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Best Dogs for Your Children 

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A guest post from our friends at Top Dog Tips Your child loves animals and has been asking you to get one. Over the last decade, there’s been an increase in a number of studies proving the many ways that dogs benefit children, and vice versa. This is particularly true of physical and mental health improvements, where dogs reduce stress …

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Tropical Storm Harvey Reminds Us That Preparation is Paramount

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We Learned from Hurricane Katrina but Not Enough for Tropical Storm Harvey 12 years ago our country experienced the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and right now as I type, Texas is seeing some of the highest flood waters ever recorded from Tropical Storm Harvey. Much like Katrina, Harvey is destroying homes, causing massive evacuations and evicting people from what was …

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The Safety Concerns Appliances Pose for Your Pets

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Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire When I was probably about seven or eight my mother drove me to her friend’s house that had recently been destroyed by a fire. I was amazed at how the house had been leveled, the smell of burnt plastic still in the air and their belongings, ruined and strewn about by the raging fire and …

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The Great Debate – Indoor or Outdoor for your Cat

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According to the AVMA, indoor cats live longer than their outdoor counterparts. Indoor cats can have a life expectancy of around 17 years or more, while outdoor felines are lucky to live an average of two to five years – that’s a substantial difference. Indoor Vs. Outdoor For those of you that weren’t swayed by the opening statement of greater …

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What’s Up Wednesday – A Better Way Pet Sitting Service

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A few weeks ago I was in a Facebook group for professional pet sitters in Massachusetts and I saw a post promoting Pro Pet Hero. It’s wonderful when other pet care professionals share our course with others but when I saw who posted it I admittedly was a little confused. The poster was Wendi Dellemonico of A Better Way Pet …

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What’s Up Wednesday – Wagtown

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We bring your Wagtown for this What’s Up Wednesday – that’s a lot of W’s but I’m excited to bring you the what and why that is Wagtown. Wagtown – Where the Wag Happens Today I interviewed Beth Miller, founder and president of Wagtown – where the wag happens. Beth and her partner Tom saw a serious problem with what …

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The Top 5 Questions About Dog Pregnancy

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Puppies, Uncategorized, veterinarian by Cara Armour2 Comments

First in order to discuss dog pregnancy let’s quickly break down some information needed beforehand such as how the female dog’s heat cycle works and plays a vital role in the production of puppies. What Is the Heat Cycle? On average, a female dog starts her first estrus, or heat cycle when she is around six months old. This can …

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What’s Up Wednesday – How to Take Fido Backpacking

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This What’s Up Wednesday we’re checking in with our friends from DogsAholic.com who have provided us with a guest post on tips to make backpacking with your canine buddy fun for both of you. Taking your dog backpacking can be a fun and bonding experience. You can visit places together and play, as well as eat, while enjoying the beauties of Mother …

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How to Tell If Your Pet Is Fat

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Honestly, chances are they are – your pets are more than likely overweight and sadly obese. We saw a steady increase in 2016 in pet obesity, affecting nearly 59% of cats and 54% of dogs, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). I See Fat Pets Every Day I see it daily and while one could say running …

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What’s Up Wednesday – SuperZoo

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If you’re in the pet industry and not at SuperZoo then like me, you must feel like your world is on hold. I have FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out – really badly right now and it’s certainly not just because I’m missing all the cool products being showcased. SuperZoo is HUGE While SuperZoo is stated to be, “The National …