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5 Sneaky Ways to Keep Dogs and Cats Slim

According to the latest veterinary surveys, more than half of our nation’s dogs and cats are overweight. This means almost 90 million pets are at a higher risk for developing arthritis, diabetes, hear…

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The New Pet Gadget That Can Improve Your Dog’s Well Being

Yep, they’re here, and like Fitbit fitness monitors for people, these pooch monitors are designed to track the physical activity of your active or inactive dog. The new canine monitors will soon be as…

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Top 5 Safest Toys for Your Senior Dog

Just because you pup is older, doesn’t mean he or she doesn’t want to play!  Older dogs need the mental stimulation and exercise that comes from safe active play. It's easy to let exercise slide once …

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Exercising With Dogs: DOs & DONTs

Turns out your best workout buddy might have four legs instead of two. Dedicated to routine, canines won’t let you skip your morning workout as long as they are included. As a result, you’ll both get …

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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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8 Tips to Help Your Fat Cat Lose Weight

Are you living with a fat cat? According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (yeah, that's really a thing) 57.6 percent of cats are obese. In many cases the difference between healthy weight…

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5 Things to Know About Pet Supplements

Six out of every 10 Americans consume vitamins or supplements
 on a daily basis, and spend anywhere from $11 billion to $20 billion annually. Vitamins are big business, and you may be surprised …

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Healthy Teeth, Happy Pet

Oral care is a growing trend among pet guardians and for good reason. A healthy mouth is vital to a healthy body. “Dental care is one of the simplest things you can do to help maintain a dog or cat’s …

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Neuticles: Fake Testicles for Your Pet

Okay, this takes the cake for being weird, as well as a bizarre use of up to $800 — testicular implants for animals that have been neutered. The price depends on whether you buy small, medium or large…

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Pet Insurance 101

In addition to public speaking, most people share a fear of the unknown. And let’s face it—it’s a valid concern because none of us can predict the future. That is why we invest in insurance—to protect…

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