The Definitive Pet Holidays List for 2023
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3w ago
A new year means new opportunities to spoil your furry friends—or in the case of a smooth sphynx cat for a sidekick, not-so-furry friends.   To make sure you don’t miss any chances to give your animal companion extra affection (including delicious and nutritious freeze-dried dog treats and freeze-dried cat treats), we compiled this 2023 pet holiday calendar fur your convenience.  2023 Holidays for Pets  Pet Holidays for January 2023  Walk Your Pet Month  National Train Your Dog Month — Ever wanted to teach your dog or cat to high-five?  Unchain a Dog Mont ..read more
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2022 Holiday Pet Gift Guide
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by admin
1M ago
It’s that time of year where we bake Christmas cookies, decorate the tree and listen to holiday music on repeat. As you shop during the most wonderful time of the year, don’t fur-get your favorite furry friends. We compiled this holiday pet gift guide for every type of owner and their pet. Pet Gifts for the Adventurer Camping You’re ready to explore the great outdoors and camp with your pet! Along with your necessities, bring your pet’s items such as their toys, leash, dog bed, water dish and towels. Looking to enhance your adventure even further? Consider one of these gifts for your pup: GPS ..read more
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How to Pick a Doggy Daycare
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1M ago
Unfortunately, your perfect pet isn’t allowed everywhere you go. From out-of-town excursions to long work hours, your dog can find comfort and excitement in a place they want to go. If your best pal is well-socialized, enjoys other dogs, and will benefit from frequent exercise, playtime, and lots of stimulation, a doggy daycare environment is a great option. The real question: How to choose the right one? Tips for Choosing Doggy Daycare Proximity When coming home from a vacation, the last thing you want to do is drive across town or spend a long time in the car just to go get your dog. Find r ..read more
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The Canine Good Citizen Test: What Is It and How Do I Pass?
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by Caitlin Richards
3M ago
You know your pup is the Best Dog Ever — so how would you like to have a fancy blue ribbon to prove it?! The Canine Good Citizen Test (CGC) is one of the best ways to demonstrate that your pup is a respectable member of society. What is the Canine Good Citizen Test? The Canine Good Citizen Test is designed to be the benchmark for determining if you have a “well-behaved” dog, one who is unlikely to put themselves or others at risk through disruptive behavior in common, everyday situations. When you pass, you receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club (AKC) certifying that Fido has dem ..read more
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7 Crucial Safety Measures When Walking Your Dog at Night
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by Caitlin Richards
3M ago
If your schedule requires you to walk your dog at the same time every day, the shorter days of winter may leave you in the dark during your usual morning or evening stroll. Walking your dog at night brings extra considerations you don’t necessarily have during the day. However, with a little forethought and preparation, you can stay safe and feel confident while walking your dog at night.  Be Visible & Bring Light The most important safety consideration when walking your dog at night is to wear reflective gear. That may mean wearing a reflective vest yourself or using a reflective ha ..read more
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Seven Black Cat Myths & Facts You Didn’t Know
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by Caitlin Richards
3M ago
As we approach National Black Cat Day on October 27th, it’s time to celebrate everyone’s favorite Halloween felines! You’ve probably heard that black cats are unlucky, but do you know where that superstition came from — or that actually, it’s the opposite in some cases? Or maybe you’re just wondering what the heck a “void cat” is! Here’s seven of our favorite hair-raising myths and facts about black cats. Why Are Black Cats Associated With Witches? Today, the idea of black cats as a witch’s familiar is a fun concept and a great Halloween décor theme — so it’s easy to forget that people long a ..read more
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Six Ways To Show A Rescue Dog You Love Them
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by Caitlin Richards
3M ago
Dogs deserve love, and that’s a thought that’s commonly shared worldwide. Sadly, however, some dogs have been mistreated or abandoned through no fault of their own. Families thinking of adopting a rescue dog may wonder how they can show these neglected pups the love they deserve. If you’re one of those lucky families welcoming a rescue dog into your home, here are six ways to show your new rescue dog your love and care. 1. Be Patient If you’re only used to friendly, confident, loves-everyone-on-earth dogs, you may be surprised or have your feelings hurt by how stand-offish some rescue do ..read more
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Pug Health Problems: How Bad Are They, *Really?*
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by Caitlin Richards
4M ago
Loving, friendly and mild-mannered, Pugs are one of the most beloved breeds in the world. Their popularity has skyrocketed over the last couple of decades, and it’s not hard to see why. With their curly tails, snorting noses and comical personalities, Pugs combine the cutest traits of piglets and puppies into one adorable little animal.  Yet along with the increased global interest in Pugs comes increased awareness of their many health problems, with some veterinarians and animal welfare organizations warning against breeding them at all.  So how extreme are Pug health problems — an ..read more
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Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much?
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by Caitlin Richards
4M ago
All cat lovers are familiar with watching our feline friends wriggle and writhe their way into cereal boxes, egg cartons, serving bowls and every other semi-enclosed space they can find — for no apparent reason. Thanks to the internet, cat parents worldwide have been able to document our kitties’ efforts to squeeze themselves into the tightest space possible. This universal feline phenomenon has led to the tongue-in-cheek claim that “cats are liquids” and the memorable phrase “If I fits, I sits.” Yet it’s clear our cats have a favorite: like peanut butter and jelly or macaroni and cheese, cat ..read more
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Best Dog and Cat Movies of All Time
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by admin
4M ago
We all love a good cinematic adventure, especially ones filled with furr-ocious friends! We created a list of the best cat and dog movies for everyone to enjoy with their pets. Even when you don’t have time to sit down and watch an entire film, play a movie for your dog at home when you leave the house—they’ll appreciate it more than you think! Before we em-bark on our movie list, we can’t forget the snacks! While you chow down on popcorn, let your cuddle companion relish over our dog treats and snacks (or cat treats and snacks, respectively.) Popular Dog Movies Air Bud An iconic childhood f ..read more
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