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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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Halloween is the perfect time to get creative with costumes. Year after year, people search for the best costume or even make their own. But have you ever dressed up the four legged members of the family? Pet costumes are a great way for the entire family to get into the spooky spirit. Pre-made pet costumes can be pricey and trying to find the right size for your pet can be a shopping nightmare. Making a Halloween costume for your pet allows you to find the perfect representation while saving money and time trying to finding a costume that fits.…

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Some pet-owners are content to let their furry friends lounge on the furniture all day, but that’s not always an option. Maybe your cat insists on shredding couch cushions and leaving clumps of fur behind. Maybe your fragile old chihuahua has a habit of hiding under blankets, where he risks being sat on and hurt. Maybe your Spanish mastiff drools everywhere and you’d rather not have to cover your sofa in plastic every day. Whatever the reason, it’s perfectly valid to not want pets on the furniture for some or all of the time. It may seem impossible to train…

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Your pet is probably as ready as you are to welcome the cool, crisp air that autumn brings. Summer weather can be rough on some pets, especially those with long fur. Unfortunately, the onset of fall can also bring about some dangers that can pose a threat to our beloved pets. You will want to make sure that you do everything that you can to prevent your pet from getting sick or hurt when the cool weather starts to come in. During the autumn months, consider the following tips for keeping your pet both healthy and happy. Watch Out for…

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After a long, hot summer, it is easy to feel excited about the arrival of fall. People aren’t the only ones who eagerly anticipate cooler, dryer weather; canines get just as excited for many of the same reasons. Learn about autumn through your pooch’s eyes and discover a magical season that you both can enjoy together. 1. It’s Cooler Out Your body temperature is around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. However, your dog’s body temperature ranges from 101 to 102.5 degrees, that is 2.4 to 3.9 degrees higher than your own body temperature. The cooler weather makes it more fun and enjoyable…

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In the summer months, high temperatures and humidity can be uncomfortable for humans as well as animals. Temperatures can be even more extreme inside cars, so it’s important to take safety precautions for the well-being of your pets. If it’s 78 degrees outside, the temperature in a parked car can reach 100 degrees in just a few minutes. If it’s 90 degrees, the interior of a car can reach 109 degrees in 10 minutes. When left in the sun for longer, cars can even reach temperatures of 160 or more. If you see a dog in a hot car, record…

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