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Tips on How to Boost Your Pet’s Health with Raw Bones

Throughout history, pet owners have been reaping the benefits of raw bones as a staple of their dog’s diet. To Gnaw or Not to Gnaw: that is the question: Whether ‘tis safer for the stomach to digest the bits of grit from a very big bone, Perhaps, forsooth, to lose a tooth or tearfully eschew

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Dog Days of Summer – Protect Your Pet in the Heat

Tips for Pet Pawrents Heat wave! This summer has been no joke. The temperatures have soared, and it looks like they’re stuck up there. With this increased heat and sun exposure, your pets are likely feeling the effects. But what are we to do?  Dogs need to go outside to do their business, love to

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Make a Happy Home for Your Pets – Returning to Work

Adjusting to Life on Their Own at Home – After COVID After months of being at home all day every day with your best friend, your pet’s state of bliss may be about to come to an end. Sheltering in place might have been frustrating for us humans, but our pets thought it was just

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National Best Friends Day

When the Rest of the World Celebrates What We Pet Parents Already Know June 8th is National Best Friends Day. Pet owners live “best friends day” every day. Our furry, feathered, fishy (scaly, etc.) friends hold a special place in our lives, and our hearts. In early June, the rest of the world joins us

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Boredom Setting In?

Are You So Bored Your Pets Are Too? Life is a bit different these days. While we hope it will revert to normal soon, for now we can enjoy the extra time at home with our pets. You might feel “stuck at home” verses “safe at home”, or that you have “nothing to do” versus

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How to Find a Reputable Boarding Facility for Your Dog

Finding the Right Place to Care for Your Dog Means Truly Relaxing on Your Vacation Leave your beloved four-legged friend with in the wrong hands and the only trip you’re headed on is a guilt trip. Our dogs are our family. We choose the best foods, buy only the right toys, and we don’t just

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When Good Intentions Go Bad

Service Dogs and Their Owners Are Increasingly Encountering Untrained Pets We all love our dogs and most of us wish we could take them with us wherever we go.  It might evoke a tinge of jealousy when we see service dogs and their handlers or tempt us to grab a harness and bring our dog

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Do Cats and Dogs Get Seasonal Affective Disorder?

If your pet is acting a bit withdrawn this winter, it might be SAD. Not much research has been done on whether the dreary, grey whether of the winter months has an effect on our pets, they do share some of the same brain chemistry as humans.  Studies have been done on their behavior and

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Winter Nutrition and Your Pets Coat

How to Make Sure Your Cat or Dog is Healthy and Happy All Winter Long Whether you have a dog that loves to romp and roll in the snow, or an indoor cat, winter can wreak havoc on your fur baby’s nose, skin, and coat. Northwest Naturals is your go-to source for the nutritional needs

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Avoiding the Dander Without Skipping the Bath

How to Keep Your Dog’s Coat Healthy and Clean During the Chilly Months Fall, Winter, and in some places, even Spring can be downright cold. But just because it’s cold doesn’t mean there isn’t mud, or that dogs don’t sweat. But many soaps can be dehydrating, especially in cold weather. What’s a dog owner to

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