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4 Ways to Stop Your Dog From Excessive Mounting

While mounting and thrusting (humping) are normal dog behaviors, they can be embarrassing in certain situations. After taking your dog to the vet to rule out any urinary tract infections, urinary inco…

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Can Too Much Water Kill Your Dog?

Sadly, the answer to that question is "yes." Even as a pet blogger who reads a barrage of posts about dangers to dogs, I had never heard about water intoxication until I saw a shocking Facebook update…

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Is a Guinea Pig a Good Pet For You? (Quiz)

Soft and cuddly, guinea pigs are popular pets. Interestingly, they are not related to pigs — potbellied or otherwise. Also known as cavies (pronounced KAY-vees), guinea pigs are the domesticated count…

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What Dog Parents Should Know About Canine Warts

Most dogs return from the dog park with their tongues wagging. But, some come home with something else: an oral papilloma infection. Within a few weeks, owners are distraught to find whitish, witch-li…

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What You Need to Know About Pet Sun Protection This Summer

The fun-in-the-sun summer months have officially arrived, which can only mean one thing: It's time to start thinking about sun protection for your pets. That's right — furry family members can also…

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Does Your Pet Have an Estate Plan?

Our pets are often as much a beloved part of the family as are our children, yet they are all too often the forgotten loved ones when it comes to estate planning. With our nation’s senior population e…

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7 Most Common Cat Grooming Questions

Cats can be so meticulous about grooming that they often put our human grooming habits to shame. But that doesn’t mean cats don't need regular brushing, nail trimming and, in some cases, bathing. Ther…

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Simple Green Home Improvements for Summer

Saving leftover food items is disgusting, who cares if my TV is plasma or LCD,  and just what the heck is a toilet dam? These home owner dilemmas may seem trivial, but they can save both yourself and …

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Teaching Two Dogs To Get Along

You’ve decided to get a companion for your dog. Much like roommates, dogs have their individual quirks and habits. Every living thing with a brain comes with some sort of “personality baggage” based o…

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Life Lessons Kids Learn From Having Pets

Pets have so much to offer families — love, joy and a lifetime of fun memories. But they can also teach children a thing or two about responsibility, self esteem and healthy living habits. If you're c…

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