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Yes, You CAN Train Cats

By Amy Shojai

January is National Train Your Dog Month, but don't forget about training cats. We expect our dogs to know basic manners, and rarely feel surprise if King offers a "sit" on command, or a paws-up to "shake" when asked. But folks guffaw at the mere mention of cat training.

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7 Ways to Make Training Part of Everyday Life with Your Dog

By Justin Young

From the moment you bring home your new pet, training is one of the most important things you can do. Teaching your dog basic manners will give you more options for activities in which your dog can participate, build your relationship and enrich the lives of you and your dog. Learning should not be limited to a training class. Reinforcing your dog’s good behaviors throughout his everyday life will help keep your dog on his best behavior.

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Puppies for Christmas

By Caryl Wolff

Can you get a puppy for the holidays? Sure. But instead of having the puppy pop out of a pretty present, do it differently. First, remember that if you are getting a puppy for your kids, it is still your puppy. Even if you are getting it to teach your kids responsibility, the ultimate caretaker is you. So you have to want a puppy - and the time and expense that comes with it!

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Fat Cats: The Pet Obesity Problem

By David Haworth

Obesity in cats is reaching alarming proportions, particularly for these animals that are designed to be lean, agile, and light-footed. Keeping our furry friends fit and trim is important to helping them have longer, healthier lives. Here are some interesting facts about obesity in cats to hopefully encourage you to start a weight loss program for your overweight kitty.

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Breed All About It: Bulldogs

By Stacy Hackett

One look at that wrinkly, lovable face, and you'll understand why the Bulldog ranks No. 4 on the American Kennel Club's list of top breeds in 2014.

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Why I’m thankful for my humans

By Justin Young

As we prepare for the holiday season, many of us are thinking about what we’re most thankful for in life. The list could include family, friends, jobs or even the basics like having a food and shelter. If there’s a dog or cat in your life, you’re likely thankful for the love and joy they bring to your home.

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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.