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Pack Your Beach Towel and Your Best Friend, Too

June 10, 2021

Whether you’re boating, swimming, dock diving or just sailing a Frisbee on the beach, chances are, your dog wants to share in the fun. And why not? With a few precautions to help keep your dog safe, everyone can get their paws wet at the beach: Check the water conditions — When your dog plunges …

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Road Trip! RV Life with Pets

March 18, 2021

Some people travel with garden gnomes, posting photos at famous landmarks. But we’re guessing snapshots of your dog or cat in front of an alien spaceship in Roswell, New Mexico, would garner a lot more attention. Isn’t it time to indulge your pent-up wanderlust, load up the recreational vehicle with pets, then hit the road? …

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6 Tips to Stop Your Pet’s Begging

November 24, 2020

Big holiday dinners have enough stress without your pet staging theatrics under the table. You know the schtick: the forlorn, puppy-dog eyes. The whimper. The fidgety tap-dance with the front paws. A pool of drool on the floor for good measure. The barking. And when all else fails, the futile attempt to paw a bowl …

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Dog Bite Prevention Week: Avoiding Dog Bites

April 9, 2020

If you’re a pet parent, you’ve probably felt the imprint of canine teeth on your skin — whether it’s the sharp pinch of puppy teeth or an inadvertent nip during a game of fetch. But it’s the more dangerous bites, the ones that cause serious injury, bacterial infections or transmit potentially fatal diseases like rabies, …

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8 Tips for Do-It-Yourself Home Pet Grooming

April 7, 2020

Some pets never learn. Despite your best efforts, they’ll wallow in every mud puddle, roll on roadkill and dart after skunks time and time again. If you can’t afford a regular grooming appointment, you’ll need to master the dog bath (or the cat bath, as the case may be). And since pets can’t use emery …

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