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Puppy Adoption: A Taste of the Wild Guide

March 24, 2023

Puppy adoption can be the best time of your life and certainly the best time (so far!) of your puppy’s life. But the process isn’t without stress. Questions and uncertainty abound, especially if this is your first time adopting a puppy. What kind of puppy food should you get? Is puppy food actually that different …

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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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Tips for Your Puppy’s First Week at Home

March 22, 2023

It’s puppy time! Your new puppy is here and ready to explore their furever home. But are you ready for puppy’s first week at home? You’ve got food bowls, chew toys and a cozy bed, but what should you do now that they’re here? We have some tips to make your puppy’s transition to their …

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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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Can My Dog Eat That? APPLES

March 2, 2023

Welcome to “Can My Dog Eat That?,” our series that answers some obvious (and not-so-obvious) questions about what your dog can and can’t safely eat. Read on! You know what they say about apples and the DOGtor, right? While it’s not exactly gospel that eating an apple a day will keep your pooch out of …

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Things to Do After Your Pup Turns One

February 23, 2023

Did your puppy recently celebrate their first birthday? Woo hoo! How was your first year together? There were probably some highs — your first hike together, graduating from puppy school, all of those sweet cuddles. Annnnd some not-so-highs — cleaning up potty training accidents, failing puppy school the first time ‘round, your favorite shoes getting …

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Behind the Breed: Yorkshire Terrier

February 23, 2023

Beneath the silken, lustrous coat of the Yorkshire terrier, or “Yorkie,” lies the heart of a feisty companion equally as eager to work as to snuggle. Hailing from Yorkshire, England, the Yorkie was bred in the 19th century by cotton and wool workers from Scotland who had immigrated in search of work. These workers needed …

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At-Home Dental Care for Your Dog

February 17, 2023

Does this sound familiar? You’re sitting on the couch, your dog climbs up for some snuggles and “Uck, what is that smell?!” Doggy breath. Every dog parent has probably experienced it at some point. But the good news is that by performing at-home dental care, you can help prevent doggy breath and keep your dog’s …

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