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Trends in the Dog World

By Audrey Pavia

This is an exciting time to be a dog lover. In the 1960s, dogs were still considered mostly outdoor animals whose job was to warn of intruders and scare away vermin. Over the years, dogs have slowly worked their ways into the hearts and homes of their owners and are now considered important members of the family.

As important canine citizens, trends in the dog world have started to reflect this modern view. This is good news for both dogs and those who care about them.

Here are a few of the bigger trends we are seeing in the dog world.

Doggy Daycare

In this era where both parents work, and kids go right from school to soccer practice, dogs often find themselves alone all day. Enter doggy daycare, where dogs can play with each other under supervision while the family is out of the house. Doggy daycare includes rest periods in between bouts of play to give dogs a chance to recoup....

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Cats 101 - Basic Health & Care Tips to Keep Your Cat Healthy

By Stacy Hackett

How often do you take your cat to the veterinarian? In observance of Take Your Cat to the Vet Day on August 22, we want to remind you that even if your cat does not appear to be sick, preventative care is important. Between visits to your cat's veterinarian, here are 10 ways to keep your cat healthy.

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10 Ways to Help Homeless Pets

By Stacy Hackett

In honor of International Homeless Animals Day, held on the 3rd  Saturday of August every year, here are 10 ways you can help homeless animals in your community.

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Is a Harness or Headcollar Right for Your Dog?

By Jessie McDowell

Is the Easy Walk® Harness or the Gentle Leader® Headcollar the right walking tool for your dog? Watch this video comparison to find an easier way to walk your dog.

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Chew on This, not That

By Caryl Wolff

There are some things you should never let your dog chew, including some toys that dogs really love but aren't safe. So what are some guidelines to help you choose safe toys for your dog to chew?

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Meeting Your Cat’s Behavioral Needs

By Amy Shojai

People who love cats understand that felines are emotional beings. Nearly anything can put Kitty's tail in a twist, and a stressed out upset cat becomes more prone to physical health issues as well as behavioral acting out. We want to meet our cat's behavior needs in order to keep pet purrs rumbling. The first step to improve kitty quality of life is to understand just what cats need. Here's what you need to understand in order to keep your cat in a happy emotional place.

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Making a Guide Dog

By Audrey Pavia

It's easy to be impressed when watching a guide dog at work. The dog's ability to concentrate on his job, ignore distractions, and provide both safety and comfort to his sight-impaired handler is amazing. The correct breeding, selecting, and training of a guide dog is an art in and of itself.