Five Ways to Play With Your Pets Indoors

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When the weather is nice, the decision to play with your pet outside is an easy one. However, no one wants to go outside when it is brutally cold, snowy, or rainy.  Though pets may not be as weather-aware as their human companions, they still may find it uncomfortable to be outside during inclement weather.…

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What To Do If Your Dog Is Afraid of Fireworks

hiding dog afraid of fireworks

Though holidays can be an exciting time for humans, they can be extra stressful times for our furry friends. Our pets can get thrown off for many reasons — new people, changes in schedule, and extra traveling, just to name a few.  However, for some dogs, holidays such as New Year’s Eve and the Fourth…

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How to Prepare My Animals for House Guests

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2021 will be marked by heartfelt reunions for millions of families who missed out on holiday gatherings last year. That may mean parties, or it might mean meeting that newborn relative you couldn’t until now. While the exuberance of seeing relatives and having gatherings is well-earned, remember also that the time around the holidays is…

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Tips For Helping Your Dog And Cat Coexist In Peace At Home

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You’re a cat person. Your partner is a dog person. Or vice-versa. Or maybe you are just a person who loves all creatures. Dogs and cats cannot live in peace in the same household — or can they? The good news for you is that yes, they can! Millions of households across the country have…

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Tips for Helping Your Children Learn to Live Safely with Pets

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Are you thinking about adding a pet to your family? Congrats! Owning a pet can be a wonderful and fulfilling addition to your household. There are many benefits to owning a pet, especially if you have children. The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry says that among other things, owning a pet can raise…

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Signs That Your Dog is Stressed

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When a dog gets stressed its behavior can change drastically, much the same as a person can change when they’re under stress. Some stress is healthy. It’s totally normal if you feel some stress when meeting someone new or when dealing with a dangerous situation. The same goes for dogs. If you pay attention to…

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Dogs And Separation Anxiety

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We bring pets into our homes because we want a new friend. We want someone to hang out on the couch and binge-watch our favorite shows with us. We want someone to take that five-mile hike by our side. Did you know, though, that spending every waking minute with the new four-legged love of your…

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How Time Changes Affect Your Dog’s Routine

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Love it or hate it, most of us have to deal with the time change. Just when we feel like we’ve gotten used to gaining or losing an hour, we have to do it all over again. In the spring, we set the clocks ahead and lose a precious hour. In the fall, we dial…

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Living With Multiple Dogs In The Home

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It’s estimated that nearly 40% of homes in America have at least one resident canine. Chances are good that you can count yourself among those households. Whether you have one pooch and are considering adding another or are thinking about adding a dog to your already growing pack, you are looking for tips on how…

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How to Interpret Your Dog’s Body Language

It’s known by both experts and everyday people that humans communicate extensively using body language. Watching the way a person stands, moves, gestures, and displays their emotions with their facial expressions all gives you as much information as any words coming out of their mouth. Studying this information is also a great way to learn…

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