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How Wireless Dog Fences Can Help You Put Up Boundaries

Dog in yard with Wireless Dog Fence

Need a dog fence but looking at strict neighborhood regulations? Or maybe you don’t want the eyesore of a wooden or metal fence surrounding your yard? Wireless dog fences are an excellent alternative, especially if you don’t want the hassle of digging up your yard to bury in-ground wires. Wireless fences are easy to set up, reliable and portable – you can establish a boundary around your garden, swimming pool or other outdoor obstacles, and there’s no uprooting involved if you move or need a containment system while on vacation…

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Personalized Dog Tags for Pets: Identification for Your Dogs

Best Dog Tags

Jake loves moving around, and that jangle from his collar and ID tag keeps you up at night, so you decide to remove it. You take him on his walk the next morning and forget to put his name tag back on. No big deal, you’ve forgotten a hundred times. However, this time, Jake spots a rabbit and pulls hard enough to break free from your grasp. He’s on the loose, and the worst has happened, he’s out of your site. Not only is your best friend lost, but he’s also tagless. If someone does find him, they won’t know how to get him back to you. That’s why it’s important for our dogs to always have their ID tags on them…

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I Ran Out of Dog Food. What Can I Feed My Dog?

Ran Out of Dog Food, What Can I Feed My Dog?

One night I was home alone, without a car, and with two very hungry 70 pound boxers looking at me with those mournful “we haven’t eaten allll day” eyes. (To be honest, they always look that way.) I hurried to the pantry to find we were completely out of dry dog food and canned food. So we shared a stack of whole-wheat-peanut-butter-and-mashed-banana sandwiches. Four for them, one for me. This got me thinking about the right kinds of foods to feed pups in a pinch – let’s say you’re out of food and unable to get to the store, out of money, out of town, traveling, camping, or worse, displaced by a disaster of some kind. Dogs still have to eat, right? So what do you do when there’s no dog food to be found…

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Tips for Flying and International Travel with Pets

Dog in suitcase packing: International Travel with Dogs

Traveling internationally for work or adventure? This will be an exciting time, but it can be overwhelming, too, especially if you’re trying to figure out how to safely bring your dog along with you. Whether you’re planning a DIY or enlisting the help of experts to oversee you and your pet’s logistics, keep these tips in mind as you start to make your big trip…

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Are Microchips for Dogs Worth It?

Are Microchips for Dogs Worth It?

Microchipping a dog can be the difference between finding or losing your dog forever. A dog tracking chip can be scanned for your details so your dog can be returned to you and you can be a happy family again. Just ask Marie, her two dogs got out of the back yard fence and ran away. One of the dogs was chipped, while the other was not. Unfortunately, she was only reunited with one of her dogs again, but she will always microchip her dogs after her experience…

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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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What is Distemper in Dogs and Cats? Should I be Concerned?

Sick dog: Distemper in Dogs

Canine distemper is a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease that is 100% preventable. That’s why it’s so important to get your dog vaccinated as soon as possible. Canine distemper can be contracted easily from other dogs at various places, like the park, groomer or kennel. Find out how you can prevent your dog from contracting this terrible disease…

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Fish Oil for Dogs: Could Your Dog Benefit From It?

Fish Oil pills

If your dog eats a diet consisting mostly of Omega 6 fats, aka heavy in grains and plant-based oils, he may need fish oil to help balance out his diet. However, if your dog eats a grain-free diet consisting of raw, grass-fed meats, supplementation probably isn’t necessary. Either way, you’ll want to consult your vet before adding anything new to your dog’s diet. But, if you’re curious about what fish oil can do for your dog keep reading…

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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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Beagle: The Funny Breed

Beagle: The Funny Breed

“Snoopy didn’t start off being a beagle. It is just that beagle is a funny word.” -Charles M. Schulz
Schulz was right, beagle is a funny word, which is very fitting since the breed is rather funny as well. Beagles are known for their overall good health and single tracked mind. They like to follow their noses and see where it leads them. This can make them difficult to train but it is not impossible. Beagles are often used to hunt rabbits due to their keen sense of smell. Find out more details about the beagle breed…

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Ew, That Smell: How to Get Dog Pee Smell Out of Carpet

How to Get Dog Pee Smell Out of Carpet

As dog owners, we’ve all been there. You got delayed at the office or running errands, and your dog couldn’t hold it any longer. Of course, he picked the perfect place on the carpet to pee. Or even worse, your pet has chosen a regular spot to relieve himself in your home because you haven’t been able to completely eliminate the smell. Never fear! We’ll give you some expert tips on how to get dog pee smell out of carpet for good…

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Best Doggie Diapers: Prevent The Mess Now

Dog sleeping with diaper on sofa:Best Doggie Diapers

Does your dog suffer from urination incontinence or excitement? It’s a common problem for dogs and they don’t wish to suffer from it anymore than you! To help with the mess, you can check out some of the best dog diapers on the market. We’ve reviewed disposable and reusable doggie diapers as well, so if you’re looking for a more eco-friendly alternative we’ve gotcha covered. Are you looking for a diaper for your female dog who is in heat? These diapers can work for her as well. So many uses but also so many choices! How do you pick?

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