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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Common Dog Injuries From Outside Play

injured dog having its leg bandaged

It’s a beautiful day outside; the sun is shining, there’s a light breeze, and your dog has been cooped up in the house all day. Like any pet owner, you want to take good care of your dog and offer them many opportunities to enjoy themselves and get out their excess energy in a productive,…

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Common Toxic Plants Your Pet May Be Exposed To

cat looking at a plant

Your green thumb may be the envy of friends and family, but did you know that it can be dangerous to your pet? Plants bring life indoors and beautify outdoor gardens to be sure, but some also post a very real health risk to cats and dogs. It’s not to say that you have to…

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How To Recognize The Signs Of Heat Stroke in Your Dog

dog playing outside in the heat

Summer is one of the best times of the year — just ask your furry family member! Rides in the car, long walks in the park and extended time outdoors make the season a fantastic one for your pet. However, know that it can also be one of the most dangerous times of the year…

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How to Exercise a Senior Dog

senior dog playing in the grass

As your dog reaches their golden years, it’s important that they stay active to remain healthy and happy, all through their old age. While a puppy or younger dog may have no problem keeping up with (or easily exceeding) your activity level, as our feline friends’ age, they usually start to slow down and mellow…

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