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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Every Dog Day: Get Your Pet’s Own National Holiday

What is Every Dog Day? Celebrated on November 15, Every Dog Day is a chance to proclaim that every type of dog deserves love equally. Every Dog Day looks past breed, declining to single out any one of them as though it needed to be defended. It’s an opportunity to celebrate dogs for who they […]

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Why Should We Spay and Neuter Our Pets?

We hear it all the time, but why exactly is it important to spay and neuter our pets? Reduce Pet Overpopulation The primary reason we spay and neuter pets is to reduce the overall pet population. By reducing the number of accidental litters, we can decrease the number of homeless animals. According to the ASPCA, […]

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Diabetes In Dogs & Cats: Everything You Need To Know

Diabetes in dogs and cats is a growing problem in the U.S. It’s important to recognize symptoms and understand the factors that can contribute to pet diabetes. What exactly is diabetes in dogs and cats? There are two types of pet diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is characterized by a lack of insulin production and is […]

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Service Dogs: Awareness, Etiquette, and Things to Know

International Assistance Dog Week, or IADW, is the week each year in which we celebrate all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs. Service dogs help people cope with their disability-related limitations. They hold an important and valued place in our society, but we seldom know the proper way to act around them. So, in recognition of International […]

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Keep Your Dog Cool In The Summer With These Tips

Summer is in full swing and, for most pet owners, that means spending more time outside with their four-legged friends. It isn’t widely known that, like people, dogs are susceptible to sunburn and even heat stroke. Prevent any harmful repercussions from the heat or sun and keep your dog cool this summer with these heat […]

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Creating a Dog-Friendly Outdoor Space

Bringing home a newly adopted dog is exciting, but requires lots of preparation. Besides making sure your home is puppy-proof, you want to make sure your outdoor space is pet-friendly, too. Here are some tips for creating the perfect dog-friendly outdoor space: Fence Safety should be the number one priority when creating a dog-friendly outdoor […]

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A Smarter Alternative to a No-Kill Shelter

For pet owners who genuinely want what’s best for their pet, surrendering a pet to a shelter is a last resort. Since most people can’t imagine surrendering their pet to a shelter where there is a possibility of euthanasia, seeking out a no-kill shelter seems the more acceptable way to go. What does it mean […]

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Feature on Pit Bull-Type Dogs: Ending the Misconceptions

It’s no secret that Pit Bull-type dogs have a less than favorable reputation. But they’ve gotten a bad rap. To set the record straight, I’m going to go into some of the most common misconceptions surrounding these dogs and what the reality is. (If you want to know why I use the term “Pit Bull-type […]

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