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Does Holiday Stress Affect Pets?

Many pet guardians ask if pets can get stressed out around the holidays. The answer is yes. Pets are creatures of routine and habit. Most humans are busy during the holiday season. They are so busy that they can forget to stick to their pets’ routine. This can cause stress for the animal and, in

Seven Essentials for Your Hunting Dog

No hunter would go out without the proper gear. From safety vests to GPS units, there are essentials that most hunters cannot do without. The same can be said for the faithful dogs that accompany them. Keeping your dog stress-free and relaxed on a hunting trip can be beneficial to you both. Here are seven

Taking Your Dog On A Plane

You want to go on vacation, but you do not want to leave your dog behind. You are traveling a long distance, and you do not want to drive. Flying with your pet is a viable option for some, provided it is done correctly and safely. Here are some tips for flying, or not flying,

Dog Park Do’s and Don’ts

Dog Park Do's and Don'ts There is little doubt that taking your dog to the dog park can be just as entertaining for you as it is for your pet. You get to socialize with your canine-loving friends, and your dog gets to run and jump with members of its own species. An afternoon at

How to Protect Your Dog From Sunburn

You know the importance of protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. You purchase sunscreen with a high SPF and apply it liberally. You may even wear a hat to protect the top of your head. Are you doing the same for your dog? Many people are surprised to learn that dogs need protection

Seasonal Allergies – Dogs Get Them Too!

Our dogs are susceptible to the same kinds of allergies we humans are, and they suffer just as much. Seasonal allergies can broadside a dog that has been clean and clear-eyed for months. Suddenly she seems to be constantly scratching, biting her fur, chewing on her feet and scrubbing her eyes and face against the

The Importance of Dental Care for Dogs

It's hard to get excited about brushing your dog's teeth. After all, they have some formidably sharp teeth, and most dogs are highly skilled at tightening their lips and clamping their jaws shut right when you want them to be smiling and open-mouthed. It is worth the effort, though, to take the time to get

Are There Tax Breaks For Pet Owners?

If you're like most pet owners, you spend plenty of money on your pet or pets every year. In 2014, Americans spent close to $60 billion on pet products and services. We spend that much because we see our pets as family members. In truth, pets are more dependent on us for their health and

How to Care for Dog Paws in the Rain

As a dog owner, you know that your dog needs his exercise, rain or shine. He also needs to do his business, rain or shine. If it’s rainy, it is inevitable that your dog, especially his feet, is going to get wet and probably muddy, too. This is not just an inconvenience for you and

Does Your Dog Have Food Allergies?

You’ve noticed that your dog seems to be doing more than the normal amount of scratching. Maybe he shakes his head a lot and nibbles or licks his paws too much. If you’re thinking, “Maybe the big guy has allergies,” you could be right. But it may not be what you’d expect. Rather than grass