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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 guard dogs. 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. Read about some trends in the dog world that have started to reflect this modern view. 

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.