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Getting to Know Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

This week in our series on Getting to Know Your Dog Breed we are featuring the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The Cavalier is within the top 20 dog breeds, ranking #19 overall. They are part of the AKC Toy group. Lif...

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National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

October 10, 2018 is designated Pet Obesity Awareness Day by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). The association was founded in 2005 by veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward and he and his team have spent these in...

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Getting to Know Your Himalayan Cat

This week in our series on Getting to Know Your Cat Breed we are featuring the Himalayan cat. These beautiful cats are also known as Himalayan Persian, or Colourpoint Persian and is a subtype of Persian cats. Life exp...

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Not So Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Xanthan Gum

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Not So Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is xanthan gum. Xanthan gum is something humans should try to avoid in their own food and their pet’s food as well. W...

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Should I Play Music for My Anxious Dog?

About five years ago, an interesting study regarding the effects of auditory stimulation on kenneled dogs was released by a team at Colorado State University (Kogan). Its findings were compatible with a similar study ...

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Getting to Know Your Belgian Malinois

This week in our series on Getting to Know Your Dog Breed we are featuring the Belgian Malinois (pronounced mal-in-wah). The Malinois is lower on our AKC most popular list, ranking #47, but they have gained in popular...

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Tips for New Puppy Owners

Anticipation, excitement, overwhelmed, impatience, fun, frustration, laughter, worry, hilarity, exhausted, enjoyment, love. These are a few examples of the range of feelings that new puppy owners experience in the fir...

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Getting to Know Your Pembroke Welsh Corgi

This week in our series on Getting to Know Your Dog Breed we are featuring the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. The Corgi has been steadily gaining popularity in recent years, moving up 10 spots in the AKC Most Popular Breeds to...

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September is National Pet Health Insurance Month

The North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA) is once again sponsoring National Pet Health Insurance Month this September. According to NAPHIA over 2 million pets are covered by pet insurance in the Uni...

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Six Tips for Exercising Your Senior Dog

We often write about healthy eating and the importance of exercise for your pet. As your pets age, getting them the right amount of exercise can be a challenge. Arthritis slows them down and illness may keep them hous...

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Garden Safety Tips for Families with Pets

Summer may be drawing to a close, but family gardens are still going strong and depending on where you live you may be lucky enough to garden all year round. Let’s take a look at some of the potential hazards to your ...

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Getting to Know Your Scottish Fold Cat

This week in our series on Getting to Know Your Cat Breed we are featuring the Scottish Fold Cat. These cute cats get their name from the way their ears ‘fold’ over. Life expectancy: 11 - 14 years Size: The Scottish ...

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