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Not getting Enough Sleep? Your Pet Maybe to Blame

Is a snoring dog or yowling cat keeping you from getting enough shut-eye? You’re not alone. A Mayo Clinic study found that more than half of the patients seeking consultations at its sleepclinic are pet owners whose sleep is disturbed by their kitty and canine companions. Forty-one percent of...

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Adopting a Dog Soon? Find your Perfect Match

Few things in life are as rewarding as dog ownership. But where and how to find the perfect pooch? Here are five things to consider before starting your search. Are you really ready to adopt a dog? Dogs require responsibility. Who will walk him if you get held up at the office? Do you have the time...

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6 Household Items That are Dangerous to your Pet

We all love our pets and would never intentionally hurt them. But did you know that you might be risking their lives on a daily basis? Household hazards can cause serious harm for domestic animals. Once you’re armed with knowledge it is easy to pet proof your home both inside and outside. #1 –...

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The 5 Ways You Maybe Stressing your Dog Out

As much as we love our dogs, they are prone to behaviors that get on our nerves from time to time. Good pet owners do their best to curb bad behavior, but it is entirely possible that you are contributing to your dog’s disobedience. It’s true; canines are as affected by our behavior as we...

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How a Dog Can Help Prepare you for Parenthood

We all treat our beloved pooches like our children … but how well do they really prepare us for parenthood? Take a look at our nine reasons why owning a dog can prepare you for parenthood and, for fun, two reasons why owning a dog is most definitely not like having what some people mistakenly refer...

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Organic Vs. Non Organic Dog Food

The basis for good health in our dogs is diet and the key to good health is prevention. The more natural and fresh the diet, the more nutrients are available for your dog’s body to use in building a good immune system which will in turn ward off illness and disease. Organic and natural dog food...

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What is The Best Ways to Discipline a Dog?

What is The Best Ways to Discipline a Dog? One day, probably soon, your dog will do something wrong. He might steal your T-bone steak off the kitchen counter. He might leave a little present in your closet. What do you do? Don’t lose your temper. The best solution to many dog problems is something...

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The 4 Most Popular Dog Misconceptions

This is a popular time of year to add a pet to the family. But once all the holiday sweaters have been put away and the squeaky toys have been destroyed, the phone begins to ring for animal trainers. As an early Christmas present, animal behaviorist Faye Owen of Atlanta offers several common misconceptions...

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“Decoding Your Dog” Demystifies the Canine Mind

Whether you have a dog or are contemplating getting one, “Decoding Your Dog” is a great source of information about man’s best friend, from puppy hood to old age. Written by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and co-edited by Dr. Debra Horwitz, Dr. John Ciribassi and...