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Tips for a Safe Summer Vacation With Your Dog

Planning to take your pet with you during your summer travels? There are a few things you should know, first. Cats are generally bad travelers, so it’s best to leave them with a sitter or board them at a kennel. But if you have a pup, here’s how to prep for a trip: BEFORE YOU GO… See your vet. If...

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What Would You Do if You Saw a Dog in a Hot Car?

Most animal lovers know it’s not safe to leave a pet in the car during the summer. When it’s 80 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car can reach 99 degrees in just 10 minutes, according to the Humane Society of the United States – and leaving windows cracked doesn’t...

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Report Says Dog Make You Feel 10 Years Younger

The health benefits of pet ownership have been well documented. Dogs and cats can help relieve stress and anxiety, keep you fit, and provide emotional support. But it also looks like owning a dog can help slow down the aging process and keep you physically fit into your golden years. According to the...

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11 Most Stubborn Dog Breeds

Pigheaded, headstrong, determined and willful are words that easily apply to these 11 breeds. These dogs are all very independent and as the United States celebrates its independence this month we thought we would spotlight dog breeds that exemplify what independence really is. But independence in dogs is...

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The 5 Pricey Flea Problems

Fleas and ticks are more than just an annoyance to pets – and to pet owners, who have to listen to the scratching or remove the ticks. These unwanted critters are a potentially significant source of disease, misery and expense. As the weather warms up, flea and tick season kicks into high gear....

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10 Reasons Mutts are the Best Dogs!

Dream dogs can take many forms, such as regal sighthounds, playful spaniels, watchful guardian breeds and companionable retrievers. And, sometimes, they can be a unique blend of many breeds. Affectionately called a mutt, a mongrel, a Heinz 57 or an all-American, a dog of mixed or unknown heritage is...

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How and When to Say Goodbye to your Dog

By Dr. Andy Roark Just last week, while I was performing euthanasia for a critically ill patient, the pet’s owner looked at me and said, “I bet this is the hardest part of your job.” That gave me pause. For me, putting animals to sleep is not one of the hardest parts of being a veterinarian....

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7 Home Remedies for Sick Dogs

When you’re feeling under the weather, you might find that the perfect thing for treating what ails you is something you already have in the kitchen. Did you know that you can treat your ailing dog with some simple home remedies too? Below you will find seven great natural remedies for making your...

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The 5 Most Dramatic Dog Breeds

No. 1: Basset Hound Her soulful eyes are enough to get most people to bend to her will, but if the Basset Hound’s hangdog expression doesn’t convince you, her mournful howl will almost definitely get you to see things her way. His special combination of stubbornness (manifested by selective...

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5 Dog Breeds Your Vet Might Be Concerned With

Last year I wrote about the five breeds I miss seeing, those that used to be more popular but no longer caught the fancy of the general public. It wasn’t an argument for those breeds to start filling the veterinary offices again – raging popularity has never been good for any breed –...