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4 Insta-Famous Pets You Need To Follow

There are so many Insta-famous pets that it’s hard to know which ones to add to your feed.  And it’s not only cats and dogs with wildly popular Instagram accounts.  We found bunnies, pigs, monkeys, chipmunks, ponies, guinea pigs, squirrels, raccoons and many more animals, all with huge followings.  Despite feeling a bit overwhelmed, we […]

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What to Do if You See a Dog in a Hot Car

It’s a situation none of us want to face: you’re out on a hot day and see a dog stuck inside a parked car, owner nowhere to be found. We all know this is a really dangerous situation — hundreds of dogs die of heat-related deaths in cars each year. Even if the windows are rolled […]

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Essential Gear You Need to Hike with Your Dog

You probably didn’t adopt your dog so you have a hiking buddy.  But that’s one of the many wonderful rewards that come with being a doggie parent.  In this beginner’s guide we talked about how to prepare for hiking adventures with your pup.  Now we want to share our favorite essential hiking gear you’ll need to go […]

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Back-to-School Items for Families Who Love Their Pets

Is it just us, or does the traditional back-to-school shopping period last much longer than it used to? With companies constantly introducing trendy new products, it’s not surprising that parents and their kids are still stocking up on gear and school supplies. All on trend this year: emoji icons, fruit, pandas, unicorns and the color […]

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Disaster Preparedness for Pets: Disaster Kit Essentials

First Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma.  They’re a reminder that disasters can strike anytime, anyplace – and one right after the other.  So now’s a good time to check your disaster preparedness kit to make sure you’re all stocked up with necessities.  And that includes emergency supplies for your pets, including: A blanket from […]

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Here’s how you can help the families and pets affected by Hurricane Harvey

Houston and the surrounding communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey are now in recovery, assessing damage and moving their focus on rebuilding homes and businesses. The aftermath of this natural disaster will continue for months if not years ahead. So many have donated their time, talents and financial resources to aid these communities. The pet community […]

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How To Give Your Dog or Cat A Pet Massage

Do you want to make your pet bark or purr with pleasure? Then consider giving her a daily 10-minute pet massage all over her body. By using your hands to gently stroke and manipulate her skin, tendons, muscles, and bones, and flex her joints, you’ll improve her health and well-being. Also, you may find medical […]

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How To Have A Stress-Free Move With Your Pet: Part One

If you’re moving house, you’re probably really stressed out.  But you’re not alone.  Your pet will be too! Pets quickly pick up on our moods and emotions and if you’re anxious, they will be as well.  One way to stay calm—so your furry friend does too — is to prepare well in advance so you feel […]

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Why Black Cat Appreciation Day Is Important

August 17 is Black Cat Appreciation Day.  Why a holiday just for black cats?  Because for centuries, they’ve had a really bad rap.  In the Middle Ages, people thought that black cats were the evil companions of witches.  Even today, some people think that black cats bring bad luck if they cross the street in […]

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6 Really Adorable Books About Cats & Dogs You’ll Love

Taking care of our dogs and cats can be, well, time-consuming. So you’d think that when we pet parents had a spare moment to sit down and read a book, we’d choose a mystery or sci-fi novel, even non-fiction. But no, lots of us prefer to read books about…cats and dogs! So in case you […]

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