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Getting to Know Your Border Collie

The next breed we want to learn about in our Getting to Know Your Dog Breed is the Border Collie. Border Collies are said to be one of the most intelligent dogs, easy to train and quick to learn.

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AKC Breed Groups: Terriers

Today, we look at the Terrier group.The Terrier Group is comprised of 31 different breeds both large (Airedale) and small (West Highland Terrier). The overriding characteristic of the Terrier breed is a good degree of feisty mixed with a fair amount of stubbornness.

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Winter Safety Tips for Your Pets

The Polar Vortex has hit the upper midwest of the U.S. again and it is not just dangerously cold for humans, it can be deadly for pets too. We may be over the worst of it now that it’s February, but we still have a couple of months of winter to go, so it’s never too late to review our Winter Safety Tips for your pet.

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Training Tips for New Dog Owners

Getting a new dog is usually an exciting and fun-filled activity. You meet the dog, fall in love and run off together to be best friends forever. But that love-at-first-sight feeling can wear off quickly if Toby starts misbehaving.

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Brewer’s Yeast

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is brewer’s yeast. Brewer’s yeast is used in many pet foods, and is a common supplement you might consider adding to your pet’s diet.

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Pet Dental Health Month

Every February, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) sponsors a month-long awareness campaign on the importance of your pet’s dental health.

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Getting to Know Your Ocicat

This week in our series on Getting to Know Your Cat Breed we are featuring the Ocicat. The Ocicat received its unusual name because of its distinct resemblance to the wild Ocelot.

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Cat Café Craze

Unless you live under a rock, you have probably read or heard about the new pet craze, Cat Cafés. Cat Cafés are essentially a small coffee shop that also houses resident cats for you to interact with while you sip your latte. The first one of these opened in Taipei in 1998 and was named "Cat Flower Garden".

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Getting to Know Your Newfoundland

This week in our series on Getting to Know Your Dog Breed we are featuring the Newfoundland. “Newfies” belong in the Working Group category of the AKC Breed designation.

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Peas

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is peas. Peas are typically a staple in the American consumers diet, but should they be used in your pet’s diet?

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National Train Your Dog Month

For the past eight years, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) has designated the month of January as National Train Your Dog Month to bring awareness to the importance of training and socializing your dog to make them a well-rounded, well-behaved member of your family.

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Getting to Know Your Pomeranian

This week in our series on Getting to Know Your Dog Breed we are featuring the Pomeranian. “Poms” as they are referred to by Pomeranian lovers, are in the Toy category of the AKC, but despite their small stature, they have big personalities!