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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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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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8 Ways to Pamper Your Dog Mom This Mother’s Day

April 26, 2018

Just think of all the selfless ways she cares for the dog. The special plate of cheesy scrambled eggs. The soothing snuggles to help calm thunderstorm fears. And who else in the house can brush Mitzy’s teeth? With Mother’s Day right around the corner, now’s the time to plan some dog-centric ways to show your …

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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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Go Outside: April Is National Canine Fitness Month

April 5, 2018

From blizzards and bomb cyclones to ice storms and snowpocalypses, there were plenty of reasons to huddle indoors with your dog this winter. Now it’s time to fling open your windows and stretch your legs outdoors. Of course, your dog would love to join you. Regular exercise is important to your dog for a number …

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