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Is Your Dog Your Workout Buddy?

January is a time when a lot of us start thinking about our weight – or should!  According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), two out of every three adults are overweight or obese.  Likewise, a 2012 nationwide survey found that over half of our country’s dogs and cats are overweight too. Looks like […]

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National Dog Training Month

Start 2015 on the right paw with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT’s), National Train Your Dog Month. This day APDT promotes importance of canine training among pet professionals as well as modern families with four-legged members. In 2010 the Association of Professional Dog Trainers began the National Train Your Dog Month campaign. The APDT […]

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Noise Phobias

New Year’s Eve is a wonderful time to get together with friends and celebrate. Cities have firework celebrations and the tradition of watching the ball drop in Times Square is always a treat. These festivities are not always grand, safe or exciting for your pet, and you will want to take certain measures to make […]

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Holiday Safety

The holiday season is a time of celebration with friends and family – furry, four legged ones included. But colder weather, decorations, and parties can create safety hazards for pets. Make sure the holidays stay festive with these simple tips to keep your pet healthy and safe. When it comes to the holidays, the best […]

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Christmas Cookies

You know those eyes … the ones that follow you around the kitchen, hoping you’ll let a tasty morsel drop to the floor. And with all the smells of holiday cooking wafting through the air, you can bet those eyes will be in full beg-mode as your dog and cat trail you underfoot. Instead of turning […]

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Raw Diets

Pet owners are naturally concerned about providing the best care for their pets, and no form of care is more direct and meaningful that what we feed our animal companions. Rare but serious problems with contamination of commercial pet foods have caused significant anxiety about the safety of these foods and generated increased interest in […]

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National Mutt Day

National Mutt Day was created in 2005 by Celebrity Pet Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige, and is celebrated on December 2nd. National Mutt Day is all about embracing, saving and celebrating mixed breed dogs. One reason so many dogs are euthanized is due to constant over-breeding and public desire of designer and pure-breed puppies. […]

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