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Walking With Your Dog

By Caryl Wolff

February 22nd is Walking the Dog Day. Many people love taking their dogs on adventures near and far, but what are the chances you could be pushing your dog too hard?

Dog Food

Good Enough to Eat? The Truth About Human Grade Pet Food.

By Charlotte Higgins

Have you ever thought about home cooking for your dog? If you have, you are not alone. More and more, people have decided to make their own pet food. And many more are seriously considering it. Why this new trend? Is it a good idea? Commercial diets are more convenient to use, cheaper, and nutritionally more consistent. So why would anyone want to go through the trouble and expense of cooking for their dog when there are so many commercially prepared foods readily available?

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9 Ways to Keep Your Cat in Top Health

By Stacy Hackett

Paying close attention to your health helps you find problems before they start. You schedule a regular checkup with your doctor, watch what you eat, and exercise regularly. You also notice if something isn't quite right and follow up with t trip to the doctor. All of these steps contribute to your overall well-being.

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Clearing the Air: Are Dental Treats Enough?

By Amy Shojai

Could your dog's breath melt your glasses? Does your cat's smile look like five miles of bad road? Stinky mouth odor not only interferes with how you interact with your cats and dogs, it points to potentially painful, dangerous pet dental problems. February is National Pet Dental Health Month and a good time to check out your pets' pearly whites.

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Brrrr! Does My Pet Need a Sweater?

By Amy Shojai

When the temperature drops, people pull on sweaters. Dogs and cats don't have the benefit of pulling something out of the closet to wear. While Texas winters tend to be mild, abrupt changes in the weather often leave pets shivering in shock. So, does your pet need a sweater? The answer is--it depends.

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Making Sense of Dental Care Toys & Treats

By Tony Johnson

When you go into the dental aisle at your local pet retailer, you're faced with a whole host of choices. Toys, specially-designed treats and dental appliances like toothbrushes and dental wipes are all vying for you attention - and your dollar. So which of these are worth the effort, and which are just hype? Read on to help make some sense of the issue.

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Holiday DIY Homemade Pet Treats

By PetSafe Guest

This holiday season, experiment with some pet treat receipes instead of that 5-hour-long pie recipe! We found some delicious and healthy treats that your pets will love! These recipes include all the favorite fall ingredients like pumpkin, apples, turkey and more.