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New Tricks for Great Pet Care

  Ahhh summer….the smell of fresh cut grass, and long dog walks with multiple poo-poo picking-uppings. Wait, what? Yep, relishing the outdoors in summertime comes with pesky (and sometimes large, wink, wink) challenges, in the form of situations ripe with “I should have brought two bags”. Luckily you can tackle these bitty, stinky nuisances with […]

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6 Cats that Rocked Instagram Last Week

Instagram is full of incredible cats. Here are six that rocked it last week. 1. How is that even… Video via @seamusobrien ?? A video posted by Animals Videos (@animalsvideos) on Aug 12, 2015 at 4:20pm PDT   2. Awwwww….. From @baloo13972: "'Don't disturb please'- Marla Cala" #catsofinstagram A photo posted by Cats of Instagram (@cats_of_instagram) on […]

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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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4 Reasons to Adopt a Mutt on National Mutt Day

Did you know that today is National Mutt Day? It’s  a unique holiday because it’s celebrated twice a year on July 31st and December 2nd. The holiday was created to celebrate and save the mixed-breed dogs of the world, which make up the largest percentage of euthanized dogs in the United States due to over-breeding […]

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Traveling With Your Pet: Part 2 – On The Road

If you’ve followed the tips in our first post about traveling with your pet, pooch or kitty should now be pretty comfortable with the car. But before you set off on the family vacay, there’s one more to-do to tackle: Where you’re going to stay. Unfortunately, not all hotels are pet-friendly. Fortunately, sites like PetTravel.com […]

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5 Tips For Protecting Your Dog or Cat This 4th of July

For you, it’s a day with family and friends, relaxing, eating and watching pretty lights in the night sky. For your pet, however, the Fourth of July is pretty much the end of the world each and every year—or so they think. So much so that you may come back home to a shredded shoe, […]

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Traveling With Your Pet: Part 1 – Preparing For Your Trip

Ah, summer. The time of the year when you leave work behind and head out on vacation. And if you’re thinking of taking along your pet too, new air travel choices and great pet-friendly hotels make it easy to do so. Just remember though, planning in advance is key to making sure all family members […]

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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 […]

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The Scoop: Do’s and Don’ts for Taking Care of Dog Poop

“What do I do with my dog’s poop?” That’s a question most dog parents ask themselves at one time or another. Here are a few tips to help you decide what to do–and not to do–with your dog’s waste: DON’T leave your dog’s poop on your lawn. It doesn’t make good fertilizer. The poop can […]

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