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Diet and DCM: Separating the Facts from the Fear

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Many dog owners felt their own hearts skip a beat when they learned about the FDA’s alert about a potential link between grain-free diets and heart disease in dogs. The possibility that their beloved pets could be at risk for a deadly disease that could be preventable with diet is hard for many to think…



  • Posted on August 15, 2019

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Pet Nutrition Alliance provides false sense of security

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Who keeps pet food marketing honest? Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the company making the claims and advertising to ensure that it is truthful and not false and/or misleading. As we know from the example with Petco, that doesn’t always happen or at the very least is often poorly executed. Not only has the retailer’s…



  • Posted on August 7, 2019

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What to Know Before Bringing Home Another Pup

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Thinking about adding a second dog to your family? Here’s how to do so successfully. Anytime you add another member to your family, whether a human baby or a fur baby, things change. Before you rush out to the pet store for another dog, you need to be able to anticipate the potential impact –…



  • Posted on August 6, 2019

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How much water should your dog drink (and how to tell if they’re dehydrated)

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Hydration is important to every living thing. It keeps our bodies healthy and our organs functioning. Humans know that we should be getting around eight cups of water per day, but how much should our four-legged friends be getting to stay healthy? The answer depends on a few factors; namely, your dog’s age, size and…



  • Posted on August 2, 2019

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How to teach your kids how to interact safely with dogs

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You’re walking down the street, or through the park, when the most adorable little ball of fur comes trotting toward you with their owner. You may immediately want to reach down and pet the friendly-looking pup, but even if it’s wagging its tail and seems happy, it’s never a good idea to pet an unknown…



  • Posted on August 2, 2019

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What to Ask the Breeder Before Adopting

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Who can resist the cuteness and charm of an adorable little puppy? Well, not many of us can – as is evident by the whopping 70% of U.S. households that have at least one furry member in their family. Adopting a dog can be one of the most exciting and memorable days of your life,…



  • Posted on July 13, 2019

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3 Things to Keep in Mind When Going to the Dog Park

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It’s no question that our nation is going to the dogs – 70% of all U.S. households have at least one dog living under their roof. It isn’t surprising then that we are also seeing a proliferation of public dog parks pop up across cities all over our country. Off-leash dog parks are growing faster…



  • Posted on July 13, 2019

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The Summer Heat & Dogs: A Guide to Keeping Them Safe and Comfortable

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The dog days of summer are finally here! If you are a proud parent to a four-legged friend, you’ve probably been looking forward to leaving the cold morning walks of winter behind you. Taking advantage of these long summer days can be a great way to enjoy your pooch outdoors and bask in this sunny…



  • Posted on July 13, 2019

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3 Unique & Fun Ways to Exercise with your Dog

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According to a recent pet owners survey, there were close to 90 million dogs living in U.S. homes in 2017 – a whopping 20% increase over the course of less than a decade. Dog owners get to experience the joy, companionship and unconditional love of their fur babies – but much like their non-fur baby…



  • Posted on July 13, 2019

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Dogs Can Live Holistically Too – Here are 5 Natural Alternatives to Incorporate into Your Dog’s Routine

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The health and wellness market is experiencing momentous growth, and it has never been easier or this accessible to incorporate holistic and alternative practices and products into our daily routines. But the myriad of benefits of associated with a holistic lifestyle shouldn’t be reserved for just us humans – our furry friends can also benefit…



  • Posted on July 13, 2019

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