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Posts tagged “pets” (Page 4)

How to Protect a Dog’s Paws in the Winter

This article originally appeared on chewy.com.

Keep Pet Paws Safe in the Wintertime

Playing fetch-the-snowball, romping through fluffy drifts and taking quiet walks during snowfalls are just some of the reasons why winter can be a wonderland of fun for you and your dog. But these activities can also wreak havoc on dog paws. “While pet pads are a lot more resilient than our feet, they do have their limits,” said Dr.

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Facts About Dog Sense of Smell

This article originally appeared on chewy.com.

What Makes a Dog Nose Unique?

You know that your dog has an amazing sense of smell, but have you ever wondered just how amazing it is, and why it’s so much more powerful than a human’s?

To learn some cool facts about the dog sense of smell and how dogs use their noses, we got in touch with sniffer scientist Nathaniel Hall,

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Why Does A Dog Circle Before Laying Down?

This article originally appeared on chewy.com.

Does Your Dog Perform This Unusual Ritual?

Dog behavior can be puzzling—and pretty funny—at times. If you’ve ever been amused watching your dog undertake the seemingly elaborate preparation for taking a nap, you know what we mean. Turning around in circles before lying down is a “very common behavior in dogs. I have owners ask, ‘Why do dogs circle before lying down?’ all the time,” reports Dr.

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Reduce Your Dog’s Shedding

This article originally appeared on chewy.com. 

Contributed by Dr. Alison Birken, owner and DVM of Victoria Park Animal Hospital.

As a small animal veterinarian practicing in hot South Florida, dog hair shedding is one of the most common concerns from my clients. By owning a 150-pound Saint Bernard that belongs in the Arctic, not on the sunny beaches of South Florida, I can totally relate with my pet parents’ frustration when it comes to dog hair shedding.

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A Healthy Diet is your dog’s best friend

Happy dog, happy owner, right? 

Your dog’s nutrition and diet are vital to its happiness. The wrong foods – particularly those enjoyed by humans but aren’t meant for man’s best friend – can cause upset stomach, sickness or worse. Goodbye garlic, grapes and guacamole! 

Naturally, it starts with a well-balanced diet, whether it’s a high-quality commercial dog food that’s grain-free, or a homemade recipe that gives your canine the proteins,

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Howliday Gifts Ideas for Your Dog

It’s that time of year again – the holidays! ‘Tis the season for delicious food, spending time with loved ones, and of course, gift giving. Since our four-legged friends are part of the family, we cannot forget them during this holiday season. Now is a great time to spoil your favorite pooch with a new toy or treat. Below, we wanted to share with you some great gifts ideas for dogs this holiday season. Happy shopping!

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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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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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