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Our reason for being is to help you get many happy, healthy years with your furry friends! That’s why we’re excited to share our expertise about the care and feeding of pets. Browse our blogs to guide you through each phase and stage of your dog or cat’s life.

Can my dog eat that? Avoid messy surprises with our guide to holiday foods

Can my dog eat that? Avoid messy surprises with our guide to holiday foods

Wondering which human holiday foods are safe for dogs? Keeping an eye on portion sizes, along with knowing which ingredients are safe for dogs, is how you can do it safely — and avoid a mess in the house or the yard later. Stay away from high fat foods that can irritate your dog’s gut and result in unwanted messes in the house and yard. Also, be aware of foods that are toxic and even poisonous to dogs.

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Teddy Bear dog breeds: Get to know them

Teddy Bear dog breeds: Get to know them

The term “Teddy Bear dog” evokes an instant mental image of small, soft, snuggly and adorable. Their fur might be trimmed to make them look even more like a stuffed animal, with rounded shapes that highlight their button noses and bright eyes. In short, they’re the kind of dogs that make even the most hard-hearted of us want to start baby-talking.

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What’s the best dog food for picky eaters?

What’s the best dog food for picky eaters?

Your trusty bag of kibble has a lot of good stuff to help your dog build a healthy body (especially if you’re sticking to a high-quality brand). But if you’re looking to round out your dog’s diet, incorporating wet entrees into the rotation is good for dogs. Carton (Tetra Pak) and canned dinners offer a hearty, savory, aroma-rich meal for your pet that makes dinnertime more enjoyable.

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Is wet food good for dogs?

Is wet food good for dogs?

Your trusty bag of kibble has a lot of good stuff to help your dog build a healthy body (especially if you’re sticking to a high-quality brand). But if you’re looking to round out your dog’s diet, incorporating wet entrees into the rotation is good for dogs. Carton (Tetra Pak) and canned dinners offer a hearty, savory, aroma-rich meal for your pet that makes dinnertime more enjoyable.

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Want to try rotational feeding for your dog? Here’s how to get started

Want to try rotational feeding for your dog? Here’s how to get started

Many canines look forward to their daily bowl of kibble, bounding eagerly to the kitchen when they hear the kibble hit the bowl. But should dogs eat the same food every day? Even if they seem to enjoy “the usual,” it’s actually good for your dog’s health to switch it up and practice rotational feeding.

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What are bully breeds and where do they come from?

What are bully breeds and where do they come from?

Ever wonder what a bully breed is and how they got their name? Bully breeds cover a wide range of dogs, from powerful police dogs to goofy lap dogs with lolling tongues. To help you appreciate and understand your canine friend’s bully origins, we put together this quick guide.

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Your complete guide to dining out with your canine

Your complete guide to dining out with your canine

Dining with your dog can be a delightful way to live the pet-inclusive life you’ve always dreamed of. If your dog is at a stage where he’s great on a leash and doesn’t mind hanging out while you eat and socialize, he’ll probably make a great dining companion.

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Puppy biting: What makes a pup nip and how to handle it

Puppy biting: What makes a pup nip and how to handle it

You wouldn’t know by looking at that adorable ball of fluff, but that puppy of yours has a set of spiky little teeth. He can’t understand that when he nips you, even in play, it hurts. Other than wearing boots indoors for the rest of your life, along with a set of elbow-length Kevlar gloves, what can you do about puppy biting?

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Heirloom grains: Are they nutritional powerhouses for dogs?

Heirloom grains: Are they nutritional powerhouses for dogs?

Confused about grains and whether they’re good for canines? In the following, we’ll explain just what heirloom grains are, what sets them apart from traditional grains, like corn and wheat, and the bounty of nutrients they can bring to your dog’s bowl.

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How to choose the absolute best food for your dog

How to choose the absolute best food for your dog

What’s so great about premium lines of dog food, and what value do they offer to your dog’s lifeCynics might say premium foods are all about impressing the humans. If you’re looking for the best food for your dog, read on to learn how to tell when a high-quality premium brands enhances the life of your best friend, and which fall short of expectations.

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Your guide to rotating your dog’s food

Your guide to rotating your dog’s food

Many canines look forward to their daily bowl of kibble, bounding eagerly to the kitchen when they hear the kibble hit the bottom of the bowl. But should dogs eat the same food every day? Even if they seem to enjoy “the usual,” it’s actually good for your dog’s health to switch it up.

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Big reasons to get a small dog

Big reasons to get a small dog

Many canine parents would call themselves equal opportunity dog lovers. But the big, playful personalities accompanied by the puppy-like faces of smaller dogs are awfully hard to resist. If you’re wondering if a smaller pet is best for your family, we’ve got you covered.

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