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5 Safe Holiday Gifts for Your Pets

gifts for your petsIt’s not just the humans in your life who look forward to presents under the tree or in their stocking. Your family pet could use something new keep him busy – and away from the ornaments, dangerous holiday plants, and tempting dinner foods. Here are five gifts for your pets that are worth considering this holiday season. They will make your pet happier and enrich your life too. Read more

20 Reasons to Be Thankful for Your Pet

thankful-for-petIt’s unlikely that you need to be reminded of why your pet is such an amazing addition to your life. Whether you’re a dog lover, cat lover, pig lover, or reserve your affection for small rodents or birds, when you invite a pet into your home, you will be rewarded tenfold with affection, devotion, and the privilege of being responsible for another living being. Read more

5 Ways Your Dog Can Help You Get Healthy

Your dog can help you get healthyAny pet owner can tell you that your pet is good for your health. Pet care, simply enough, is also self-care. But you may not be aware of just how big an impact your favorite non-human has on your well-being. There are plenty of ways your dog can help you get healthy, and you don’t always have to be moving to reap the biggest rewards. Read more

6 Pet Care Tips When Leaving Your Dog Home Alone

pet care tips dog home alonePeople welcome a dog into their home for companionship and love. Dogs look forward to the same benefits. But if you’re an employed adult with obligations and responsibilities, then you will regularly leave your pet alone – and that’s OK, if you prepare yourself and your dog properly with the best possible pet care. Read more

5 Signs That Your Cat’s Oral Health Is in Jeopardy

cat-oral-healthIt’s probably safe to say that your pet’s oral health is not at the top of your list of worries. Unfortunately, close to 70 percent of cats show signs of oral disease by the time they’ve reached the age of 3, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society. Making pet dental care a priority for your cat means it is possible for your pet to avoid being included in that large statistic. Read more

6 Benefits of Neutering Your Puppy

neutering your puppyYou have a new puppy! Congratulations! But with pet ownership comes great responsibility, and that includes making the important decision about whether or not to have your male puppy neutered. The benefits of neutering are immense, providing perks for your dog’s behavior and overall health and longevity.  Read more

Pet Care: The Importance of Socializing Your Puppy

Socialization of puppyIn those first few days and weeks of being the parent to a puppy, the last thing you may feel like doing is scheduling playdates with other neighborhood or family pets. You want your puppy all to yourself, and you’re probably a little overwhelmed at all the care and attention that a puppy takes. But socialization goes far beyond interaction with other animals. And failing to understand the importance of socialization for your dog could lead to serious behavioral issues that are nearly impossible to break. Read more

Should You Stop Hugging Your Dog?

hugging your dogYou love your dog. Your dog loves you. Hugs and kisses ensue. A quick scan of Facebook friends’ photos with their dogs will no doubt turn up plenty of hugging photos. All parties involved probably look like they’re enjoying the closeness. But a recent report has one person claiming that dogs hate hugs. Could it be true?  Read more

Secondhand Smoke Can Harm Your Pets

Secondhand smoke pet careIf you are a smoker, you’re fully aware of the dangers that tobacco poses to your health, and the health of those around you. But did you ever stop to consider what your tobacco usage could be doing to your pets? One of the most important elements of good pet care is managing all the environmental factors that can impact your pet, including the plants you keep in your house, foods you allow your pets access to, and the secondhand or thirdhand smoke to which they are exposed. Read more

Modern Pet Care: 6 Interior Design Tips for a Pet-Friendly Home

pet care modern interior designPets are part of the family, which means your home should be adjusted to accommodate their presence and needs. But you don’t have to sacrifice any of your personal style in order to create a comfortable space for your pet. While owning a dog, cat, or other type of pet can be downright messy at times, it is possible for both a beautiful and pet-friendly home to co-exist. Read more