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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If your pet is acting a bit withdrawn this winter, it might be SAD.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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What is Catnip?

And why do our feline friends fancy it? Nepita cataria has gone by many names including the popular catnip, but also catsword and catmint.  It has become so common for cats and their humans that it’s just about everywhere.  And with good reason, cats love it, their antics provide us with amusement, plus it’s both

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Stranger Danger and Dogs

Stranger Danger and Dogs How to Help Minimize Frightening Situations for Your Pet. There’s good news and bad news if your pet is nervous around strangers.  The good news is that the general public is gaining more knowledge about safe ways to interact (or not) with strange dogs and their owners.  More and more people

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Flying with Your Pet

Come Fly Away With Me A Short Guide to Safely Flying with Your Pet. Summer travel is on the rise as we plan our much-needed vacations.  If you’re making plans to bring the entire family, this is one article you want to read.  Many vacations are great for road trips, but there are other destinations

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Nutrition & Nails

Choosing the Right Pet Food Shouldn’t Be a Nail Biter Making Healthy Foods Simple You don’t eat food with thirteen syllable additives, supplements, and byproducts, so how do you do the same for your pet? Big store dry and wet pet foods often contain fillers which lack the nutrients your pets need for healthy skin,

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Pets & Senior Citizens

Benefits Popular culture and media show us that people of all ages benefit from pets. Seniors especially benefit from this type of relationship. Pets not only enhance seniors’ lives but also improve their health. There are many amazing benefits that pets can bring into an elderly person’s life. Pets provide a comfort system and help

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Microchip Technologies for Your Pet

Microchip Technologies for Your Pet A Small Chip, with a Big Impact Our pets are an important part of our family. We take important steps to keep them healthy and safe. Diet, exercise, registering them and keeping their tags up to date are all small steps that add up to safeguard our beloved pets. Now,

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