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5 Places NOT to Take Your Dog

June 20th is Take Your Dog to Work Day, an annual day started by Pet Sitters International. Many dog-friendly companies, including Google, Amazon, and Sounds True, invite their employers to take their…

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Are You Obsessed With Your Pet? (Probably)

We all love our pets—and some of us love them even more than we love our own two-legged family members, according to Gone Digging. The site recently put together some interesting stats on pets and the…

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10 Signs You’re a Responsible Pet Parent

Anyone who is lucky enough to have the unconditional love of a dog, cat, rabbit, ferret, goldfish, horse, iguana, or any kind of pet, knows that animals deserve our best even if we can’t give it to th…

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6 Myths About Cat Litter

How much do you know about Mr. Whiskers' bathroom habits? Read up to separate cat litter fact from fiction. CAT LITTER MYTH 1: If your cat urinates or defecates outside of its litter box, you can tea…

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6 Dogs Die in Dog Walker’s Hot SUV

Animal rights activists in Canada are outraged. A British Columbian dog walker left six of dogs in her parked truck for 45 minutes on a hot day - and needless to say they all perished from heatstroke.…

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Petco and PetSmart Ban Chinese Made Treats + DIY Jerky Recipes for Dogs

The Food and Drug Administration reports that more than 1,000 dogs have died from eating toxic jerky treats, and more than 5,000 have taken ill. While the FDA currently does not know the exact cause o…

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5 Smart Ways to Prevent Dog Bites

National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 18-24th. You may have seen the Care2 post last week about the little boy who was attacked by a dog when he was on his bike, but his cat came to the rescue and …

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8 Helpful Uses for Vinegar in Your Pet Household

While you might find white vinegar in the food section of grocery stores, there are also many great uses for vinegar beyond the kitchen. The ASPCA says vinegar is an environmentally friendly odor dest…

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5 Emergency Plan Tips for Dog Owners

When summer comes, bringing its long, hot days, my thoughts turn to the threat of wildfires. We make our home in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and the charred fir tree at the edge of our property is a sta…

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4 Ways to Help Your Cat When She’s Home Alone. Or Not?

"Playing regularly with a cat easily satisfies her stalking instinct, keeps her stimulated, and provides the exercise she needs to stay healthy and happy," says the Humane Society. But, is it helpfu…

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