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Dogs at the Beach

Lassie, let’s hit the water! During the summertime, the crowds flock to the beaches, rivers and lakes, some with their pooches! Here are some tips on how to make a trip to cooling waters fun with your furry friend. It is summer, which means it is time for water! As a North Carolinian, my family loves […]

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Help the Turtles

Why did the turtle cross the road? Who knows! It’s summertime! With warmer temperatures, there will be a lot more wildlife activity going on. This includes the amount of turtles attempting to cross the street! While their tough shells protect them from most things, it won’t save these reptiles from getting run over by a […]

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Unique Therapy Animals

Not all therapy animals are dogs. Keep reading to learn more! To conclude my mini-series on service animals, I want to highlight all of the other critters that can become service animals. That’s right, dogs aren’t the only ones! Back in August 2013, Time magazine put together a list of top service animals. The list […]

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Birds in the Summer

While summertime is hot for us humans, can you imagine how it feels to your pet bird—covered with feathers? Learn how to keep your bird cool during the hottest months of the year. Almost everyone who owns a dog or cat knows that during the summer, their pets will shed their winter coats. However, what […]

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Pet Anxiety: When You Go on Vacation

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Bye, bye Fido. We’ll be back soon! This is the time of year that many families take vacations. Here are some tips to help your pet cope when the family leaves him for a few days. If your pet is anything like ours, it hates to see you leave. Those sad puppy eyes always grip us […]

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Guest Post: Dehydrated vs. Freeze Dried Treats

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With the abundance of animal treats appearing on store shelves, purchasing can be a daunting task. We are going to explore the differences between these two different approaches and the benefits of each. Dehydrated Food Food drying, also called food dehydration, is the process of removing water from food, thus inhibiting the growth of microorganisms […]

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Springtime Pet Treats

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Who says that the Easter Bunny only visits the human children? April has finally rolled around, and that means it’s almost time for the Easter Bunny to visit! While humans get chocolate bunnies and jelly beans, our furry friends can also be included in on the fun. Below are some yummy recipes for cats and dogs […]

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Understanding Why Cats Like High Places

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Most cats enjoy being in high places. Whether it’s a high shelf, a window perch or the top of the refrigerator, your cat may feel more comfortable in the upper half of the room where he can keep an eye on the world around and below him with greater confidence. Instinct plays a large role […]

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Three Natural Ways to Get Rid of Dog Tartar

Tartar in dogs is an extremely common problem. It is caused by a buildup of plaque on the teeth, which hardens and turns to tartar. Although common, it is not desirable; too much tartar leads to bad breath, gum disease, loss of teeth and a lot of pain and discomfort. There are ways to deal […]

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New Pets in the Family

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When you adopt… There are many things to consider when adopting a new pet, especially if you have other animals. Incorporating a new pet into your family comes with a lot of considerations, such as your budget and the time the family has to devote to a new pet. Another important consideration is how a […]

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