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Rob Hunter

Rob Hunter

Rob Hunter is a copywriter for PetSafe® brand. Rob was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee where PetSafe® was founded. He has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Vanderbilt University and a marketing MBA from the University of Tennessee. Rob’s career has been driven by passion for all kinds of animals. Before joining the PetSafe® family, he worked in Knoxville as a veterinary technician with experience in surgery, oncology, imaging, emergency and critical care. Rob is the proud dad of a lab mix named Milo and a pair of senior Chihuahuas named Tippy and Skippy. When not at work, Rob enjoys photographing wildlife and taking his dogs on adventures in the woods and mountains of east Tennessee.

Articles by This Author

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Tips for Planning Dog-Friendly Spring Break Travel

Spring Break is always a blast, but it can be especially fun if your four-legged family members get to tag along! If you’re prepping to pack up the car for a Spring Break road trip, there’s plenty you can do to make sure your pup has as much fun as you do.

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What’s Your Pet’s Love Language? A Guide to Understanding and Strengthening Your Bond With Your Pet

Discover the secrets of Pet Love Languages with PetSafe's comprehensive guide. Learn how to identify and speak your pet's love language for a deeper bond. Get the tips and tricks you need to understand and strengthen your relationship with your furry friend.

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Cats 101: Basic Health & Care Tips to Keep Your Cat Healthy

A healthy cat is a happy cat! In observance of National Cat Health Month, we're sharing some tips for keeping your feline family members in good health. Whether your buddy is a playful kitten or a seasoned senior cat, here are 10 ways to keep your cat healthy.

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Holiday Gift Guide: the Best Gifts for Dogs

Is your dog a 10/10 good boy or girl? Here are our ten favorite dog gifts to make any canine’s holiday merry and bright!

The 9 best cat gifts for your pretty kitty this Christmas
Holiday Gift Guide: the Best Gifts for Cats

Does your best friend have nine lives? Here are our nine favorite cat gifts to make any feline’s holiday merry and bright!

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The Top 5 Holiday Tech Gifts for Cats & Cat Lovers

A fun way to celebrate the holiday season as a cat lover is to give your kitty plenty of presents. We've created a list of the top 5 tech cat gifts to make it easy to pick the right one and make it the best holiday ever.

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Holiday Road Trip Tips: How To Travel With A Dog

Travel with dogs can be an adventure any time of year, but during the hectic holidays it can be especially exciting!

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Holiday Road Trip Tips: How To Travel With A Cat

Car travel with cats can be a little tricky, especially during the busy holiday season. But this doesn’t mean cats can’t enjoy a road trip!

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How Do You Stop a Dog from Pulling on the Leash?

Who’s walking who? If you’ve ever asked that proverbial question about yourself and your own dog, you are not alone.

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8 Ways to Keep Your Cat Healthy and Entertained While You’re Away

With spring 2022 fast approaching, travel might be on your schedule. While it’s nice to imagine a world where our cats can accompany us anywhere, the reality is that it’s often best to leave your four-legged loved ones at home.

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5 Ways to Tell Your Cat You Love Them this Valentine’s Day

Cats are fascinating, mysterious creatures. They’re also adorable, playful and sometimes, a little silly. Cats easily earn our admiration and affection. Our love affair with cats goes back thousands of years.

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Pet Travel Tips for Dogs and Cats by Car

Learn what to do and what not to do when you’re traveling with your cat or dog, whether by car or plane, domestically or international.

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The Best Places For a Litter Box in Your Home

What does your cat’s litter box have in common with prime real estate property? It’s all about location, location, location!

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The 7 Best Ways to Control Litter Box Odor

Life with a cat means life with a litter box. And life with a litter box can seem like an endless uphill battle to keep your home smelling fresh.

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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.

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New Kitten Checklist: Kitten Supplies and Home Preparation

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

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

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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Tips for Keeping Cat Litter From Tracking

Every cat lover has experienced it at some point. You step into a room and feel that familiar crunch underfoot. There’s nothing like getting up in the morning to find your feline friend has tracked cat litter all over the house. It can be frustrating, but it’s something we have to live with as cat people… or is it?

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8 Reasons Your Cat Stopped Using the Litter Box

If your cat has stopped using the litter box, here are some of the most common litter box problems and ways to get your feline friend back in the box.

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How Often Should You Clean the Litter Box

Keeping your cat's litter box clean is a labor of love. Here are six tips to make sure your feline friend has a safe, clean place to do its business.

Adopted a New Dog? Here’s a Checklist for All the Essentials

Adopting a new dog is the beginning of a life-long friendship.  You want the best for your new best friend, but what does a new adopted dog need? PetSafe® is here to help you give your new dog the best life possible so you can make the most of each day together.

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Adopted a New Cat? Here’s a Checklist for All the Essentials

Adopting a new cat is the beginning of a life-long friendship.  You want the best for your new family member, but what does a new adopted cat need? PetSafe® is here to help you make the most of each day together.

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New Puppy Checklist: Ensure Your New Best Friend Thrives

That adorable new pup comes with questions. What does a new puppy need? How can I start training? How can I keep him entertained?

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New Kitten Checklist: Ensure Your New Feline Friend Thrives

A new kitten comes with so much fun - but that little bundle of joy also comes with questions. What does a new kitten need? Will she stay out of trouble while I'm away? How can I keep her entertained all day?

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Make your dog feel right at home in your apartment

They say a house is not a home without a dog; we say the same goes for an apartment.