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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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Canine Lyme Disease Isn’t Going Anywhere Soon

March 20, 2020

The reports are in: the United States is crawling with ticks. Thanks to warmer climate trends, these blood-sucking creatures now thrive in more regions of the country. Additionally, the expansion of housing into rural areas has forced wildlife such as raccoons, opossum and birds into the city, carrying ticks with them.  And white-tailed deer, the …

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11 Spring Pet Safety Tips You Need to Know

March 5, 2020

Depending on where you live, the tulips and daffodils may already be pushing up from the earth. You might spot robins feathering nests or a canopy of green buds unfurling overhead, and soon you’ll sleep with the windows cranked open. Ever notice how spring has a way of making the world feel fresh-scrubbed and alive? …

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Dogs at Work: Ratter Dogs Win the Rat Race

February 27, 2020

At the American Kennel Club Earthdog competition, terriers and other small breeds race through tunnels in search of rats. No rats are harmed, the AKC is quick to point out, because the rats are in cages, safe from canine jaws. Dogs win by simply finding the rat and barking within an allotted time. The whole …

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The Best Tech for Pet Lovers

February 20, 2020

Technology changes our lives more every day, and those changes (mostly positive!) trickle down to our pets. This short list proves there’s a new pet tech product for just about everyone. For the aspiring film director, there’s the GoPro Fetch Dog Harness. Now you can capture award-winning footage from your dog’s point of view, by …

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