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Earth Day: 7 Ways To Get More Eco-Friendly With Your Dog

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(Picture Credit: Lane Oatey/Blue Jean Images/Getty Images) April 22nd is Earth Day! It serves as a reminder to be kinder and more mindful of our planet. Whether that means using less water, turning off lights, or carpooling, there are simple ways to help the environment. However, going green doesn’t just apply to us as humans;…

5 Dog Toys That Are Perfect For Backyard Play Time

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(Picture Credit: Dhwee/Getty Images) If you’re blessed with a backyard, you’ll know there’s nothing your dog loves more than to spend an afternoon cavorting around their safe outdoor space. One way to really ramp up the fun factor of your backyard sessions is to pick up a few dog toys that are specifically tailored for…

Would Your Solo Dog Benefit From A Fur Sibling? Fostering Is One Way To...

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(Picture Credit: Julia) About five years ago, we were a single Shih Tzu dog family. George quite enjoyed being the only dog in our home, but then a friend of mine went to a rescue to foster a dog and brought me along. One very sweet, shy little pup, came and sat at my feet…

5 Of The Best Indoor Dog Toys To Keep Cooped Up Pups Busy

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(Picture Credit: Sally Anscombe/Getty Images) Many of the world’s dog parents are apartment dwellers, which can present a few challenges when it comes to exercise and play sessions. With shelter in place orders, dog park closures, and more limited outdoor activity options lately, even dogs in big homes may feel cooped up. Thankfully, there are…

What To Consider When Buying A Life Jacket For Your Dog

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(Image Credit: Colleen Gara/Getty Images) Have you ever thought about getting your dog a life jacket for boat rides and water activities? It might be an odd thing to consider. Why does my dog need a life jacket? Can’t dogs swim? We like to think that our pets have retained all of their wild instincts, but…

5 Of The Best Toys To Bond With Your Dog During Shelter In Place

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(Picture Credit: Carol Yepes/Getty Images) Living through a shelter in place situation can be tough. But along with taking all of the necessary personal steps to safeguard your family and your community, it’s important that you don’t overlook your dog’s welfare! One of the best ways to reassure your dog that all is calm and…
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Five Of The Best Dog Bed

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(Picture Credit: shanecotee/Getty Images) When dogs get older, it’s vital to take steps to make sure their twilight years are as comfortable and stress free as possible. This is especially important if you’re caring for a dog who might have some arthritis or mobility issues. Thankfully, modern dog beds offer up many solutions for the…

Mange In Dogs: Types, Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Mange is a skin disease in dogs that can be caused by several different species of mites. “You mangy cur!” is a time-honored insult, but if you could experience itchy scratch-til-you-go-bonkers mange the way dogs do, you wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Highly contagious mites burrow into the skin, causing rashes,…

5 Positive Stereotypes About Dog People That Are Totally True

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(Picture Credit: Allison Michael Orenstein/Getty Images) Let’s start by saying this: stereotyping and cataloging people based on surface observations is hardly a way to get to know someone. Having said that, there are sometimes shared traits among groups of people. Fortunately for dog people, pretty much all of those clichés are nothing but awesome. Here are…

Is Your Anxiety Contagious To Your Dog? Here’s What You Can Do

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Dogs are good at picking up on human emotions. That’s one of the things we love about them. They always seem to know when we need a cuddle to cheer us up, when we need a partner to share in our joy, and when we need a friend to act silly…