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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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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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Playing with Laser Cat Toys

By Roslyn McKenna

When you break out the laser pointer in front of a cat, you’re sure to see twitching tails, dilated eyes, and darting paws. Most cats love to chase the laser across the house, over furniture, and up the walls. Why do cats love that little red dot so much?

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Dog Park Safety for All Breeds

By Tony Johnson

As a veteran vet of 20 years in the small animal ER, one of the most heartbreaking emergencies I've seen over the years goes by the name of "Big dog - Little dog" in medical slang. It's heartbreaking because not only does the bigger dog usually win, human bites (while they try to break up the fight) are common, and in most cases these fights arise out of a simple desire to take your dog for a walk. Here are some tips and tricks to help you keep your pet (big or little) out of trouble at the dog park.

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Dogs in Maryville, Tennessee Finally Have a Dog Park of Their Own!

By Justin Young

Pet parents in Maryville, Tennessee now have a new place to socialize and exercise their dogs! On Saturday, May 14, 2016, the City of Maryville, Parks and Recreation, and Radio Systems Corporation partnered for the grand opening of the PetSafe® Pistol Creek Dog Park. It's the 9th PetSafe Dog Park to open in the Knoxville area since 2006.

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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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5 Fun Outdoor Activities for You & Your Dog

By Justin Young

With temperatures rising and daylight lasting longer, there are plenty of reasons to have some outdoor fun. What better way to ring in spring than with an adventure for you and your pet? Here are 5 outdoor activities to do with your dog.