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National Barks: Walking Through the Grand Canyon

May 18, 2023

Welcome to National Barks, our semi-regular guide to taking your dog sightseeing in the national parks. This month we’re going to have you and your doggo daydreaming about a visit to Grand Canyon National Park. It’s a rockin’ place to take your dog. Northern Arizona is home to one of the seven natural wonders of …

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Why Do Cats Purr?

May 11, 2023

While cats may not be able to communicate in human tongues, their body language and purrs can be worth a thousand words. But are those words always PAWSitive? Contrary to popular belief, purring isn’t always an indication that your cat is calm and happy. Researchers have found that cats can express a variety of emotions …

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Springtime Is Catio Time

April 27, 2023

Is there better porch weather than spring weather?  And is there a better purrson to share porch time with than your cat? Well, to make sure you both get the most out of your porch (or backyard, in lieu of a good sittin’ porch), here’s how to add a catio to your recreation area. What’s …

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How to Go Biking with Your Dog

April 13, 2023

Warmer weather means it’s time to dust off the bike and get out the dog harness. But wait! Did you know not all dogs are equipped for running alongside a bike? Unfortunately, it’s true. There’s more to biking with dogs than just harnessing them up and pedaling away. Some dogs simply aren’t up for it …

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National Barks: How to take your pet to Yellowstone

March 23, 2023

Welcome to National Barks, our semi-regular guide to taking your dog sightseeing in the national parks. Today, we visit Yellowstone National Park!   Yellowstone National Park is home to 2.2 million acres of mountains, lakes, geysers, forests, hot springs and canyons. This National Bark…um…we mean, National Park is also home to more than 200 species …

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Should You Really Not Pet On-Duty Service Dogs?

March 16, 2023

If you see a dog where dogs generally aren’t allowed, chances are it’s a service dog, and chances are that it’s on the job. We get it: When you see an adorable dog while you’re shopping, running errands or doing something else where seeing cuddly dogs isn’t the norm, it’s hard to resist the urge …

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How Not to Pet Your Pet

March 9, 2023

Head, shoulders, knees and noooo! As much as your pet probably likes all sorts of snuggles, it’s possible to pet your furry companion in areas they don’t like and invoke the claws, growls or side eye. Cats and dogs have spots on their body they prefer you pet over others — and it’s worth noting …

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How to Keep Your Dog Safe and Calm on Christmas Eve

December 22, 2022

Christmas Eve is the happiest day of the year for many people. For dogs, it can be quite upsetting! Weird footsteps on the roof. Strange horned animals flying around. Treats left out that they’re not allowed to have. The horror! How do you keep your dog calm and safe when stranger danger, upset tummies and …

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What to Do if Your Puppy Eats More Than Food

December 15, 2022

“What do you have in your mouth??!?” It’s a question every puppy owner asks. Sometimes, very often. Chewing is a natural instinct for a growing puppy. But puppies need to be taught what’s okay to chew and what’s not. They’re still learning how to navigate life, after all. Pet owners have seen anything from sticks …

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