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6 Tips for Capturing Great Action Shots of Your Pet

May 26, 2022

Our Taste of the Wild senses are saying, “Your Instagram page needs more pet photos.” Why? Your pet pictures not only brighten your followers’ day, but they also help everyone de-stress and be more productive. Photos and videos of your furry friend hold a lot of power! And with great power comes great responsibility … …

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Behind the Breed: Bullmastiffs

May 19, 2022

Fearless and imposing, the bullmastiff is a working dog with a purpose. This large, imposing breed was developed by 19th-century hunters to guard and protect game on English estates. Poaching on estates was an extensive problem, so gamekeepers crossed English mastiffs with the now-extinct Olde English bulldog to create a guard dog that would protect …

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How to Clicker Train Your Cat

May 12, 2022

One minute your cup of water is on the table. Then you blink and your favorite feline has knocked it onto the floor. Later that night you’re peacefully asleep. Then at 3 a.m. your furry companion is bored and making a ruckus. The next day Mittens is enjoying your company, all calm, cool and collected. …

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Can My Dog Eat That? Peas

May 5, 2022

Welcome to “Can My Dog Eat That?,” our new series that answers some obvious (and not-so-obvious) questions about what your dog can and can’t safely eat. Read on! Yes, most dogs likely can eat most peas (with a few caveats). In fact, peas pack such a nutritional punch that they’re quite popular ingredients in pet …

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Summer Safety Tips for Your New Puppy

April 28, 2022

There are several benefits to getting a puppy in or just before summer. Kids are out of school, so they may have extra time to devote to training and bonding with a new pet. Walks are rarely pre-empted by the weather. Driving in the car with the windows down is a doggy delight. But the …

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Dogs at Work: Beagles

April 21, 2022

Known for their soft expressions, noisy baying and fiercely acute noses, beagles are loved by multitudes around the world. Distant cousins to foxhounds and harriers, these hardworking scenthounds often have naughty streaks, yet, with the right coaching and enough training, are extremely loyal to their packs — whether hunting rabbits and other small game or …

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Crafting a PURRfect Cat Adventure

April 14, 2022

It’s pretty common to see pet owners taking their dogs to the park, on vacation, or on other adventures. But what about cat owners and their furry companions? Adventure shouldn’t be limited to the canine set. Smokey and Socks deserve an adventure, too! We will admit, however, that cats take a little more prep work …

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Can My Dog Eat That? Blueberries

April 7, 2022

Welcome to “Can My Dog Eat That?,” our new series that answers some obvious (and not-so-obvious) questions about what your dog can and can’t safely eat. Read on! For humans, blueberries are arguably a perfect snack. They’re poppable. They’re loaded with nutrients like fiber and vitamin C. They’re low in calories because of a high …

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Dogs at Work: Boxers

March 31, 2022

Known as lovable, affectionate, intelligent, and sometimes goofy, Boxers are bright and possess a good work ethic. Their alert expression and athletic frame allows them to move smoothly and gracefully, just like the athletes whose occupation they share their name with, and—just like Muhammed Ali or Sugar Ray Leonard—they defend their families and their titles …

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