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British Columbia Bans Cat Declawing

As most cat owners know, declawing is a widely-debated topic. By nature, cats have claws and feel the need to sharpen them by scratching on surfaces. However, this might come to their owner’s dismay when their scratching post is left untouched, but the furniture suddenly has scratch marks or gouges! It’s one of the major […]

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What’s a Good Exercise Plan For My Pet Suffering From Joint Pains?

Just like people, dogs age. It’s a fact of life. They grow silver and white hair; they become stiff in the joints and slow in their steps; they experience pain; they get crabby and moody; and they may not be quite as upbeat and peppy as they once were. As they age, they will also […]

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Making Joint Pain and Arthritis More Manageable for Your Older Dog

For many dogs, their years of running, leaping, bounding and rolling around take a toll on their bodies, specifically their joints. As they age, previously-active dogs may become sluggish, lethargic, slow to move or completely inactive. A common cause of this inactivity is arthritis. Yes, arthritis—the painful condition many humans suffer from as they age, […]

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Is Your Cat Grooming Excessively?

Our feline friends spend a lot of time laying around, napping and grooming themselves. In fact, cats can spend up to 50 percent of their time licking and grooming, which is why many cat owners don’t bat an eye when their cat appears to be bathing itself all day long. However, some cats can cross […]

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How To Be The Best Pet-Parent: A Guide For First-Time Dog Owners

For first-time dog owners, the responsibility that comes with taking care of a new animal can be a bit overwhelming. It’s important to be prepared from the very beginning, starting before you even choose your pup, so you’ll be able to give the best care possible. This means making informed decisions about which breed is […]

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Boarding Your Dog for Vacation? Follow These Important Steps Before Booking!

Jetting off on a vacation is a dream come true for many pet owners. Unfortunately, your pooch will not be able to accompany you on all of your adventures, which means you’ll need to find a way to have them taken care of while you are away. If your family and friends are busy or […]

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4 Tips to Avoid Triggering Your Dog’s Allergies, While Still Enjoying the Springtime Weather

Warmer weather is finally emerging, and many pet owners are itching to get outside and enjoy the nice, springtime weather as soon as they can. But for owners of a dog with seasonal allergies, another kind of itching may stop you and your furry friend in your tracks. Much like humans, dogs can develop seasonal […]

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An Itch that Can’t be Scratched: Signs of Allergy-Induced Itching and How You Can Help Your Pet

As any human who’s had a mosquito bite, poison ivy or allergic reaction knows, skin irritation and itchiness can be terrible to deal with. The urge to itch is nearly impossible to avoid, but we can typically use creams and medications to help ourselves. Our pets, on the other hand, can’t relieve itching as easily. […]

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6 Common Symptoms and Signs Your Pet Suffers from Seasonal Springtime Allergies

When spring finally emerges, many pet owners get excited to take their pets outside more often for walks and playtime in the yard or in parks. What pet owners may be surprised to discover, though, is that their furry friends may be allergic to seasonal pollen. Both dogs and cats can suffer from springtime allergies […]

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Springtime Grooming is a Great Way to Combat Dog Skin Allergies

Springtime is the season of itching for many dogs. Between atopic and contact allergies, fleas and ticks, and a whole slew of other irritants, many dogs spend the spring months scratching vigorously to quell persistent itching. Skin allergies can get the best of your dog, making it hard for them to enjoy the fresh weather […]

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