Health

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How Your Pets Can Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Nearly half of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions each year – everything from getting fit to trying new things. Yet, only 8% of Americans actually achieve their resolutions and desired goals. But, did you know that pets parents may find a surprising source of inspiration and much-needed motivation with their pet?  Here are just a […]

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Keeping Your Pets Happy and Healthy During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is a happy time for us humans. But what about our pets? We asked Dr. Wiles and Dr. Naugler with the RPG Innovations Vet Council how we pet parents can keep our pooches and kitties healthy and happy so they enjoy the holidays too. Q: What are common health hazards for pets this […]

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Expert Tips For Bringing Home a New Pet Around the Holidays

‘Tis the season for cookies, snow, tinsel and lights. It also happens to be the season where many people and families will adopt or otherwise bring home a new pet, whether as a gift for someone or for another reason. And while we’re not looking to debate the merits of bringing a new pet home around the holidays in this article (we’ll save […]

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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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How to Hike With Your Dog

As far as outdoor activities go, hiking certainly ranks near the top of our go-to activities with our pups. We love hiking as a great way to get into the outdoors without too much preparation. And if you want to bring your dog along (as we normally do) on your hike, that’s exactly what you […]

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The Science Behind Cleaning Pet Stains And Odors

Welcome, fair readers, to the third part of our Stain and Odor series of posts. We’ve walked you through cleaning pet messes and particularly bad odors, but now we’d like to talk about the science behind cleaning; it really does takes a lab coat to create some truly innovative stain- and odor-destroying products. In this […]

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What You Need for the Perfect Walk With Your Dog [VIDEO]

National Walk Your Dog Week continues today with your checklist for the perfect walk with your dog. Here’s what’s on our dog walking list? Perfect Weather for Dog Walking Your 2-Legged Friend Your Favorite Toy Your Leash Bags on Board!

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Walking Your Dog Daily: 4 Surprising Health Benefits

Every year, the beginning of October marks the start of National Walk Your Dog Week, a pet holiday week meant to spread awareness of the health benefits walking your dog. And health benefits are abound, not only in burned calories and steps taken. Walking your dog is probably one of the healthiest things you can […]

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Separation Anxiety: How to Make Your Dog Comfortable When It’s Time to Go Back To School & Work

  Dogs are incredibly social animals that have unconditional love for their families and would love nothing more to be at the hip of family members all day. So when back-to-school rolls around each year and the entire family leaves the house every day, our dogs can get some serious separation anxiety. In the best-case […]

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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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