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Pet Tech: From the Wired to the Wacky

May 27, 2021

Automatic tennis ball launchers for dogs are so yesterday. At the 2021 virtual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest annual consumer tech trade show, companies applied artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and other advanced technologies to deliver futuristic gadgets for pet lovers and their furry family members. Some inventions offer clear advantages, and others, not …

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Adventures in the Wild: Camping with Your Dog

April 15, 2021

What could be better than stretching out in the moonlight, lulled to sleep by the rustling of leaves, a chorus of crickets and the gentle snoring of your canine companion? Camping with your dog can be truly memorable. Here are a few tips to get you started safely. Talk to your veterinarian. With any luck, …

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Unique Gifts Cat Lovers Can’t Resist

December 3, 2020

How do you choose a gift that won’t go straight to the regifting pile? If you have a cat lover on your list, it’s easy: find a gift that appeals to their feline fixation. As part of National Cat Lovers’ Month, we’re helping you out with some purr-fire gift ideas for the cat fanciers among …

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Microchip to Avoid a Major Loss

July 2, 2020

All it takes is a split second: Your dog bolts out the door, your cat slips through an open window, or your pet dashes away from a campsite at the first crack of fireworks. Once they’re gone, what can you do? As part of Lost Pet Prevention Month, we’ll share how microchipping pets and other …

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Benefits to spending more time at home with your pets

April 30, 2020

Chances are, you’ve spent more time than usual at home with your pet recently. Maybe the circumstances around this extra time at home weren’t ideal, but if there’s one positive to pull from the situation it’s this: More snuggles! The good news is that there are quite a few practical benefits to spending more time …

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Should Your Pet Sleep in Your Bed?

April 28, 2020

The concept of dogs snoozing with their people isn’t exactly new. Indigenous people in Australia are said to have curled up with dingoes for warmth. The colder the temperature, the more dogs were snuggled. Thus the phrase “a three-dog night” was coined as a way to describe an exceedingly cold night. But we no longer …

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It’s No Puzzle: Pets Love Working for Their Food

April 14, 2020

If we could be reincarnated, many of us would choose to return as a dog or cat. Why not? Snoozing on the couch all day…no nine-to-five job…regular belly rubs…no worries about where your next meal is coming from…what’s not to like? But this “idyllic” life is a far cry from that of our pets’ wild …

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