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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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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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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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Dogs In Bed: Setting The Record Straight

Dogs and humans sleeping in bed together is one of the most hotly-debated topics of the pet parent community. Proof is just a Google search away, since entering this topic will yield a plethora of seemingly contradictory headlines. One article will tell you that you should never let your dog sleep in bed with you, […]

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Who Is To Blame For This Dog’s Death On A United Airlines Flight?

Anyone with a Facebook account has probably heard about the death of an infant dog during a United Airlines flight last week. The airline has taken full responsibility for the death and recently announced a new policy to prevent similar incidents. The Main Story Here’s what happened: Catalina Robledo boarded the three-hour flight with her […]

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Did Barbra Streisand Set A Bad Example By Cloning Her Dog?

Late last month, Barbra Streisand revealed that two of her three puppies are clones of her deceased Coton du Tulear, Samantha. In an op-ed for the New York Times, Streisand explained that her decision was largely motivated by a friend who had cloned his former pet, “and I was very impressed with that dog.” She […]

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Dog Clothes: The Do’s, Dont’s And How-To’s

Your pup might look cute dressed in a sweater on a cold day or in a funny costume for Halloween. But does dog clothing actually help your pet stay warm during the winter? Or does dog clothing only restrict your pup’s movements and not do much else? I have heard solid arguments for both sides. […]

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Keep Your Dog Safe During The Winter With These Tips

Winter can be a wonderful time of year, bringing forth snow-capped mountain peaks and trees glistening with icicles. But despite its beauty, winter can also bring dangerously cold temperatures, and not just for humans. In this post, we’ll discuss different ways to keep your dog warm and safe when the mercury starts to drop. Dogs […]

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How Does A Euthanasia Drug Find Its Way Into Dog Food?

Last Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that traces of a drug called pentobarbital might be found in numerous popular dog food brands. Pentobarbital is a barbiturate that is commonly used to put dogs, cats and sometimes horses to sleep. The affected products included Gravy Train, Kibbles N’ Bits, Ol’ Roy and […]

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South Korea’s Dog Meat Trade Persists Despite Olympic Spotlight

Countries that host the Olympics usually make a conscious effort to emphasize the beauties of their culture and downplay their flaws. Before the TV cameras arrive, hosting countries invest in “covering up” certain practices or policies that athletes and viewers might find distasteful. One such practice that exists in South Korea, the host of the […]

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