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How Often Should You Fully Change Cat Litter

Keeping a clean litter box is one of the many responsibilities that come with being a cat parent. While it’s easy to fall into a routine of removing clumps, waste, or soiled litter from a litter box, many don’t realize that it’s important to replace all the litter in a litter box every so often. Ever wonder how often to change cat litter? You’re not alone. Let’s dig into this common litter box question.

Why It’s Important to Keep the Litter Box Clean

Ever enter a public restroom, take one look around and simply turn to leave? That’s how our cats can feel when they find a litter box that hasn’t been cleaned in a while. In fact, a dirty litter box is one of the most common reasons some cats stop using their litter box. Aside from unpleasant odors and unsightly messes, a dirty litter box can lead to irritation or illness for you and your cats. If you want to keep your...

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New Kitten Checklist: Kitten Supplies and Home Preparation

By Rob Hunter

Adopting a new kitten is a wonderfully rewarding, life-changing event. Bringing a new cat home means bringing home a curious, energetic and affectionate new friend.

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Wireless or In-Ground Pet Fence: Which is Best for My Pet and Me?

By Hank Champion

If you have pets and a yard, it's time to consider what’s sometimes referred to as an electric pet fence, and the best place to start your search is by understanding the different types available.

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Reduce Your Pet’s Anxiety When They’re Home Alone

By Rob Hunter

We’ve all been there – it’s time to leave for work but your pet doesn’t want you to go. It can be stressful on you and your pet, but thankfully there are some steps you can take to help your furry friend feel more comfortable about being home alone.

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How to Prevent Your Pet From Developing Joint Issues

By Rob Hunter

Deteriorating joints are a health concern that we share with our pets, especially as we get older together. Just like us, our dogs and cats can develop bad hips, knees, elbows and more. There are many ways to help a pet that's getting on in years and needs support getting around the house or in and out of the car. However, the best way to deal with joint issues is to take proactive measures to prevent them while your pet is still young. Luckily, there are a variety of tools, therapies and tips available to help your young pets stay spry, and to help your older pets keep up.

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It’s Time to Bark for Your Park!

By PetSafe Guest

PetSafe® has donated more than $1.5 million to support more than 70 off-leash dog parks in the United States.

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The Best Type of Litter for Your Cat

By Hank Champion

You’d think choosing the right litter for your cat’s litter box would be an easy decision, but that’s not always the case. Cats can be particular, and if they don’t like the litter you choose, they’ll find another place to do their business. Fortunately, there are plenty of litter options out there to match your cat’s preferences.