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Why We’re Thankful for Pets

November 22, 2018

We’re thankful for their snuggles. We’re thankful for their love. We’re thankful for the simple sound of a tail thumping the floor. As pet lovers and owners, we’re always thankful for our pets and the comfort and joy they bring to our lives, though we sometimes take it for granted. So there’s no better time …

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Introducing Prey Magazine by Taste of the Wild

October 26, 2018

We’re proud to introduce an online publication that celebrates the people and pets who seek a healthier and simpler lifestyle. With PREY Magazine, we hope to give you a reason — a reminder — to take a break, take a breath, and enjoy the simple things life has to offer. Like your pet. Taste of …

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5 Ways to Celebrate National Dog Week

September 20, 2018

“The world likes dogs because dogs are nearest to moral perfection of all living things,” according to Captain William Judy, who founded National Dog Week in 1928. The ordained minister, World War I veteran and publisher of the late Dog World magazine chose the last week in September as a time to honor that enduring …

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Could Your Pet Be a Social Media Star?

June 21, 2018

You won’t find Doug, Manny or Nala on the Forbes “Richest People in America” list. But they’re among Forbes Top Pet Influencers, pets on social media who help their owners cash in on marketing sponsorships, book deals, merchandise sales and more. A new branding strategy, influencer marketing enables companies to tie into online personalities with …

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Celebrate Take Your Dog to Work Day!

June 14, 2018

Why gather around the office water cooler when you can convene around a tail-wagging Labrador retriever? That’s the idea behind Take Your Dog to Work Day on Friday, June 22. The culmination of Take Your Pets to Work Week, June 18–22, this is your chance to share your workspace with your canine counterparts. (Although cats …

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Pet Activity Monitors Shift from Fitness to Health Focus

May 17, 2018

Wearable activity monitors, once exclusively popular among the fitness obsessed, have gone mainstream. With more health and wellness functions available on every new edition, activity trackers are becoming the must-have gadget of the general population — so much so that use of the devices among Americans is expected to double by 2021, according to Juniper …

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Should Your Pet Sleep in Your Bed?

May 3, 2018

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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Human Medications Can Be Poisonous to Pets

April 19, 2018

There’s a long list of household items that can be toxic to pets: plants, laundry pods and chocolate being the most common enemies. But 50 percent of the calls to pet poison helplines actually involve mishaps with human medications. It can happen easily. A pet noses through a purse on the floor, plucking out a …

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