Recent Blog Posts

  • How To: Help Protect Your Dog Against Fleas and Ticks

    April 15, 2018
    As temperatures begin to rise and you and your family begin to enjoy the warmer weather, it's important to get a jump start on protecting your dog from fleas and ticks.
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  • Essentials for Backyard Birding

    April 1, 2018
    Getting started as a backyard birder is easy, inexpensive and enjoyable. Birders need to meet birds' needs in their backyard as well as their own birding needs to enjoy every feathered friend that flits through their yard.
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  • The Importance of a Healthy Diet for Your Bird

    February 15, 2018
    Your bird's diet is more than just food – it is the entire basis for your bird's good health, lifespan, appearance, energy and even good behavior. But what is a healthy diet and how can you be sure you are feeding your bird appropriately?
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  • Four Items For Cleaning Your Dog’s Teeth

    February 1, 2018
    Just like humans, dogs also need their teeth cleaned in one way or another. If not, the bacteria from their teeth can be ingested and damage their organs over time.
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  • Ice Melt vs Your Pets Paws

    January 1, 2018
    Winter walkways can be dangerous, but slips, falls and slides are not the only concerns pet owners should have about icy paths. Different ice melt chemicals may seem to create a safe walking surface, but those chemicals can be even more dangerous to pets than any ice.
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  • Nut Dangers to Dogs

    January 1, 2018
    Nuts are always popular treats, not just as an easy snack, but also in all sorts of baked goodies and other recipes. It is important that dog owners not share many of those snacks and treats with their pets, however, because of the different nut dangers to dogs.
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  • Pet Dangers During the Holiday Season

    December 1, 2017
    The holiday season is a stressful, hectic time, but it can also be a downright dangerous season for pets.
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  • Holiday Gift Guide for Pets

    December 1, 2017
    Our pets are members of the family and it is only natural to want to include them on our lists for holiday shopping and gifts. But what gifts are best for your pets?
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  • Training Your Dog From the Pad to the Yard

    November 1, 2017
    Using pee pads can be great for an indoor potty area for your dog, especially if you live in an apartment, need to leave your dog home during long work days or can't manage to let your dog outdoors as often as it may need.
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  • I Adopted a Pet, Now What?

    November 1, 2017
    Adopting a pet is a wonderful experience and there's nothing quite like bringing your new pet home, knowing you are making a happy difference in an animal's life. But after the adoption papers are signed and you walk away with your new pet, what's next?
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  • How to Get an Older Dog to Learn a New Name

    October 1, 2017
    Adopting an older dog can be the ideal addition to your family. Not only are you giving the dog a new and loving home, but it will give you love, companionship and so much more in return.
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  • How to Introduce New Cats

    October 1, 2017
    Whether you have one, two or many, cats can be wonderful members of your family. Because cats can be territorial, however, it is necessary to be cautious when bringing home a new cat and introducing it to your other feline family members.
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  • Games to Play With Your Small Animals

    September 1, 2017
    All pets need play, but you can't take a hamster for a walk, teach a ferret to catch a Frisbee or play fetch with a parakeet – so what games can you play?
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  • Getting Rid of Pet Urine Smell – For Good!

    September 1, 2017
    Every pet owner has to deal with the occasional indoor "accident" whether it is before a young pet is properly housetrained, consequences of an illness, the aging of a pet or just an overly excited or stressed pet that may have less control.
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  • Training Your Pet to Be Fearless

    August 1, 2017
    There are many things to be afraid of in a pet's life – loud noises like thunder, fireworks and vacuum cleaners, scary places like the vet's office, a kennel or an unfamiliar park and even other animals, such as a neighbor's pet, a friendly visitor or a new member of the family.
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  • Bringing Home Your New Bird Checklist

    August 1, 2017
    A pet bird can be a wonderful addition to your family, but are you properly equipped to meet your new feathered friend's needs? This checklist can help you be prepared to give your bird a long, healthy, enriching life from the first moment you bring it home.
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  • Best Ways to Get Rid of and Prevent Fleas and Ticks

    July 1, 2017
    Fleas and ticks are no one's favorite guests, but dealing with these pests is an inevitable part of pet ownership. Fortunately, there are easy ways to get rid of fleas and ticks and prevent them from coming back.
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  • What Are The Cleanest Dog Breeds?

    July 1, 2017
    All dog owners know that every four-legged family member comes with a certain amount of mess, but are some dogs naturally cleaner than others? By learning which dog breeds are the cleanest, you can choose the best furry addition to your family.
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  • Dog Tricks: Four Steps For Teaching Your Dog To Fetch

    June 1, 2017
    Armed with just a few tennis balls, you can train your dog to fetch - an activity that’s fun for a day in the park or in your backyard. Here are some steps to teach your dog:1) Get your dog interestedGet your dog interested in the ball by teasing him a little bit with it.
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  • How to Stop Your Dog From Bullying Other Dogs

    June 1, 2017
    Dogs are social animals that are most comfortable with companionship, but that doesn't mean that all dogs naturally get along. It can be embarrassing and even dangerous when a dog becomes a bully, but fortunately there are ways a responsible pet owner can correct their dog's bullying behavior.
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  • Helping Your Dog With an Overbite

    May 1, 2017
    An overbite might not seem like a serious condition for your dog, but severely misaligned teeth can lead to difficulty eating, gum injuries and bruising, bad breath and different types of dental problems, including tooth decay and gingivitis.
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  • Poisonous Plants for Pets

    May 1, 2017
    Pet owners take great care to feed their pets a healthy, nutritious diet (with an occasional treat, of course! But do you know there are many potentially toxic, even lethal, plants lurking around our homes that are dangerous to pets)
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  • Caring for Pet Rabbits

    April 1, 2017
    Rabbits can be fun and engaging pets, but they require different care than dogs and cats. If you understand your pet rabbit's unique needs, however, you can provide them with the right care for a long, happy, healthy life.
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  • Grooming Tips for Rabbits

    April 1, 2017
    Rabbits are naturally clean and frequently self-groom, but a responsible rabbit owner will regularly groom their pet to keep it looking polished and pristine. Are you grooming your rabbit the right way?
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  • Pet Party Ideas

    March 1, 2017
    Our pets often become beloved family members, and it is natural to want to include them in family-oriented celebrations and parties. Unfortunately, most parties – with loud music, special foods, numerous guests and energetic entertainment – are not pet-friendly.
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