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Spring Health for your pet

Spring Health for your pet

Spring is here, the weather is warmer and days are longer. Just like you, your pet wants to go outside and enjoy to beautiful weather. So what does this mean for your pet? For starters, ticks, fleas, allergies, and a greater risk of injury. You and your pet will be spending much more time outside so it is only natural that more troubles will occur.

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Skin and Coat Care for Dogs

Skin and Coat Care for Dogs

All dogs have a fur coat – it may be thin, thick long, short, straight or curly – and if you own a dog, you probably know the troubles that come along with taking care of their fur. Most dogs suffer from skin problems and dull coats from time to time. If your dog has not, count yourself lucky.

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Keeping Your Pet Happy and Healthy

Keeping Your Pet Happy and Healthy

Everyone knows our pets need food, water, medical care and love; however, they have other needs as well. Physical exercise and mental stimulation are essential in order for them to lead a happy, fulfilling life. “They need ‘jobs’,” says Kristen Collins, CPDT, and ASPCA Animal Trainer. Just like humans, animals need to feel engaged and busy. Unfortunately in today’s society, most dogs are left alone a majority of the day.

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Living with Pet Allergies

Living with Pet Allergies

Many people suffer from pet allergies; it is estimated that 10%-15% of the population is allergic to pets . It is most commonly caused by the animal’s dead flakes (dander). If you have a pet allergy, it is advised to stay away from the animal as much as possible, but what happens if the pet causing your problems is your own?

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Eco-Friendly Pet Care Tips

Eco-Friendly Pet Care Tips

Many people are choosing to adopt a more sustainable, natural lifestyle for themselves as well as their pets – and why not? Our pets are exposed to just as many pesticides and toxins in the environment as we are! Check out our simple tips you can use for healthier, happier and “greener” pets!

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How to Care for Your Dog’s Teeth, Naturally!

How to Care for Your Dog’s Teeth, Naturally!

Just like humans, dogs also need their teeth cleaned. However, instead of daily brushing, dogs tend to need dental care about once a week. Canines who receive regular brushings have fresher breath, stronger teeth and less plaque buildup. It’s important to know that oral care can be started any time, but it is much easier to start while your dog is still in the puppy stage.

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Caring for Fido & Fluffy’s Cold – Home Remedy Tips

Caring for Fido & Fluffy’s Cold –  Home Remedy Tips

While symptoms of cold and flu are distressful and a potential cause for concern there are a number of things you can do at home to nurse your pet back to health. Check out our tips for both cats and dogs.

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Can a Divorce Negatively Affect Your Pet’s Health?

Can a Divorce Negatively Affect Your Pet’s Health?

We often hear how children are negatively affected by their parent’s splitting up… but what happens when these “children” are our pets? In some cases, the effects can be the same—and can develop into stress-related health problems if not addressed and managed.

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Pets as Presents? What to Consider First

Pets as Presents? What to Consider First

With the holidays right around the corner, finding the perfect gift may seem like an overwhelming task, and many love the notion of giving a pet as a gift. However, this requires a lot of thought, whether it is for a friend, family member or your own child. What must you consider before purchasing a new pet as a gift?

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A Natural Treat Your Cat Will Love!

A Natural Treat Your Cat Will Love!

If you feel like treating your cat to a healthy snack he or she will enjoy, why not make it from scratch? Here is a recipe I found pretty simple to put together and even easier when preparing a similar vegetable concoction for myself (minus the catnip).

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