Cons Of Treating Pets Like Kids

We love you, humans. We, the family pet, are just that: family. We are one of your own, one of the children. And you sometimes treat us as such, too. Of course you do! While we are a different species, from a developmental perspective we pets are very similar to children. So it makes sense […]

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Zen And The Art Of Hyper-Pet Maintenance

Holy Cows, did I make my human crazy today! I was ruffing yapping all over the place one minute, then licking the walls the next. Koo-koo! I could not – absolutely not – hear a word she said. I refused to sit, even for treats. I didn`t have to, I was busy inhaling crumbs the […]

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Taming The Shrew – When Good Pets Go Bad

Downward facing dog is a great pose. I know, I do it all the time – it`s kind of my signature asana, if you will. Ahem. But when your doggie, kitty, or any other kind of pet, is posing to be a downer at home (translation: they`re no Mr. Or Miss Behavin`s), you know you […]

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Help Prevent Your Dog From Having The ‘Back to School Doggie Blues’

Sadly, the summer holidays are finally coming to an end and children and adults are getting ready to go back to school, college and work. While this is a fun and exciting time, especially for young children starting school for the first time, this can also be a time of unease for your dog. During […]

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4th of July Fireworks Tips for Dog Owners

On Saturday night, millions of Americans will be lighting fireworks in honor of Independence Day. However, whilst you are reveling in the magic of the fireworks, your dog may be cowering in the corner, especially when you consider that a dog’s hearing is ten times more sensitive than a human’s. Therefore, the sounds of the […]

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Dogs That Eat Grass

Every dog owner knows that dogs are not fussy eaters at all! Dogs will eat just about anything that you offer them, and some things that you don’t, with grass being one of them! Even though dogs live off of a mostly carnivorous diet, they can also survive on a vegetarian diet that is well […]

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Stress Busting Dogs!

It’s that time of year again for all students – FINALS!! Everyone who was ever a student can surely relate to how stressful finals week can be! Along with the stress of the exams, students often find themselves in the library or in study groups, frantically trying to cram in every piece of information that […]

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Doga – Yoga for Dogs and their People

These days every human being has a pretty stressful life and in order for them to de-stress they have taken to doing such activities as Yoga, Tai-Chi and Meditation. Little do we know, however, that dogs are just as stressed! Mostly this is due to our dogs picking up on our stress levels, and not […]

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Dogs and Cats Coexisting

There is hardly a household these days that does not have more than one pet. Most households have a dog, a cat, and either a bird or a goldfish. Of these domesticated pets, the dog and the cat are the only ones that may have a negative reaction to each other. This is simply because […]

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My Dog Barks Too Much. What Do I Do?

Your dog’s barking can be more than just a little annoyance. Some dog owners will recognize many problems associated with barking including upset neighbors and lost sleep. One of the most important first steps to getting barking under control is to recognize why your dog is barking. For the most part, barking is a natural […]

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