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Falling for Great Pet Photos

Fall is a beautiful time to take priceless photos with your pets, when seasonal festivities provide a seemingly endless supply of colors, shapes, textures and activities. With a few tips and tricks in mind, you can elevate your images to a new level that really captures the essence of your pets. Whether you are shooting…

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Socialization in Dogs

Did you know that dogs can and should be socialized at any point in their life? From puppies to senior dogs, socialization is important to help dogs manage their stress levels around a variety of people, different environments, and other dogs. Adequate socialization can go a long way to preventing behavior problems and improving bonding…

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Take Your Dog Back to School

Back to School is a busy whirlwind of shopping for school supplies, packing lunches and getting into a homework routine for many households. This is also a good time for pet owners to establish or refresh some good behavior rules for your canine family members who may have slipped into sloppy habits over the summer.…

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National Work Like a Dog Day

If you’re known for working hard (instead of hardly working), National Work Like a Dog Day is for you! On August 5th, we celebrate everyone with a strong work ethic who chases tirelessly after a goal. No doubt the origin of this expression refers to the tenacity and determination of dogs who were bred to…

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Wet and Wild: Backyard Water Games to Play with Your Pets

When the summer heat kicks in and everyone starts to get restless inside, you’ll only have to go as far as the backyard to keep cool, beat the boredom and burn off energy all at the same time! Round up the pets, little kids and big kids on your street or apartment for some (mostly…

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Taking a Summer Road Trip with Your Dog

After many months of COVID-related shutdowns and stay-at-home orders, a lot of people are eager to start traveling again. Summer vacations were just a dream for most of us this time last year, but industry experts expect to see domestic travel – and in some cases international trips – take off this summer as travelers…

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Dog Moms Deserve A Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a beautiful occasion to celebrate moms everywhere – grandmothers, stepmothers, aunts, dog and cat moms, mother figures and more! Motherhood takes on many forms and can be at the same time one of the most challenging and most rewarding roles in life. But above all, the single most unifying quality shared by…

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Don’t Be a Fool: Celebrate National Canine Fitness Month in April

When you think of canine fitness, you may think of daily walks around the block, a jog around the park or a regular game of fetch. These are all good options on routine days when your main goal is to combat a sedentary lifestyle and too many (empty) calories that can cause weight gain and…

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Achoo!! Helping Your Dog Cope with Seasonal Allergies

As we start to see longer days, warmer sunshine, trees budding and flowers blooming, signs of spring are all around us. Along with beauty, hope and more time outside, the season also brings a less desirable aspect: seasonal allergies. Not just for humans, these discomforts can bother our pets too. To keep the spring in…

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Five Ideas to Show Some Puppy Love on Valentine’s Day

Last year for Valentine’s Day, twenty-seven percent of Americans said they would buy Valentine’s gifts for their pets, according to the National Retail Federation. “[This is] the highest figure in the history of the survey and up from 17 percent in 2010 for a total $1.7 billion,” NRF said. That’s a lot of heart-shaped chew…

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