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How To “Go Green” As a Pet Owner!

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That moment when you realize you only get one planet Earth…

One of the most common movements nowadays is to “go green” by living as naturally as possible, and having as little impact on the environment as possible. Although seemingly a “trend”, this phenomenon is caused by the growing alarm for our planet’s well-being due to our considerably large carbon footprint we have been leaving for the last few decades. In addition to the ozone damage that we’ve done, we have polluted our groundwater, littered our oceans, and other natural atrocities – killing and harming many wildlife as well as people in the process. If you are a pet owner, then it could seem difficult to be on the “green train,” but it actually takes very little effort and money! Here are a few ways to cut down on the impact that you are leaving on our natural world, so that our children will have a habitable place to live:  [click to continue…]

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It’s no secret that our planet is being polluted, consumed, and damaged at an alarming rate. Part of this is due to overpopulation, which has caused drastic consumption that our planet literally cannot sustain. The other part of the problem is due to the fact that the products we manufacture, sell, and use not only require large quantities of our Earth’s resources, but they are combined with toxic and artificial chemicals that then are disposed of in our environment and cause even more damage. This has led to a movement over the last couple decades in which people try to “Go Green” by living an eco-friendly lifestyle that has as little environmental impact as possible. [click to continue…]

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Infographic About Dog Bite Statistics!

To keep with the theme of Dog Bite Prevention Week, we are going to spread as much information about dog bite attacks as possible! So, now that you know how to prevent a dog bite situation from happening, here’s a helpful and very informative graphic to really drive the point home. This infographic breaks down what kind of dog bites happen, who they happen to, and other alarming facts about dog bites. [click to continue…]

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It’s Dog Bite Prevention Week!

Hey, who's doing the greeting, here?

Hey, who’s doing the greeting, here?

There is no question that dogs are amazingly loving companions that enhance our lives with joy, friendship, and adventure. That being said, there is also a certain amount of precaution to take when approaching and interacting with dogs – even with your dog! Just think about it, if you didn’t have speech capabilities and someone was doing something that you didn’t like, you’d have to express it physically – and in a not-so-nice manner. Usually dogs let it be known that they are uncomfortable with a situation by growling, barking, snarling, snapping, or even sometimes biting. Even if your dog “loves everyone” and has “never had a problem” with people before, that doesn’t mean that the risk of a possible dog bite doesn’t exist. You never know what is going to happen if a dog is approached incorrectly! Here are a few ways that you can make sure that you aren’t bitten by a dog: [click to continue…]

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It’s Allergy Season for Humans AND Dogs!

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Spring brings blooming flowers and beautiful green trees – which in turn, bring plenty of pollen, molds, and other allergens. You may find it frustrating to deal with seasonal allergies, but you aren’t alone in your struggle! Both dogs and people can suffer from environmental allergies, but despite being associated with many of the same triggers (pollen, molds, dust mites, etc.), there is one key difference. [click to continue…]

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Pets offer a seemingly endless amount of cuteness, companionship, and love – and that is a FACT. However, there are certain things that they do that just immediately tug on your heart strings and sometimes make you cry out of sheer joy and appreciation. One of them is their tendency to tilt their head to one side, especially when you are talking to them – which results in squeals of happiness and laughter by everyone involved. While this head-tilting is usually harmless, it sometimes could be indicative of serious health problems. [click to continue…]

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It may not be summer yet, but in many parts of the country the temperatures are already heating up! Preventing your pet from having heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and dehydration should be pretty easy and straightforward, but that isn’t the case with many pet owners. Here are some basic ways that you can be absolutely certain that your pet is not going to fall victim to the myriad of heat-related health problems that exist: [click to continue…]

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Your Dog Could Be Benefiting from Herbal Tea!

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“This water tastes really great, what kind is it?”

As is the case with humans, there are plenty of dog health benefits offered by a daily dose of herbal tea! It should be common knowledge at this point that herbal tea is a very rich source of antioxidants, which help oxygenate the blood and clear it of toxins. Studies have proven that herbal tea helps fight almost every type of cancer (especially brain cancer), neurological disorders, and also drastically reduces risk of heart disease. Aside from those amazing powers, many types of teas are specifically formulated from natural plant matter in order to treat dozens of other minor afflictions ranging from insomnia and anxiety to stomach ache and heartburn! Of course, to cater to a dog’s tea needs, some slight adjustments have to be made in order to make sure it is safe for canines. [click to continue…]

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More and More Places Are Allowing Pets!

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Juliana Beasley takes her dogs, Moishe and Howard, on the subway while evacuating them from Jersey City to stay with her friend Victoria Ford in Brooklyn August 27, 2011 in New York City. In anticipation of a large storm or hurricane hitting the city, the New York City mass transit network, the nation?s largest, closed at noon Saturday, ending subway, bus, and commuter rail service until Monday. Dogs were allowed on the trains Saturday to help encourage people to evacuate. There are approximately 370,000 city residents in low lying areas are under a mandatory evacuation order ahead of Hurricane Irene. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

If you are an obsessed animal-lover like myself, you probably wish that our companion animals were allowed to come everywhere with us, no matter where we go. As more and more research is giving scientific backing to the claim that pets improve our emotional and physical well-being, it seems that more and more places are allowing some wiggle-room in their “no pets” policy. In fact, a lot of places are abandoning them altogether in favor of welcoming our four-legged friends as customers, passengers, and visitors! Check out the following places that are progressive pet lovers: [click to continue…]

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The Dangers of Bowel Obstruction

"I thought swallowing a rock would be fun but it turns out it was actually the worst idea ever."

“I thought swallowing a rock would be fun but it turns out it was actually the worst idea ever.”

If you have a pet, then it is common sense to keep it from eating poisonous foods and drinking toxic liquids. However, one thing that many pet owners do not realize is that even if you take the utmost care in preventing your pet from ingesting harmful substances, an animal can still eat something that could cause a dangerous bowel obstruction. Bowel obstructions can be extremely expensive to deal with – at least $500 just for the diagnostics and tests alone, and an additional $500 – $1,000 for the surgery itself! Not to mention, all of the discomfort, pain, and sickness your poor pet will feel. The possibility of death is also in the equation if not dealt with quickly enough. [click to continue…]

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