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Do You Call Yourself a Pet Parent?

I have to admit, up until now I've resisted the term "Pet Parent"... that is until last night. Previously, I considered Sanchez and Gina my canine companions, not my children. Yet, the events of last …

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The Correct Way to Remove a Tick From Your Pet

I am all about biodiversity, but I must admit ticks are not high on my list of biota to celebrate. They are beastly little bloodsucking parasites who double their ick factor when their bellies are blo…

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Top 5 Reasons to Adopt an Animal Today

It’s difficult not to fawn over pet-shop puppies and kittens while holiday shopping at the mall. Fuzzy faces with doe eyes and wet noses stare out at passersby. But playing “How much is that doggie in…

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Is Ice Water Bad for Dogs?

Now that summer is here there's a rumor making the rounds that giving your dog ice water on a hot day can kill her. Is ice water bad for dogs? Let's find out. After a long walk on a hot day, do…

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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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Wonder why Bernese Mountain Dogs weren't listed!? That's a real cuddler! Our dog would wrap his for…