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Tips for Vacationing with a Dog

When planning for a vacation, it’s typical to create an itinerary and make a packing checklist for ourselves ahead of time. And when traveling with our furry friends, we need to do the same for them. We’ve put together this guide to help make sure your pet’s needs are met while on vacation. We cover … Continued

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Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

With all the excitement and preparation that occurs as we celebrate our nation’s independence on the Fourth of July, our dogs are often not a part of the planning. While we’re busy enjoying food, drinks, summertime sun and fireworks, our unattended pets may be hiding under the bed or in the bathtub and could be … Continued

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Dogs in Hot Cars and on Hot Pavement

  Dogs in Hot Cars Why Are Hot Cars Dangerous to Dogs? When pets love to take car rides, it can be hard to resist their excitement when they know their owner is going for a ride. Their wagging tails and smiles that come after they hear their owners putting on shoes and grabbing the … Continued

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Types of Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs

Taking care of a loved one, whether it be human or animal, involves many of the same components: providing nutritious food, exercise, sleep, mental enrichment and maintaining proper hygiene. But flea and tick prevention? That requires extra attention for our pets! These parasites are an ever-present threat and prefer damp woodpiles, tall grasses, dark cracks … Continued

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Dog Parks: What to Know Before You Go

There are few places where dogs are free to roam outside of their backyards, and the local dog park happens to be one of those places. Dog parks provide a place where your furry family members can run, play and socialize in a large, fenced area. While the dog park may tire out your pup … Continued

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How to Calm Your Dog During a Storm

With warmer weather comes thunderstorms. And while many people sleep soundly during these weather events, even enjoying the thrum of raindrops on rooftops, our furry companions might not feel the same way. About one-third of dogs experience stress and anxiety with thunderstorms being at the top of the list of anxiety-inducing situations. Their anxiety can … Continued

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How Much Exercise Does a Dog Need?

Humans need regular exercise to maintain optimal health. By moving our bodies, we strengthen bones and joints, manage weight and chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, and improve immune system and cognitive function. Regular exercise also releases hormones that decrease stress. Surprise! Our dogs are no different. And just like humans, they come … Continued

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