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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.

Adopt, Don’t Shop: A Phrase Worth Thousands of Lives

Dog in cage at shelter

Have you heard the latest catch-phrase, “Adopt, Don’t Shop?” If so, you might be wondering what it means. Adopt, Don’t Shop is a campaign slogan that a growing number of animal rights proponents are using to promote adopting pets from shelters, rather than buying them from pet stores. What’s behind the movement? Is it controversial? And how can you get involved? Read on for answers to all these questions and more…

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Why Are Dogs’ Noses Wet, And What’s The Best Treatment For Dry Noses?

Dog nose close-up

We’re sure you’ve found yourself telling your dog to get that cold, wet nose out of your personal space at some point! But have you ever wondered, ‘why do dogs have wet noses?’ Our favorite canine companions differ from us humans and our beloved feline friends in a puzzling way. Their noses are normally wet — and normally should be. But why are dogs’ noses wet? And if they’re not, does that mean that something’s wrong? Can you do anything to help your pup if his nose is dry? If so, what’s the best dog dry nose treatment? Here, we’ll answer all of your questions to put you and your pup at ease…

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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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How To Express A Dog’s Anal Glands And Other Questions Answered

Dog laying on back

Yeah, not the most pleasant subject to discuss, but hey, you’ve surely dealt with your dog’s puke and potty accidents before. And this is for your beloved pup’s comfort — and ultimately his health. If your dog suffers from occasional anal gland issues, you’re in the right place. Read on to learn how to spot the signs of impacted glands, how to express dog’s anal glands and what you can do to help prevent frequent blockages. If not taken care of immediately, blocked anal glands can lead to a severe infection…

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How Much Does Dog Cataract Surgery Cost?

Dog sleeping with glasses on

Has your dog been diagnosed with cataracts? If so, are you worried about the cumbersome cost of canine cataract surgery? It can be expensive, for sure. And if left untreated, this progressive condition can lead to total blindness, so it’s a necessity for your pup’s quality of life. But just how much does dog cataract surgery cost? And how can you reduce your financial burden for unexpected illnesses like this? Here, we’ll give you the info you need to know about dog cataract surgery, the associated costs and how you may proactively reduce your financial risk…

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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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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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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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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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