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How to keep your dog safe and happy this Christmas

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How to keep your dog safe and happy this Christmas

The holidays can be a lot of fun and they can be very stressful. There seems to be a never-ending list of things to do, places to be and people to see. To top it off, it always seems to be the time for unexpected visitors and last-minute entertaining! However, during this exciting (and overwhelming!) time, it's important we don't forget about our four-legged friends! Here are some easy tips to get yourself and your house ready for your dog to enjoy the holidays safe and happy! When it comes to Christmas decorations, the rule is simple: Everything needs to...

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Doggy is making me crazy - Article 1: He is CHEWING on Everything

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Doggy is making me crazy - Article 1: He is CHEWING on Everything

The first time you saw your puppy chewing on an old pair of shoes you thought it was cute and all, but now that he is all grown up and he still chew on ALL your stuff (including those brand-new shoes you just bought!) you've sort of changed your mind and think it is not so cute. Don’t worry no more, we’ve got some tips to help you stop the massacre!   First of all, chewing is a normal behavior for puppies but becomes undesirable behavior when it is directed towards inappropriate objects such as your shoes, furniture, or even...

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Maine Coon: How well do you know this cat breed?

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Maine Coon: How well do you know this cat breed?

He his tall, has a beautiful neck ruff, dainty britches, tufted feet that resemble snowshoes and a big, bushy tail that he can wrap around himself when he naps. You guessed it, we’re talking about the oldest cat breed native to America, the Maine coon.     A brief history of the Maine coon The Maine coon, as its name suggests, is thought to have originated in New England. Although genetically impossible, one myth holds that the cat is the result of breeding between cats and raccoons! Another more likely theory would be that the Maine coon is the result...

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Cats and Dogs: the risks associated with hot weather

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Cats and Dogs: the risks associated with hot weather

Dogs and cats are vulnerable to the hot weather in summertime just like humans. When the temperature climbs, it is essential to ensure the comfort of your cat or dog and prevent health problems, like heat stroke. To help keep your pet safe and healthy in the summer heat, it is important to understand the cooling mechanism of it’s body, recognize the signs of a heat stroke and how to prevent it, and, learn all the other risks associated with the heat and the strategies to prevent them.   Cool down, furry ball Have you ever wonder how does your...

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How Cats communicate with humans

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How Cats communicate with humans

Are you the kind of pet parents who speak to their cats? If so, you might not be as crazy as you thought. Cats understand us In fact, cats can understand us, because they are essentially observers and strategists. Those two qualities were very useful before cats were domesticated, in a time they needed to hunt and hide to survive. Cats study us and familiarize themselves with our moods and our day-to-day rituals, gradually becoming a part of those rituals. Cats even train us to react a certain way when they meow at us. In fact, according to Dr. Gary...

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