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Are Large Dogs Better Behaved than Small Ones?

Most of the dogs I've had in my adult years have been of the large breed, Labradors and Goldens. But, when I was in graduate school, I adopted Yodel, a dog who weighed  less than 10 pounds. Yodel was …

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What’s The Strangest Thing Your Dog Has Eaten?

I just read on Mashable about Tiki, a Black Labrador who ate eight pairs of underwear, 62 hair ties, four rubber bands, and a band-aid. His consumption was all over a few days, and he survived the sur…

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8 Things You Should Know About the Hamster

Hamsters may be small, but these friendly “pocket pets” sure have big hearts. The cuddly, furry critters are one of the most popular small animal pets. Here are just a few of the many interesting fact…

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Translating Dog Body Language into English (Infographic)

Dogs can be easy to read: if one comes up and is wagging his or her tail and sniffing you, it's usually safe to assume that the dog is in a good mood. However, there are several nuances to canine mood…

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Interesting Facts About Your Cat (Infographic)

While your cat may act like one, did you know that "queen" is an actual term for an adult female cat? There are even more special facts to be discovered about the beloved pets. Knowing more informa…

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7 Things People Do That Dogs Hate

We love our dogs and consider them family. But that doesn't mean they appreciate everything humans enjoy. As responsible pet parents, it's important for us to learn their 4-legged language and communi…

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Tips for Dog Friendly Hiking (Infographic)

Dogs are undoubtedly great companions for a variety of activities. The playful and energetic pets are not only a great sight to see when coming home from a day at work, but they are also perfect weeke…

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12 Questions Owners Ask About New Puppies

If you’ve ever had a puppy — or a rescue of any age — you’ve experienced the overwhelming feeling that comes with taking on a new family member. So many questions, so little time in the exam room to d…

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6 Fruits You Shouldn’t Feed Your Dog

While fruits like bananas, kiwis, blueberries, strawberries, and pineapple are fine to share with your pup, there are many fruits that you should keep to yourself. Fruits are very nutritious, and dogs…

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Tips for Welcoming Your Puppy Home

Welcoming your new puppy home is an exciting event — but it can also be a stressful one. Fortunately, you can make it less so by following a few simple tips. Ease Your Puppy Into His New Home Yo…

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