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Pet Health

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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What to Do If You See a Dog Locked in a Hot Car

Most animal lovers know it’s not safe to leave a pet in the car when it is warm outside. When it’s 80 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car can reach 99 degrees in just 10 minutes, according…

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5 Common Dog Tooth Problems

Your dog's happy, carefree life should be unbothered by dental concerns, right? Think again. Vets say 85 percent of canines over age 4 have some form of gum disease. Other frequent problems include cr…

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10 Dangerous Human Foods for Pets

You might think that giving your four-legged friend all the leftovers that his heart desires will make him happier, but feeding him certain human foods can cause stomach upset, diarrhea, serious heal…

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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 to Build a Safe Doghouse

While some building and animal supply stores carry adequate, ready-made doghouses, you and the kids have decided to build one special, just for your dog. Here's what you need to know before putting ha…

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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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Animal Rights Advocates Outraged Over Dog Tattoos

It's a growing trend -- people decorating their dogs with tattoos. The specialty practice stems from an offshoot of pet care that began when dog owners sought to transform their pets into a panda or o…

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