Do I Need Pet Insurance?

One of the most common questions new pet owners ask is, “Do I need pet insurance?” The answer is not a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ In deciding whether or not you need pet insurance, consider the following factors. Cost of pet insurance Pet insurance can offset some of the expense of diagnosing and treating illnesses […]

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What to Expect When Caring for a Senior Pet

Senior pets are wonderful companions, and caring for them can be extremely rewarding. Whether you’re considering adopting a senior pet, or your pet is showing signs of aging, you should be aware of what to expect when caring for a senior pet. When is a pet considered “senior”? It depends on the breed of your […]

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Why Do Dogs Dig? Understanding Canine Instincts

If you find your dog rearranging dirt in the yard, it should come as no surprise. Digging is one of the most common (and messy) behaviors to manage in dogs. Here are the most common reasons why your dog has become your resident gardener. 1. It’s Fun! Fido may be digging in the backyard because […]

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Introducing Dogs and Cats: Understanding Body Language

Bringing home a new pet can be very exciting, but if you already have a pet at home, there may be complications. Adopting a new dog and introducing them to your cat, or vice versa, is a process that is unique to those two animals.  Paying close attention to each animal’s body language can help […]

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6 Fun Ways to Exercise Your Dog In Winter

Winter weather can make it difficult to ensure that your dog gets enough exercise. While you might want to spend all weekend curled up on the couch with a cup of hot tea, you still need to make it a priority to exercise your dog. It’s not as convenient during colder months, but it is […]

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5 Reasons To Adopt A Dog You Simply Can’t Refuse

Dog lovers know how deeply rewarding it is to open our hearts to a canine friend. But if you’re on the fence about becoming a dog parent, or someone else in your life is, you’ve come to the right place. Here are five reasons to adopt a dog that you simply can’t refuse. 1. Dogs […]

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Socializing Your Dog With Children is a Must

Adopting a dog when you have kids in the home is a big step. Whether you’re adopting a puppy or an older dog, you should always assume there will be a need for some training or socializing. Here are some tips for socializing your dog with children. Create a safe environment Part of socializing your […]

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English Bulldogs: All About the Breed

Bulldogs are America’s sweethearts. That’s why it’s hard to believe that years ago their ancestors were bred for bull-baiting, or dog fighting. Today, however, the Bulldog is a docile, dependable companion dog. Learn all about English Bulldogs to see if they are right for you. Types of Bulldog Breeds Rather than pertaining to a specific […]

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Meeting a New Cat For the First Time

Whether you’re adopting a cat and are meeting them for the first time, or you’re meeting a friend’s or family member’s cat, you want to start off on the right foot. Follow these tips for meeting a new cat for the first time. Ask about the cat’s preferences If you’re meeting a cat through Get […]

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Dog Training Tips Every Adopter Should Know

Congratulations! You’re a dog parent. Before settling into a routine with your new pet, you need to set some ground rules. Whether you’re training a new puppy or just brushing up on basic commands with an older dog, dog training makes life with a pet better. Even if you plan on hiring a professional dog […]

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