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Take your dog to work day

Take Your Dog To Work Day

In celebration of Take Your Dog To Work Day, here are seven tips to ensure a peaceful, productive day of humane and canine camaraderie. 1....

How To Create A Proactive Grooming Plan

This 11 step grooming plan will help you to maintain your companions coat at home in between visits to the groomers. When I welcome a new...

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Dos and Don’ts of Doggie Travel Etiquette

Do you travel during the holidays? Chances are, you’re planning to take your furry friend along with you. Whatever your destination,...

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Fido-Friendly Household Cleaners

These non-toxic alternatives to chemical-laden cleaners keep your house fresh and sparkling — and your dog safe and healthy. Green is...

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Dog Coat Shopping

Shopping for a dog coat can sometimes be a daunting tasks. Here are some tips to help you find the perfect balance between quality, fit and...

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Xylitol and your Dog

Xylitol is a class of sweetener known as sugar alcohol. It is found in a number of products we use every day, but did you know it could...

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Queen Victoria and Her Dogs

Queen Victoria, is perhaps best remembered for being the longest reigning monarch in British history, but did you know she was also a...

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4 Essential Rules For The Dog Park

Summer is fast approaching, and we all know what that means! It’s dog park season and your dog couldn’t be happier. Whether your...

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Sniffing Out Fun With Nose Work

  No matter what size or shape, dogs everywhere love to catch a scent. Nose Work, a relatively new sport on the scene, provides a...

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New Car Shopping?

Dogs are natural road warriors. It seems as soon as they see you grabbing the car keys, they’re on their feet, ready to act as your...

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Plants That Heal

There’s an old adage: “you are what you eat”. It applies to all of us, including our dogs. While dogs are opportunistic omnivores who...

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Greeting Your Dog Correctly

Scientific studies reveal how our dogs feel about the way we are greeting them. Sooner or later, it seems science gets around to answering...

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9-Step Health Check

Monitor your dog’s well-being by adding a quick and simple health check to his grooming routine. Regular veterinary exams are vital to...

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10 Questions To Ask A Breeder

There’s nothing cuter than a puppy, but don’t be so dazzled by that irresistible little bundle in the breeder’s arms that you forget...

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The Human-Canine Bond

To realize how far our understanding of the human-canine bond has come, we need to take a trip back to 1908. In January of that year, an...

Feeding Your Dog Table Scraps

Experts agree that the wrong table scraps, especially when given too often, can result in digestive upsets, obesity and sometimes even...

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Benefits Of A Holistic Vet For Your Animals

Surprisingly, there are many people who are seriously committed to green living, holistic healthcare and the organic lifestyle, but who...

Your Dog's Passing: The Next Steps

Sherry was volunteering at her local animal shelter when a woman came in and said her 17-year-old cat, Tigger, had just passed away. “She...

Feeding Your Dog Alternative Meats

““My poodle, Lilly, is a finicky eater and gets tired of things fast,” says Emma. “I have to constantly rotate her foods, or she...

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Resolve Separation Anxiety in 6 Steps

Separation anxiety is rarely solved using only one modality of treatment, whether you use drugs, alternative therapies or behavioral...

Managing The Toxins In Your Dog’s Environment

It’s a fact that our air, soil, water and food are contaminated with man-made toxins that have a negative impact on our health – and on...

How To Keep Your Dog Young At Heart

You’re only as old as you feel, right? But what about our dogs and cats? “Whenever I walk my Bichon, Lacey, down the street,” says...

Understanding Thyroiditis In Dogs

When Robin Simpson adopted Tater, a 1½-year-old bull terrier, she knew she’d face a few challenges. On top of being deaf, Tater had...

All About Pet Food Recalls

These days, it seems consumer product recalls are a fact of life. Pet food is no exception. In fact, you may not realize just how common...

Integrating Dogs & Kids Together

An article called, “The One Thing No One Tells You Before You Have Kids: Don’t Get A Dog,” was released on Slate this week. In the...

5 Most Common Health Problems In Dogs

Using natural home remedies to treat our own minor ailments can help foster a deeper knowledge of wellness while reducing medical costs....

Mushrooms For Your Dog’s Immune System

My dog, Cardiff, is a neutered Welsh terrier who has suffered three bouts of typically fatal  Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA)...

Should I Add Supplements To My Animal's Diet?

Not surprisingly, our animals’ health is beginning to mirror our own. Today we’re seeing many of the epidemics that have plagued...

Top 10 Destinations For You & Your Dog

Summer’s here and, like millions of others, you’ve got the travel bug. So what happens to Fifi and Fluffy when you start digging out...

Senior Animals & Suppliments

If there’s any drawback to companion animals, it’s that they don’t live as long as we’d like them to. One day, we realize the...

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