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Spring Cleaning Safety Hazards for Pets

By Amy Shojai

Indoor and outdoor spring cleaning may pose potential pet risks both indoor and out. Beware these 5 spring cleaning danger zones to keep your dogs and cats safe during spring cleaning.

7 Ways to Prevent Hairballs

7 Tips to Prevent Hairballs

By Stacy Hackett

Because of the backward pointing barbs on a cat's tongue, the grooming action causes a cat to swallow a lot of dead hair. If the hair collects in the cat's digestive system more rapidly than the cat can naturally pass it, the hair often comes back up in the form of the slimy hairballs. Obviously, long haired cats are more likely to experience hairballs than their short haired cousins. Luckily, you can take some steps to help prevent hairballs--or at least decrease their frequency.

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How to Take the Perfect Pet Pictures

By Audrey Pavia

Thanks to smart phones and social media, pets get their pictures taken more today than any other time in human history. While it's easy to take a casual snapshot of your cat or dog to post online, these tips can help you get a better shot that your friends will really notice!

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How to Make National Pet Day Special for Your Pets

By Amy Shojai

April 11th is National Pet Day, but at my house, it's "pet day" all the time. Here are my top 5 ways to celebrate your cats and dogs on National Pet Day or any day.

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Do Underground Fences Work?

By Audrey Pavia

If you have a dog, you need a way to contain him. But what if you don't want to spend a lot of money putting up a fence? Or what if you have too much property to make a fence practical? What if you just don't want a fence in your yard to spoil your view? The answer might just be an underground fence.

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Find the Right Toy to Entertain Playful Cats

By Amy Shojai

It's great fun to watch cats play, but when kitten play goes overboard, what's a caring pet parent to do? Just as bored dogs target inappropriate items, a playful cat or kitten left alone can turn your house upside down.

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How to Get Your Pet Deposit Back

By Stacy Hackett

You and your pet are moving to a new home! Congratulations! As you prepare to settle into your new place, make note of the state of your current apartment. Take pictures of everything before you move in. When it's time to move out of your apartment and find a new place, follow these steps to make sure your landlord will return your pet deposit.