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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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The Disaster Preparedness Kit Essentials for your Pets

If 2017 and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria showed us anything, it’s that Mother Nature is a force to be reckoned with, and she can be totally unpredictable. So, for that reason, now’s as good a time as any to give your disaster prep kit a check, and to restock (or simply stock) it with necessities for you […]

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Consider These 3 Things Before Getting a Second Dog

So you think you want to get a second dog? While the thought of another furry friend running around sounds like all smiles and rainbows, there are a few things to consider before jumping in and bringing home pup number two. Once you’ve considered these points and made a rational decision, then you’ll know you’re […]

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Quiz: Match the Pet Mess with the Right Cleaning Product

Controlling pet stains and odors is a science. Which is why we turned to the scientists at Simple Solution for help in developing a quiz on pet messes for our readers.  It will test your knowledge about pet stains and odors and which types of products work best on them. So let’s get started!  Which […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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