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Natural Ways to Remove Skunk Smell from Dogs

Natural Ways to Remove Skunk Smell from Dogs

With warmer weather, you and your dog will likely be spending more and more time outdoors. Spring and summer are a great time for hikes, swimming, and just hanging out in the park or backyard. However, there are a few things to watch out for when your pet is spending...

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Sustainable Dog Ownership

Sustainable Dog Ownership

We all know about the dangers of climate change at this point. And most of us are doing just about everything we can to limit our effects on the environment. But what about our pets? How can we promote sustainable dog ownership and lower our dog’s carbon paw print?...

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Benefits of Owning a Dog

Benefits of Owning a Dog

Dog owners know very well about all the love and joy their pets bring into their lives. But the benefits of owning a dog go far beyond even what most pet owners could explain. Our furbabies give us a sense of purpose and well-being and help us stay socially connected....

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Apartment-Friendly Dogs

Apartment-Friendly Dogs

Just because you live in an apartment, tiny house, or other small space doesn’t mean you can’t own a dog. If your heart is set on an enormous breed like a Burmese Mountain Dog or a very active breed like a Great Dane, you might want to reconsider (or be prepared to...

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How to prevent ear infections in dogs

How to prevent ear infections in dogs

A common problem for dogs is getting ear infections, especially if your dog has floppy ears (as opposed to ears that stand up, like a German Shepard or Frenchie).  Ear infections in dogs happen relatively often, but they are also easily treatable.  But it’s best to...

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Get your Dog to Stop Barking

Get your Dog to Stop Barking

Getting your dog to stop barking is a frequent complaint of pet owners. But let's think about why our dogs are barking in the first place.  Anxiety or fear is often the root cause.  Some dogs might also bark just for attention or our of boredom.  Barking is also...

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Introducing a New Dog to your Current Dog

Introducing a New Dog to your Current Dog

Introducing a new dog to your home is always a huge decision. It’s even more important when you have to consider any pets that you already have in your home.  It’s important to make sure that your new dog and current dog will get along. You want them to be friends and...

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Christmas Safety for Dogs

Christmas Safety for Dogs

Christmas is always a wonderful season to spend time with family and friends. For many of us, that includes our beloved pets.  But let’s remember to keep our pets safe during the holidays. Christmas safety for dogs is very important if we want to have an enjoyable...

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Halloween Safety for Dogs

Halloween Safety for Dogs

Like people, every dog is different.  Some dogs love the energy and excitement of the holiday, while other will be stressed by the chaos and interactions with strangers.  However your pet responds, Halloween safety for dogs is important.  (For our tips on Christmas...

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Identifying signs of pain in your dog

Identifying signs of pain in your dog

We love our pets and want them to live long, happy lives, free of pain. But sometimes our beloved dogs do get injured, and underlying issues do happen. Dogs can’t tell us what’s wrong, so it’s up to us to keep an eye out for any changes and watch for problems or signs...

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Caring for an Aging Dog

Caring for an Aging Dog

We all want our beloved pets to grow old and reach senior pup status.  But caring for an aging dog is not the same as caring for a new puppy.  Keeping these tips in mind will help you make your older pet’s life as comfortable and happy as possible. Note: Dogs reach...

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Human Foods that are Toxic to Dogs

Human Foods that are Toxic to Dogs

We all know that dogs will eat pretty much anything (grass, sock, an entire cake, you name it!).  A dog’s way of exploring and learning about the world is more through scent and taste, which explains why they are more likely to sniff and eat things they shouldn’t....

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Help your Anxious Dog

Help your Anxious Dog

For most of us, our pets are almost like children to us. We love them and care about them as part of our families. And that’s what makes it so hard when we see our pets struggling with fear and anxiety. We have some Pampered Pets advice to help your nervous or anxious...

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12 Ways to Keep Older Dogs Active

12 Ways to Keep Older Dogs Active

Your dog is getting older -- and that’s a good thing! You probably have fewer chewed shoes and chair legs, and daily walks no longer feel like an extreme sport. But what about ways to keep older dogs active? You may wonder if your dog’s maturity means they are having...

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How to Help Dogs with Sensitive Stomachs

How to Help Dogs with Sensitive Stomachs

Mealtime is the highlight of every dog’s day, isn’t it? Treat time is a close second: the distinctive rattle of a treat bag or jar can bring a dog from a sound sleep into instant wagging overdrive. But for dogs with sensitive stomachs, mealtime can be problematic....

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10 Adventures With Your Dog

10 Adventures With Your Dog

With the sun rising earlier and setting a little later every day, you now have extra hours that are perfect for adventures with your dog. You have a whole wide world of dog-friendly activities open to you, so don’t settle for simply adding a couple more residential...

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10 Best Ways to Treat Your Dog and Yourself

10 Best Ways to Treat Your Dog and Yourself

With March comes those first early hints of spring, and you know it's time to treat your dog (and yourself!). Some are full of cheer and color, like the packaged seed displays popping up in every store. Some are a bit drab – like all those dog poops in the yard that...

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5 Fun Ways to Exercise With Your Dog

5 Fun Ways to Exercise With Your Dog

With Valentine’s Day in the February mix, you and your dog may be looking for a little more jazz in your daily exercise. Burn just few more calories and you can guiltlessly pamper yourself with one of those tempting boxes of chocolate and present an extra-special bag...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Dog Owners

New Year’s Resolutions for Dog Owners

What would your dog’s New Year resolution be? More excitement, more adventures, more games, and more time with you? Is your dog a senior with the heart of a pup? Maybe your older dog’s resolution is to keep mind and body fit to keep age at bay.  Or it could be to...

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Pumpkin Spice Homemade Dog Treats

Pumpkin Spice Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade dog treats from your own oven will definitely show your dog that they are something special. These Pumpkin Spice Dog Treats aren’t just for fall – your dog will love them all year round. If you’ve always wondered how to make homemade dog treats, after a quick...

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Celebrating the Holidays with your Dog

Celebrating the Holidays with your Dog

Are you surprised to hear that over 60% of Americans changed their usual Thanksgiving plans this year? Probably not! With Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, and the New Year ahead, you’ve surely been mulling over how you’ll be celebrating the holidays with your...

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Being Thankful For Dogs

Being Thankful For Dogs

It’s a new and different holiday season, isn’t it? This year, you may be pondering if you should keep your usual traditions or break out of your Thanksgiving norm. Will you travel, or nest at home? Maybe you are trading in the big holiday table for...

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