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Keeping Hot Dogs Cool

With temperatures setting records across the country this summer, keeping your cool while trying to enjoy the outdoors can be a challenge. Lots of summer fun awaits – from hikes and picnics to boating and beach time – but you’ll need to plan ahead, especially if your pets are going along for the ride. It goes without saying that you…

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Adopting a Shelter Cat

June is national Adopt a Cat month, making now a wonderful time to bring a new feline friend into your home and your heart. Not only will you be helping out an animal in need, but you will also be making room for another cat to be cared for in that shelter. Sometimes shelter cats have special needs because of…

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Seven Popular Garden Plants that are Toxic to Pets

If you’re planning to do some gardening this spring, make sure all of your plant choices are pet-friendly! Plants contain a diverse array of chemical compounds that can sometimes be dangerous to animals. Some plants can be poisonous to our pets even if they pose no danger to people. Knowing which plants are toxic to pets helps keep your pets…

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A Collection of Dog and Cat Jokes

Most dogs like to have fun with a good meaty bone. But have you ever wondered whether dogs have a funny bone? Dogs can certainly be funny. They love to play, and they have a knack for helping us take life a little less seriously. But wondering if dogs have a sense of humor may be more a question of…

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Spring Break Fun for Dogs

Spring Break is just around the corner, and whether you “sit” at home, “stay” close by or “fetch” a far-away adventure, dogs can take part in the fun! Often a time for fun in the sun or hitting the slopes, Spring Break can be enjoyed in any way your time and budget allow. After the last couple of years dealing…

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Speaking Your Dog’s Love Language

The idea of the five love languages was popularized by author Gary Chapman in 1995. His best-selling book talks about how people tend to express and experience love in one or two dominant ways, and how acknowledging and responding to those tendencies in your mate will bring the two of you closer. As it turns out, this can be true…

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How to Help Stray and Feral Cats in your Community

For pet lovers with big hearts, seeing stray and feral cats around town can be distressing. These community cats often seem malnourished and sickly, but given the many factors to be considered in each situation, widespread solutions can be as elusive as the animals themselves. While the lifestyles of outdoor cats are similar, their origins are varied. Strays have somehow…

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Pet Food Pantries Keep People and Pets Together

Thanks to the growing popularity of pet food pantries and pet food drives around the country, more families can find hope and help for keeping their pets in their home when money becomes an obstacle. The cost of dog food can become overwhelming when the bills are stacking up, especially in today’s economy. As a result, financial difficulty was found…

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Giving Thanks for the Best Dog in the World

‘Tis the season to be thankful. Yet in the midst of the hustle and bustle to get the turkey on the table while keeping the dogs/kids/uncles off the table, even giving thanks can turn into a chore. Once everyone gathers ‘round and starts sharing what they’re thankful for, you may feel a bit too rushed or distracted by how the…

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Adopt a Shelter Dog in October

Every October, we turn our hearts and attention toward the work being done by animal shelters and rescue groups across the country. Did you know that more than 6 million companion pets enter shelters every year, according to national estimates from the ASPCA? While approximately half are adopted each year, many more of these pets are still waiting on their…

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