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Pet Travel Safety: Make Sure Your Pet Buckles Up

Pet Travel Safety: Make Sure Your Pet Buckles Up

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This post contains affiliate links Recently, I was talking to my brother about pet travel with his dog. He said the dog (a Pomeranian) sits on his lap while he drives. Upon hearing this, I cautioned him about the dangers of not having the dog restrained while driving. The caution about wearing seat belts while […]

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  June 19, 2017   No comments
Do You Have Pet First Aid Kit For Your Dog?

Do You Have Pet First Aid Kit For Your Dog?

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Just like the old Boy Scout motto goes, it is best to “be prepared.”  When it comes to the health and safety of your pet, this is no exception.  Being prepared to handle any sudden illness or injury to your pet could mean the difference between life and death.  When out and about, here are […]

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  June 6, 2017   No comments
Are You “Treating” Your Dog to Obesity?

Are You “Treating” Your Dog to Obesity?

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Have you noticed your dog getting a bit thick in the middle lately? Many pet guardians consider the act of giving their dog treats as a sign of love. In reality, giving too many treats is a leading cause of dog obesity. According to perfectpuppycare.com, the right treat portion for your dog depends on the […]

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  April 21, 2017   No comments
Bananas: Healthy Dog Treat?

Bananas: Healthy Dog Treat?

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  My dogs LOVE bananas!  Every time they see me with one, they come over wanting a bite.  I split the pointy end piece between them, their fruit bite of the day. I’m a big believer in feeding healthy treats, and bananas fill the bill. Health Benefits of Bananas For Your Dog They’re also rich […]

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  April 19, 2017   No comments
Dog Behavior:  Your Dog Is Watching You

Dog Behavior: Your Dog Is Watching You

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  Ever notice your dog will steal food when you aren’t in the room?  This dog behavior is known by many of us, but recent studies indicate there may be more to it than we realized. Background Studies conducted in 2009 by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology indicate dogs may use a higher […]

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  April 13, 2017   No comments
Cats Catching Flies:  Is Your Cat A Fly Guy?

Cats Catching Flies: Is Your Cat A Fly Guy?

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Cats catching flies can be pretty entertaining to watch. Flies make great toys for cats, it seems.  I’ve noticed whenever a fly manages to get into the house, Marty doesn’t take long catching it. In this video from Simon’s Cat, he, too, is determined to catch the fly in the house. Unfortunately, the cat encounters […]

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  March 30, 2017   No comments