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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 […]

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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 […]

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How To Find A Pet Sitter You And Your Pet Will Love

There are only so many times you can ask family, friends and neighbors to pop in and feed your kitty or pooch, especially if you have more than one pet. Even if you thank them with tickets to the movies or a large batch of homemade cupcakes (we’ve already tried this last one). In some instances […]

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Pet Parents Will Absolutely Love These 3 Great Apps

How many apps do you have on your smartphone? You might want to make room for a few more. We want to tell you about some really great apps for pet parents that we think you will absolutely love. They can certainly make life easier and more entertaining – and even help in emergencies. Map My Dog […]

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Adopting Senior Dogs: Why Their Love is Special

Puppies and young dogs love everyone. And who can resist their sloppy, friendly kisses and not love them in return? That’s one of the reasons most people decide to adopt a furry youngster from a shelter or rescue group. But what about senior dogs? Well if you adopt a senior dog, you’ll find they have […]

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Tips For New Pet Parents, Part 1: The Very Basics

Bringing home a new puppy or kitten is equal parts exciting, heartwarming and terrifying. Taking care of any newborn can be intimidating, let alone one that isn’t human. There are some huge responsibilities that come with the sheer cuteness of our little furballs. But don’t panic! We’ve compiled some of the best pet parent tips around for first-time […]

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Why an Annual Wellness Exam for Your Pet Is Important

What’s the most important thing you can do for your pet in 2017? According to our vet, Dr. Sasha Naugler, it’s to take them to your vet for an annual check-up – or semi-annual if they’re senior pets. Even if they seem healthy, having your vet give your dog or cat a comprehensive physical exam […]

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New Year Resolutions for Pet Parents

For pet parents, it’s become a tradition to include our furry friends in our Christmas or Hanukkah gift lists. But there’s another list we can add them to at the same time – our list of New Year’s Resolutions. That’s what we pet parents at Live the Pet Life have been doing. So let’s share our […]

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10 Homemade Holiday Gifts for Dogs & Dog Lovers

This is a guest post by Jessica Shipman of Beagles & Bargains, a site dedicated to “surviving pet parenthood without going broke”. I’ve always been a strong proponent of personalized and handmade gifts (including gifts for dogs). The little extra thought and effort go a long way to show just how much a person means […]

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Taking Care of Your Pet’s Skin & Coat During Winter

It’s that time of the year when we crank up the heating and put logs on the fire. Which keeps us toasty, but the warm air and lack of moisture in our homes does a number on our skin and hair. And not just on ours – on our pet’s too. So, on the one […]

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