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5 Fall Hazards for Dogs to Avoid

5 Fall Hazards for Dogs to Avoid

By Audrey Pavia

Autumn is a beautiful time of year. The air is crisp and the leaves are turning an array of stunning colors. Blankets of red, yellow and orange leaves are everywhere. While fall is a great time for your dog to be outside before the cold weather hits, you do need to use some caution at this time of...

Hiking With Dogs

Hiking With Dogs

By Caryl Wolff

Soon temperatures will be cooling down, and it will be perfect weather for hiking. We'll talk about best practices for taking novice dogs on short hikes, rather than long day treks or camping.BEFOREFirst, decide whether your dog has the temperament for a hike. Does he bark at everything that moves?...

Fur Facts. Why am I allergic to cats but not dogs?

Fur Facts. Why am I allergic to cats but not dogs?

By Amy Shojai

Hot summer months as well as wintery weather can mean more time spent indoors avoiding the sun or cold for both people and pets. For allergy sufferers, that may mean an increase in symptoms. Even if you aren't directly allergic to your cat or dog, they act like furry dust mops that trap and hold...

Celebrating the Working Dog

Celebrating the Working Dog

By Audrey Pavia

Most dogs live a life of leisure, hanging around the house waiting for their humans to come home from work, playing in the backyard and accompanying the family on outings. But a select group of dogs does a lot more than just look cute to earn their keep. These dogs work for a living.Here are a few...

How to Help Animals in Your Community

How to Help Animals in Your Community

By Stacy Hackett

The images that have flashed across our televisions, laptops, and smart phones the past few months have been vivid and dramatic--dogs standing in spreading floodwaters at a Houston area animal shelter, pet owners carrying their dogs through flooded streets, rescuers in fishing boats filled with dog...

Solar Eclipse and Pets

Solar Eclipse and Pets

By Justin Young

Are you prepared for the solar eclipse? Millions of Americans will be watching on Monday, August 21, 2017 as the moon travels across the sun and blocks the light. How will your pets react?Some studies have shown that plant and animal life have a reaction to environmental changes during a solar...

What should I do if I find a lost pet

What should I do if I find a lost pet

By Stacy Hackett

Picture this: you're out for a walk around your neighborhood when you see a dog trotting down the sidewalk by himself. The stray dog seems friendly and well-behaved, but he is obviously away from his home. You want to help reunite him with his owner, but you're not sure where to begin.First,...