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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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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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Dogs and People Food: What’s Safe and What Isn’t?

Fido loves to beg for food, no matter what it is. While prepping dinner, opening a takeout box or munching on a savory snack or sweet treat, our dogs are most likely there at our sides, giving us puppy dog eyes to convince us to drop them a bite. As pet owners, we love to […]

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Simple Ways to Keep Your Pup Feeling Great After a Trip to the Groomer

Your dog’s fur is one of the first things you probably notice about it, and it’s not hard to spot when a dog is looking disheveled or unkempt. Grooming is a necessary part of owning a dog. Not only does it help your pooch look beautiful, but routine grooming will make sure its fur, skin, […]

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Getting Familiar with Worms and How They Affect Your Pet’s Health

Every pet owner has heard of worms—the often-microscopic parasites that infect your dog or cat and spread through eggs. What pet owners often don’t realize, though, is just how common worms are in house pets. Not all worms are the same. There are numerous types of worms, many of which are common in the digestive […]

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Why Mental Exercise is Just as Important as Physical Exercise for Your Dog

Every dog owner knows the importance of physical exercise for dogs. We take our pups on walks, chase them around the yard, play with tug ropes and do much more to keep their bodies healthy and their hearts happy. Dogs love physical exercise, even into their older years. However, physical activity is not the only […]

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Why in the World do Dogs Dig?

Owning a dog can come with great joy, but it can also cause some major frustrations at times. One such frustration is a natural behavior for dogs: digging. Dogs may dig for a variety of reasons, but one thing is certain: if your dog is digging a lot in your yard, it may become a […]

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Why is my Dog Suddenly Urine Marking in the House?

Labeling things as our own is common practice among humans—we buy monogrammed towels and write our names on luggage tags. Similarly, dogs mark territory as their own. To do this, dogs will urinate a small amount on vertical surfaces—this is called urine marking. Urine marking is very normal when done outside and is a standard […]

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What to Know Before You Take Your Pup to the Dog Park

Dogs are extremely social creatures. While we often refer to them as “man’s best friend,” many dogs also love running around and playing with other dogs just like them. Dog parks are great local areas where your dog can run and play without a leash, socialize with other dogs and exercise. As a dog owner, […]

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You’ve Found a Tick on Your Dog… Now What?

Warmer weather means more walks, hikes and playtime outside with your beloved pup. Unfortunately, the dawn of spring also means that bugs are also outside. One of the worst offenders during the spring and summer months are ticks—these nasty, blood-sucking insects are not only a nuisance to deal with, but can transmit terrible diseases to […]

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