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Comfortis for Dogs and Other Flea Removal Tips

Finding out your dog has a flea infestation is dreadful news. Your first thoughts are with your dog who is on the front lines dealing with them. These suckers bite and cause great discomfort. Tiny red bumps form that they can’t help but scratch.…
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Why Brushing is so Important

Brushing our dogs often feel like something that comes out of necessity to keep our home clean. The more we brush, the less our dog sheds. And if you let your dog sleep on the bed or sit on the couch, excess fur can be an enormous pain to clean. But…
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Apartment Hunting as a Dog Owner

If you've spent some time in your life moving from apartment to apartment, you know how dreadful the experience can be as a dog owner. The first thing you'll notice is a "No Pets Allowed" notice on a large percent of the listings. Some just…
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The Helpless Feeling of Caring For an Arthritic Dog

There’s a feeling of helplessness that overcomes us when our dog is in pain. Watching them struggle to move, we’d do anything to make them feel better. Recently I’ve encountered this with my parents dog “Russ”. He’s 11 years old…
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A Bearded Dragon and a Dog?

While I was carousing around Reddit the other day, I found a photo of a dog with some kind of lizard on his back. They both looked comfy and completely safe with each other. I was flabbergasted and decided to look more into this lizard which…
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What are the different types of training for your dog?

Dog training is the most important part of owning a dog. It is the application of behavior analysis. Dog training dates back to at least Roman times. There are a variety of established ways of dog training some of the better known ones are clicker…
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Should I Use a Collar or Harness?

Ask a dog owner the best way to walk a dog and you'll get an array of answers. For decades, using a collar was the preferred way to control your four-legged companion. But a recent surge in the use of dog harnesses has made the routine task…
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Sleeping Comfortably With Pets

Sharing your bed with your dog or cat does not necessarily have to be a nuisance. In fact, sleeping with your pet can be quite comforting. According to a recent study conducted by Mayo Clinic, and published by Time Magazine, sleeping with…
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Healthy Sleep Habits and Pets

It is easy to separate you and your pets’ sleep when you’re taking care of hamsters or fish. But when you share a living space with your furry friend, things tend to be pretty different. An indoor dog or pet can have various designated spaces…
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2 Ways Pet Parents Waste Money Proven by Simple Mathematics

Buying expensive pet products and supplies is not an absolute waste. Mainly because, expensive pet items such as dry dog food, often contain better ingredients. Simply put, you get a better product for paying more. However, there are ways…

AmazonSmile and Pet Charities

If you're like me, you can't live without Amazon. I find myself buying almost everything I need from them including toilet paper. It's a huge convenience and just a way of life. So when I learned that a small percent of that money I was already…
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How To Keep Your Dog Safe, Healthy, And Happy During The Summer

Summer and more so heat can cause a whole raft of health concerns for dogs, so keeping them cool is important. Here are some great ways to do so. Never leave your dog sitting in your car when it is hot outside. The importance of this tip…
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Dealing With Pet Hair on Floors, Clothes, and More

As an owner of a border collie, I can tell you quite a bit about pet hair. It is everywhere. On my couch, in the carpet, and even on my clothes. And since I don't think he'd be too happy being fully shaven, I've got to deal with the problem…
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Can Dogs and Fish Co-Exist in Your Home?

We all know the old adage about cats and dogs, but does it apply to fish? That's a tricky question. But the answer is in most cases, yes. Dogs are social animals and have long been known to co-habitate with other pets in the home (even cats).…
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Exercising Your Dog

Why it Matters As a human, you usually think of exercise as something you do at a health club or in your home gym to keep in shape. This is a very narrow definition of exercise when compared to how its practiced by dogs.  The way dogs exercise…
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How to Choose a Dog Bed

When shopping for a bed for your dog, there are several factors to consider in order to ensure your pup's comfort and enjoyment. As opposed to human beds, dog beds come in a variety of shapes, styles, and sizes. Your dog spends the majority…
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7 Best Dog Friendly Cities to Live

When you're looking to find greener pastures in another city, one of the qualifications should be how your dog will enjoy the experience. Some cities can be friendly to dog owners while others downright cruel. You want a mix of friendly dog…
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Finding the Right Dog Walker

The best way to keep your dog's spirits up and ensure a long and healthy life is to provide regular walking and feeding to your dog. However, busy dog owners know that a demanding work and social schedule can sometimes conflict with your dog's…
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To Crate or Not to Crate?

All About Crating Dog crating can be a difficult idea for dog owners. Based on appearances alone, crating can seem almost cruel. However, professional dog trainers and veterinarians do recommend crating for certain dogs and in certain scenarios,…
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Dog Safety with Toys and Clothes

Any dog owner knows that one of the simple facts of life for dogs is that they love toys, and they'll be more than happy to turn everyday objects, such as shoes and remote controls, into toys should the need arise. Shopping for dog toys seems…
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Choosing the Right Groomer

Grooming is an important way to keep your dog happy, healthy, and comfortable. As such, you should be on the lookout for excellent service from a reputable doggie salon – you wouldn't trust your own hair to just anyone with a pair of shears,…
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Dogs and Urban Living

Go out to any city park and you’re likely to see a wide range of dogs being walked or exercised by their owners. Apartment living has special demands for both dogs and their owners, and it is wise to research particular breeds, talk to a veterinarian,…
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How to Deal with Bad Dog Behavior

When your dog exhibits bad behavior, the possible causes are numerous and you should not hesitate to have your dog examined by a professional trainer and a veterinarian. However, it is important for you, the owner, to assess, understand, and…
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Choosing the Right Collar for Your Dog

What Type of Collar or Harness is Best For Your Dog? Dog collars and harnesses come in a variety of styles to fit just about any type of dog and training need. Choosing a collar or harness for your dog can be difficult, but it doesn't have…