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Pet Halloween Costumes: Select Ones Safe and Comfortable

Pet Halloween Costumes: Select Ones Safe and Comfortable

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Due to changes in routine brought about by the continued impacts of COVID-19, Halloween trick or treating will be different in many locations. Although different, many pet guardians will dress their pets in costumes for home Halloween parties and virtual events to celebrate the holiday. There are some really cute and funny pet Halloween costumes […]

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  September 14, 2020   1 comment
Dog’s Sense of Smell: What Dogs Learn From Scent

Dog’s Sense of Smell: What Dogs Learn From Scent

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Have you noticed how thoroughly your dog sniffs you when you return home after being away? With a dog’s sense of smell (10,000 to 100,000 times keener than humans), he can determine our mood, or if we’re ill. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. We receive a small commission on goods purchased via these links, […]

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  August 19, 2020   No comments
Water Safety For Dogs: Tips to Keep Them Safe

Water Safety For Dogs: Tips to Keep Them Safe

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Summer is a great time to enjoy the water with your dog. Whether you like boating, fishing or just swimming in the pool, your dog probably wants to do these things with you. It’s important to practice water safety for dogs, so check out these tips before heading out. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. […]

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  July 13, 2020   No comments
Heat Stroke In Dogs: Pay Attention to Signs

Heat Stroke In Dogs: Pay Attention to Signs

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Have you heard of hyperthermia? That is a rise in body temperature beyond the normal range. It usually occurs due to inflammation in the body or a hot environment. When a dog is exposed to extreme elevated temperatures, he can suffer from heat stroke or heat exhaustion. If your dog suffers from heat stroke, that […]

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  July 7, 2020   No comments
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 8, 2020   No comments
Keep Your Dog From Becoming Lost

Keep Your Dog From Becoming Lost

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It’s scary how quickly a dog can become lost! There are several steps you can take to keep your dog from becoming lost.  Here are some suggestions: Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. We receive a small commission on goods purchased via these links, at no additional cost to you. Accompany your dog outside  Often, dog […]

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  May 28, 2020   No comments
Dogs Roll In Smelly Stuff: Why Do They Do It?

Dogs Roll In Smelly Stuff: Why Do They Do It?

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Ever been walking with your dog and suddenly he begins rolling in something smelly on the ground? The May 2020 issue of Whole Dog Journal shares reasons why dogs roll in smelly stuff.. Disclosure: This blog post contains an affiliate link. We receive a small commission on goods purchased via this link, at no additional […]

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  May 11, 2020   No comments