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Sally Jones

Sally grew up in a feline-only home, but cat allergies in her early 20’s made it an easy transition to dog ownership. And she couldn’t be happier with her canine shadow, who’s been at her side (literally) for years. No longer a cat person for obvious reasons, Sally is now a true bone-ified dog lover.

Canine Hip Dysplasia: Surgery Isn’t The Only Option

Canine On Beach in Wheelchair

Does your pup have a family history of hip and joint problems? Is he showing symptoms of discomfort and a reduction in mobility? He could be suffering from early signs of canine hip dysplasia. Canine hip dysplasia is one of the most commonly occurring conditions, often attributed to bad breeding around the world. But it’s also a hereditary disease that progressively gets worse with age and can become quite painful. Your dog doesn’t have to suffer. Fortunately, there are several treatment options available. Read on to learn how to spot symptoms and see what treatments could help your pup regain his old self…

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Barkbox Delivers a Howling Good Time

Barkbox logo

Does your household suffer from bored dog syndrome? Feel like you can’t keep your pooch satisfied? Let Barkbox come to the rescue. A Barkbox subscription gives your pup a surprise gift box every month, full of new toys, healthy treats and grooming products. Barkbox saves you time shopping around for a variety of quality toys and all-natural treats your dog will love. Winner of our Best Dog Subscription Box comparison, Barkbox delivers compared to the dozens of other dog subscription boxes on the market. Read our Barkbox review to see why…

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Doggy Arthritis? Glucosamine for Dogs!

Person holding dog paws: Attack Doggy Arthritis: Glucosamine for Dogs

Have you noticed your furry family member having trouble getting around like she used to? She could be suffering from degenerative joint disease (DJD) — a pretty common problem in older dogs and among certain breeds. If you suffer from similar joint problems, you’ve likely heard of glucosamine supplements, but did you know similar supplements are available for dogs? Here, we’ll give you all the information you need about glucosamine for dogs to see if these supplements could help your pup remain active…

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Banfield Wellness Plan Reviews: Is It Worth It?

Banfield Wellness Plan logo & reviews

Want to make sure your pet gets all of his healthcare needs met? Have you been searching for reliable and affordable pet insurance? In your pet insurance search you may have come across Banfield. Although sometimes referred to as Banfield Pet Insurance, Banfield isn’t actually pet insurance — it’s a wellness membership plan. The major question — is Banfield worth it? Their plans don’t cover illness or injury, only preventative care. Here in our Banfield Wellness Plan Review, we’ll give you details about what you get with their plans, pricing, customer reviews and more…

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Bypass the Blacklist: Dog Liability Insurance

Dog with sunglasses: Dog Liability Insurance

Having trouble finding a place to live because your dog is blacklisted as a “bad breed?” Can’t secure homeowner’s or renter’s insurance that covers your pooch? Many of the top insurance companies won’t provide dog liability insurance for certain breeds of dogs deemed “dangerous.” There are a number of lesser-known insurance companies that disagree with the concept of labeling dogs solely because of their breed. If you own or are thinking about getting a “bad breed” dog, this article is for you…

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Toxins Be Gone: Pet Safe Cleaning Products

Bowl of baking soda: Pet Safe Cleaning Products

If you use common household cleaners, you could be slowly poisoning your dog without even knowing it. You could be putting your pooch at risk for developing cancer, kidney or liver damage down the road. In fact, studies have proven the toxic effects of such ingredients as ammonia, bleach, chlorine, gycol ethers and formaldehyde on humans and pets. And pets are even more vulnerable. Pets pick up residues from cleaning products and then groom themselves, spreading these toxic materials on their skin, coat, mouths, nose and eyes. As a responsible dog owner, it’s time to ditch your chemical-laden cleaners for pet safe cleaning products…

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Are Bully Sticks Good for Dogs?

Bully sticks: Are Bully Sticks Good for Dogs?

Do you have a champion chewer in your house? Always finding your shoes and other items you leave on the floor mauled when you get home? As dog owners, we know our pups love to chew (some much more than others!) — and they need to keep themselves occupied when they’re not getting our attention. It’s hard to find sturdy chew toys for dogs who make it their life’s mission to gnaw on anything they can get their paws on. And yes, there are a lot of chew treats, bones, rawhide products, etc. on the market, but does your dog seems to rip right through them? And what’s really in those products, anyway? Read more to find out if bully sticks are good for dogs…

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How to Socialize Your Puppy

Cat and dog on bed: How to Socialize Your Puppy

You might think it’s wise to wait until your very young puppy gets a little older to start socializing him. Take our advice — don’t wait! In fact, you have a pretty small window of opportunity to properly socialize your puppy, and ideally you should start when he’s only three weeks old. Puppies develop quickly, particularly when it comes to behavior. They’re most receptive to new experiences between the ages of three and 12 weeks old. After about four months old, it becomes much more difficult to introduce puppies to new situations. So, where do you start? What do you need to know? We’ll answer all your questions about how to socialize your puppy so he grows up to be a secure social butterfly…

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How to Introduce Dogs and Newborns

Dog licking baby's face: How to Introduce Dogs and Newborns

What’s your dog to do when there’s a new kid in town? Dogs and newborns can become best buds, but it will take some work on your part to ensure everything goes smoothly. Of course, your newborn’s safety is your number one priority, but there are many other issues to consider when it comes to your pup — he’ll need to adjust to new routines, sounds, and very likely need some behavior modifications. We’ll help you think ahead so the transition can be as seamless as possible and keep all family members happy and healthy…

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Pet Liability Insurance for Renters

As a renter, do you worry about the damage your pets can do to the property you’re leasing? What about potential injuries to your neighbors or visitors to your home? The unfortunate reality is that you can be held liable for your pet’s behavior – even if you take all the precautions to prevent your pet from inflicting any kind of damage. All owners know that pets (like children) don’t always follow the rules. So, what can you do to protect yourself and keep your precious pet with you?

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