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Why Won’t My Dog Stop Licking Its Paws?

Dogs lick just about anything—furniture, humans, toys and even their own bodies. It’s not uncommon to see your dog licking its paws, whether for cleaning, self-soothing or to scratch an itch. But if your dog suddenly starts obsessively licking its paws to the point of causing hair loss or skin problems, you’ll want to take […]

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Tips for Potty Training Your Kitten

One of the reasons some cat owners prefer feline friends over canine companions is because they are much more self-sufficient. They clean themselves regularly, mind their own business for most of the day, and most importantly, take themselves to the bathroom whenever they need it. But have you ever wondered how cats learn how to […]

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Some of the Most Common Allergenic Foods for Dogs

You probably know at least one person who has a food allergy—most likely for nuts, eggs or dairy. But did you know your pets can be allergic to foods, too? Allergies in dogs can manifest in different ways. Some dogs are allergic to environmental allergens like pollen, dust or even perfume, but others are allergic […]

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On Top of Everything: Why Do Cats Like to Climb Things?

For cat owners, it’s no surprise to enter a room and see our beloved feline friend hanging out in a box, basket, countertop or other strange place. More often than not, these hiding spaces are up high—on top of a refrigerator, on a high shelf in a closet or on the tallest perch of a […]

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Natural Remedies for Itchy Bums in Dogs

Dogs do a lot of weird things, but perhaps one of the strangest, most irritating things they do on occasion is scoot. Yup, that’s right—the awkward, contorted-looking motion wherein your dog scoots its bum across your freshly-cleaned carpet, possibly leaving a nasty odor or stain behind. Pet parents know scooting well, but do you know […]

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Feline Worms: Identifying and Treating One of the Most Common Cat Health Problems

When adopting a new cat, one of the first things recommended to pet owners is to have the cat dewormed if it hasn’t been already. Worms, those nasty little internal parasites, are one of the most common health problems in cats, and they can be tricky to spot. Even after deworming kittens, both indoor and […]

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What Should I Do to Help My Dog Recover from Kennel Cough?

With the holidays nearly here, many pet owners will be boarding their pets in overnight kennels while they travel. While most kennels are safe, fun places to keep your dog while you’re away, one of the dangers to be aware of is Bordetella, or kennel cough. This highly contagious disease is very common in kennel […]

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Your Cat’s Eye Problems May Be Linked to High Blood Pressure

Cats are known for staring at their owners with wide, unblinking eyes. The amount of time we spend looking at our cat’s eyes each day might shock you, but it also makes it easier to spot problems. Eye issues, such as infections, swelling or hemorrhaging are usually pretty obvious and can be a tell-tale sign […]

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Is it Safe to Let My Dog Eat Snow?

If you live in a city affected by cold-weather winters, you will probably experience a deluge of snow and ice over the next few months. Winter weather can pose an interesting series of challenges for pet parents, especially when dogs don’t like to walk in the cold or touch snow with their paws. However, some […]

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Soothe Your Cat’s Dry Winter Skin with These 5 Tips

One of the most frustrating parts of winter is dry, flaky skin. But humans aren’t the only ones that can have this problem. Cats, too, can suffer from dry skin when the temperatures drop. Cats with dry skin are more likely to shed skin flakes or dandruff and may also have problems with itching and […]

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