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5 Do’s and Don’ts for Dogs with a Drinking Problem

Did you know that the summer heat often leads to dogs with drinking problems? And by “drinking problem,” we mean being so thirsty that they’ll drink water wherever they can find it.

When the toilet bowl looks better than your dog's water bowl, it's time for an intervention.

Read our tips for keeping your dog hydrated at BarkPost.com.

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Should You Break a Dog out of a Hot Car?

By Audrey Pavia

It's happened to many of us: You're out on a hot summer's day and you see a dog alone, locked in a car. The dog might be barking in distress, panting heavily, or worse yet, unresponsive. What do you do? 10 years ago, your options would have been pretty limited. You could try to find the owner, but other than that, you had little legal recourse. These days, in many states, you have the law on your side. Learn about saving dogs locked in cars and you may save a life this summer.

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UTI FAQs: Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs & Cats

By Gretchen Statz

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a relatively common occurrence in dogs and cats. Infections in the urinary tract can occur in the bladder or can become serious and involve the kidneys. Most pets with urinary tract infections will have fairly classic symptoms and most UTIs can be treated relatively easily. Learn more about improving your pet's urinary health and preventing and treating UTIs.

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11 Things Your Cat Is Desperately Trying To Tell You

What is your cat trying to tell you when she chirps at the birds? What's she saying when she belts out a loud meow in the middle of the night? Why does she bite your hand when you stop petting her? 

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Is Your Pet Dehydrated? Try These Simple Tests

By Jessie McDowell

Your pet's skin and gums give you clues to how hydrated and healthy your pet is. 

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How to Travel with Your Pets

By Audrey Pavia

Summer is the most popular time for traveling, whether it's to visit family, go camping on the beach or spend a weekend in the city. Whatever your destination, there's a good chance you can take your pet with you. In order to make sure both you and your pet have a good time on your trip, preparation is key.

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What to Do If You Find a Lost Pet

By Four Paws Handbook

So you’ve rescued a lost cat or dog. Congratulations for helping an animal in distress! Someone out there is frantically searching for a beloved pet. Follow these steps to give them both a happy ending.