Recent Blog Posts

  • How to Help With Your Pet's Shedding

    April 1, 2018
    Shedding is a natural, healthy way cats and dogs renew their fur, but loose fur is not always welcome to pet owners – particularly when it seems to get everywhere and into everything.
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  • Reptile Health Checklist – Annual Reptile Home Health Exam

    March 16, 2018
    Reptiles have become common pets among households in America. Often times when we think of reptiles we imagine big lizards and crocodiles. However reptiles can also be turtles, snakes, iguanas, and many other species. As pets, reptiles can require a lot of maintenance.
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  • Solving Water Quality Issues In Your Aquarium

    March 1, 2018
    Maintaining good water quality in your aquarium is one of the most important maintenance task you can do to protect the health and well-being of your fish. Luckily, maintaining good water quality in tanks has gotten easier thanks to improved filtration systems, lighting, and test kits.
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  • How Long Should Pets Be Outdoors In Winter

    February 16, 2018
    Many pets love to be outdoors, but the cold, wet, windy conditions of winter can be dangerous, even fatal if pets are kept outside too long.
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  • Winter Pet Dangers

    January 1, 2018
    Pets face many unique dangers during the coldest months, but savvy pet owners can take steps to keep their dogs, cats and other pets safe and comfortable no matter how low the temperature goes.
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  • How To Pick The Right Puppy For your Next Hunting Dog

    November 1, 2017
    Picking the right puppy to be your next hunting dog can be an exciting time. It’s a time to bring in a new member of the family that will in many ways help bring you joy. However, bringing a new puppy into your home to be your next hunting dog is also a huge and long-term commitment.
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  • The Language of Wag: What Your Dog is Really Saying

    October 1, 2017
    The classic telltale sign of the emotional state of man’s best friend is the position and movement of the tail. Wagging infers happiness or excitement, while the well known “tail between the legs” demonstrates fear, shame, or timidity.
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  • Friendliest Dog Breeds for a Family Lifestyle

    October 1, 2017
    When choosing a pet, it is very important to consider the compatibility between your home situation and the tendencies of the animal you would like to own.
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  • Best Freshwater Aquarium Fishes for Beginners

    September 1, 2017
    It can be intimidating to start a new aquarium, and freshwater aquariums are generally less complicated and easier for beginners to manage. Not all fish are the same, however, and some species are better suited for beginners than others.
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  • What We Need To Know About Feeding Dogs Table Scraps

    September 1, 2017
    Feeding your dog table scraps is a topic of mixed feelings in the pet community. Most vets and owners will argue that for no reason whatsoever you should feed your dog table scraps while others will claim that it’s okay in moderation. Some will even say it’s perfectly fine.
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  • Why It's Important Not to Leave Your Pets in the Car During Hot Summer Months

    August 1, 2017
    It can be deadly to leave a pet in a car during the summer, even if a day seems cool, it's only a few minutes time or the pet seems fine.
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  • Tips to Help Calm Your Pets During Storms

    July 1, 2017
    A sudden thunderstorm can be terrifying for any pet, and cats and dogs can become very stressed during storms. There are easy ways to help your pet feel more comfortable, however, and keep them from getting too excited or anxious when storms pass by.
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  • How To Tell When Your Dog Is Dehydrated

    July 1, 2017
    There are several different reasons dogs lose water from their body. A few ways this can happen is through panting, urinating, and evaporation through the feet and other body surfaces. Obviously, dogs replenish their fluids by drinking water or other liquids, and also by eating moist foods.
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  • Safety Tips For Camping With Your Pet

    June 1, 2017
    Camping is one of the best ways to get the whole family immersed in the great outdoors. Fortunately, it’s also an activity that can also be enjoyed by your beloved family pet.
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  • Helping Dogs Cope With Visitors to Your Home

    June 1, 2017
    Dogs can have many different reactions to visitors, from excited piddling and jumping to fearful growling and anxiety to barking and aggression.
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  • Flea & Tick Prevention For Pets

    May 1, 2017
    Is your pet starting to scratch a lot? Do they seem bothered or irritated for unknown reasons? Chances are during this time of the year; your pet has encountered fleas or ticks.
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  • Introducing Your Puppy to Your Dogs

    April 1, 2017
    If you’ve ever ventured to the doggy park, you’ve seen how antsy dogs can get when encountering one another for the first time. This is entirely understandable and normal for random encounters, but what about introducing a new puppy to the dogs you already have?
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  • How Often Should I Clean My Pet's Teeth?

    April 1, 2017
    Good dental care is essential to a pet's health, and cleaning their teeth at home is the first step to good oral hygiene for your dog or cat. But while you may brush your own teeth several times a day, how often should you be cleaning your pet's teeth?
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  • Should You Be Changing Your Pet’s Food Regularly?

    March 1, 2017
    Once your pet becomes all grown up and it starts to enjoy the same kind of good quality food, there’s nothing else that needs to be done, right? Depending on the weight and type of pet you have, you should consider altering your pet’s diet periodically.
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  • Clean Your Pet's Teeth at Home

    March 1, 2017
    A clean, healthy mouth is safer and more comfortable for your pet than tooth decay, chipped or broken teeth, swollen gums or painful mouth infections. Fortunately, it is easy to clean your pet's teeth at home to prevent many dental problems.
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  • Suggestions to Help Your Cat Lose Weight

    February 1, 2017
    Obesity is one of the most common health issues afflicting pet cats, and being overweight or obese can severely compromise the health, quality of life and even lifespan of your cat.
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  • Where to Place Your Fish While You Clean the Tank

    February 1, 2017
    Even the best, most well-maintained aquarium occasionally needs a thorough cleaning that will involve wiping glass, rinsing gravel, trimming plants, checking equipment and more. But where should you place your fish when it's time for such an extensive tank overhaul?
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  • How to Get Your Pet to Use the Bathroom in Cold, Snowy Weather

    January 1, 2017
    It can be a challenge to get even the best housetrained pet to do their business outdoors on a bitterly cold, snowy day. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to encourage your pet to use outdoor bathroom areas and avoid indoor accidents all winter long.
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  • Training Your Pets Not to Get on the Furniture

    December 1, 2016
    Pets and furniture don't always mix, and pet owners have many reasons they may not want their furry family members to make themselves comfortable on a recliner, sofa or chair.
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  • Knowing More About Grain-Free Treats

    November 1, 2016
    Cats and dogs are naturally meat-eaters, and grain-free treats are all the rage to offer your pets. But how appropriate are grains, really, in your pet's diet? What types of treats are suitable and how can you find the best options to meet your pet's nutritional needs?
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