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The Patriots are the Clear Favorite…When it comes to Pet Names

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It’s no secret that Americans love football. And according to PetFirst Pet Insurance that love has inspired many to name their pets after their favorite players and teams. According to a list of more than 33,000 pet names, Patriot-inspired names far outnumber the competition. PetFirst identified 39 Toms, 35 Toms, five Gronks, two Patriots and one Edelman compared to just ...

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Petplan Survey Reveals Pint-Sized Pups Receive the Most Protection in Cold Temps

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Pet insurance provider says while over 70 percent of pet parents dress their pets, breeds under 25 pounds fare best Most pet parents take special precautions to keep pets safe during extreme temperatures, according to a recent Responsible Pet Parenting Survey* from Petplan pet insurance. A whopping 72 percent of 4,492 respondents said they dress their pets when temperatures dip. Of ...

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Safety Tips for Dog Walkers

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In December, a woman was assaulted while walking her dog in Durham, North Carolina and was later found lying near a wooded area. Even in the presence of a dog, an assailant might think this is a perfect opportunity to attack because you most likely feel safe with your loyal friend by your side and may be too distracted to ...

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5 Tips to Get in Front of Pet Hair in your Home

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From their loyal ways to their silly antics, pets bring so much joy to homes. While you wouldn’t trade any of the cuddles and welcome-home slobbers, one thing most pet owners don’t find quite as lovable is all the pet hair! When you live with a furry friend, it’s inevitable that there will be pet hair everywhere—hiding under tables, collecting ...

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Holiday Tips for a Happy Dog

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by Alana Stevenson, MS Author, Training Your Dog the Humane Way The holidays are quickly approaching. You may be worried about your canine crew mixing with friends and relatives for festive get-togethers—with a little planning and preparation the holidays can be more enjoyable for all. Doorway etiquette. Teach your dog polite manners at the doorway. Choose a place for your ...

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Bone Up on Wise Winter Weather Practices for Your Pet

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Notwithstanding their fur coats, pets can feel the cold just as humans do. So it’s up to you to ensure that your furry friends stay safe and warm during the colder months. To help, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), the international trade association representing more than 100 power equipment, engine and utility vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, offers these tips: ...

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Every Extra Day is a Gift

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August was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in August of 2016. I opted for a course of treatment that included amputation of the affected leg followed by four rounds of chemotherapy. Amputation is really the only way to completely eliminate the initial pain of this disease and while it was a tough decision, I knew it was the only way ...

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5 Tips for a Dog-Friendly Vacation

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To help pet parents out, Nature’s Recipe® teamed up with Stefanie Michaels to share tips for planning a pet-friendly trip.   Choosing Your Adventure: Pick a destination that suits your dog’s personality. Is your pooch used to long hikes? Or being pampered at a dog spa? Either way, it’s about making sure you give your dog some fun time just ...

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Most and Least Pet-Friendly Cities

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WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2017’s Most Pet-Friendly Cities. In order to determine where Americans’ furry and slimy companions can enjoy the best quality of life without breaking the bank, WalletHub’s analysts compared the creature-friendliness of the 100 largest cities across 21 key metrics. The data set ranges from minimum pet-care provider rate per visit to pet businesses per ...

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Doggy Getaway: Asheville, NC

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If you’re looking for an easy dog-friendly getaway, you can’t get much more dog-friendly than Asheville, North Carolina. I took my two pups for a quick weekend trip and everywhere we went we were greeted with friendly faces. In addition to an endless amount of hiking opportunities the city also boasts dog-friendly dining, breweries, and shopping! Hiking It would be ...

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