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Behavior & Communication

5 Tips to Solve Your Dog’s Barking Problem

No matter how much you love your dog, his barking can get old pretty quickly — and you might find yourself at a loss on how to stop it. But, there are ways to help solve the problem. We pulled toge…

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Warning Signs Your Pet May Be Depressed

Pets do not suffer from depression the way people experience depression. People with depression frequently report feeling sad, anxious, irritable, hopeless or have thoughts of suicide. They experience…

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8 Signs of a Backyard Dog Breeder

I received a call recently from a long-time friend who wanted advice about getting a dog. She'd always adopted rescue cats, but she wasn't finding the right dog for her at the shelters and rescue orga…

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Can My Dog Eat That? (Infographic)

Many dog owners struggle to distinguish between foods that are good for their dog and bad for their dog. Your dog wants to have a taste of everything you're eating, but you're always scared that there…

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5 Holistic Ways to Spoil Your Dog

We bring dogs into our human world because we love them with our hearts and souls. We ask them to adjust. Some do, many can't. As responsible pet parents, it's up to us to provide ways to help make ou…

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Why Does My Cat Like to Pounce on Me?

What do you do when your cat seems to think the most interesting thing in the house is you — and not just as a source of food and affection but as a sort of giant kitty toy? If your cat seems to like …

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Do Stressed Dogs Live Shorter Lives?

Now that I have an aging senior dog, all of his behaviors seem to be magnified. With every change, I ask myself, is this the end? It's also hard to identify whether ailments are related to behavior or…

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The Science of Dogs (video)

Did you know that dogs are about as smart as a two-year-old human? While your toddler and your pooch might not start conversing any time soon, dogs do actually understand emotional sounds and about 15…

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Tips for Welcoming a Third Dog Into Your Home

When my 19-year-old son brought home an 8-week-old Siberian husky, our orderly duo of lap dogs became a riotous pack of three. The husky, newly named Chichi, was all leg and energy. She flew through t…

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5 Irresistible Benefits of Adopting a Mutt

Growing up, we called them Heinz 57. The American Kennel Club calls them All American Dogs. National Mutt Day, on July 31, called them Mutts. No matter their name, mixed-breed dogs are finally getting…

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