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Why do puppies and kittens bite?

August 17, 2022

Your puppy or kitten is all snuggles, at least until they’re not. Why do the cuddles from young fur-babies so often lead to bites and nips? If you’re trying to determine why your new puppy or kitten is biting you, fret not. Fido and Mittens are probably not biting to be mean or malicious. In …

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Five Benefits of Taking Your Dog on Vacation

August 10, 2022

It’s about doggone time to shut down the computer and mute the work notifications, isn’t it? Unplugging from work and heading out on vacation can boost your happiness, decrease burnout and improve your overall mental and physical well-being. But did you know that your dog can benefit from a vacation as well? It’s true! We’re …

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Can My Dog Eat That? Tomatoes

August 4, 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! If your dog’s eyes are saying “Please throw that red, juicy, ball-looking food my way,” the good news is you can! Ripe tomatoes (either raw or cooked) …

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Behind the Breed: Welsh Corgi

July 21, 2022

Queen Elizabeth of Britain’s love of Welsh corgis has helped make the breeds very popular all over the world. For owners of the Pembroke and Cardigan Welsh corgi breeds, a good amount of time is spent explaining the subtle differences between the two, which are distinguished by their tails — or lack thereof. Pembroke and …

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How to Puppy-Proof Your Summer Vacation

July 13, 2022

Summer vacation with an adult dog is typically smooth sailing for experienced pet parents. But add a puppy to the mix, and all of a sudden you can be in rough waters. Traveling with a puppy can be quite a bit different than traveling with a fully grown, fully trained dog, so here are some …

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Can My Dog Eat That? Bananas

July 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! Yep, most dogs can eat a peeled banana, in moderation. Bananas are healthy snacks packed with nutrients, but there are a couple of things you should know …

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How to Become a Professional Dog Sitter

June 30, 2022

As more people are going back to work, traveling for work or going on vacations again, someone needs to watch their dogs so they aren’t alone—and lonely. If you love animals and are looking for a way to earn some extra moolah, dog sitting could be your calling. But most pet owners won’t let just …

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Behind the Breed: Doberman Pinscher

June 23, 2022

The clean lines and sleek look of the Doberman pinscher are aesthetically pleasing, while at the same time incredibly imposing. Described as watchful, energetic, determined, loyal and obedient, the Doberman’s alert ears and aerodynamic outline make them instantly recognizable. As a member of the working group, Dobermans are uniquely equipped for a variety of jobs. …

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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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