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Pet costs can be overwhelming, but here are ways to reduce the amount that you spend on your pet. Manage the cost of care while saving money with the helpful hints below. Adopt, Don’t Shop Adopt a pet instead of buying one. Adoption is much cheaper than buying an animal from a breeder or a pet store and can even save an animal’s life. Compare Veterinarian Care Costs When selecting a vet, compare prices. You can save yourself a lot of money by choosing a vet that offers cheaper exam rates. There may even be discounts available if you have…

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Grooming is just as important for your dog in the winter months as it is in the summer. You may think you can go without grooming, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. You need to look out for specific issues that are particularly problematic when the weather turns cold. This guide will outline some tips and information on grooming dogs for winter weather. Keep Them Warm Whether taking a trip to the groomer’s or just giving a bath at home, it’s important to keep your dog warm. Turn up the heat in your home or in your car…

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Do you have travel plans this holiday season? If you’re taking a long road trip or jetting off to another part of the country, you might not be able to bring your pet with you. Boarding your furry friend while you’re away will give you peace of mind during your holiday travels and your pet might even enjoy it too. Ensure that your pet’s stay is comfortable and stress-free with these helpful tips. Research the Boarding Facilities in Your Area Before you decide which boarding facility to entrust with your pet, do your research. Look at all the options in…

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Once the Christmas season has arrived, people are heading to their attics or basements looking for their decorations. Once the tree has been placed and decorated, additional care must be taken to ensure the safety of the pets. There are numerous steps to make certain all pets remain safe during the holiday season. Learn to Respect Boundaries Pets should be trained to respect boundaries and learn that climbing, sniffing, licking or chewing on the presents or tree is wrong. When a pet approaches the Christmas tree, they should be told no in a stern voice. When they listen, they should…

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The holiday season is a special time of year where family and friends gather to enjoy each other’s company as well good food. Your pets are sometimes the family members that get left out when it comes time to partake in the feast. This does not have to be the case. The three recipes below are for Thanksgiving inspired dog treats that your furry friend can enjoy without having to steal food off of the table. For Starters – Cranberry Cheese Cookies As your family and friends gather for a Thanksgiving Day meal, they will be enjoying a variety of…

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Thanksgiving may be a celebratory holiday that brings your family and friends together, but it poses a serious hazard for pets. Follow these tips below to keep your pets safe and healthy during this upcoming holiday season. Food Safety Tips Overeating is unhealthy for both you and your pets, but fatty foods are even more dangerous for your pets since they’re harder to digest. Turkey bones can also severely damage your pet’s digestive tracts and sweets can be deadly to your dog as well. Keep the Food on the Table Even the smallest amount of turkey can cause a dangerous…

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Lymphoma is a cancer that is common in humans, but it also occurs in dogs too. While a diagnosis can be devastating for people and their pets, you can do your part by understanding the disease and participating in making decisions with your animal’s best interests in mind. Lymphoma in dogs occurs in several types, which in turn influences treatment options and prognosis. Breeds Most Affected According to the National Canine Cancer Foundation (NCCF), malignant lymphoma is one of the most common types of cancer in dogs. It typically arises in dogs that are middle aged or older (with a…

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When it comes to your dog, you want the best, including what you feed them. To ensure that your dog is getting the best possible treats, you can make them yourself. This way, you can control exactly what goes into them and it will save you money. Here are some tasty homemade treat recipes that your dog will enjoy. Pumpkin Pupcakes with Strawberry Icing Dogs love pumpkin it is healthy for them too. Pumpkin contains both beta-carotene and fiber to keep your dog’s digestive tract regular. Pupcake Ingredients • 1/2 Cup of Flour • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder • 1/8…

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Bringing your pet to an outdoor event can be a lot of fun for both you and your furry friend. However, it’s important to use good etiquette when you’re out with your pet in public. Not everyone loves interacting with other people’s pets. For the comfort and safety of your pet as well as everyone around you, you should make sure your dog or cat is prepared to behave well in public before your next outing. Follow these pet etiquette tips and you’ll be ready to hit the next fall festival. 1. Only bring your pet to pet-friendly events. You…

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With summer gone and autumn creeping its way in, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. That means your cherished after-work walk or jog with your canine companion will soon be done in darkness. However, with some safety tips and new gadgets, walking your dog at night can be just as fun and rewarding as those long summer nights. Walk Smart We all enjoy taking long walks with our dogs. Sometimes we even let the pooch lead the way, trusting that we can eventually find our way home. This game of exploration and wandering can be…

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