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Should You Let Your Dog Swim In Your Pool?

Just about every dog loves taking an occasional dip in a swimming pool. There are even flotation devices and life vests designed specifically for use on pet dogs who love to get in the water but may not necessarily have the strength or skills to stay afloat and swim. While some dogs, such as Labradors, are built for the water,…

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3 Tips for Dog Parents Who Feed Their Dogs Dry Kibble

This is a quick post and completely unplanned.  Linda, a reader who also follows me on Facebook, asked a great question this morning and I wanted to share it today, because this is in response to the article about feeding our dogs feathers for protein… “ Do you have any tips for people who want to continue to feed their dogs a dry kibble but…

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A New Cure For Canine Cancer

Whether it is a human or a dog, the news that one of our loved ones has been diagnosed with cancer is devastating. This disease is quite a common cause of ill health in dogs, particularly as the dog gets older. Treatment is available with varying degrees of success.  Dogs have been receiving chemotherapy and radiation therapy similar to the…

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How to Help Your Kids Deal With the Death of a Pet

Coping with the death of a pet — and the mess of feelings that comes with it — is one of the tougher parts of growing up. These feelings can be hard for everybody in the family, but they’re especially tough for young children. Children see pets as close friends and extensions of the family unit, and they have a great…

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Grooming 411: The Difference Between Dog Brushes

Most pet owners know that brushing their dog on a regular basis is a great way to keep their coat looking shiny and healthy and also help reduce the amount of shedding. But if you’ve ever walked into a pet store looking for a brush, you may be amazed—and even confused—by all the choices. Instead of grabbing the wrong brush,…

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6 Reasons Your Next Pet Should Be an Adopted One

Perhaps one of the most defining characteristics of humanity is our willingness — and passion — for caring for animals. Having a pet enriches our lives, both for the animal and for the caretaker. People who share their homes and their lives with their pets know that unconditional love, both given and received, enhances our life experience. While there is…

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