How to Create a Stress-Free Sanctuary for Your Anxious Rescue Pet*
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by ShedHappens
5d ago
*GUEST POST Adopting a pet is one of the best things you’ll ever do. With over 6 million pets entering shelters each year, bringing one home gives them a second chance at a wonderful life. Plus, pets can help to reduce stress, boost your energy, and improve your overall health. But what about your furry ..read more
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Can Guinea Pigs Eat Apples?
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by ShedHappens
1M ago
*GUEST POST Apples are one of the most popular fruits. But are they safe for our guinea pigs? If so, how much can they eat, and what are the nutritional benefits and risks? What about apple skin and seeds? In this article, we’ll address all of these questions and more so that you can make ..read more
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In Loving Memory: Daviana (2008-2024)
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by Britt
3M ago
*First published on The Kas Pack (See original) If you have been following us on social media, you already know that on January 20th, we said goodbye to our sweet senior dog, Daviana. This was a heartbreaking decision for our family. On February 3rd, 2009, while living in the area, I (Britt) adopted Daviana from ..read more
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5 Questions to Ask Pet-Friendly Hotels*
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by Britt
9M ago
*GUEST POST So you’re planning a trip with your furry friend and made a reservation at a pet-friendly hotel – awesome! Except, what exactly does it mean to stay at a pet-friendly hotel?  Traveling with a pet can be a fun adventure, but it helps to spend a little extra time preparing for your trip so things go smoothly for you and your companion. This means looking ahead at what items your pet will need along the way and asking questions about accommodations.  We’ve listened to pet owners to hear about their experiences with pet-friendly guidelines and important questions to ask pet-f ..read more
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Purebred Rescue: Finding Your Ideal Pet with Breed-Specific Rescues
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by Britt
10M ago
Are you interested in adding a new member to the family? Congratulations! The process of finding your perfect match can be an adventure with so many options to consider… Should you adopt or connect with a breeder for your pet? Is there a specific breed that fits your family and lifestyle best? Are you unsure which breeds you should consider and which would be better avoided? While I firmly believe that ethical breeders play a valuable role in preserving the dog breeds that we all know and love, I also believe that many animal lovers can find their perfect match waiting for their forever home i ..read more
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Getting Your Chihuahua Socialization Right
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by Britt
11M ago
*GUEST POST Chihuahua socialization is a hot topic, and something owners stress about getting right. I get lots of enquiries from dog owners who brought their pups during the lockdown and worry that the lack of socialization is contributing to their chihuahua’s behavior issues. Chihuahuas often bark at other dogs. Lunging and spinning on the end of the lead, having a full-on meltdown at other dogs, people and things that look out of place. Walks can be messy, embarrassing, and anything but relaxing. It’s no wonder chihuahua owners are keen to get the socialization right. Not all chihuahuas bar ..read more
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6 Pet Trends and Discoveries from Canadian Pet Expo 2023
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by Britt
1y ago
Earlier this month (April 7-9), I had the opportunity to attend the Canadian Pet Expo. Marketed as “Canada’s largest indoor family pet festival,” this show provided an opportunity for business owners in the pet space and loving pet parents to come together and celebrate the animals that hold such a special place in our hearts. While there is no denying that my husband and I had a lot of fun while attending the event, pet shows and festivals like this are also great opportunities to see what is happening in the pet industry. Last year I shared the trends I discovered while attending SuperZoo 20 ..read more
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What Is a Retail Rescue?
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by Britt
1y ago
While we would love to believe that the world of animal rescue is black and white – you are saving lives, making a difference, and making the world a better place, this isn’t always the case. Recently, there has been much chatter about the darker side of animal rescue, also known as “retail rescue.” But what is retail rescue, and how does this hurt the overall rescue movement? As a rescue pet blogger and life-long rescue advocate, this is one topic that I simply couldn’t gloss over and ignore. Taking advantage of well-meaning adopters is NEVER okay. In this article, we will dig into the questi ..read more
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5 Tips to Help You Work from Home with Cats
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by Britt
1y ago
*AD – Gifted This post contains gifted items. All opinions shared here are my own. I’ve previously discussed the challenges that are faced by pet owners like myself while working at home with dogs, but what about our feline friends? When you work from home with cats, you will be presented with some unique challenges. As many of you know, I work from home full-time as a freelance writer and content creator with three dogs and two cats. Some days, working with pets around can be challenging, especially with cats like Pippen in the mix. My business partners at BlogPaws could tell you that Pippen ..read more
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Muzzle Conditioning and Your Rescue Dog
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by Britt
1y ago
The use of muzzles for dogs has long had a negative connotation. People see a muzzled dog and instantly jump to conclusions about that dog’s training, behaviour, or level of care the owner provides. But the truth is that with proper use and muzzle conditioning, this can be a valuable tool for both safety and health reasons. I do not deny that there are some situations in which a muzzle is misused. It can do more harm than good if it is left on for an extended time, used when unsupervised, ill-fitting, or a source of stress. In this article, I am going to help break through the misconceptions a ..read more
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