Should I Adopt an Older Cat?

Should I Adopt an Older Cat? When you decide you’re ready to adopt your first cat—or to bring a new cat into your home—most pet owners weigh their options between young kittens and adult cats. But among adult cats, there’s another category worth your consideration: Older cats nearing the end of their life expectancy. Although…

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Should I Board My Cat or Leave at Home?

Should I Board My Cat or Leave at Home? Traveling always requires extra planning and preparation when you have pets in your home. Many cat owners prefer to leave their cats at home when they go on vacation, saving themselves the stress of caring for their pet while also sparing the cat unnecessary stress from…

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How to Groom a Dog at Home

How to Groom a Dog at Home A lot of responsibilities come with adopting a dog—including when it comes to grooming. Although some breeds are more low maintenance than others, all dogs require at least some level of grooming to maintain healthy fur, skin, paws, and teeth. Because professional dog grooming comes at a cost,…

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My Dog Is Scared of Fireworks: What Can I Do?

My Dog Is Scared of Fireworks: What Can I Do? With the Fourth of July quickly approaching, many dog owners are bracing for a holiday celebration that only amounts to stress for their beloved pets. While grill-outs, parades and fireworks are all part of a well-rounded Independence Day for many Americans, those fireworks can be…

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Dog Adoption: What You Need to Know

Dog Adoption: What You Need to Know After much thought, you may have finally decided that now is the perfect time to adopt a dog. Congrats! But before you bring home the newest member of your family, there are things to consider and steps to take to ensure that the decision to bring an animal…

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How to Help a Dog with Allergies

How to Help a Dog with Allergies Stepping outside may leave you feeling sneezy, itchy, and generally miserable thanks to allergies. Pollen, grass, flowers, and other natural elements can make humans dread the spring and summer months. The same can be said for your pet. According to statistics, allergies in dogs have increased by 30.7…

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Cat Obedience Training 101

Cat Obedience Training 101 When you think about cats, the image of a solitary animal who does whatever it wants comes to mind. And while it is true that most cats are independent creatures that can range from nuzzling, aloof to ornery, they also can be trained to do the things you need or want…

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Dog Periodontal Disease: Stages and Treatment

Dog Periodontal Disease: Stages and Treatment Even the most diligent dog owners may find themselves slipping at times on the care and maintenance of their pet’s teeth and gums. However, dental care should remain an important aspect of your pet’s overall health to prevent any long-term issues. Periodontal disease is one of the most common…

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How Often Do Cats Need Shots?

How Often Do Cats Need Shots? Even the most diligent cat owners may not realize the amount of care needed to keep your pet healthy and happy. One important element in your pet’s overall wellbeing is the regular regimen of shots they may need. Every cat is different, so each will need different vaccines based…

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How Hot Is Too Hot for Cats?

How Hot Is Too Hot for Cats? Most cat owners have a good gauge of how their cat is feeling. However, even the most observant cat lovers can find themselves wondering, do cats get hot? The answer is yes. But one complicating factor is that cats enjoy and are naturally attracted to heat but can’t…

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