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Mistakes To Avoid When Walking Your Dog

Mistakes To Avoid When Walking Your Dog

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Spring has finally arrived! Many people are outside with their dogs, walking the neighborhood trails and playing catch with them! To get the most enjoyment from walking your dog, here are some common mistakes to avoid: Playing Follow the Leader Allowing your dog to lead the way on a walk sends him the message he […]

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  May 8, 2018   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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  April 12, 2018   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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  April 9, 2018   No comments
Helping Your Senior Dog Age Gracefully

Helping Your Senior Dog Age Gracefully

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Dogs are classified as “senior” when they reach 75% of their projected life span. With this in mind, a larger breed such as a Great Dane typically becomes a senior at age 8, while a toy breed such as a toy poodle isn’t senior until around age 12.  For a senior dog, mobility begins to […]

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  March 13, 2018   No comments
Love Your Cat: Add Extra Touches to His Day

Love Your Cat: Add Extra Touches to His Day

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Cats love their people. They are not immune to those loving and thoughtful extra gestures that will keep their loyalties focused upon us. And the best part? It doesn’t really take much effort on your part to love your cat a little extra once in a while! Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.  We receive […]

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  February 20, 2018   No comments
Change A Pet’s Life Day:  How You Can Help

Change A Pet’s Life Day: How You Can Help

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Today is Change A Pet’s Life Day.  This day was established to bring focus to pet adoption, the plight of homeless pets, and inform people on ways to help. Want to help but aren’t sure what you can do?  Check out these suggestions: Ideas To Change A Pet’s Life Adopt I’m a huge advocate of […]

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  January 24, 2018   No comments
Have Your Cats Become Fighting Felines?

Have Your Cats Become Fighting Felines?

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Do you live in a multi-cat household and suddenly your cats have become fighting felines? This can be confounding, especially if the cats have lived together peacefully for some time. To get to the root of the problem, it’s important to determine the cause.  Start by observing your cats as they interact. Do you see […]

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  January 16, 2018   No comments