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3 Spring Veggies That are Good for Your Dog!

asparagus blogMost people consider canines more carnivorous than veggie loving, but the fact is that adding some fresh vegetables to your dog’s diet can really rev up his nutrient consumption. You might be surprised how willing your sweet pup is to gobble up a fresh vegetable as a snack. Below are three spring vegetables that are safe to give your dog as treats!

1. Green Beans: These crispy spring veggies contain a lot of good stuff for dogs including omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium iron, potassium, and beta carotene. [click to continue…]

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What Not to Do on a Dog Walk

dog on a leash walk blogDog walks are a great opportunity to give your dog some much needed exercise, work on training, and spend some quality time together. Keep the experience a positive one by sticking to the following guidelines:

1. Don’t let your dog approach another dog without asking: Your pup may get along with other doggies without any issues, but this isn’t the case for all canines. [click to continue…]

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3 Little Dog Breeds that Make Good Watchdogs

mini pin blogOf course, a dog’s number one job is being a loyal companion, which is something most canines are pros at. But some families also prefer for their dog to have some protective instincts. Large breeds typically come to mind when most people think of watchdogs, but don’t count out these three little breeds with big attitudes:

1. Miniature Pinscher (pictured above): If you’re looking for a fearless canine companion with a spirited personality, a min pin might be the right choice. [click to continue…]

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Spring Garden Safety for Pets

dog in garden blog sizedThe official start of spring is just around the corner! For some families this means getting out in the yard and planting that beautiful spring garden. If your family includes a four-legged member, it’s important to keep their safety in mind as the seasons change.

Below are three garden safety tips for pet owners:

1. Choose plants wisely: As you’re coming up with plans for your pretty new garden, steer clear of plants that are known to be toxic to pets. A few popular spring choices to avoid include the azalea, tiger lily, and the tulip. [click to continue…]

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Is It Safe to Kiss Your Dog?

puppy kissing baby blogIt’s hard to resist a smooch from you sweet pooch. Some dogs are definitely lickers, and many owners welcome this display of affection. But, is it safe to let your dog lick your face?

Disease Transmission

It’s not true that dogs have cleaner mouths than humans do. In actuality, canines have hundreds of bacteria in their mouths and disease transmission between dog and human is possible (although the risk is relatively low). [click to continue…]

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Why Some Cats Don’t Like Being Held

Cat hold blogIt’s natural to want to show affection by picking up your feline companion to hold or to cuddle with. But when claws come out, some owners find out the hard way that not all kitties enjoy being held. [click to continue…]

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Dog tug of war blogThere’s no doubt about it, people love their pets. Between the latest healthy pet food trends, best looking accessories, and preventative pet medications to support optimal health, pet owners spent more on pet care in 2014 than ever before. According to a recent report released by the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent around $58 billion on pet care last year. [click to continue…]

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senior pit bull blogHave you ever noticed that older dogs often have the sweetest dispositions? Your senior pooch may be more full of love than ever, but chances are your canine best friend is also experiencing some challenges that come with age. If your senior dog could talk, he might tell you the following five things:

1. I get chilly more easily.

As dogs age, it gets harder for them to regulate their body temperature. [click to continue…]

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Why Do Cats Kick Litter Out of the Box?

pretty cat standing 2 blogIf you find yourself sweeping up litter around your cat’s box a lot, you’re not alone. It may seem like your kitty is throwing litter around in a playful way, but it’s actually more of an instinctive behavior.

Even in the wild, felines tend to follow a certain set of behaviors when it comes to taking care of their business. [click to continue…]

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3 Sure Signs of Dental Trouble in Pets

cat yawn dental disease blogDogs and cats are not capable of taking care of their teeth on their own. If a pet’s oral hygiene is neglected by the owner, there’s a good chance that some degree of dental disease will develop by age four. Periodontal disease is not only painful, it can also lead to infections elsewhere in the body including the lungs, liver, kidneys, and heart. [click to continue…]

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