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8 Dangers of Having an Obese Dog

8 Dangers of Having an Obese Dog

By Pet Care, Pet Health

  We like to give our dogs treats when they wag their tails and look at us with those pleading doggy eyes. However, too many snacks together with overfeeding and lack of exercise can add unwanted pounds to your dog’s body. Many dog owners tend to be too casual about their dog’s weight. (If you’re not sure whether your dog…

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Tips for Exercising Your Senior Dog

Tips for Exercising Your Senior Dog

By Pet Care, Pet Health

  As your dog becomes a senior, his energy level will inevitably slow down even if he’s in the best of health for his age. Your aging dog may not be able to run as fast or as long or jump as high as in his younger days, but this doesn’t mean he doesn’t require any exercise. On the contrary,…

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5 Reasons Why Dogs Like to Lick You and Themselves

5 Reasons Why Dogs Like to Lick You and Themselves

By Pet Behavior

  Here’s a scenario you, as a dog owner, can probably relate to. You’re in the park with your labrador retriever when he spots a familiar neighbor relaxing on a bench. He goes bounding over, full of affection. Your neighbor greets him delightedly with a few pats and hellos, and your dog leaps up on the bench and starts slobbering…

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Answer These 5 Questions Before Taking Your Dog to Work

Answer These 5 Questions Before Taking Your Dog to Work

By Pet Behavior

  Some workplaces realize the importance of the relationships between their employees and their pets and are dog-friendly. Other businesses honor the annual Take Your Dog to Work Day. Even if you are fortunate enough to have a job with one of these companies, you need to answer these five questions to decide if it’s a good idea to bring…

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What is Bloat and Why is it so Serious?

What is Bloat and Why is it So Serious?

By Pet Emergency, Pet Health

  Many physical disorders and injuries can be life-threatening to your dog. However, there is a particularly dangerous condition that ranks as number one in terms of how fast it progresses and how much effort is required for emergency treatment. This condition is known as gastric dilatation and volvulus, or, more simply, bloat. What is Bloat? If a dog’s stomach…

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Different Ways Cats Communicate with Body Language

Different Ways Cats Communicate with Body Language

By Pet Behavior

  Do you know that cats use body language to communicate with you and those around them? If you watch your cat closely, you will be able to glean information regarding your pet’s state of mind and emotion, paying particular attention to their eyes, ears, tails, and posture. Watch for signs of anxiety, pain, and even contentment through Cat Body…

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Steps to Properly Socialize Puppies and Kittens

Steps to Properly Socialize Puppies and Kittens

By Pet Behavior

Socializing puppies and kittens is not just about teaching them how to get along with other puppies or kittens. Our young domesticated pets need to learn how to interact with experiences they will encounter in our modern world, as they grow into adulthood. They need socializing to accept everything around them – people, other animals, grooming, car rides, vacuum cleaners,…

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Pets are Excellent Companions for Patients Recovering from Ailments

Pets are Excellent Companions for Patients Recovering from Ailments

By Uncategorized

Researchers have been studying the impact of pet companions on overall health and wellbeing since the 1960s. Some documented benefits of pets and animal-assisted therapies are pain relief, improved mood, and lower blood-pressure- the list of advantages continues to grow. Pets are excellent companions for anyone- something to consider if you struggle with any of these conditions or issues: Stress…

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