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Traveling with pets is no picnic. It has never been simple to bring your furry sidekick along for a long distance trip, and the challenges increase in proportion with the size of the animal. Unfortunately, that has never been truer than it is now. Airlines are really buckling down on the way pets fly, and […]

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Under any circumstances, saying goodbye to a pet is an extremely difficult thing to go through. So, it only makes sense that the heartache is amplified considerably if you’re in the situation of deciding whether or not euthanasia would be best. Even when all of the end-of-life “signs” are staring you in the face, it’s […]

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Pets and sleep are a topic of hot debate, it would seem.  The tender-heart pet owners – we absolutely love them – will tell you that pets are people, too.  They’ll ask you how YOU would like to sleep all alone in a kennel on a cold winter’s night. The answer: not very much at […]

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As pet lovers, there’s no denying that we simply can’t get enough of social media account dedicated to pets. Whether it’s an adorable pet bunny or a pair of irresistibly cute French bulldogs, it just never seems to get old. So, how could it possibly get any better? Answer: when the pet in question belongs […]

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This week, on Yahoo Parenting, there was a very entertaining article published, titled Here’s What It Costs to Own All the Pets Your Kid Says They Want.  The article originally appeared on Fatherly (a great site for dads, by the way!), and it was packed with the humor that we’ve come to expect from this blog. The underlying message, however, […]

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Halloween is such a festive and exciting time of year, but that can mean some entirely different for our pets.  While we enjoy the thrill of dressing up and gathering up all the sweets our bodies can handle, the type of excitement that is experienced by our furry companions is usually more along the lines […]

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Regardless of species, even the most well-mannered pets have a bad habit or two.  However, while it’s true that many bad behaviors in pets are due to natural instincts that are virtually impossible to break, you may not be as helpless as you may think. Jumping on kitchen counters happens to be one of the […]

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If you’re like most of us, you prefer to take your pets with you wherever you go, including long trips out of town. Well, fortunately, car and air travel are no longer your only options! Social media and news stations across the country are buzzing about Amtrak’s latest pilot program, which allows certain pets to […]

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Whether or not you are a lover of the game, there’s no denying that football season is in full swing.  For a lot of people, this time of year means so much more than staying glued to the television every Sunday. It’s also about the time spent with friends and family who also enjoy the […]

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According to the 2014 survey taken by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than half of the cats and dogs in the United States are considered overweight or obese. At first glance, that statement may not seem like anything earth-shattering, but it’s an undeniable fact that obesity shortens lives.  That’s something that applies to […]

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