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5 ways to help your dog navigate solitude at the end of summer

Back to School and 5 Ways to Help Your Dog with Loneliness

By Thomas Fraser

What’s a dog to do when most of the pack returns to school?It’s been a long summer of romping, running, fetching and fun for many of the dogs among us, but as schoolchildren would agree: All good things come to an end.Your pups are highly social animals, of course, and they consider your kids part...

Six pet-travel tips for your dog days getaway

Six pet-travel tips for your dog days getaway

By Thomas Fraser

There’s still time to hit the road, sky or rails for a last summer vacation. And there are lots of options for those who can’t bear to leave their fur babies behind even for a quick junket.Here are 6 tips for traveling with your dog or cat if you are lucky enough to get out of town before summer...

Here are some tips to slow down your dog if he eats too fast from his food bowl

Here are some tips to slow down your dog if he eats too fast from his food bowl

By Charlotte Higgins

Does your dog wolf down food? Does it seem like he’s absolutely killing the kibble?Some dogs are nibblers. Many dogs are gobblers. They devour their meal as soon as the bowl hits the floor. It makes you wonder if they even taste what they are eating. Gulping with such gusto can present some...

How to Help Your Pet Lose Weight

How to Help Your Pet Lose Weight

By Thomas Fraser

Obesity is a growing threat to pet healthIf you take your dog on a waddle instead of a walk, it might be time to adjust his diet or feeding habits. The same holds true if your cat is too fat to catch a rat (or just lounges around in a hat).There’s no shame in packing a few extra pounds around the...

Pet Food: The Good, the Bad, and the Healthy

Pet Food: The Good, the Bad, and the Healthy

By Patrick Mahaney

You pay close attention to what you and your family eat. You avoid processed foods, pay a premium for organic groceries and read labels religiously. But are you as persnickety when it comes to the diets of your cats and dogs?For many pet parents, the answer is no. Their pets eat what is plucked...

Are summer pests pestering your pets?

Are summer pests pestering your pets?

By Thomas Fraser

Here’s a pet health primer on ticks, fleas and mosquitoesThere’s a new tick in town.The longhorned Asian tick has now joined the long list of tiny critters that can pose a threat to your fur babies – and maybe even yourself. There’s not a lot known about the new six-legged U.S. resident or how it...

Don’t want to see your kitty suffer? A cat fountain can prevent urinary agony

Don’t want to see your kitty suffer? A cat fountain can prevent urinary agony

By Tony Johnson

Many cat parents have experienced it before: the heartbreak and feelings of helplessness that comes when a kitty can’t pee. They will strain, moan, cry, hiss, and try to hide, scampering away from any attempt to comfort them. Once they are wrangled into a carrier, it’s off to the pet ER for a long,...