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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.

How much do cats sleep?

How much do cats sleep?

Cats have a well-earned reputation for needing their beauty rest. The average feline gets in 15 hours of sleep a day. However, kittens and elderly cats put in as much as 20 hours a day.

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Which harness is best for your dog?

Which harness is best for your dog?

Leashes are fine for most dogs. But there are times when you might want to switch to a harness. A harness can take pressure off the dog’s neck and help him breathe more easily. The right harness can also be a training aid if your dog needs better leash manners.

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Itchy dog? Help for canine seasonal allergies

Itchy dog? Help for canine seasonal allergies

As warmer weather arrives, life is good for your dog. She’s spending more time outdoors. Her human is more than up for longer walks. And she can hang out in the backyard, getting her nose down into the landscape. But then again, you notice she’s not quite herself. She’s constantly pawing at her face and licking her paws, and no matter what you say and do, you can’t convince her to stop. Those are classic signs of seasonal allergies.

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Happy trails, happy tails: Tips for safe hiking with your dog

Happy trails, happy tails: Tips for safe hiking with your dog

What’s better than a hike with your best friend? That ultra fresh air, feeling healthy, maybe shedding a few pounds while taking in stunning views and spending time together spark joy for humans and canines alike. Before you head out, use this guide to ensure a safe and enjoyable day in the great outdoors for everyone.

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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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