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A cute dog begging for the Holiday Feast.

Table Scraps: The Holiday Foods You Can and Cannot Feed Your Pets

Turkey. Brisket. Latkes. Pumpkin pie. Chocolate. Nuts. These are some of the foods we love to indulge in during the holidays. And it’s tempting for us to want to share them with our pets. But many of these foods can cause digestive problems such as pancreatitis and gastroenteritis. And they can even kill our furry […]


5 Summer ‘People’ Foods That Cats And Dogs Shouldn’t Eat, Plus 5 Healthy Alternatives

Ask almost anyone and they’ll tell you that summer is grilling season. From onions and steaks to peaches and corn, we Americans will put pretty much anything on the grill. And it’s for a few very good reasons: grilling puts the heat from cooking outside, saving air conditioning costs; there’s nothing like the taste of […]

Adult Golden Retriever  Scratching fleas

Common Skin Problems in Pets and How to Handle Them

Your dog or cat starts to itch and scratch and you immediately think: Oh no, fleas! Well, hold on a second. Yes, it’s possible that your pet may have fleas. But there are many other skin conditions that could be causing your beloved pooch or kitty to scratch, lick and chew her skin. And she may […]

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Helping Your Pet Lose Weight

Has your pet become husky or — dare we say it — fat?  If your dog or cat is overweight, they’re not alone. The saddest statistic in the world is that the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 59% of cats and 54% of dogs in this country are obese. So what can we, as loving pet parents, do to help their precious furry […]

Reward-Based Training: What Do The Experts Think?

Do you dream about your pooch or kitty turning into a well-mannered, well-behaved pet?  Have you considered training your furry buddy, but aren’t sure which method is best?  One of the best-known training techniques is positive reinforcement.  You may have heard it referred to as reward-based training.  Well it works for us humans, so it […]

Dog making a face as if vomiting

How to Clean Up Pet Vomit

It’s not nice watching our pets vomit.  And then we have to clean it up.  Still, as long as our pets are okay and only have an upset tummy, we can deal with the vomit.  But what’s the best way to do that?  We asked Simple Solution’s stain and odor expert Scott Plasek a LOT […]

dog looking out the window at rain - Jack Russell Terrier

Where to Take Your Dog When It’s Raining

It’s wet and cold but your dog still needs to get out and move about. But where can you go when it’s raining? Plenty of places. Go to a Friend’s House A good way to avoid cabin fever when it’s raining is to visit a friend—whether that friend is another dog or a favorite human. […]


6 Amazing Pet Blogs You’ll Want to Read

There are so many great pet blogs, but not enough time in the day to read them all!  What to do?  Because every blogger has his or her own personal style, it’s a good idea to find ones you connect with.  This could be a blogger who has a great sense of humor or has a pet […]


4 Recipes for National Cook for Your Pets Day

In case you almost missed it, today is National Cook for Your Pets day.  Yes, the timing isn’t great as it falls the day after Halloween.  But our pets have seen us stuffing ourselves with Halloween candy for days.  Now it’s their turn to enjoy a special treat: a healthy, home-cooked meal for dinner.  If […]

Chihuahua dog eat feed. Bowl of dry kibble food. Healthy pets meal. Blue plate on wooden rustic background.

Vet Advice: How To Help Your Pet Lose Weight

  Has your furball become a little chunky? Or, dare we say it, fat?  If your dog or cat is overweight, they’re not alone. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 59 percent of cats and 54 percent of dogs in this country are obese. So what can pet parents do to help their […]

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