Family Dog

Bringing a dog into your family should be a thoughtful decision. We explore some of the questions and provide suggestions to make this furry family member a welcome addition.

Life Expectancy Of Dogs: How Long Will My Dog Live?

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Larger animals tend to live longer than smaller ones…most of the time. Think about it. A human lives longer than a cat, which lives longer than a rat, which lives longer than a fly. But why isn’t this true when it comes to animals within their species? A person who weighs 150 pounds will most likely live longer than a person who weighs 300 pounds. This is because of increased health risks for the person who weighs 300 pounds. When it comes to dogs though, how can you compare a Great Dane to a Chihuahua? Their anatomic builds are completely different and their lifespans reflect this…

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Interview: Rocco & Roxie Supply Co. Co-Founders, Morgan And Matson Magleby

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The Magleby family started Rocco & Roxie, a Utah-based dog product company, in 2013. This family-run business has a big heart for helping pets and maintaining a high-quality standard for its products. By testing with their own pets, Rocco the dog and Roxie the cat, they build trust by using only the best ingredients and recipes that their pets use and approve. Our exclusive interview explores the company, learning how they started and successfully manage a growing national product line with loved ones…

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6 Foolproof Pet Photography Tips

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We all want keepsakes of important moments, people or animals in our lives. That’s why learning to take better pictures of your pet is a great idea! Tired of those annoying flashbacks where your furry friend’s eyes look like something you’d see on Halloween? We know how you feel because we have lots of red eye pet pics too! Check out these 6 pet photography tips to help you get the photos you want to show off to others…

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How To Bond With Your Rescue Dog Or New Puppy

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When we adopted our dog, Sally, from the shelter, we were so excited. We could tell she was a bit nervous/anxious on the car ride home. We kept her on a leash while we walked her through the house at first, then after a couple of minutes, we let her have free reign. She explored her new home, and shortly after we found ourselves cuddled up on the couch with her. We could tell she was exhausted after an eventful day, so we decided to try to calm her and give her some affection that first evening home with us. I think this was the best thing we could’ve done for her at that time. In this article, we’ll discuss how to bond with your rescue dog after you bring her home and why bonding with your dog is so important…

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World’s Most Low Energy Dogs (And High Energy Dogs Too)

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Ever wondered why some dogs act like couch potatoes while others are natural Olympians? Breed type is often to thank (or blame) for Fido’s feisty (or lazy) behavior. While good looks and personality are important, you should also take into consideration each breed’s energy level so you can make sure his or her exercise levels are adequately met given your lifestyle and location. We’ll discuss the various low energy dog breeds as well as the high energy dogs too so you can learn which breed is a good fit for you…

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Dog Sleeping In Bed With Humans: Should I Allow It?

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Should I let my dog sleep in my bed? If you’re struggling with this question, you’re certainly not alone. There are definite proponents for both sides, but there’s no definitive answer — it comes down to personal preference in most cases. The consensus is that you won’t harm your dog by having him sleep with you. However, there are several factors you should consider to make sure this is a comfortable choice for both you and your pup…

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What’s The Best Home Security System For Pet Owners?

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A home security system can’t just protect you, it can protect your pet. If you’re not home, for example, a monitored smoke alarm can have the authorities respond in time to get your pets out safely. And you can turn a security camera into a “pet cam” by aiming it at the crate or room where your pet stays while you’re gone, so you can keep an eye on them in realtime…

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