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7 Pet-Friendly Home Design Tips

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During the loneliness and isolation that’s come with COVID-19 and quarantining, pets have become a renewed source of comfort, companionship, and love. Pet adoptions have spiked in the past several months, with many people bringing furry friends into their homes and lives. “But with a new pet comes potential interior design woes. If your new pooch chews everything in sight ...

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Pet Poison Hotline Launches “Toxin Tails”

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The veterinary toxicology professionals at Pet Poison Helpline are launching a new consumer awareness campaign called Toxin Tails. Each month they will highlight an unusual or interesting case from the thousands of calls received. Below is the first edition of Toxin Tails. What happens when your previously healthy pet eats something he found in your yard and wakes up the next morning ...

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Ben & Jerry’s Enters the Doggie Dessert Market

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Those fun folks at Ben & Jerry’s that deliver delicious desserts for humans are now doing the same for doggie consumers. We are thrilled and delighted at the idea of another frozen treat for pups but Ben & Jerry’s really missed the mark with their recommendations for eating this frozen delight. The company is currently offering two flavors. Pontch’s Mix ...

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Top 5 Ways Pets Can Make 2021 Resolutions Stick

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Article and photos reprinted with permission from Best Friends Animal Society. It’s that time of year again when many of us start making New Year’s resolutions. After a tumultuous 2020, it may be more imperative than ever to strive for physical, mental, and emotional balance.  The good news is that there is someone who might be able to help you reach those goals who’s closer than ...

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Free Virtual Program Connecting Pets and People

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Animal Farm Foundation has announced the launch of Pets Together, a free virtual program that allows those who are socially isolated due to the COVID-19 pandemic to enjoy friendly interaction with pets (including dogs, cats, goats, horses, and other critters) and people. The goal of the program is to increase social connection and mitigate the loneliness that is a painful ...

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Dinner Time!

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We’re very particular about what we feed our dogs and you should be, too. Here are a few options we’ve researched that get four paws up from both dog moms and taste testers. SquareEgg Leveraging the world’s most perfect protein source, SquarePet™ developed the SquareEgg dog food line.  With a cage-free egg and whey base, it provides an easy-to-digest and ...

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Dog Christmas Ornaments

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Our Christmas tree is definitely decked out with many different dog-themed ornaments and we just couldn’t pass these up from Old World Christmas. Crafted of blown glass, they have a large assortment of dog breed ornaments (including our beloved pit bull!) as well as some generic dog-themed ornaments such as a dog bowl, bone, and dog house. Prices range from ...

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3 Tips to Keep Your Pooch Safe This Christmas

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by Dr. Margit Gabriele Muller The festive season with sparkling Christmas trees and delicious food pose temptations for your pooch and are full of potential hazards. Many Christmas festivities take a bad turn when the party ends in a vet emergency. Here are my top 3 tips for enjoying a happy, safe and dog-proofed festive season. The Christmas tree and decorations ...

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Dogs Going to the Vet “Alone” Show Signs of Stress

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Article reposted with permission of University of Guelph The current pandemic has many veterinary clinics asking pet owners to wait outside during appointments, but new research from the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) finds this new protocol might increase stress levels for dogs. The study, published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, found that dogs separated ...

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A Solution for Wrinkly Breeds

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Some of the most adorable dog breeds around are the ones with wrinkles! Those very wrinkles and folds that make English Bulldogs, Frenchies, Pugs, Shar Peis and other popular wrinkly breeds so very loveable can also harbor moisture, yeast and bacteria. This makes for not only a stinky face, but can lead to discomfort and infection down the line. Squishface ...

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