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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.

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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Your complete guide to the Maine Coon cat

Your complete guide to the Maine Coon cat

What kind of pet does a Maine Coon cat make? Enthusiasts of the breed will readily tell you these giant fluffballs have gentle personalities, are tolerant around children and can handle living in households with other pets. Though they keep their distance at first when new people come around, they don’t stay away for long..

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A guide to cold-weather care for dogs

A guide to cold-weather care for dogs

We’ve all seen that dog go galloping toward the deepest snowdrifts with the enthusiasm of a dozen 7-year-olds home on a snow day. And then, others will straight up refuse to touch snow unless they absolutely have to. Living with dogs means .

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What to consider when looking for a dog trainer

What to consider when looking for a dog trainer

Thinking about looking for a trainer to work with your dog? Maybe it’s time for puppy classes so you can build a foundation of good manners while nipping annoying behaviors in the bud. Or, you recently brought home an adult dog from a rescue, but she hadn’t had much training in the first place….

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Wet vs. Dry Dog Food: What Pet Parents Need to Know

Wet vs. Dry Dog Food: What Pet Parents Need to Know

Being a pet parent means facing a plethora of choices, and that can be confusing. Should you go with one of those shrink-wrapped dinners in the cooler at your favorite pet supply shop or is that mainline brand just fine? Talk to your..

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Why Cats Fight and How to Calm the Aggression

Why Cats Fight and How to Calm the Aggression

Does a new kitten incite hissing and swatting from a senior member of your feline family? Or maybe relations soured between two cats that once got along just fine. Either way, when cats start hissing, chasing and getting into full-on fight mode, it’s a stressful situation…

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A Dog’s Life: Why Playtime’s Essential

A Dog’s Life: Why Playtime’s Essential

When your dog presents the end of that tug rope or that battered tennis ball, complete with soft whines and wide, pleading eyes, that’s all the confirmation you need: Playtime is high on your dog’s priority list….

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Your Guide to Keeping Cats and Dogs Safe on Halloween

Your Guide to Keeping Cats and Dogs Safe on Halloween

Halloween can be a fun holiday for pet parents. Who doesn’t love showing off their cats and dogs, all decked out in their costumes? Still, if you’re not aware, the holidays can pose a few hazards to the safety of our four-legged friends…

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Weird Dog Behavior Explained: Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Weird Dog Behavior Explained: Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

When dogs eat grass, it can strike some pet parents as bewildering. Others may hit the panic button out of fear their beloved pet will soon become ill. To help you sort out fact from fiction, we’ll walk through some of the common human beliefs..

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