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Is the Solar Eclipse Safe For Your Pets?

For days now, we’ve been hearing all about the “Great American Eclipse”, which many are calling the upcoming solar eclipse and planning where and how they’re going to see it happen. Dog lovers who are inseparable from their four-legged friend may even be making plans to take their dogs with them to view the solar

St. Patrick’s Day with Your Dog – Any Issues?

After what always appears to be a long winter, the month of March seems to give us all a bounce to our step. March designates not only the coming of spring but also St. Patrick’s Day, which is yet another day we get to celebrate. If you have a dog, you may have a few

Celebrating the Holidays with Pets

Holidays have different meanings to different people. While some anticipate the holidays with joy, others dread them due to the extra work and stress they often bring. We often get so busy that our pets are shuffled to the background despite their desire to always be front and center in our lives. Learn how you

Thanksgiving – What Not To Feed Your Dog

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with so much going on with planning for a perfect meal and entertaining your family, you may not be thinking about the safety of your pets. Be careful with turkey: If you decide to feed your pet a small bit of turkey, make sure it's boneless, skinless and

Halloween Safety for Dogs

Halloween is probably one of the most anticipated holidays for both children and adults. However, this fun and treat-filled holiday can also mean harm and danger, particularly when the dog is included in the trick-or-treating. There are two parts of Halloween. One part is answering the door to trick or treaters and the other part

Service Dogs – What Makes Them Unique & Special

Individuals with disabilities often cannot do many things they would otherwise enjoy or may need special help. One type of special help may be in the form of a service dog. Learn the facts about service dogs, including how they benefit disabled individuals, how they’re different from companion dogs and what kind of training these

Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

If you've ever had your pet experience a major medical emergency, you're all too aware of the cost of an emergency veterinary visit, especially if it involved a surgery. Not many people have thousands of dollars sitting in their savings account to cover something like this, and many pets end up being euthanized because their

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

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