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Get Schooled With Fun Facts about Dogs

It’s time to make some flashcards and scrounge up a few No. 2 pencils for a quick pet lovers pop quiz. Whether you loved science, math, history or literature in school, you’ll find something of interest in this list of quirky facts: Similar to a person’s fingerprint, a dog’s nose print is unique and is…

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Working Your Pets Into Labor Day Plans

Every year on the first Monday in September, folks across the country enjoy celebrating Labor Day with parades, parties, cookouts and last minute vacations. While many of us are a little iffy on the origins and meaning of the holiday, we never want to miss a chance to make a few more summer memories before…

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Keeping Hot Dogs Cool

With temperatures setting records across the country this summer, keeping your cool while trying to enjoy the outdoors can be a challenge. Lots of summer fun awaits – from hikes and picnics to boating and beach time – but you’ll need to plan ahead, especially if your pets are going along for the ride. It…

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Adopting a Shelter Cat

June is national Adopt a Cat month, making now a wonderful time to bring a new feline friend into your home and your heart. Not only will you be helping out an animal in need, but you will also be making room for another cat to be cared for in that shelter. Sometimes shelter cats…

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Seven Popular Garden Plants that are Toxic to Pets

If you’re planning to do some gardening this spring, make sure all of your plant choices are pet-friendly! Plants contain a diverse array of chemical compounds that can sometimes be dangerous to animals. Some plants can be poisonous to our pets even if they pose no danger to people. Knowing which plants are toxic to…

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A Collection of Dog and Cat Jokes

Most dogs like to have fun with a good meaty bone. But have you ever wondered whether dogs have a funny bone? Dogs can certainly be funny. They love to play, and they have a knack for helping us take life a little less seriously. But wondering if dogs have a sense of humor may…

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Spring Break Fun for Dogs

Spring Break is just around the corner, and whether you “sit” at home, “stay” close by or “fetch” a far-away adventure, dogs can take part in the fun! Often a time for fun in the sun or hitting the slopes, Spring Break can be enjoyed in any way your time and budget allow. After the…

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How to Help Stray and Feral Cats in your Community

For pet lovers with big hearts, seeing stray and feral cats around town can be distressing. These community cats often seem malnourished and sickly, but given the many factors to be considered in each situation, widespread solutions can be as elusive as the animals themselves. While the lifestyles of outdoor cats are similar, their origins…

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Pet Food Pantries Keep People and Pets Together

Thanks to the growing popularity of pet food pantries and pet food drives around the country, more families can find hope and help for keeping their pets in their home when money becomes an obstacle. The cost of dog food can become overwhelming when the bills are stacking up, especially in today’s economy. As a…

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Giving Thanks for the Best Dog in the World

‘Tis the season to be thankful. Yet in the midst of the hustle and bustle to get the turkey on the table while keeping the dogs/kids/uncles off the table, even giving thanks can turn into a chore. Once everyone gathers ‘round and starts sharing what they’re thankful for, you may feel a bit too rushed…

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