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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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6 Secret Pet Grooming Tips to Try at Home

This is a guest post from Ann Staub of Pawsitively Pets. Ann is a former Veterinary Technician of 5 years. She graduated college as a Vet Tech in 2007 and has worked with all kinds of animals including cats, dogs, birds, small mammals, and reptiles. Now, she’s a professional pet blogger sharing her adventures and […]

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Give Your Dog a Spa Day

This is a guest post by national Pet Wellness & Lifestyle expert Jenn Fadal. She resides in Tampa, FL with her husband, son, and their two rescued fur kids. In addition to owning her own holistic pet food market, Wag, for ten years, Jenn launched ThePackMom.com, a destination for pet parents. Jenn’s goal is to make […]

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6 Nail Trim Tips and Tricks for Dogs Who Hate Them

This is a guest post from Ann Staub of Pawsitively Pets. Ann is a former Veterinary Technician of 5 years. She graduated college as a Vet Tech in 2007 and has worked with all kinds of animals including cats, dogs, birds, small mammals, and reptiles. Now, she’s a professional pet blogger sharing her adventures and […]

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Your Pet’s Eye Health: Common Vision Problem Symptoms and Checks

Our pets see the world differently to us humans. Did you know, for instance, that they have poor color vision and just see blues and yellows and multiple shades of grey? They also have much sharper vision at night than we do, are more sensitive to light and are better at seeing moving objects. (great […]

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How to Check Your Pet for Fleas

Your dog seems to be scratching more than normal. You find tiny specks of black dirt in your cat’s bedding. You start to wonder if your pet might have fleas. Here’s what to do if you suspect these nasty little blood-sucking pests have taken up residence on your pet: Behavior. Watch your pet for unusual […]

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Tips for Grooming Your Furry Friends

Veterinarians get asked a lot of questions by pet parents, including whether they should groom their pooch or kitty. Dr. Laura Wiles with the RPG Innovations Vet Council encourages people to groom their pets themselves — starting when they’re puppies or kittens if possible — so they get used to not only being groomed but also […]

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Beating the Heat: How to Keep Your Pet Cool Outside During Summer

Welcome to the end of summer, a time where temperatures creep from uncomfortable to “Can I just stay inside, please?” With that heat comes danger—especially for your dogs and cats. Most of us know that dogs and cats don’t sweat like people. They’ve developed other strategies for cooling off like sweating primarily through their paws, […]

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The Tricks to Fighting Ticks On Your Pet and In Your Home

If fleas can make for a bad week, ticks are liable to make for a bad year, or worse. So it’s really important to protect against them and keep them out of the house. For some tips on keeping your pet and home tick-free, we decided to have a Q&A with our resident vet experts: […]

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Fighting Fleas Indoors and Out

There are more than 2,200 different kinds of fleas, but it only takes one to create misery in your home. How do they get there? They jump on your pets when they’re out in the yard—wildlife such as squirrels and opossums can deposit flea eggs there—or playing at the park or beach. And while many […]