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Healthy Dog Treats You Can Make At Home

Healthy Dog Treats You Can Make At Home

Did you know that February 23rd is International Dog Biscuit Day? It is, and all across the globe, doggos are celebrating this all-important day because : TREAT! But what makes...

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Dogs Eating Poop: Does Your Pooch Kiss You With That Mouth?

Dogs Eating Poop: Does Your Pooch Kiss You With That Mouth?

We love our dogs. And we love when they’re snuggly and cuddly and they drool all over us with their affection. Well, maybe a little less slobber wouldn’t be so...

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Dog High Blood Pressure: Is That A Thing?

Dog High Blood Pressure: Is That A Thing?

They say it’s a dog’s life, right? Meaning that surely living life lounging around on sofas and scrounging for crumbs and belly rubs can’t be that stressful, can it? The...

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Bye-Bye Doggy Breath!

Bye-Bye Doggy Breath!

But if more doggy kisses mean more opportunities for you to get bowled over by his bodacious doggy breath, you’ll want to read on for a few tips about how...

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Walk Your Dog Month Magic

Walk Your Dog Month Magic

Such is the mentality behind January being Walk Your Dog Month. But it’s good, because there really are tons of benefits to walking your dog! Not only does it keep...

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The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

On January 29, 2021, the oldest guide dog school in the world will turn 92! Not looking a day over 1929 (when it was founded), the school helped enhance the...

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Does Your Dog’s Diabetes Impact Your Health?

Does Your Dog’s Diabetes Impact Your Health?

Does your dog’s diabetes have anything to do with you? Research from Sweden and The United Kingdom would suggest so!That’s right. Researchers found that the owners of dogs who had...

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4 New Year's Resolutions Dog Parents Should Keep

4 New Year's Resolutions Dog Parents Should Keep

It’s a NEW YEAR! That’s right...we’ve said, “Goodbye!” to 2020 and are looking forward to 2021 being a year of renewal and better days.

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How To Ring In The New Year Safely With Your Dog

How To Ring In The New Year Safely With Your Dog

We’re almost there. Where?2021, of course.  We’re saying goodbye to the weirdest year ever (so far…) and we’re ALL IN for a bright and shiny new one. But is your...

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What Not To Feed Your Dog During The Holidays

What Not To Feed Your Dog During The Holidays

The holidays are here...and though it’s hard to believe we’re near the end of 2020 (the longest year EVER), here we are. Even though this is a very different year...

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Ho, Ho, Ho: Does Your Dog Have The Holiday Blues?

Ho, Ho, Ho: Does Your Dog Have The Holiday Blues?

This year, the holiday is very different. But, in many ways, hopefully, the most important ways...it’s still the same. And that means that you’ll be figuring out some way to...

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Do Dogs Get Viruses? Why Good Gut Health Is Vital

Do Dogs Get Viruses? Why Good Gut Health Is Vital

It’s THE word of 2020. Rather, Coronavirus, perhaps, and we want to start off by saying that it’s important to differentiate between SARS-Cov-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) and viruses...

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Dog Insomnia: What’s Keeping Your Dog Up At Night?

Dog Insomnia: What’s Keeping Your Dog Up At Night?

They say, “Let sleeping dogs lie,” but what do you do if your dog isn’t sleeping? Isn’t that a staple of dog-hood? Sleeping in big chunks of the day?It is,...

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Easy Ways To Help Keep The Weight Off Your Dog

Easy Ways To Help Keep The Weight Off Your Dog

It’s that time of year, and the pounds may be piling on. Heck, if we’re really honest, it’s been that kind of YEAR, and the pounds may have been piling...

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Why Is My Dog A Picky Eater and How Can I Help?

Why Is My Dog A Picky Eater and How Can I Help?

When your dog is a picky eater, it can be frustrating because he can’t tell you why he’s not eating. Maybe he doesn’t like what’s on the menu or maybe...

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How To Make Sure Your Dog’s Skin and Coat are Winter-Ready

How To Make Sure Your Dog’s Skin and Coat are Winter-Ready

The cooler temps are fast upon us, and just like in humans, winter weather can take its toll on our dog's skin. While many of our four-legged friends love playing...

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Dog Constipation: Perfect Poop Every Time

Dog Constipation: Perfect Poop Every Time

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘constipation’?If you’re like most people, you think of not being able to poop.  But did you know that there’s so...

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How To Help Your Dog’s Anxiety At Halloween

How To Help Your Dog’s Anxiety At Halloween

Hard to believe, but Halloween is almost here. While it’s definitely the weirdest one we’ve ever had, some things always stay the same--dogs and Halloween don’t always mix.

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Mental Health in Dogs and How it Affects Digestion

Mental Health in Dogs and How it Affects Digestion

Have you ever seen your dog look sad? Chances are their big beautiful eyes looked depressed. Dogs show their emotions with their facial expressions, body language, and behavior. Research has...

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Why Is My Dog Not Absorbing Nutrients?

Why Is My Dog Not Absorbing Nutrients?

It’s surprising to most pet parents when they are told their dog isn’t absorbing nutrients from the food they eat. Bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine is usually the culprit....

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How to Treat Your Dogs Upset Stomach

How to Treat Your Dogs Upset Stomach

Dogs sometimes experience upset stomachs without their owners realizing there is a problem. Symptoms and signs often go overlooked until they become severe such as vomiting or diarrhea. As a...

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Excessive Itching and Licking in Dogs?

Excessive Itching and Licking in Dogs?

Stop the madness! Does the sound of your dog constantly licking their paws and other areas of their body drive you crazy? If so, you are not alone! Excessive licking...

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Is My Dog Allergic to Food

Is My Dog Allergic to Food

Did you know dogs can have allergic reactions to their food? Pet parents are often caught off guard when they realize the chronic symptoms their dog is experiencing are due...

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Is your dog's mood affecting their digestion?

Is your dog's mood affecting their digestion?

As a human, you probably experienced various moods when it comes to food. Have you ever heard of the term ‘hangry’? This term identifies when you feel angry because you...

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Why Your Dog is Vomiting and What You Can Do About It

Why Your Dog is Vomiting and What You Can Do About It

In most cases, vomiting is a rare or a onetime event usually caused by ingesting something old or bad. These occasional events usually clear up on their own and don’t cause...

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