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Bringing a Puppy Home

Four Puppies

The life of a new puppy owner is almost as hectic as the life of a new parent; however, fortunately for a new puppy owner, the baby phase is much shorter and much less expensive than having a human child…

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How a Poisonous Snake Bite Nearly Killed My Dog

Lily playing in dirt: How a Poisonous Snake Bite Nearly Killed My Dog

It was one of the scariest moments of my life when my dog Lily was bit by a poisonous Copperhead snake. All I could do was rush to the vet and pray for the best. But this very frightening experience has made me a huge pet insurance advocate and I hope my story helps you know what to do if you are faced with the difficult life and death pet decisions…

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How to Get Rid of Bad Dog Breath

How to Get Rid of Bad Dog Breath: dog breathing

Snuggling up with your dog is the best ending to any day. But when he turns to give you a big slobbery kiss and his breath hits you in the face like a skunk –Yuck! Why does your dog’s breath stink so much? What did he eat? We’re going to give you the low down on what causes puppy bad breath and how you can cure your dog’s stinky breath…

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There are Dog Apps for That

10 best dog apps

We’re well into the 21st century folks, and smartphone apps aren’t just for humans anymore. In fact, there are dozens of dog and pet apps out there to help you manage your job as a devoted dog parent. Need to talk to a vet or trainer after business hours? Searching for pet sitters or pet-friendly hotels for your next vacation? Yep, there are apps for that — and much more! Check out our list below for the 10 best dog apps we picked to to make life easier for you and your pup…

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Ear Play or Dog Ear Infection?

Dog Ear Infection: dog laying with ears flopped open

Has your dog been scratching or rubbing her ears more than usual? How can you tell if it’s just normal “ear play” or if there’s something to worry about? Ear infections in dogs are one of the most common problems veterinarians see, but it’s difficult as a dog owner to decipher what’s exactly going on with your pup and when you should seek treatment. Read further to get our tips about how to spot, treat and prevent dog ear infections. It’s important not to wait until it becomes a serious problem for your pup…

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How to Stop Your Puppy From Crying in its Crate

Puppy crying in crate: How to Stop Your Puppy from Crying in its Crate

Is your new puppy more whine than roses when he’s in his crate? Is the joy of your new family member wearing thin because he won’t stop crying and whining? Well, it’s time you take the lead. Crate training a puppy can be frustrating, to say the least, but the earlier you start the better. The good news is — there’s a lot you can do to nip the crate whining in the bud so it doesn’t become a prolonged problem…

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Sick as a Dog: Can Dogs Get Colds?

Can Dogs Get Colds: Dog sick on bed

Does your dog have the sniffles? Watery eyes? Is he sneezing and coughing? Can dogs catch colds? Yes, they can, and the symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on the type of cold virus he’s caught (just as human colds can vary in severity). How do you know when your dog has a cold or something worse? How do you treat his symptoms? Not to worry — we’ll give you everything you need to know about dogs and colds so you can be sure you’re taking good care of your precious pup…

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Meet the Pharaoh Hound

The Pharaoh Hound is often thought to be the official dog of Egypt; however, this is not actually thought to be the case among researchers of the breed. Despite its country of origin, the Pharaoh Hound is a hardy dog breed that is love and hailed by all as a champion hunter, particularly by the Maltese. Modern day research ties this noble dog to the country of Malta and as the national hound of Malta it is certainly a well-loved dog in the Mediterranean…

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Pet Assure Reviews: How to Save 25% on Vet Bills

Pet Assure logo

Pet Assure offers an across-the-board 25% discount on all of your dog or cat’s vet bills at participating veterinarians. It can be used alone or in addition to your dog’s insurance. The main selling point is that there are no exclusions; all pets are covered no matter their age, health or breed. However, a major drawback to Pet Assure is that it only covers a small portion of your pet’s bill. Read on to find out how the two products can be considered separately but may serve you better together…

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Top Dog Interview with Rosie Pig

Rosie Pig in antler ears

Rosie Pig has been called “part chihuahua, part pig”! Of course she’s not really part pig! She got her most unusual name, because of the sound her nose makes as she searches the floor for tidbits and crumbs dropped by her people. Get to know her better in our exclusive interview…

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