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Dressing Up Your Pet for Halloween

We can’t quite remember when it started, but dressing up pets for Halloween has become HUGE! According to a recent survey, 16 percent of people celebrating Halloween this year will put their pets in costumes. The most popular? Pumpkin, hot dog, lion, pirate, bumblebee, the devil, Batman, ghost, witch and Star Wars characters. If you’re […]

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Vet Advice: How to Keep Your Pet Healthy

We all want our furry buddies to live long, happy and healthy lives.  And for that to happen, we need to start looking after our pet’s well-being the very second we adopt them.  How do we do that?  We asked our vet, Dr. Laura Wiles, for her advice on keeping pets healthy, starting on adoption […]

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3 Benefits of Walking Your Dog

Walking your dog can be a pain in the butt, but the exercise can also help save your life.  And of course, it’s the ultimate bonding exercise as well.  So just in case you need reminding, here are three great benefits of walking your dog: Walking your dog can get you a date Can’t get […]

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How to Have a Stress-Free Move with Your Pet: Part Two

It’s finally arrived: moving day.  By now your dog or cat will likely have picked up that something’s happening and might be acting a little anxious.  So it’s important you act calm and pay a lot of attention to your furball.  We know it will be hard, but try to stick to their routine as […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Disaster Preparedness for Pets

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 […]


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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