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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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Is Your Cat Scooting Across the Floor? It Might be Trying to Tell You Something’s Wrong

Cats do their “business” in the litter box. Unlike dogs, who have no problem going to the bathroom in front of the public eye, cats tend to take care of their behinds and what comes out of them in private, safe spaces. Cats are quite hygienic too, working to keep their entire body clean and […]

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Why is My Dog Constantly Itching His Ears?

We’ve all had an itch on our bodies before and know the painful sensation of itches that just won’t go away. Dogs can experience this sensation too and may get relentless: shaking, thumping and scratching away to relieve the frustrating sensation. One of the most commonly afflicted areas in dogs is the ear. When dogs […]

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Concerning Behavior Changes to Watch Out for When it Comes to Your Cat’s Health

Cats are creatures of habit. They tend to fall into routines, doing the same types of things day in and day out, and they prefer to keep it that way. So if your cat suddenly begins acting against the norm, it should put up some red flags. Cats don’t have the ability to tell us […]

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Speaking Your Dog’s Language: What Different Types of Barking Mean

When we were little and learning about animals, one of the first things we probably learned was, “the dog goes ‘woof.’” Dogs are synonymous with their barking, and these sounds are easily recognizable, even when the animal isn’t in view. However, not all barks are the same. Dog’s don’t use words to communicate like humans […]

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What’s the Deal with Cat Pheromones? What are They Used for and How do They Work?

If you have one or more cats that experience intense bouts of anxiety, you may have taken them to the vet to discuss ways to alleviate that stress. After all, stressed cats are at higher risk for digestive problems, lower immunity and other health issues. They can also be a nightmare to live with. In […]

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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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Is Your Mobile Toddler the Source of Your Cat’s Newfound Anxiety?

A lot of pet owners get their furry friends before deciding to have children. Unfortunately, a surprising number of new parents make the decision to put their cat up for adoption when having a child due to fear of toxoplasmosis, allergies and bad interactions between the two. Other pet owners make the decision to keep […]

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Hot Cars and Your Dog: Two Things that Should Never go Together

It is officially summer, and the temperatures across the nation keep rising. Unfortunately, summer is also the time that many dogs and other pets suffer from heat stroke due to being left in vehicles in high temps. We love bringing our beloved pups with us to run errands and to take drives around town, but […]

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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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