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Behind the Breed: Boykin Spaniel

January 25, 2024

Have you ever wondered where a dog breed originated from? In our “Behind the Breed” series we’ll dive into the history, personality and physical appearance of a particular dog breed. We’ll also cover some of the FAQs about the breed and maybe some fun facts, too! If you’re looking for a bird dog, there are …

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Answering Your Cat’s Life Questions

January 11, 2024

National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day is coming up soon. Are you prepared for your cat asking questions that you may not have the answers for? Did you even know that cat questions were a thing? Well, now you do. Luckily, we’re prepared to help you celebrate National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day by peering …

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Behind the Breed: Chinook

December 21, 2023

If you haven’t heard of the chinook dog breed, you’re probably not alone. As a previous Guinness World Record holder for the rarest dog breed (1965), you’re not likely to see a chinook at the local dog park. This is unfortunate because these strong yet gentle and affectionate sled dogs — with a fascinating origin …

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Sustainable Gift Ideas for Dogs

December 21, 2023

The holidays are fun for human and dog alike (usually). But as anyone who has been on trash duty the day after the fun is over knows, they can also be pretty wasteful. So much plastic, non-recyclable wrapping paper and other landfilling refuse piles up. What’s an environmentally friendly dog owner to do? Come up …

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Do Cats Need Special Care in the Winter?

December 14, 2023

Mittens, it’s cold outside. It’s time to discuss what kind of special care might be needed for cats this winter. First, we need to look at what kind of life your cat leads to provide the best guidance. Are they an indoor-only cat? If so, there are a couple of changes you’ll need to make …

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Can My Dog Eat That? Ham

December 7, 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. Today we answer the question “Can dogs eat ham?” Read on! You’ve been busy in the kitchen all day, cooking delicious foods like potatoes and sugar-glazed ham, and they’re ready …

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Behind the Breed: Weimaraner

November 30, 2023

Weimaraners get the nickname “Gray Ghost” because of their silvery-gray coat color, light-colored eyes and sneaky hunting abilities. The grand duke of Weimar, in Germany, developed Weimaraners (we see what he did there) in the early 19th century by crossing bloodhounds with other hunting dogs. Weimaraners are a large, long-legged breed that can weigh as …

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A Taste of the Wild Guide to Dog Obesity

November 27, 2023

Dog obesity is a serious issue facing dogs and their owners, and it’s only becoming more prevalent. A 2022 survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevalence revealed that 59 percent of dogs in the U.S. are classified as overweight, a 3 percent increase from 2018. Since only 36 percent of dog owners think that …

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Why We’re Thankful for Our Pets

November 20, 2023

What are you most grateful for this Thanksgiving season? If your pet(s) made the list, you’re not alone! Let’s dive into all the reasons we’re thankful for pets this season and beyond. We’re Thankful That Pets Bring the Funny Laughter relaxes our body, boosts our immune system and lowers our blood pressure, epinephrine and glucose …

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Does My Dog Have Diabetes?

November 16, 2023

We may be reaching for the Turkey Day pants soon, but before Rover begins dreaming about a Thanksgiving feast, it’s probably best to discuss their current health status. It’s never a good idea to indulge your pet’s desire for fatty or sugary people food, but if there’s a possibility that your dog has diabetes, ’tis …

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