How To Counter Pet Obesity

dog eating food from bowl

Most of us of an older generation grew up around plenty of skinny animals, so we may have got the idea that a chubby pet is a healthy pet. After all, it means that your pet has plenty to eat and is happy, right? Not so fast. Pet obesity is a very real problem and…

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Springtime Health Hazards For Dogs

dog enjoying sunny spring weather

Springtime is almost here. The season brings with it a sense of newness and rebirth. We breathe more deeply and almost revel in what feels like an awakening of the world around us.  Unfortunately, spring doesn’t just mean finally getting out of the house and seeing the sun for a few more hours. Spring can…

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How To Help Your Dog Cope With Seasonal Allergies

puppy with allergies scratching its head

Your eyes start to itch. Your nose starts to run. A dry, scratchy throat is keeping you up at night. You are coping with the same seasonal allergies that hit you every summer and fall. If you are dealing with these annoyances, you may be shocked to learn that your dog is fairing about the…

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How to Include Your Dog in Your Fitness Routine

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Most dog owners already know that their fuzzy friends need plenty of activity to stay fit and healthy, which usually means ample walks and playtime. But that’s not the only way to make sure your pup stays in good shape! Your dog can also become a part of your own efforts to stay in shape,…

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Keeping Your Pets Safe During Winter Months

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After a warmer-than-average summer, most of the nation will be experiencing a warmer-than-average winter, while what the Mid-Atlantic sees should be very familiar. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Pennsylvania can look forward to a seasonably cold winter that will be nothing drastic but plenty of snow. After a slow start in December, an average…

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7 Tips For Holiday Car Travel With Pets

holiday car travel with the dog

Many people have made wishes for the holidays. One of those wishes for pet owners is that they can take their pets with them over the hill and through the woods to Grandmother’s house. If you are fortunate enough to have that wish come true and are traveling by car this holiday season, knowing how…

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Dangerous Holiday Foods for Pets

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While world events have put a damper on most plans, many families are still feeling the Holiday spirit. That can mean gatherings and feasts — both big and small. No matter what size, though, the feeling of togetherness with our families and the food we share means a lot in a time where we could…

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Cats Need Fun Activities and Playtime Too!

cat playing at greenlin camp hill

A cat’s reputation for laziness is well-deserved. They might sleep anywhere between 12 and 16 hours a day, with plenty of time relaxing in their favorite sunny spots to top it off. They have a wonderful reputation as low-maintenance, easygoing pets, but that doesn’t mean sleep is the only thing they enjoy! These cat naps…

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How to Keep Your Dog Safe in Bodies of Water

dog swimming in Greenlin pool

No matter where you live, you have access to a body of water. It may be the ocean, the river, or even the backyard pool. Chances are that you want to share opportunities to swim and cool off with your four-legged friend.  Letting your dog enter bodies of water and swim can be a great…

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It’s HOT in PA: Here are 5 Tips to Keep Pets Safe in the Heat

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Fall is nearly here, but it’s hotter than ever in some parts of the country. While most of Pennsylvania is spared from unspeakable heat waves plaguing places like California, regions of the state have still reached triple digits in the past 30 days. This level of heat isn’t just tough on us; it’s also tough…

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