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Everyday Pet Care

Best & Worst Fruits and Veggies for Pets

Whether your pet is in tip-top shape, carrying an extra pound or two, or outright overweight, you may consider switching from high-fat, high-calorie pet treats to something more healthy — and inexp…

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Is It Safe for My Pet to Lick Lotion?

Why does my dog lick me after I apply lotion? It's a common question veterinarians are asked. Many dogs and cats appear to like the taste of lotions (especially if the lotions are infused with en…

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Is Your Pet Bored? Here’s How to Tell

We don’t know if cats and dogs truly perceive boredom like humans do. Instead, when talking about pets, I like to use the phrase “insufficient mental stimulation.” Have you ever seen your cat liter…

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5 Simple Ways to Cope With Pet Allergies

You're no stranger to a stuffy nose, itchy eyes, rashes and welts. You're one of more than 60 million Americans the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates are affected by allergies in gene…

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Why Electronic Dog Fences Fail You & Your Pet

Some dog owners have considered using electronic dog fences to keep dogs confined in front yards or unfenced backyards. But fences like these have a number of drawbacks that are both inhumane to the a…

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5 Secrets to a Happier Pet

Everyone needs appropriate opportunities to release stress, expend energy and give boredom the boot. That includes people, dogs, cats and, yes, even rabbits and ferrets. Such actions offer physical a…

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What’s Really in My Pet’s Food?

Here's something to chew on: According to research conducted by Euromonitor and the American Pet Products Association, worldwide sales of dog and cat food have climbed to $52 billion dollars, with nea…

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10 Reasons I’m Grateful for My Dogs on World Gratitude Day

World Gratitude Day is September 21st, and it is reminding me to take a few extra moments and cherish the many gifts in my life, including my beloved dogs, Sanchez and Gina. Sanchez came into my li…

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Treating Aches and Pains in Senior Pets

It’s so easy to tell when our animals — even older pets — are happy or joyous. We know that they are glad to see us or excited about going for a walk or passionate about chasing a laser toy. But the…

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How Long Will Your Dog Live? It Depends on These 3 Factors

The oldest dog on record lived to be 29 years old! That was Bluey, an Australian Cattle Dog, who holds the Guinness title for longest canine life span, from 1910 to 1939. It makes you wonder if his…

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Thank you for all the advice. A Merry Christmas to everyone, including all the animals.

great job. Poor frightened little one. Thank you for being there for this dog.

Better to eat, than to decorate with.

We have done a lot of these. My usual is homemade cookies, candy, caramels, homemade herbal tea blen…

Interesting. Thanks for sharing your tips.