Living with Dogs Blog

Magical Moments: Tips on Introducing a New Pet to Your Current Pet(s)

Your little furry friend isn’t just a pet… they’re family! In essence, he, she, or they (if you have a few) have become your children. Since you love them so much, there may come a time when you want to adopt another. Regardless of whether you want a new cat or dog, you’ll have to introduce your current furry baby to the newest addition. It’s extremely important to think about how your pet or pets will handle and adjust to the new companion roaming around the house.

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20 Great Facts About Your Pup You Probably Never Knew

Dogs are man’s best friend, right? It’s true that Fido may be your most trust companion, who is always by your side and gives you lots of love, but how much do you ACTUALLY know about him? You may know his favorite treat or toy to play with, or his every mood, but do you know what makes him tick? Or, why he acts the way he does? Even though you spend every day with your favorite pup there may be a lot about him that you don’t know or that would even surprise you.

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Fun Feline Facts That You May Not Know

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it’s certainly alright for you to be curious about felines! Cats are complex creatures – one second they’re cuddly and friendly and at the drop of a hat they’re ignoring you or attacking your ankles. Despite their colorful attitudes (which are very human-like), cats love their owners as much as we love them (they just express their love in unique ways).

Cats have been adored by humans for centuries.

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Baby Alert: Introducing Your Pet to a New Baby

Congratulations! You’re about to (or just did) welcome a new bundle of joy into your life. This is an exciting (and potentially nerve-racking) time for you and your family, including your dog and/or cat. Pets are smart. Between your changing moods and all the new baby furniture in the house, they know something is up. However, your dog or cat still doesn’t “get” that a little baby infant will be making his or her debut in the home.

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Puppies and Pumpkins: Fun Fall Activities to do with Your Dog

The weather is cooling down, leaves are changing and falling, pumpkin spice flavors are everywhere, so you know what that means…Fall is officially here! Fall is also a great time of year for you to get out and have some fun adventures with your favorite dog pal. During this season, the weather isn’t too hot or too cold, so you’re able to be outdoors without you or your furry friend being too uncomfortable.

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Claws Out: Ways to Keep Your Cat from Scratching the Furniture

“No…no… Don’t do it! Stop! Stop!” …. Sigh.

Does this sound like something you’ve yelled out to your cat before? Most likely, it’s because you’ve got a scratching problem. Your beautiful armchair is ruined. The couch has seen better days. It seems like your cat is scratching everything but her scratching post! Ironic, right?

Unfortunately for you and your furniture, scratching is a normal cat behavior. However, your favorite little feline isn’t trying to maliciously destroy your home.

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Get Your Pet-Tech On: Must-Have Apps for Pet Parents

There’s an app for everything these days…even for your furry baby! Yes, that’s right. There are endless apps out there dedicated to help pet parents with their four-legged companions.  Your pet is a member of your family, and there’s plenty to remember to do with and for them. From going on walks to playing catch to feeding them and bringing them to the vet, there’s a lot of responsibility with owning a pet. Thankfully, as a pet owner,

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50 Tethered Pets

50 Tethered Pets

Last month, over 50 animals were found tethered to trees — abandoned in Palm Beach county, as hurricane Irma approached and residents evacuated. Rescuers scrambled to recover these poor, defenseless animals quickly before Irma’s harsh winds made it too dangerous to continue their efforts.

Of course, this type of story can shock us and cause us to react in disgust, bewilderment, or anger, but it also raises an important question:

Why would someone leave their pet behind?

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“Dad, I’m Bored!”: How to Entertain Your Dog When You’re Not Home

Loyal. Reliable. Loving. Fun. Sweet. Handsome. We’re just describing…. the perfect dog! Your pooch certainly loves your attention and spending time with you – there’s a reason he’s called “man’s best friend,” after all! Dogs require a lot of time, attention, and love from their owners. However, there are certain breeds that require even more attention than others, including: huskies, pugs, Dalmatians, Labrador retrievers, Yorkshire terriers, and border collies. If you have one of these breeds,

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Frisky Feline: Fun Games to Play with Your Cat

Move over Fido! Cats can play too! There’s a reason cats are often associated with the word “frisky.” Cats are playful, curious animals – we all remember Garfield. It’s in their blood to pursue prey, so they love when their owners spend time playing with them! Playing games with your cat (or cats) is a great way to bond with him or her. If you have a kitten, it’s especially important to schedule play time;

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