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How to Avoid Obesity in Dogs

Did you know that 55.8% of dogs were classified as clinically overweight in 2018? That means an estimated 50 million dogs are unhealthily heavy, based on 2018-2019 pet population projections from the American Pet Products Association (APPA). And these numbers are likely an underestimation considering the surge in pet ownership during the COVID-19 pandemic; many … Continued

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Parasites: What You Need to Know for Your Pet’s Health

By definition, a parasite is an organism that lives in or on another host and gets its nutrients or at the expense of the host. There are three types of parasites that affect dogs, cats, and humans: ectoparasites, helminths, and protozoa. What does this mean to you, a compassionate and responsible pet owner? There are … Continued

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Back to School: 5 Ways to Relieve Your Dog’s Boredom

The worst day of the year for kids is often the very best day for parents—the first day back to school. Adults veritably kick up their heels with glee at the prospect of having a quiet, clean house and time to themselves. Until they discover Fido has chewed a hole in the rug while they … Continued

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Hot Pavements and Hot Cars During the Hot Seasons

    June 2021 was the hottest June recorded in 127 years. While many of us can stay indoors in our air-conditioned homes, zoom-ing in to work from afar, we still need physical activity, to run errands, and deal with the heat on occasion. Being a pup owner means that we like to take our dogs with us when we are doing running around but you need to be careful.  … Continued

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What Are Places That Serve Dog-Friendly Food?

Pet owners hate leaving their pets at home. It’s a thing. Our dogs are lonely without us and love to get social in new places. (And, pet owners have less guilt about heading out for fun adventures when their furry best friend is tagging along.) Eating out with your dog can be fun. Fun, if you … Continued

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Water Safety Tips: Keep Your Pet Healthy

  The humid, sultry days of summer are upon us, and what better way to cool off than to head for the nearest body of water. Whether it’s swimming, boating, fishing, or floating, it’s undoubtedly the best time of year to enjoy aquatic-based activities. But just like cats don’t always land on their feet, not all dogs are natural-born swimmers. … Continued

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Myths On Vitamins and Supplements for Your Pets

Health supplements and similar wellness products have greatly increased in both acceptance and usage. Preventative medicine has become so culturally pervasive that even our canine friends are affected. Many owners have begun using pet vitamins to boost their furball’s fitness. Among other trends, glucosamine and CBD chews have become household names for treating dog health problems (glucosamine for joint mobility, CBD for anxiety relief). But are these solutions safe and helpful for dogs? Unsurprisingly, it … Continued

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