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Giving Meds to Your Dog: 6 Tips to Help You

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We all know the refrain a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but Mary Poppins may never have tried giving pills to a dog! Giving meds to your canine companion can pose a bit of a challenge, so here are 6 tips to help make the process easier for both you and your pet.  Wrap the Pill in…

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Getting Your First Dog – New Owner Guide

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The idea of adding a dog to your family can be very exciting. You know from your friends who have dogs that these pets provide constant and loyal companionship and bring a lot of joy to daily life. However, having a dog is a major commitment, and you should really think through the implications. Your new canine friend will be…

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Thinking about a Ferret as a pet?

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Ferrets make fantastic pets for the right household. These are particularly great companions for smaller dwellings or homes, but make sure that you have space for a cage to contain your new pet. The cage should be safe, secure, and measure at least 3’ wide x 2’ high to contain a growing ferret. Thinking about a Ferret as a pet?…

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Which Animals Qualify as Emotional Support Animals?

By Pet Behavior, Pet Care

Emotional support animals (ESAs) are common domestic animals that provide therapeutic support to certain individuals, including those who are disabled or elderly. An ESA provides companionship, affection, non-judgmental positive regard, and a focus in life. Most ESAs are dogs, but they can also be cats or other animals. For someone to be prescribed an ESA by a medical professional, they…

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Can I get Insurance for My Pets?

By Pet Care

It makes sense to consider insuring family members against health emergencies, but what about pets? Pet Insurance is an excellent buffer for crises, emergency care, and accidental injuries that can afflict dogs and cats during their lifetime. Pet health insurance typically helps cover the veterinary bill, ensuring your pet gets prompt, quality care quickly. Consider these common questions related to…

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What kind of exercise can you do with dogs in winter?

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It is important for pets to have some sort of physical activity, but winter weather may make it difficult to get outside as often. The key is to exercise with dogs; engage and entertain your pet while giving them a healthy workout. This little bit of added activity is good for them- as well as for you!  Try these exercises…

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Winter attire for dogs keeps them calm and comfortable

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If you have been considering a sweater or coat for your dog, but are reticent to be an owner that dresses their pets, know that there are many benefits to winter wear for dogs. In addition to keeping smaller breeds or older dogs warm in damp or chilly weather, the sensation of wearing clothes may calm and console a dog…

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7 Helpful Tips to Prevent Dog Chewing

By Pet Behavior, Pet Care

You’re about to go for a walk, and you’re looking for your favorite pair of sneakers. You can only find one shoe in its usual place, and you discover its mate under the kitchen table well and truly chewed up by your dog.  What can you do to prevent this happening again? If your canine friend is a champion at…

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