6 Signs Your Dog Is in Pain (Plus, What You Can Do About It)

6 Signs Your Dog Is in Pain (Plus, What You Can Do About It)

Dog Health and Behavior
In the span of four years, visits to the vet increased from about 119 million to 130 million.  If you ever notice something off about your dog, you should make sure that you consult the vet immediately to figure out what's wrong. But how do you know when to take them? Knowing the main signs a dog is in pain, as well as the most effective solutions, is crucial to take good care of your pet. Learn everything here! 1. An Upset Stomach One sign that your pooch might not be feeling well is if they have an upset stomach.  You'll be able to tell if this is an issue because they may not be eating as much as they normally do. They may be having irregular bowel movements or none…
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Good Dog! 5 Reasons Why You Should Try Online Dog Training

Good Dog! 5 Reasons Why You Should Try Online Dog Training

Dog Health and Behavior
63.4 billion households in the country have a dog. Despite the number of dog lovers out there, many of these pups aren't trained. Without proper training, your dog could develop behavior issues.  Don't leave your pup untrained! Instead, online dog training can help you teach your dog tricks, basic skills, and more. With online dog training courses, you can ensure your pup is well-behaved and ready for the world. Still on the fence? Keep reading to learn the top five benefits of dog training online! 1. Teach Life Skills Training your dog will teach them the life skills they need to live successfully. That includes not chewing up the couch or running off without their leash. With online dog training courses, you can teach your dog how to behave in certain…
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Pet Help: 5 Key Ways to Control Pet Stress and Anxiety

Pet Help: 5 Key Ways to Control Pet Stress and Anxiety

Dog Health and Behavior
As humans, we go through a wide range of emotions and anxiety on a daily basis, even with things we know we cannot control. If these are the struggles that we face from time to time, even at this point of evolution, imagine what our favorite furry friends go through on a daily basis. Is your beloved pet experiencing panic attacks and anxiety attacks every time you walk out the door? It may be time to start looking into some additional pet help to get them through this difficult period. If you're looking for ways to help calm your pet's anxiety read on for some important information that may be useful. 1. Assess the Problem Just as no two people are alike, no two pets are alike as well. This is…
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Boarding Pet vs. Pet Sitting: The Benefits of Both for Your Cat or Dog

Boarding Pet vs. Pet Sitting: The Benefits of Both for Your Cat or Dog

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior
If it's time to leave town, there's a lot you need to do. Pack your bags, do your laundry, book your flights, and more! But before you head out on your adventure, you need to ensure any furry friends living in your home are well-taken care of while you're away. When leaving town, pet owners have two options. Boarding pet facilities are available to provide social and friendly environments for animals. Pet owners may also hire a pet sitter to stay in their home and give their cat or dog personalized care while they are out of town. Choosing between boarding pets or hiring a pet sitter depends on your animal's personal preferences. Keep reading to explore the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Boarding Pet: Pros and Cons Years…
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5 Dogs that are Cat-Friendly

5 Dogs that are Cat-Friendly

Dog Health and Behavior
Mrs. Whiskerson is precious. She is your perfect pet, your feline friend, your fur baby. But, she needs a friend and one cat is more than enough. You're ready for a soft, cuddly, bundle of energy and unconditional love, and Mrs. Whiskerson is, too. At least, you think she is. But how do you know they're going to get along? The last thing you need right now is two fur babies constantly at odds with each other. You need them to entertain themselves, not cause more drama. Well, we've got your back! We've found the top five dogs that are good with cats and put them all in one place for you. Keep reading to find Mrs. Whiskerson's new best friend. 1. Basset Hounds One of the best dog breeds for…
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Dogs vs Cats: Which is right for you?

Dogs vs Cats: Which is right for you?

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior
"Are you a dog person or a cat person?" This question is thrown around on almost every first date, and it's actually kind of a good one.  It's hard to say whether we would want a dog or a cat. Maybe our families brought us up with a beloved dog, permanently engraining us as "dog people." Maybe it was the other way around, and you're distinctly a cat person.  This article is for those people who fall somewhere in between. We're going to discuss Dogs vs Cats and why you should consider buying one or the other. Dogs vs Cats: Which is Right for You? If you aren't a person who knows precisely whether they want to own a cat or a dog, you're not alone. It may seem like…
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Picking for Your Pup: How to Choose the Best Collar for Dogs

Picking for Your Pup: How to Choose the Best Collar for Dogs

Dog Health and Behavior, Pet Products
Did you know that every year, over 10 million dogs and cats are either lost or stolen? And that 1 in 3 pets will become lost at some point in their life? The truth is, that no matter how well you take care of your pet, there's a chance that your pet will go missing at some point or another.  The good news is, that recovering your pet isn't an impossible process- if they're wearing the right collar.  So, how do you pick the right collar for your dog? Check out this guide to learn how to choose the best collar for dogs.  Size Up Your Dog Before you purchase a dog collar, your primary consideration should be the size of your dog.  Buy a collar that's too small, and…
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Toxic People Food for Dogs: What Can Dogs Not Eat?

Toxic People Food for Dogs: What Can Dogs Not Eat?

Dog Health and Behavior
Are you feeding your pets people food for dogs? You may need to think twice before you do it again. A dog's digestive system is nothing like our own. Our canine friends are a lot more sensitive to certain foods. Many foods will just cause an upset stomach for dogs, but there are a few foods that can be lethal to them. So, if you're concerned about what you shouldn't be feeding your dog, take a look at the list below. Steer Clear of Nuts Not all nuts are toxic to dogs but it can be difficult to remember which ones are, so it's safer to keep all nuts away from your dog. For example, pecans, walnuts, and macadamia nuts are classed as toxic dog food. Although it may not…
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Animal Hair Sheds: Here’s How to Deal with It

Animal Hair Sheds: Here’s How to Deal with It

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior, Pet Products
Approximately 60 million households in the U.S. own a dog and 47.1 million own a cat. Are you part of either of these groups? If so, then you're probably well acquainted with pet shedding. You're probably also desperate to find a solution and eliminate the need to carry a lint roller with you wherever you go. You might not be able to totally throw away your lint rollers, but there are still lots of things you can do to address shedding. Read on for some helpful tips that will make it easier for you to get animal hair off your furniture and clothing. Causes of Excess Shedding Before we get into tips for combating shedding, it's important to figure out why your pet is shedding so much. Some shedding is normal,…
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Pet Vacation Preparation: How to Travel with a Dog Safely

Pet Vacation Preparation: How to Travel with a Dog Safely

Dog Health and Behavior
We all know those sad, puppy dog eyes and low whimper have the power to break even the strongest resolve. Trying to leave man's best friend behind before embarking on a long trip can be a little heartbreaking.  According to a report by Rover, 37 percent of dog owners have decided not to travel in order to stay at home with a pet instead.  Don't cut your vacation plans short! Why not take the entire family? Traveling with pets is stress-free when you know how.  With these tips, you can discover how to travel with a dog for a tail-wagging good time! 1. Practice Makes Perfect Don't make it more difficult for your pet by dragging them into an unfamiliar experience. That's like asking them to shake without showing them…
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