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Training a New Dog? Here's Where to Begin (August 13, 2019)

Does the idea of training your new dog sound complicated? Getting your dog from rambunctious to calm may be more attainable than you think. Even though you don’t speak canine, dogs are famously well-attuned to their humans... READ MORE »

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Is Your Cat's Food Helping or Hurting Your Furry Friend? (August 13, 2019)

Food’s a touchy issue with cats. We’re not just talking about finicky eaters. Diet can be the underlying cause of many feline matters, like itchy skin, litter box messes and obesity. Here’s a look at how diet can contribute... READ MORE »

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The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Getting Ready for a New Cat (July 30, 2019)

Are you getting ready to bring home a new cat? You’ll not only need supplies, but you'll also need to tour your house with the mindset of a curious cat so you can be extra sure your furry family member stays safe and comfortable.... READ MORE »

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New to Living With a Dog? Get Mealtimes Off to a Great Start (July 19, 2019)

If it’s your first time living with a dog, it won't take long for you to realize that mealtime is the highlight of your dog's day. Food is everything for your pup, and you want to get started on the right foot. READ MORE »

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Pet Grooming 101: Maintaining a Healthy Coat for Your Dog (July 17, 2019)

Did you know that a groomer can tell right away whether your pet is eating a high-quality diet? If your dog has itchy skin, dandruff, brittle hair and an unpleasant fishy odor that no amount of shampooing can scrub away....READ MORE »

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Your Guide to Bringing Home and Caring for a New Dog (July 3, 2019)

Before your new dog comes home, you’ll have a few things on your to-do list. There are practical matters, like setting the dog’s first vet appointment and having the needed supplies.

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How Often Should I Bring My Dog to the Vet? (July 3, 2019)

Most healthy adult dogs should be taken to the vet at least once a year. But those visits can certainly happen more often, depending on the health, age and medical condition of your dog. READ MORE »

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Why Does My Dog's Breath Smell Like Fish? How to Eliminate Bad Dog Breath (July 2, 2019)

Death. Toxic waste. Rotten meat. Whatever colorful adjectives you use to describe your dog's nasty-smelling breath, you know this: It's no laughing matter. Rank, fishy dog breath cuts through the air and into your quality time together. READ MORE »

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Help your pet lose weight the smart way: Feed less, exercise more (July 2, 2019)

We get it: Doling out treats and bites of your delicious dinner makes your dog happy and your cat purr with contentment. That makes you happy, too. We humans create meaningful bonding experiences over food and it’s no different when we spend time with our animal friends. READ MORE »

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Gut reaction: When do your dog and cat need a change in diet? (June 5, 2019)

The gut is the source of many common pet ailments, from itchy skin to foul odors to runny stools. That’s why when your dog or cat displays these telltale signs of digestive issues, a better diet can fix what’s peeving your pet! READ MORE »

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5 Key factors for selecting the best dog food (June 5, 2019)

What’s in your dog’s food? You’re not the first pet parent to ask. You know what your food tastes like, and you probably have a good handle on what’s good for you and what isn’t. But with dogs, getting the food thing figured out can be a head-scratcher. READ MORE »

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What To Do if Your Cat Overgrooms (May 21, 2019)

Is your cat licking and chewing themselves so much that there are bald spots? Are you worried that your cat is grooming too much? READ MORE »

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Confused about what to feed your dog? Kibble and cans explained (May 17, 2019)

In the eyes and hearts of pet parents, dogs are full-fledged members of the family. For that reason, they care more than ever about what’s in that bag of dry dog food or in that tin of meat and gravy. READ MORE »

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The ultimate list of people foods for dogs (May 16, 2019)

Living with a dog means there's always someone around that's very, very interested in what you're eating. Before you give in to those pleading eyes, you want to make sure the food is safe, digestible and well-suited to a canine diet. READ MORE »