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How to Read Your Pet

Many of us talk to our pets. We say “good morning” when we get up, “goodbye” when we leave the house. We ask them if they want to “go for a walk” or “have a snack”. We converse with them all the time. Some of us more than others. But do our pets talk back?

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Is it Healthy or Not So Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Bone Meal

What’s with the confusing title you ask…well depending on the circumstances bone meal can be good or bad for your pet. Read on to understand more.

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AKC Breed Groups: Non-Sporting

Today we are going to look at the Non-Sporting Group. The Non-Sporting Group is comprised of 20 different breeds. It is a wide array of dogs of all different shapes, sizes, colors and temperament. The one thing they have in common is that their job description doesn’t fall into one of the other Breed categories!

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Getting to Know Your Siberian Cat

This week in our series on Getting to Know Your Cat Breed we are featuring the Siberian.  The Siberian, as expected, hails from Russia and is Russia’s national cat.

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National Pet Week May 5th to 11th, 2019

Do we really need another day/week/month in honor of our pets? I guess so, because this week is National Pet Week. Maybe EVERY week is Pet Week for your pets – I know it seems like it for my pets, so what does National Pet Week really mean?

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Exercise to Keep Your Pet Fit and Healthy

We all want healthy and happy pets, but all too often Fido and Twinkle adopt the bad habits of their owners and instead of being active and physically fit they become couch potatoes. It’s our duty as responsible pet owners to make sure that our pets get the proper amount of daily exercise to keep them fit and physically at their best.

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May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Once again, Pet Cancer Awareness Month is upon us. We covered this special month in a blog post last year  with guidance on what to look for in your pet as potential signs or symptoms of cancer. If you see any of these in your pet, you should have them checked immediately by a veterinarian.

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Flaxseed

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is flaxseed. You might not think of a seed as containing anything beneficial to you or your pet, but flaxseed is a superfood.

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Adopt a Shelter Pet Day – April 30th

The team here at Petnet are all pet lovers. We especially love our dogs and cats, but we’re fans of other pets like rabbits, goldfish, gerbils and even lizards! We also love to promote shelter adoptions for finding your new best friend, so April 30th is a special day to us.

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AKC Breed Groups: Herding Group

Today, we look at the Herding group.

The Herding Group is comprised of 41 different breeds all possessing the same natural drive to control the movement of other animals – to herd them. That works out great when they work on a farm and need to control the sheep or cattle, but less so when they are herding school children getting on a bus.

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Nutritional Needs of Your Pet - Part 2

A few weeks ago, we kicked off a new series here at Petnet intended to take a deeper look at special diets for your pets. In our first installment, we took a broad look and dietary needs based on age, showing how a  puppy’s nutritional needs differ considerably from an adult which in turn differs from a senior pet.

Today we’re going to turn our attention to special diets related to allergies or being overweight.

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Getting to Know Your Cocker Spaniel

The next breed we are going to learn about in our Getting to Know Your Dog Breed is the Cocker Spaniel. The Cocker Spaniel is part of the Sporting Group of the AKC and ranks 29th on their list of the most popular breeds.