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Pets Are Family!

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    Are You Feeding Your Dog Well?

    Are Table Scraps OK? Dogs love to beg, and it’s OK to give in to those puppy eyes — but only once in a while. Table scraps and other treats should make up 10% or less of your dog’s diet. Don’t give him more than two small biscuits a day for every cup of food. …

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    Home or Away for the Holidays, Pet Parents are Including the Whole Family

    With the holiday season in full swing, it’s time to finish up shopping, planning, and get ready for all that much needed family time and love. Some of the most deserving of this family time are none other than the family pets, of course! The ones who love you unconditionally all year and want to …

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    Top 5 Pet New Year’s Resolutions for 2016

    The new year is upon us.  It’s time to take a look back on the past year and determine what we might want to change, do better or accomplish in 2016.  For pet parents, much of this reflection applies to the lives they share with their pets. TripsWithPets.com surveyed pet parents and asked them what resolutions …

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    Retail Therapy for You and Rover: Chain Stores you Probably Didn’t Know Allowed Pets

    For many pet lovers, bringing a furry friend along on a shopping trip would be the perfect way to spend a day. While many big-name chain stores do have a “service dogs only” policy, you may be surprised to know that a number of them will in fact allow you to shop with your Shih-Tzu …

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    How to Find and Remove Ticks

    Ticks are small bugs, but they can cause big problems for your dog. Check your pet for ticks every day if she’s been in a grassy or woody area, no matter where you live. While these pests are more common in certain parts of the country, like the Northeast, they can be found in every …

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    Tips For Dining Out With Dogs

    Pets are family and when we venture out, they should be able to join us. That includes bringing them to pet friendly restaurants. Although pets are not allowed inside establishments that serve food due to health code laws, many restaurants have pet friendly outdoor seating and welcome four-legged guests to accompany their pet parents. However, …

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    9 Tips to Keep Your Cats and Dogs Summer Safe

    Summer is here! And your pets cannot be more excited. Here are a few quick tips to help keep your pet safe this summer. Do not leave your pet alone in your car – vehicles heat up quickly in the sun, and animals left in them can succumb to heat stroke within minutes. Heat stroke is …

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    How to Put the Brakes on Pet Car Sickness

    With summer travel right around the corner, many of us plan on hitting the road with our pooches for a little summer fun. However, for some four-legged family members, road trips can mean upset tummies. Queasiness in the car is not just a human problem. Dogs and puppies do sometimes experience motion sickness on car …

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    Benefits of Pet Ownership

    Pet ownership has a number of proven health benefits. Pets have been shown to improve physical, mental and emotional health in humans. These benefits include enhancing social skills to decreasing a person’s risk of heart attack. Having a pet in the home can lower a child’s risk of having allergies. This will not help families …

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    Spring Cleaning for Pets!

    It’s Spring and spring cleaning is underway! Everyone – including our pets – feel better when our surroundings are clean and comfortable. Here are some things to do to help keep your house clean and your beloved pets happy during the change of seasons! Clean your pet’s bed. Use non-scented detergent, and skip the fabric …

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