Does My Dog Have Gum Disease?

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Did you know that gum disease is the most common disease affecting pet dogs? Estimates show that more than two-thirds of dogs over three years old have some form of periodontal disease. This disease can be silently destructive, eating away the supporting structures around the teeth without apparent signs and symptoms until it’s gone past the point for reversing its effects. If it goes too far, perfectly healthy teeth can be lost because nothing will hold them in place. Do you know how to protect your dog from gum disease?

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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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Pet Sitting Insurance & Bonding: What It Covers & Why You Need It

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If you’re an animal lover, becoming a professional pet sitter could be ideal for you. But taking care of other people’s pets comes with certain challenges and risks. The most costly risks involve injuries or damages that could occur when a pet is under your care. In many cases, you’ll be held liable for the costs associated with these incidents — and you could even be sued. That’s why it’s so important to have pet sitting insurance and bonding. They help protect you from a possible financial blow…

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Can Dogs (Or Cats) Get Coronavirus? Tips To Keep You & Your Pets Safe

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a very small number of pets, including dogs and cats, around the world have been reported to be infected COVID-19, mostly after close contact with infected people. The good news is that these pets had mild or no symptoms, so there’s no reason to panic about your pets becoming gravely ill. And there’s no evidence that pets can transmit the virus to humans. See the latest news on COVID-19 and pets and CDC recommendations for pet owners…

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How Cold Is Too Cold For A Dog?

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Many people think that dogs and cats are better protected from the cold because of their fur, but that’s not the case. Our furry companions are just as susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite as we are, so you need to keep them safe inside once temperatures drop. But what temperature is too cold for dogs? And when you inevitably have to take them out to potty (and for exercise), what’s the best way to protect them?

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