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4 Tempting Halloween Treats to Keep Away from Your Pet

4 Tempting Halloween Treats to Keep Away from Your Pet

Halloween can be a night filled with treats, but keeping your pet safe doesn’t have to be tricky. Keep these four treats away from your pet during the spooky season.   #1: Chocolate Although chocolate is the most widely known edible toxin for pets, it’s still one...

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How to Prepare for Your New Pet

How to Prepare for Your New Pet

Welcoming a new pet into your home is exciting, but it can also be a lot of work. Planning and preparing for your furry friend's arrival means having all your pet supplies ready and keeping unsafe plants and hazardous materials away from your pet. Follow these tips to...

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How to Optimize Your Pet’s Safety in Your Disaster Plan

How to Optimize Your Pet’s Safety in Your Disaster Plan

Don't know what would happen to your furry friend in an emergency? Follow these steps to ensure their safety if a disaster happens to strike.   #1: Have your pet’s essentials ready Keep a pet emergency travel kit ready in case you have to leave quickly. This kit...

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How to Know If Your Cat Is in Pain

How to Know If Your Cat Is in Pain

Your cat may experience pain for numerous reasons, including joint issues, urinary tract infections, dental problems, and kidney disease. However, discovering this pain may be difficult since your feline friend is good at hiding pain. Learn how to recognize subtle...

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Easing Your Pet’s Transition to Back-to-School Season

Easing Your Pet’s Transition to Back-to-School Season

Summer is winding down, which means it's back-to-school season. While your kids are away at school, help keep your pet from pining for warmer weather with these three tips.   #1: Exercise your dog in the morning As you move into a new routine, front-load your...

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Why Your Dog Licks Their Paws

Why Your Dog Licks Their Paws

Does your dog lick their paws constantly? Many pet owners become frustrated by the non-stop paw-licking and want to help their dogs overcome this condition. Learn about three of the most common reasons your pooch may be licking their paws.   #1: Your dog has...

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Steps to Cool Your Pet during a Heat Exhaustion Episode

Steps to Cool Your Pet during a Heat Exhaustion Episode

While having your furry friend chase balls on a summer day may seem harmless, the unthinkable can happen and your pet can collapse from heat exhaustion. Seemingly fine one moment, your pet appears to overheat in the blink of an eye. Keep calm during this terrifying...

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A Pet-Friendly Fourth of July

A Pet-Friendly Fourth of July

The 4th of July in the pet world has long been a feared holiday, and for a good reason. With super hot weather, explosions going off in the sky, and fire and gastrointestinal hazards around delicious-smelling foods, your four-legged friend can encounter many dangers....

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Cognitive Dysfunction Signs in Pets

Cognitive Dysfunction Signs in Pets

Our pets are more likely to suffer from impaired mental function, similar to elderly people with Alzheimer's or dementia. Cognitive dysfunction is no different as signs become more apparent with age. However, with careful monitoring, early diagnosis, and proper...

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Desensitizing Your Pet to Fireworks for a Calmer Holiday

Desensitizing Your Pet to Fireworks for a Calmer Holiday

It's almost July Fourth! Did last year's loud festivities turn your pet into a nervous wreck? If so, follow our steps below to help desensitize your pet to make everyone happy this firework season. Step 1: Play fireworks music softly for your pet Armed with the...

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