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Nutritional Needs of Your Pets - Part 4 Kidney Problems

We recently started a new series intended to take a deeper look at special diets for your pets. Today we’re going to turn our attention to special diets for kidney issues.

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Healthy or Not So Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Watermelon

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy or Not So Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is watermelon. Watermelon is a summer staple and every time I see a picture of a dog chewing away at the center of a watermelon, I wonder if it’s good for them or not. 

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Getting to Know Your Lhasa Apso

The next breed we are going to learn about in our Getting to Know Your Dog Breed is the Lhasa Apso. This little bundle ranks 71st in the AKC Breed Popularity list and is a member of the Non-Sporting Group.

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Keep Your Pet Cool this Summer

Summertime is here and along with backyard barbecues, your pet’s summer days are probably filled with yard games, hikes and lounging at the pool. What a life. But the heat, sun, chlorinated water and overexertion can take a toll on your pet and you need to monitor their activity and make sure they stay cool and hydrated.

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Why Are Some Dogs Afraid of Fireworks?

Summertime brings with it lots of great things including backyard barbecues, pool parties, county fairs and lots of outdoor activities. Your pets love to participate in these activities with you and enjoy every second of the fun. Until the fireworks come out.

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Summer Barbecue

Now that Memorial Day is passed, we are in full swing for summer fun. That includes outdoor adventures, trips to the beach and best of all backyard barbecues. Who doesn’t like a good backyard barbecue by the pool with hot dogs, hamburgers and your friends and neighbors! Everyone does, including your pets.

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Getting to Know Your Akita

This week in our series on Getting to Know Your Dog Breed we are featuring the Akita. A well-known Japanese breed of dog, the Akita is known for their strength and fearlessness as well as their beautiful full coat and long curled tail.

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AKC Group: Miscellaneous Class

The American Kennel Club categorizes their 190 breeds into 8 different groups. As part of our ongoing breed series (Getting to Know Your…), we wanted to take a global look at these classifications and what characteristics separate the dogs into these different groups. Today, we look at the Miscellaneous Group.

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Can You Measure Your Dog’s Intelligence?

Many dog owners think their dog is the smartest dog around and some of them may be right. This had us wondering if you can actually measure how smart your dog is. They can’t take an IQ test like humans do, but they can take a dog intelligence test.

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Getting to Know Your Chartreux Cat

Today in our series on Getting to Know Your Cat Breed we are featuring the Chartreux. A beautiful cat, the Chartreux is known for their gray woolly coat and their short muscular legs.

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Grooming Your Pet

Our pets get dirty. They roll around in stinky stuff, shed hair, break nails, get dirt in their ears, even just smell dirty sometimes. Just like humans who need baths and haircuts and manicures, our pets need grooming too.

 

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Doggie Day Care or Boot Camp?

Day care for Dogs? Yes, day care and boot camp for dogs are a recent phenomenon that’s becoming hugely popular and widespread across the United States.