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Help Your Pet Beat the Summer Heat

SEAACA (Southeast Area Animal Control Authority; www.seaaca.org) is helping pet owners and animal lovers with useful tips on how to survive the summer’s high temperatures. In the summer heat, many cats, dogs, and other pets can suffer from a wide variety of ailments, including dehydration, exhaustion, heat stroke, and more. With a few preventive measures and safety precautions, however, pet ...

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OneMind Dogs’ Ultimate Doggy Guide to Summer Road Trips!

Dog Travel

88% percent of summer travelers will drive to their vacation destinations—and this means they can bring their four-legged and furry family members along for the fun. But what can you do to make sure that Fido has a happy, healthy, and tail-wagging good time? The in-house dog behavioral experts from OneMind Dogs—a  revolutionary dog teaching method out of Finland used by some of the world’s top agility trainers and their canine competitors—are ...

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How to Soothe Travel Anxiety in Your Pet


Travel is a fun way to bond with friends and family as you make new memories, and bringing your pet along for the ride can ensure an amazing time. However, traveling can be stressful for many pets, so you’ll want to keep a few of these tips in mind. Designate a Petter Have someone along for your trip whose sole ...

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5 Halloween Safety Tips

Collie in Halloween Costume

We’re sure your poodle dressed up like a little devil or your dachshund running around in a hotdog costume has to be the cutest thing ever, but when your fur babies turn to the treats it’s another story. Help keep your pets safe this Halloween with these tips from David York, owner of Barking Hound Village. Keep Halloween décor such ...

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3 Fun Birthday Party Ideas for Fur Babies


Hosting a birthday party for your fur baby is not only fun, but it’s a great way to socialize your pooch. Instead of heading over to a local dog park, which may be filled with large dogs that overwhelm your tiny little guy or overexcite your sweet center of attention, hosting a party at home makes it possible for you ...

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A Guide to Moving with Pets

Dog and Cat on couch

Whether it’s a move down the street or a trek across the country, moving with your pets can be overwhelming for both you and them. Larry Hawk, president of the ASPCA, says, “Moving is very stressful for a family. That stress is also experienced by the pets.” The universal rule of moving is to be as prepared as possible; however, ...

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An Unlikely Friendship

Black dog

The duck and the dog? Yes! These best friends live in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. It’s amazing how these creatures can form such a tight bond.

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6 Habits of Highly Effective Pet Owners

Girl with dog

Being a good pet owners starts from the moment you are thinking about getting a pet all the way through their life. To ensure you enrich your pets life as much as they do for you, below are key habits to ensure you an effective pet owner. Heidi Ganahl, CEO and Founder of Camp Bow Wow, the nation’s largest pet ...

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“Ollie” 2000-2015

Ollie Memorial Slider

It’s been more than two months since my sweet Ollie passed away. Yes, he is the “Ollie” in OllieDog Media, the name of my company and the inspiration behind Dog Living Magazine. I haven’t had the heart or the strength to write this memorial to him until now and even now, the tears flow down my cheeks as I think ...

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A Dog’s Last Chance

resting puppy

Petie, Saul, and Lychee rushed to greet me as I walked into the Muttville rescue house for senior dogs where I volunteer. “Hi there guys.”   The sound of my voice brought more dogs from the living room. I noticed three new dogs. One, a grey poodle mix, was walking wobbly, probably because of arthritis. The brown chihuahua was missing an ...

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