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Puppy Tips: The “What If’s” of Raising a Puppy

German Sheppard Puppy

There are a number of “what if” situations that may arise shortly after or even a few months after bringing home your new puppy. Most never happen or if they do the resolutions are easy with a visit to the vet, a little puppy training or simply some patience. Here are some puppy tips to help you get through these challenging yet super fun times…

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Interview with Super Smiley, That Flash Mob Dog

Smily and Angel the Dog

Super Smiley is this month’s Top Dog. He is a mixed breed pup with a killer smile that will charm the pants off of just about anyone. Perhaps this is how he can convince so many people that adopting rescue dogs is really the best way to go (and we could not agree more, Smiley!). His wide grin has captured the attention of Betty White, Katherine Heigl, Dick Van Patten and other celebrities too. He also has been the inspiration behind an award-winning radio show and documentaries, has received an Honorary Mention award from the Humane Society of the United States, and is the creator of nationwide touring flash mob and a humane education program for kids called The Super Smiley® Kindness Program…

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Find The Best Pet Friendly Hotel Chains

Dogs Sleeping on Hotel Bed

When it comes to traveling and your dog, you really have two main options: Fido can go to a kennel or Fido can stay with you. If you’re anything like us, we’d rather take our BFF (Best Furry Friend) with us rather than leave him or her behind. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top pet-friendly hotel chains so you and your dog can kick the kennel to the proverbial curb…

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Pet Friendly Hotels in Asheville, NC

Dog Tour of Blake House Inn in Asheville

If you’re like us, life would be better with your dog always by your side, especially on travel adventures. So when we started planning our trip to Asheville, NC, we were blown away to find so many dog-friendly lodging, restaurant, coffee shops and dog park options right in town! If you have not been to Asheville before, you are missing out. The views of the Pisgah and Smoky Mountains are breathtaking and so are the tastes in all the locally-sourced, seasonal menus at top-rated restaurants. But let’s get back to the topic at hands – all the pet-friendly hotels you can choose from to plan the perfect family trip with your pup soon…

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A Dogs March Toward Spring

New Puppy

Despite the fact that the groundhog saw his shadow a few weeks back, we are still getting pretty encouraged by the warmer weather on the horizon. And, no one is more excited than my dogs that have been spent every day during this past week of sunshine and 65+ degree days in NC in the backyard enjoying the rays and outdoor adventures! We’ve been busy this past month bringing you new tips and tricks to help you and your pup live an even happier life together. Here are a few of the ones we thought you might enjoy…

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How to Keep Fido Safe when Buying Pet Medications Online

Pet Medication

It’s no secret to most Americans that we are a country full of pet lovers. According to the Humane Society of the United States, around 39 percent of American households own at least one dog. A lot of work is involved in caring for a pet and that can often mean a lot of expense. Pet care is constantly evolving to include preventative care to ensure that our pets remain free of disease or illness. This means plenty of trips to see the veterinarian and additional costs for vaccinations and medications as well. Many pet owners are trying to address rising pet care costs by turning to online providers of pet medications but every owner must beware that in doing so, they may be doing more harm than good…

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Dog Tips for Spring

Lilly Howling

Spring is here!! And that means it’s time to get off the couch, grab the leash and get outside with your dog. I cannot think of a more exciting time of year for us humans or our canine friends when everything is blooming and hope springs eternal (or at least the flowers do!). And speaking of Spring, we’ve got lots of new articles to spring on ya that will also hopefully help you out as you dive into warmer weather. From heat stroke prevention and allergies to how to buy pet meds online and dogs watching tennis…

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