How Much Exercise Does Your Pet Actually Need Every Day?

dog exercising by playing

The level of intensity and duration of activity that your furry friend needs to live a well-rounded life generally depends on their breed, age, and current lifestyle. The way you play with a 3-week old puppy will be different than how you engage with an older, adult dog. Also, certain breeds like Golden Retrievers, Border…

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5 Tips to Make Walking Your Dog Easier

woman walking her dog

Medical studies have shown that dog owners, on average, live longer than people who don’t own dogs. Whether this is a correlation or causation thing (or both) isn’t completely clear yet, but what we do know is that dog owners tend to spend more time outside, which is beneficial to their mental, emotional, and physical…

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Things You Can Do To Prepare for Flea Season

dog scratching at fleas

Warmer weather spells more quality time in the great outdoors and less time cooped up in the house. But it also means your furry friends can end up bringing inside some unintended guests of their own. As the temperature rises in your area, so does the risk of your pet having to deal with fleas…

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Why Vaccines Are Important for Your Pet

dog getting a vaccine

It is absolutely critical to get your pet vaccinated to prevent them from suffering from highly contagious and deadly diseases. In fact, aside from providing your pet with food and water, keeping up with regular core vaccines is the most essential thing you can do for your pet. While we understand that every pet is…

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How Often Should You Wash Your Dog’s Toys and Bedding?

dog sleeping on its bed

When it comes to cleaning, some habits may be well-established. It’s not uncommon for some people to run their dishwasher every night or wash their sheets every weekend.  However, when it comes to cleaning routines for our pet’s belongings, cleaning schedules may not be so clear. In fact, it can be easy to overlook these…

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Live With Pets? Take These Steps to Reduce the Risk of Anyone Getting Sick

clean pet bowl and toys

We’re still in the midst of a global public health event, and so people have proper sanitization and hygiene on their minds more than ever. Thanks to public health advisories, we now know the importance of washing our hands after coming home from a public outing and taking other steps to prevent the spread of…

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The Importance of Keeping Your Animal Hydrated

cat drinking water

When thinking of how to best take care of your pet, most pet owners put a lot of thought into which food will provide the best nutritional support for their furry friend. However, making sure your pet is well-hydrated is just as important as ensuring they are well-fed.  Water is the main component of the…

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How to Help Pet Motion Sickness Caused by Car Travel

dog riding in a car

With the holidays in full swing, you may be planning to travel to see family and friends in the not-so-distant future. Since your pet is part of your family, it makes sense that you would want to bring it along on your travels.  Traveling with pets by plane can be expensive and stressful, so choosing…

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Why Your Pet Should Visit Their Vet At Least Once Per Year

husky at the vet

You have a longtime companion who’s always been healthy. Or, let’s say you brought home a furry friend. Your new puppy is going to grow into an amazing family companion. Your new kitten is going to rule your house like a lion. You know about potty training, it’s important to you that your animal has…

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How to Help Your Pet Keep Healthy Teeth

dog holding a toothbrush in its mouth

Dental care is one of the absolute most important aspects of pet ownership. Unfortunately, dental health can also be something that escapes undetected, unless the owner knows how to keep an eye on it. While problems with a pet’s skin and coat can be obvious, for example, dental issues can hide obvious symptoms, leading to…

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