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Tips & Solutions for Pet Parents

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.

Best houseplants for your curious cat

Best houseplants for your curious cat

Living life inside is great for your cat’s long-term health and longevity, and indoor plant play fulfills many feline instincts. Outdoors, a cat will certainly check out and nibble at an appealing plant they find on their rounds, even though they’re considered carnivores.

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Why having a pet is good for your health and your mood

Why having a pet is good for your health and your mood

What makes life with your dog or cat so great? You might say it’s the unconditional love, the fact they’re always glad to see you, the hilarious antics. Turns out living with pets comes with an impressive list of benefits to our mental health and overall wellness.

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How to stop people from petting your dog

How to stop people from petting your dog

Dogs are people magnets. When you’re out for a walk, and your companion has an adorable furry face and is oozing charm, the dog enthusiasts that cross your path can’t help but stop to say hello. Even grumpy dogs that bark at everyone can attract new friends.

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How to create a DIY agility course in your backyard

How to create a DIY agility course in your backyard

For active, energetic dogs, an agility course you can set up in your backyard can be just the outlet for their endless reserves. A homemade backyard agility course is also great for those times when you want to stick close to home and provide the exercise your dog needs to stay active and healthy.

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Working from home with pets

Working from home with pets

Working from home with pets around is one of the perks of logging in at your kitchen table, along with being dressed in head-to-toe fleece. For an increasing number of workers, the option and opportunity is there to spend at least a portion of the work getting stuff done in the comfort of their home.

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Dogs and climate: Best breeds based on where you live

Dogs and climate: Best breeds based on where you live

When living with dogs, one consideration is whether their specific breed is suited to the climate you’re living in. Now it’s not unheard of for a Chihuahua to live a joy-filled life in Alaska and an Alaskan Malamute to summer in Florida. If your dog doesn’t happen to be the perfect match for your part of the country, nothing wrong with that.

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What to do when kitty meows all the time

What to do when kitty meows all the time

Your cat is staring at the bathroom faucet, would like a head scratch, or wants to be let in from outside — any of these things can set off the chorus of meowing.

Most pet parents find these meows cute and endearing. But sometimes, cats can get excessive with their meows..

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Your complete guide to conquering pet odors in the house

Your complete guide to conquering pet odors in the house

As much as we love sharing our home with our beloved pets, pet odors can be an unfortunate side effect. We humans can get used to the scents that surround us. (The scientific term for this, we believe, is “nose blind.”) When you have pets, it can be difficult …

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Right collar for the right dog: How to choose?

Right collar for the right dog: How to choose?

Puzzling over the selection of collars at your favorite pet supply shop? Not all collars are alike, and it’s possible that the wrong collar for your dog can cause discomfort or even injury.

To avoid mistakes, it’s important to go into this knowing …

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Cat fostering: Reasons to try it and what to expect

Cat fostering: Reasons to try it and what to expect

So you love cats and want to help them find loving homes. Have you ever thought of cat fostering? As the name suggests, it means being a cat’s “for now” family, so the animal rescue organization has time to find the feline’s forever home..

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Do I spend enough time with my cat?

Do I spend enough time with my cat?

Sometimes, we humans think of kitty as the no-nonsense, aloof soul, while the dog is the loyal friend who wants to tag along everywhere we go. But that mindset can distract us from recognizing what our four-legged friends really need from us….

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Outdoors vs. indoors: What’s best for your cat?

Outdoors vs. indoors: What’s best for your cat?

When kitty’s exploring outside, who can deny the pleasure of watching those feline instincts spring to life? Whether your cat is stalking a squirrel, climbing a backyard tree to get a better view or trotting off to patrol their realm, there’s something gratifying about seeing your cat in their element…

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