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

FDA Issues Warning to Pet Parents Who Smoke

December 14, 2017

Do you smoke? If so, do you smoke around your pets? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, we want to caution you that you could be causing your pet harm. New evidence from a selection of recent studies shows what many veterinarians knew already: smoking around your pets could lead to deadly illnesses and cancers. Health Dangers of Second-Hand, Third-Hand Smoke on Pets Most people already recognize that humans have an […]

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Helping Your Country Dog Adjust to Big City Life

December 7, 2017

Considering taking the path of Beverly Hillbillies to become a city-slicker? Congratulations! Experiencing the lights, the sounds, new restaurants, beautiful parks, and accessible amenities makes life in the city almost as amazing as life in the country. Bringing your furry friend along with you? Know that most dogs adjust just fine, but some pups simply seem to need a bit of time and patience to get there. When treasured pets are used to running freely […]

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11 Things Pet Parents Should Do After Natural Disaster Strikes

December 4, 2017

If 2017 taught us anything here in America, it’s that natural disasters can strike suddenly and unpredictably. This past year, hurricanes caused more damage throughout the Southern USA than in any other year in history – including the year Hurricane Katrina hit. Entire areas were left without power or safe running water for weeks, plunging areas into the dark ages and creating serious risks for both pets and their human parents. This year’s disasters were a […]

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6 Tips for Teaching Your Dog to Fetch Like a Pro-triever

November 28, 2017

Does your dog have a natural drive to retrieve? Truthfully, some dogs do, and some dogs…well, some maybe not so much. This is especially true for dogs like pointers, who may be too excited and interested in what’s going on around them to focus on a ball, stick, or prey. Fortunately, you don’t have to adopt a Retriever just to enjoy a game of fetch. Nearly all dogs can learn to retrieve on command with […]

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5 Brain-Boosting Games for Puppies

November 16, 2017

So you finally made the jump and got a puppy. Congratulations! You’re in for an incredibly fun first six months, a few some-odd challenging years in between, and a lifetime of unconditional love and sweet, treasured moments. Your pup will start as a distracted little bundle of energy, and will (hopefully) mature into an amazing, confident, well-rounded dog – especially with your dedicated support and guidance along the way. Speaking of support and guidance, as a […]

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What to Expect When Expecting a New Puppy

November 10, 2017

You’re the proud new parent to a puppy. Congratulations on your adoption! Dedicate yourself to proper training, a healthy puppy diet, and loads of love and you’ll enjoy years of precious moments with your delightful little pup. The delights of puppyhood are many: long play sessions, hilariously clumsy limbs, snoozes in a beloved human’s lap, and long bonding sessions that bring the two of you closer together than ever before. It’s difficult to find anything […]

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Tell TAIL Signs You’re Not the Pack Leader

October 31, 2017

Dog owners are a special bunch. From the outside, it’s easy to see why people who don’t care for animals might think we’re a bit strange. We talk about them, shop for them, and bring them everywhere we go. Sometimes, we even speak to them as if they’re human. If you haven’t experienced the delight of the human-canine bond first-hand, that can begin to look a little bit strange! But here’s the secret: as dog […]

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5 Dog-Friendly Fun Fall Activities

October 25, 2017

Crisp fall temperatures. Quiet moments in front of the fireplace with hot cocoa (for the humans, at least). Giant piles of leaves to pounce, run, and jump in. In the northern USA, there’s hiking among the summer leaves. In the south, there’s still swimming and sunbathing (just without the typical high humidity and heat. And let’s not forget the crazy, costumed fun of Halloween! There’s just so much for pups and people to enjoy when […]

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Tips for Successfully Adding a Second Dog to Your Family

October 4, 2017

Have you ever fallen in love with a pup, feeling like you “just knew” you had to adopt it (even if the dog you already have is used to being an only “child”)? It happens to the best of us, especially in the dog-lover’s world! Once you love one fur baby, you quickly warm up to the adorable cuteness of potential additional dogs. There’s no shame in taking home a second dog, but there are […]

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4 Strategies for Dealing With a Stubborn Dog

September 24, 2017

We all want that textbook classic “good dog”; the one who sits, stays, comes, heels, and brings you your slippers on command. It’s a cozy thought; you and your beloved pup whiling away the days together without so much as a chewed slipper or stolen toast at breakfast. Fortunately, it’s more than possible to achieve this glowing dream of dog ownership. With a little bit of time, dedication, and persistence, almost all dogs can learn […]

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