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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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Appease an Animal Lover with Funny Pet Gifts

By Pet Care

Give pet lovers something that reminds them of their furry friends: a pet gift. Pet gifts are fun and low-cost gifts for any season. Some examples of pet gifts include:  Pet Portraits If you want a gift that will be cherished for years to come, invest in a custom pet portrait for your animal lover. You may choose to capture…

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Furry Friends: What if I don’t want a dog or cat?

By Pet Care

Looking for a pet? Some people simply don’t want a dog or cat due to many reasons including allergies, living arrangements, expenses, or personal preferences. However, this doesn’t mean that a furry friend is out of the question. What if you don’t want a dog or a cat? Consider these alternative pet companions: Gerbils and Hamsters Hamsters and gerbils are…

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Safe Dog Treats for Your Dog’s Christmas Stocking

Safe Dog Treats for Your Dog’s Christmas Stocking

By Pet Care, Pet Health

We get many treats for the holidays, so why shouldn’t your dog? The best dog treats are not leftovers from your holiday feast. Instead, keep your canine friend both happy and healthy with treats made especially for him. Think about homemade treats for your dog that can also serve as gifts for other family canines – your gran-dogs or your furry…

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5 Tips for a Healthy Cat

5 Tips for a Healthy Cat

By Pet Care, Pet Health

  Whether you’re a first-time cat owner or someone with several furry friends, it’s up to you to keep your adorable feline(s) in tip-top shape. If you have just introduced a kitten into your home, it’s a bit like having a whiskered toddler on your hands, but with less maintenance and a litter box. Follow these five easy tips, and…

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How Do I Tell if my Dog is Depressed?

How Do I Tell if my Dog is Depressed?

By Pet Behavior

Is your Dog Depressed? How can you tell? There are some sure signs and symptoms of depression, which is quite common with household changes, adjustments, transitions, or losses, such as the passing of a primary human or a move. Many of the symptoms are parallel with what you would see in a person with depression. How do you tell if…

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5 Ways to Calm an Overly Excited Dog

5 Ways to Calm an Overly Excited Dog

By Pet Behavior

An overly excited dog may exhibit the following behavior patterns – nonstop jumping up and down or spinning around in circles, all the while barking up a storm. If your dog is trying to work off excess energy in this way, you may think this is okay dog behavior or even that it’s cute. However, as a pet owner, it…

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What Are the Key Facts About Cat Leukemia?

What Are the Key Facts About Cat Leukemia?

By Pet Care, Pet Health

  The term leukemia is constructed as follows: white blood cells (leukocytes) within the blood (emia). The feline leukemia virus (FeLV) causes the white blood cell count to be drastically abnormal – either much higher or much lower in number than is usual. This abnormality in white blood cells leads to overwhelming infections and tumors. Leukemia-caused tumors are responsible for…

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Why Does My Dog Spend the Day Sleeping?

Why Does My Dog Spend the Day Sleeping?

By Pet Behavior

  Dogs really do have the life of Riley! Well, what else can you say when our canine friends spend their days eating, playing, and, above all, sleeping? If only life was so simple for a human! People new to dog-owning are often surprised at just how long their dog sleeps. They may even worry that all those dognaps are…

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