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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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Camping with Pets: How To Get Your Dog Ready for A Camping Adventure

Camping with friends or family?  Fun.  Camping with your pet?  Even better!  But it’s not as easy as putting your pup in the car and heading off.  There’s planning involved – and quite a lot.  Especially if you want your outdoor adventure to go smoothly, as we know you do.  The key is making sure […]

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How to Check Your Pet for Ticks

It has to be one of the most unpleasant things a pet parent has to tackle: removing ticks from your dog or cat. Unlike fleas, ticks — they’re like gross little vampire bugs — attach themselves to your pet’s skin, bite them, suck their blood and eventually drop off. They’re most active in autumn and spring, but […]

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Make Your Garden Safe for Your Pets

It’s not just humans who enjoy going out into the garden as soon as the sun starts shining. Our dogs and cats love “garden time” too. It means they can laze in the sun, chase insects and play games – and spend quality time with the people they love best. Of course, we want out […]

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From Chocolate to Lilies: Lock Away These Pet Poisons

They’re all around us: items that are poisonous to our pets. They include certain plants and foods, such as lilies and chocolate, which can be fatal to cats and dogs; medications for humans, both prescription and over-the-counter; antifreeze; rat bait; household cleaners such as bleach, and tobacco and alcohol. The list goes on. We hope […]

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Getting Your Pet Exercise in Winter

Welcome to winter, where the days are short and the air is bitterly cold. Even though you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to get more active with your pet, it can feel impossible to find the motivation for pet exercise this time of the year. The great news is, you have options whether to exercise […]

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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 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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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 […]