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The Most Popular Dog Names: 2023 Edition

February 15, 2024

It doesn’t matter whether you’re considering a puppy adoption or welcoming an older dog to your home, one of the first things your new furry friend needs is a name (unless they already have one, of course). But how do you choose just one dog name when the options are endless? If you like a …

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Sustainable Gift Ideas for Dogs

December 21, 2023

The holidays are fun for human and dog alike (usually). But as anyone who has been on trash duty the day after the fun is over knows, they can also be pretty wasteful. So much plastic, non-recyclable wrapping paper and other landfilling refuse piles up. What’s an environmentally friendly dog owner to do? Come up …

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Why We’re Thankful for Our Pets

November 20, 2023

What are you most grateful for this Thanksgiving season? If your pet(s) made the list, you’re not alone! Let’s dive into all the reasons we’re thankful for pets this season and beyond. We’re Thankful That Pets Bring the Funny Laughter relaxes our body, boosts our immune system and lowers our blood pressure, epinephrine and glucose …

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Create an Advent Calendar for Your Pet

December 1, 2022

What’s better than one holiday present? 24 days of presents! Advent calendars are all the rage these last few years, but there’s no need to exclude your pet from the daily fun. To include your pets in the everyday holiday cheer, here are some ideas for a pet-themed advent calendar that you can “make” yourself. …

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Planes, Trains and Adventuring with Your Pet

June 16, 2022

You and your pet have vacations on the brain. Do you travel by train? Do you travel by plane? Goodness gracious, great Danes. There are many decisions to be made, and taking your pet via air or rail can complicate matters. But not to worry! According to American Pet Products Association, approximately 37 percent of …

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What If Your Pet Could Make a New Year’s Resolution?

January 6, 2022

What if your pet could make a New Year’s resolution? Who says they can’t? We polled some of our favorite dogs and cats only to find that they do, in fact have big plans for 2022. Here’s just a sampling of the pet resolutions we found: Explore my family tree (Sasha, a Siamese cat). In …

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Movies to Watch with Your Dog This Holiday

December 23, 2021

Only so much eggnog and sugar cookies can be consumed before your family eventually plops on the couch, ready to snuggle in for a traditional evening of movies. But since your dog is truly a part of your family, why not let him or her pick the flick this time? Here are a few holiday …

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What Dog Technology is in Store For Our Best Pals?

May 27, 2021

Automatic tennis ball launchers for dogs are so yesterday. Robotics, artificial intelligence and other advanced dog technology continues to deliver futuristic tech for dog lovers and their furry family members. This dog tech makes life more fun and/or easier for dogs and their owners. Some of this new dog technology offers clear advantages, and others, …

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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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The Taste Before Christmas

December 23, 2020

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