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Wet and Wild: Backyard Water Games to Play with Your Pets

When the summer heat kicks in and everyone starts to get restless inside, you’ll only have to go as far as the backyard to keep cool, beat the boredom and burn off energy all at the same time! Round up the pets, little kids and big kids on your street or apartment for some (mostly…

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Taking a Summer Road Trip with Your Dog

After many months of COVID-related shutdowns and stay-at-home orders, a lot of people are eager to start traveling again. Summer vacations were just a dream for most of us this time last year, but industry experts expect to see domestic travel – and in some cases international trips – take off this summer as travelers…

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Dog Moms Deserve A Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a beautiful occasion to celebrate moms everywhere – grandmothers, stepmothers, aunts, dog and cat moms, mother figures and more! Motherhood takes on many forms and can be at the same time one of the most challenging and most rewarding roles in life. But above all, the single most unifying quality shared by…

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Don’t Be a Fool: Celebrate National Canine Fitness Month in April

When you think of canine fitness, you may think of daily walks around the block, a jog around the park or a regular game of fetch. These are all good options on routine days when your main goal is to combat a sedentary lifestyle and too many (empty) calories that can cause weight gain and…

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Achoo! Helping Your Dog Cope With Seasonal Allergies

As we start to see longer days, warmer sunshine, trees budding and flowers blooming, signs of spring are all around us. Along with beauty, hope and more time outside, the season also brings a less desirable aspect: seasonal allergies. Not just for humans, these discomforts can bother our pets too. To keep the spring in…

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January is Walk Your Pet Month

Year after year, the goal to get more exercise is at the top of many people’s New Year’s Resolutions. And despite starting off with the best of intentions, many of us can get distracted or encounter obstacles before we even get a good running start. One way to stick to a new exercise routine is…

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Should You Give a Puppy as a Christmas Gift?

Giving a puppy or a kitten for Christmas sounds like so much fun! What a memorable and exciting way to celebrate the holiday with the people you love. While visions of cuddly cuteness dance in your head, the truth is that you might be in for more surprises than just what comes out the box.…

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A History of Pets in the White House

“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” Whether or not President Truman ever actually said that statement is debatable. But most people would agree that presidential pets in and around the White House over the years have served as cherished companions and added charm to the public perceptions of their owners-in-chief. Many…

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Pet Costumes Keep the Halloween Party Going in 2020

This time last year, pet parents in the U.S. were spending almost half a billion dollars preparing to dress up their pets for Halloween. That’s $490 million spent on pet costumes, or more than twice what was spent in 2010, according to the National Retail Federation. The data proves that Halloween festivities aren’t just for…

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How To Be A Responsible Dog Owner Every Day

On the third Saturday in September, we celebrate Responsible Dog Ownership Month, which encourages current and future pet owners to review their commitments to their canine companions. As all faithful pet parents know, owning a dog is a joy and privilege, as well as a daily responsibility. There are some ways that you can prioritize…

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