Congratulations to the 2016 Winner Gabriela Gonzales from the University of Florida

Finding Your Fur-apist

March 8, 2017

Millions of Americans each year work with therapy dogs to alleviate the symptoms of conditions like depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and autism. Sometimes referred to as emotional support animals (ESAs), these animals provide significant comfort and benefit to their owners when engaged with correctly. They are exceptionally common for combat vets and people who struggle with mental illness who may not otherwise qualify for a service dog. Unfortunately, there’s a significant amount of […]

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Puppy-Proofing and Preparation Checklist

February 27, 2017

Bringing home a new puppy is equally thrilling and terrifying. You have this squiggly, lovable little bundle of joy to laugh at and admire, but raising a dog from puppyhood also comes with a long list of responsibilities. Responsible adopters recognize this in advance (that’s you!), and work to ensure that the new furry friend has everything he needs to grow up big, strong, and happy long into the future. Make no mistake; your puppy […]

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Canine Diabetes: 5 Preventive Care Tips

February 20, 2017

Canine diabetes – it’s an expensive, devastating, and challenging disease for dog owners to address, no matter when it occurs. Treating a dog with diabetes often requires insulin injections multiple times a day. It’s a tough nut to crack, with some breeds more predisposed to the disease than others. And with an incidence rate of somewhere between one in 100 to one in 500 dogs experience diabetes throughout their lifetime, it’s a problem that can […]

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For Cheetah Cub, Dog Is a Cat’s Best Friend at the San Diego Zoo

February 8, 2017

Dogs – they’re man’s best friend. Whether hunting or relaxing by the fire, our dogs give us companionship, loyalty, and enduring friendship from the day we adopt until the day they move on. From the time man first began interacting with wolves right up until present day, we’ve shared a deep and untenable link that connects us. As the San Diego Zoo discovered, sometimes that link isn’t just between dogs and humans, either; it can […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Grooming Your Golden

January 30, 2017

Golden Retrievers are a work of art in motion. Whether you’re playing fetch or chasing one another around the yard, his beautifully soft yellow-gold coat flounces along behind him gracefully. It’s the picture of perfection for Golden owners, and something that spurs on photo opportunities, treasured memories, and some of the most delightful moments you’ll ever have with your dog. Life with a Golden isn’t all perfection, though; these silly and playful dogs have a […]

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7 Ways to Keep Fido Fit (and Happy)

January 26, 2017

Feel like you’re on a wild goose chase trying to keep your dog slim, trim, and in shape? You aren’t alone. Research shows that dogs who stay in shape live longer, healthier, and happier lives, so keeping your furry companion moving is important. This is just one of the many reasons that dog parks, play dates, doggy daycares, and even rehab centers are cropping up all across the country. Just as you can benefit from […]

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Best Natural Food Choices for Your Dog

January 11, 2017

You love your dog, and you want what’s best for him, but what do you really know about the food he eats? Is he on a strict dog kibble diet, or do you occasionally sneak him a sweet treat from the dinner table? If you do, you should know that highly processed foods can be detrimental to your dog’s health, as can overfeeding. But treat times and mealtimes can be highly rewarding, especially for food-motivated […]

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How to Safely Treat Your Dog for Fleas

January 3, 2017

Have an itch you just can’t seem to sufficiently scratch? It might be fleas. One of the most common pets to affect dog owners all across the United States, flea infestations can quickly become out of control if you don’t manage to nip them in the bud quickly.  As with most illnesses, prevention is much easier than treatment. But what if prevention isn’t an option? Maybe you’ve discovered that you’re already in the (unwanted) company […]

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Understanding Your Service Dog’s Body Language

December 28, 2016

America’s service dogs single-handedly save lives and enable people with disabilities to live fuller lives each and every day. If you have a service dog, you already recognize just how valuable your dog can be to your life in a wide variety of ways. While at work, he or she keeps a constant watch over you, ensuring that you get to live out your life with as much freedom as possible while staying safe. Even […]

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Cold Weather Tips for Your Pup

December 22, 2016

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…but thankfully, there are ways to make your time outdoors with your pup delightful! Even if you live in the coldest parts of the United States, it is still possible to enjoy at least some time outdoors with your dog – and not just for a quick bathroom break. Depending on the breed, you can probably enjoy everyday winter activities like snowman building, snowball throwing, and even sledding together just […]

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