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What Can I Give My Dog for Pain?

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Shared with permission from Honest Paws. See the original blog post here. One of the most common questions that veterinarians are asked is, “What can I give my dog for pain?” Doctor of Veterinary Medicine JoAnna Pendergrass (DVM) answers those questions. When your dog is in pain, it can be heartbreaking. No one likes to see their four-legged friend in any kind of ...

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Dog Breed Soy Candles


We love these dog breed soy candles! With individual and distinct fragrances each candle is designed to capture their unique breed standard and one-of-a-kind personality. For example, the Rescue candle has notes of green grass and warm sunshine because they like to say he or she is thankful for their new backyard or dog park! There are over 35 breeds ...

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Tips & Tricks for Traveling with Pets

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Compiled by RV Trader. RVing with pets can be a wonderful experience for you and your beloved furry friends. Check out nine tips to keep in mind when RVing with your pet.   Prepare Your Pet Does your pet do well in new situations and environments? If so, great! If not, going on a year-long adventure right off the bat ...

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NC is # 3 in the Nation for Pet Shelter Deaths


Best Friends Animal Society has released its 2020 pet lifesaving findings (consisting of statistics collected during 2019), which gives a national overview of the number of dogs and cats that enter shelters each year in the United States, and the number of dogs and cats that are leaving those shelters alive. Best Friends also released an inaugural state-by-state ranking of this data (view it here) and North Carolina is #3 in the country for pet shelter deaths. ...

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“Forever” Chemicals Could be Affecting Your Dog, Too


by Laura Fourniotis, Blue Pearl Vet From nonstick cookware to clothing and cosmetics, industrial chemicals can be found in many of the items we use every day. One specific class of chemicals, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), are being used in more and more places, including some food packaging, clothing, cleaning products, and water supplies. Now, scientists have also found these chemicals in household pets (yes, ...

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Your Pets are Stressed, Too

Dr. Niwako Ogata, an associate professor of veterinary behavior medicine in Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine, says pets could be feeling secondhand anxiety from their owners who are coping with lifestyle changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Abbey Nickel, Purdue University The COVID-19 pandemic is creating emotional stress and anxiety for humans – but chances are, their furry companions are likely feeling the same way. Dr. Niwako Ogata, an associate professor of veterinary behavior medicine in Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, says pets could be feeling secondhand anxiety from their owners who are coping with ...

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Nontoxic Cleaning

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Tips brought to you by Durisan. House cleaning your home is a necessity—but you don’t have to use toxic and harmful cleaners. Here are a few of our favorite ways to clean your home thoroughly and regularly using nontoxic methods and cleaners to keep your home safe for your kids and pets.   Ingredients to Avoid There are plenty of ...

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Do You Know Pet First Aid?


Do you know how to perform CPR on your dog? How do you treat a cut on a paw? If a cat is limping, can you evaluate the injury? These are the kinds of questions you should be asking during National Pet First Aid Awareness Month this April. A PetFirst Pet Insurance1 poll of members last year indicated that for ...

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Corc Yoga’s Paw-Some New Dog Mats


Corc Yoga is already well-known by chaturanga champions and yoga novices alike for their line of 100% plastic & chemical free yoga mats and accessories made with cork harvested in Portugal, a renewable resource that simultaneously revitalizes the practice and supports an environmentally viable future.   And in honor of National Pet Day this Saturday, now our canine and feline companions can join in – introducing the Downward ...

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Pet Sitters Play Crucial Role in Emergency Pet-Care Planning


With sickness and/or hospitalization due to COVID-19 looming as a real possibility for many pet owners in the United States and across the world, Pet Sitters International (PSI) is encouraging pet owners to plan ahead for pet-care arrangements, just in case. PSI, the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters and dog walkers, encourages pet parents to contact their ...

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